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Alvarez LD70EHF Laureate Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Alvarez LD70EHF Laureate Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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LD70e Laureate, Dreadnought

Laureate Series
Every constituent part is considered; each component is hand-selected to achieve optimal quality throughout the build.

A bench-made approach to the build

The quality of every component is so important in the overall performance of an acoustic guitar. For the Laureate Series we hand-select every bridge plate, brace, side brace, and piece of kerfing from thousands, to make sure they are the best quality possible for structure and appearance. This dedication can be seen, heard, and felt and brings a rare level of detailing to the build process.

Hand finished FS6 bracing

FS6 is based on a traditional forward-shifted bracing pattern with particular attention paid to the weight and placement of the struts themselves. For Laureate we take a couple of extra steps and hand sand the braces which are cut from quartersawn Sitka spruce and chosen for their straight, finely grained quality to enhance overall response and vibration.

The finest tonewoods

Only our finest, wonderfully quartersawn and silked Sitka is used in Laureate Series. The stiffness and quality of the top allow us to thickness sand them just a tad thinner to help heighten response. Backs and sides are cut from the best East Indian Rosewood that comes into our possession; bookmatched with perfect colouring.

A flawless finish

The systems required to achieve the quality we aimed for made us once again improve upon our sanding and painting process to deliver a flawless, deep shine with the thinnest clearcoat we have ever achieved in Alvarez. We’ve also introduced a new color called Daybreak, a super light burst adding an aesthetic depth to the top and creating a vintage style vibe at the same time.

Appointments & Styling

Bridges, fingerboards, and headstock plates are cut from the finest African ebony we can find. The ebony components impact articulation, clarity, and separation of notes and frequencies and work with other premium comments to deliver a clear and powerful voice. This quality of ebony works beautifully with rare Blue Abalone inlays to create a very luxurious but understated vibe.

The Laureate Bridge

Aesthetically, Laureate is a traditional guitar series in the sense its body shapes are based on guitars from the late 1800’s to the 1930’s. With this in mind, we made the decision not to use our Bi-Level bridge and to stay closer in keeping with a traditional approach, and a full, single level bridge style. The Laureate bridge has its unique styling and is cut from the finest black ebony.


  • Top Wood AAAA Solid North American Sitka
  • Back and Sides Wood Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Top Color Natural/Gloss
  • Back & Sides Color Natural/Gloss
  • Headstock Facia Ebony
  • Bridge Pins Ebony
  • Shape Dreadnought
  • Neck African Mahogany
  • Case or Bag AFC30
  • Bracing FS6
  • Bridge Ebony
  • Inlays Premium Abalone
  • Fingerboard Ebony
  • Nut and Saddle Bone
  • Tuner Premium Open Gear
  • Bridge Pins Ebony
  • Strings D'Addarion XS Light 1253
  • Neck Meets Body 14th Fret
  • Pickup / EQLR Baggs HiFi


  • Overall Length (mm) 1042
  • Body Width (mm) 395
  • Body Depth at Heel (mm) 100
  • Body Depth at Base (mm) 122
  • Scale (mm) 648
  • Scale (inches) 25 1/2
  • Number of Frets 21
  • Nut Width (mm) 44,45
  • Nut Width (inches) 1 3/4
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