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Alvarez: ARD70

(Item ID: ARD70)

Alvarez Guitars ARD70 12-Fret Slot-Head Dreadnought with Solid Spruce Top and Rosewood Back and Sides

For an opportunity to experience the extra depth and fullness of sound that the original 12-fret dreadnought design produces, this new offering from the Alvarez Artist Series is a great place to start as the ARD70 is a splendid pairing of old and new features that are desirable. Compared to a standard 14-fret dreadnought, the air chamber of a 12-fret instrument is larger, and that has an effect on the instrument's sound that is somewhat like adding an additional baritone and tenor to a singing ensemble - the sound is not necessarily louder, but the mid-range and bass are more filled out in a way that produces an alluring richness and depth in the sound. Another feature of this model that is especially attractive and user friendly to today's players is the neck shape and nut width. The original 12-fret dreadnoughts and modern copies guitars of them have bigger V-shaped necks with nut widths up to 1 7/8" making them a little harder to play. This guitar, by contrast, has both a sleeker C-shaped neck and a very comfortable 1 3/4" nut width. Thus, contemporary players will feel right at home with the easy playability of this guitar. That, added to this instrument's unique robust voice, makes this guitar rare among the many standard models of guitars available today.

List Price: $599.00
Our Price: $399.99

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