This stunning line of guitars is the culmination of years of R&D that allows Alvarez to produce custom style instruments from amazing tone woods with a truly radiant vibe. Artist Elite look amazing, sound rich and offer a level of fit and finish rarely attainable at such price points.
The AGE95CESHB is a beautifully developed Grand Auditorium with quite a rare and inspired pairing of tone woods. Its AA North Western Red Cedar top and Macassar Ebony body gives this guitar a really warm and open voicing with darker trebles and clear bass. Aesthetically the guitar is stunning with a lighter shade of our standard Shadowburst carefully crafted to let the grain of the wood stay visible right to the edge, where it is met with Ebony binding. This is a really great guitar with a true character to its sound and looks exceptional.
After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of Alvarez's culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes.
The tone woods are carefully cured; the components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques used are continually researched and developed, and the tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, designed and lively sound box.
- Top Wood - Solid AA Western Red Cedar
- Back & Sides Wood - Macassar Ebony
- Shape - Grand Auditorium w/ Cutaway
- Neck - Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
- Bridge - Bi-Level Pau Ferro/Indian Laurel
- Inlays - Abalone & Mother of Pearl
- Fingerboard - Pau Ferro / Indian Laurel, 12th Fret Inlay
- Nut & Saddle - Real Bone
- Tuner - Premium Die Cast
- Binding - Ebony
- Strings - D'Addario EXP16
- Pickup / EQ - LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up