A limited edition parlor with topnotch tonewoods and other appointments for a rich sounding and looking guitar.
The AP610EFM is an exclusive model designed to demonstrate the high quality Alvarez is able to deliver at such value. Cosmetically, this guitar is incredibly rich with a flawless gloss finish that shows the flamed mahogany back and sides beautifully. The top is AA North American solid Sitka spruce and is married to Alvarez’s awesome forward shifted, scalloped bracing system.
The body is bound in maple and other premium components are used throughout including real bone nut and saddle, Mother of Pearl and Abalone inlays and premium tuners. This model is also fitted with the SYS100 under saddle active pickup, a discreet system that houses the preamp in the pickup jack and tone and volume controls in a small sound hole console.
The AP610EFM comes with Alvarez's FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, a real bone nut and saddle, quality tonewoods and a thin finish.
FST2 is a forward shifted X brace design. This means the axis of the X is closer to the sound hole, and therefore creates a larger soundboard area allowing for more energy and vibration to be harnessed. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped. The scalloping design was the result of years of continual development in our Yairi workshops. FST2 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.
Along with a more angled headstock, the bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to our sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
Case sold separately.
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