Alvarez ABT60-CE 8 String Acoustic Baritone

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  • Regular price $800.00


Tuned from B to B, the ABT60CE8SHB is pitched between a dreadnought and acoustic bass to give you deep tones with easy playability. Chord shapes and scales are the same as a standard six-string but the voicing is lower. This is one of Alvarez’s best-selling models, now delivered in a stunning Shadowburst and cutaway to allow a guitarist optimum mobility across the fretboard. Inspired by the success of our ABT60 Baritone guitar, the ABT60CE8SHB 8-string baritone acoustic again opens the doors of inspiration for players looking to expand the possibilities of their sound with a truly unique instrument.  Tuned from B to B with octave strings adding an incredible chime and sparkle to the 3rd and 4thstrings, the ABT60CE8SHB is truly a joy to explore.  The ABT60CE8SHB also features a fantastic electronics system, the LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up.Comes complete with LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pickup system. A great guitar to play.

After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of our culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Our tone woods are carefully cured; our components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques we use are continually researched and developed, and our tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, designed and lively soundbox.

The term “solid top” of course refers to the soundboard of an acoustic guitar being made of solid wood, rather than being laminated. However, just because the top is solid, it does not necessarily mean the sound automatically benefits from this feature. The tone of the instrument only improves significantly when the whole guitar is built correctly to optimize the energy a solid soundboard can generate. Artist Series is built to do exactly this.

Each model is designed to get the best out of its components, and for them to work together to produce balance, lively projection and great response. These components include a bracing architecture that is specifically designed for each body shape or tonal requirement. Our Bi-level bridge is designed to heighten string tension and improve sustain and response. Real bone nut and saddle, premium tonewoods and our crafted attenuated finish all further the quality of construction and positively impact the performance of the instrument.

This caring approach to development comes from one simple goal: To deliver the best guitars in the market at every price point, instruments that are truly amazing value and offer a fantastic player experience.

  • Top WoodSolid A+ Sitka Spruce
  • Body FinishShadowburst/Gloss
  • Back and Sides WoodAfrican Mahogany
  • ShapeBaritone
  • NeckMahogany w/Semi-Gloss Finish
  • BridgeBi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
  • InlaysMother of Pearl
  • FingerboardIndian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay
  • Nut and SaddleReal Bone
  • TunerPremium Die Cast
  • Bridge PinsPPS Synthetic Bone
  • Bracing SystemsFST2 - Forward Shifted, Assymetric Tone Bars
  • Neck JointDovetail
  • Neck Meets Body14th Fret
  • Number of Frets21
  • Pickup / EQLR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
  • Condition: second-hand