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Alvarez ARD70E Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar

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Product Description

Great tonewood and professional electronics set the Alvarez ARD70E Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar apart from the rest! Crafted with a hand selected, grade A solid Sitka Spruce top and Rosewood back and sides with a slope-shoulder dreadnought body, the ARD70E yields incredibly bold tone with fantastic bass response and clarity.

The ARD70E features Alvarez' SYS650 electronics, which uses patented electret film technology instead of Piezo materials. A piezo pickup tends to color the amplified tone, which can often sound thin and two-dimensional. You don’t get that with the electret film technology, which works similar to a condenser microphone, allowing for a more accurate reproduction of the instrument's true acoustic voice.

The SYS650 is a dual pickup system incorporating one under saddle pick up and a transducer pick up placed under the soundboard. Either pickup can be selected or you can blend between the two to find subtle changes in response for lead, picking or rhythm work. The system also has a fully chromatic, precision tuner with backlit LCD screen; 3-bands of rotary EQ, and a great notch control that helps identify and eliminate feedback.

Product Specifications
Alvarez ARD70E Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Body Style: Round-Shoulder Dreadnought
  • Top: Hand selected, 'A' grade, solid Sitka spruce
  • Bracing: Hand sanded, scalloped
  • Back and Sides: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Alvarez bi-level rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Finish: Premium, high gloss
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Nut: Real bone
  • Saddle: Real bone
  • Inlays: Paua abalone and mother of pearl
  • Tuners: Vintage chrome
  • Binding: ABS
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP's
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  314-727-1191 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime; B-Stock Products: 90 Days
Stephen Carney from Farmersville, Ohio United States
Playability and Feel
Wonderful guitar for the money! or any money!
Your general opinion of this product.
Absolutely wonderful tone! Finish is great and the feel is comfortable. Easy play neck and clear notes all around.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
It is made very well. The only reason I gave it a four out of five stars is that the nut was slightly move to the right and needed to loosen the strings and move it back to proper position. Other than that it really is great. Bone nut and saddle, great tuners and great sounding electronics.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Fast playing neck and what I would call an easy playing neck. Perfect action and just plain fun to play. Neck was great for fingerpicking as well as flat picking.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
It has a full bodied tone, with nice dark basses and clear, solid trebles. Very even for a dreadnaught.
How was the action out of the box?
Other than the nut adjustment, the actual action we perfect out of the box.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Stain looks great, clear finish and handsome appointments.
How has it stood up over time?
Just had it a few days, but it seems well built and with proper care should last.
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