With a more open and rich tone than you’d expect from a parlor, the Alvarez MP70E Parlor Masterworks Acoustic Electric Guitar is incredibly fun to play both unplugged and amplified! The MP70E has a wider nut at 1.75 inches so there is plenty of room between strings. For fingerpickers, blues and folk players, this beauty from Alvarez won’t be easy to put down. The SYS650 dual pickup system and EQ with tuner makes it the perfect grab and go guitar for gigs.
Alvarez MP70E Parlor Masterworks Acoustic Electric Features
- Solid AA grade Sitka Spruce top for superb clarity and projection
- Solid Rosewood back and sides add fantastic lows and clear, articulate highs
- One piece mahogany neck for a great feel
- Rosewood Bi-Level bridge for increased string-to-body transfer
- SYS650 Blend Pickup System and EQ sound truly incredible
- Built in chromatic tuner
- Includes hardshell case
The MP70E 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 mic, 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 to identify and eliminate feedback.