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' SYS550 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 SYS550 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.