The sound of a 12-String is wonderful and unmistakable, but 12 strings on a neck can make it somewhat challenging for some players. Introducing the Alvarez Artist Grand Auditorium 8-string - 12 string shimmer with less tension and a standard width neck for a comfortable and familiar playing experience!
Alvarez doubles up on the G (3rd) and D (4th) strings with this instrument, and it’s quite amazing how much 12 string shimmer you get from just adding these two octaves. It also makes this guitar great fun for lots of exploration, and the octave tones add a little extra dimension and charm when fingerpicking and chording.
The AG 8-string has a superbly open and resonant voicing and instant response. It’s a beautiful looking guitar with a flawless deep shine, thin poly Shadowburst finish, North American Sitka spruce top, and it is fitted with the fantastic LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up.
Alvarez AG608CE Artist Grand Auditorium 8-String Acoustic Electric Guitar Features
- 8-string guitar, doubling up the G (3rd) and D (4th) strings
- Provides 12-string chime and shimmer
- Standard neck width for a familiar playing experience
- North American Sitka solid spruce top
- Mahogany back and sides
- Fitted with LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pickup
After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of Alvarez’s culture. Their guitars are constructed correctly in every sense from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Tone woods are carefully cured; components - such as neck blocks and wood joints - are carefully designed. The painting, sanding, and polishing techniques they use are continually researched and developed, and their tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, designed, and lively sound box.
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. Alvarez Artist Series guitars are 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 bracing architecture that is specifically crafted for each body shape or tonal requirement. The Alvarez Bi-level bridge is designed to heighten string tension and improve sustain and response. A real bone nut and saddle, premium tone woods, and the crafted attenuated finish all further the quality of construction a positively impact the performance of the instrument.
This caring approach to development comes from one simple goal: To deliver the best instruments that provide truly amazing value and offer a fantastic player experience.