Artist 65 Series Classical Hybrid Electric, Natural Finish
|Top Wood||Solid A+ Western Red Cedar|
|Back & Sides Wood||Mahogany|
|Shape||Classical w/ Cutaway|
|Neck||Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish|
|Bracing System||Traditional Spanish Fan System|
|Nut & Saddle||Real Bone|
|Tuner||Chrome Open Gear Strip|
|Overall Length (mm)||1016
|Body Width (mm)||373
|Body Depth at Heel (mm)||96
|Body Depth at Base (mm)||103
|Scale (inches)||25 19/32"
|Number of frets||22
|Nut Width (mm)||48
|Nut Width (inches)||1 7/8"
|Top||Solid A+ Western Red Cedar|
|Back & Sides||Mahogany|
|Neck Joint||Spanish Heel|
|Neck meets body||14th Fret|
|Pickup / EQ||LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up|
Alvarez uses traditional style construction for its entire classical guitar line incorporating a Spanish heel neck joint and tapered fan bracing to deliver stability, balance and volume across all six strings. The Artist 65’s are very responsive guitars with a warm and open tone.
Due to its narrower nut, radius fingerboard and 14th fret neck joint, this Hybrid feels closer to a steel string than standard classical guitars.
The LR Baggs StagePro Element is a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers battery access and a full chromatic tuner that is hidden beneath the control panel to maintain a clean, classy look. The three band EQ with phase inversion and Garrett Null notch filter controls deliver warm, pristine sound even under the most challenging conditions.
Artist Series is now “The Award Winning Artist Series” – winning competitions and receiving rave reviews in the States, Europe and around the world. It’s a truly designed line of guitars that stands tall and sounds sweet in the solid top guitar market.
Hand selected solid tops; forward shifted scalloped bracing, awesome tone and player experience….
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 really release the energy a solid soundboard can generate. Artist Series is built to do exactly this.
The solid ‘A’ grade Sitka spruce and cedar tops are hand selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. Our tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained.
New Artist Series guitars look stunning and come in a huge variety of shapes, colors and wood choices from standard OM and Dreadnought models to more specialist instruments such as Baritone and Parlor. Each shape is also available in a left-handed version.