- 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
In a sea of me-too acoustics, the ARD70 from Alvarez is truly unique. The fusion of the quintessential singer-songwriter slope-shoulder body and a 12-fret slot-head neck creates a look, feel, and tone that are unlike anything else in its price range. At the heart of the ARD70's amazing tone is its hand-sanded scalloped bracing, which allows the top to resonate more freely without compromising strength & stability.
Alvarez's rosewood bi-level bridge puts more down-pressure on the bone saddle, creating a more efficient energy transfer from the strings to the top, giving you more volume than you ever thought possible from a guitar in this price range. And with its hand-selected rosewood back & sides, you get all that big, warm bottom-end rosewood is known for at a groundbreaking price. Alvarez also refined their neck profile, with a thinner, faster neck that plays easier, yet still feels solid in your hands. The ARD70 is a tone machine that's just waiting to take your playing to the next level.