Alvarez ABT60CE-8SHB Artist 8-String Acoustic Electric Baritone Shadowburst
Inspired by the success of their ABT60 Baritone guitar, the ABT60CE-8SHB 8-string baritone acoustic again opens the doors of inspiration for players looking to expand the possibilities of their sound with a truly unique instrument. Tuned from B to B with octave strings adding an incredible chime and sparkle to the 3rd and 4thstrings, the ABT60CE-8 is truly a joy to explore. Delivered in a flawless Shadowburst finish with a cutaway to allow for optimum mobility across the fretboard, the ABT60CE-8SHB also features a fantastic electronics system, the LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
About Artist Series
Our multi-award winning Artist Series represents their commitment to quality and design, making it one of the finest solid top guitar lines in the world today.
Artist Series feel right and are exciting to play; whether you are strumming hard or picking lightly, the guitar will do what you ask of it. For a more focused sound with fewer overtones, choose a mahogany top. For a more open projection, go for Sitka. For warmth and response to a lighter touch, choose a Cedar top.
All of their tops are selected by their team and graded independently of their suppliers. If it isn’t worthy, we won’t use it. While top quality improves as you move up the Artist Series models, all are stiff and finely grained.
After 55 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of their culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes.
Their tonewoods are carefully cured; their components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques we use are continually researched and developed, and their tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively soundbox.
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 their FS6 bracing design, which allows the soundbox to sing and brings uniformity across Dreadnought, Grand Auditorium, OM and Parlor body sizes. This means the voicing has a similar character, but the individual tone is more purely influenced by the size and shape of the guitar.
Their bi-level bridge is designed to heighten string tension and improve sustain and response. Real bone nut and saddle, premium tonewoods, and their crafted attenuated finish all further the quality of construction and positively impact the performance of the instrument. Artist Series gloss models have a clear deep shine from a finish that is applied as thinly as possible to optimize tone. The personality and voicing of Artist Series is open, dynamic and instantly responsive.
- Overall Length (mm)1065
- Body Width (mm)439
- Body Depth at Heel (mm)102
- Body Depth at Base (mm)122
- Scale (mm)704
- Scale (inches)27 23/32
- Number of Frets21
- Nut Width (mm)44.45
- Nut Width (inches)1 3/4