From Alvarez -
"The Alvarez Parlour Acoustic Guitar AP70E pays homage to the guitars of the 1920's & 1930's. With its traditional 12 fret design, small body, solid spruce top, rosewood back & sides, the Alvarez Parlour Acoustic Guitar AP70 is built for the blues!!
The Alvarez Artist Series AP70 Parlour Guitar is one of the most popular models in the whole Alvarez line. It has fantastic energy and response for its size and is incredibly comfortable to play. Centre-scalloped bracing was used for this parlour, which lets the top really react to the finest of touches.
This probably might make you play this small-bodied guitar differently to how you would larger instruments, which leads to all sorts of great stuff. The AP70 is a member of the Artist Series 70s, which are stunning guitars made from hand-selected A-grade Sitka solid tops with rosewood backs and sides. The high gloss finish really brings out the beauty and grain in the rosewood and like all Artist Series they have advanced scalloped bracing and all natural components."
- Parlour Acoustic Guitar
- Hand-selected, A+grade, solid Sitka spruce top
- Hand-sanded, scalloped bracing
- Rosewood back and sides
- Vented headstock
- Alvarez bi-level rosewood bridge
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Premium, high gloss finish
- Dovetail neck joint
- Real bone nut and saddle
- Paua abalone and mother of pearl inlays
- Premium open gear tuners
- ABS binding
This Alvarez AP70 Artist Series is based on a traditional parlour guitar but is built to offer a more modern sound with greater projection. It has good energy and response for its size and is very comfortable to play.
The solid A grade Sitka spruce tops are hand selected from quarter-sawn wood. These tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained. This allows them to be cut just that tiny bit thinner, which lets them dance a little more and produce a lot more vibration, and ultimately a richer tone.
And good tone it has - the sound is warm & open. Both treble and bass are clearly present and balanced. This guitar feels great to play and is surprisingly responsive.
This AP 70 was bought new by its one owner, initially as a gift for a relative who ultimately did not take up the guitar. No loss though, as the owner retained it for happy playing at home for the past seven years. It has been well looked after and never been out of the house.
This is a smaller style guitar with big bang for buck. The class of some modern guitars such as this is bringing quality instruments to buyers at more affordable price points than ever before.
Comes in a quality gig bag in good condition.
Demo of same model - https://youtu.be/KgH0nonmemM