The Alvarez Artist Series Tenor Electric Acoustic Ukulele AU90TCE is no toy, this is one very serious instrument. It features a Solid Acacia wood top and Acacia back and sides – the same family of wood under which Koa falls under. Acacia tonally falls somewhere between the tone of Rosewood and Mahogany, producing the deep rich overtones of Rosewood paired with the creamy mids of Mahogany… making this one very gorgeous sounding ukulele!
If you haven’t yet heard of the Alvarez series of ukuleles, then you are not alone; for they were only released worldwide mid 2016 – but since their arrival have outsold all models of ukuleles in each of their relative price points in store – which for those aware – hardly came as a surprise given the Alvarez brand is celebrating its 52nd anniversary this year and has delivered excellent quality instruments, year after year.
While best known for its guitars, the company launched this amazing new series of ukuleles, which includes models featuring both laminated and solid soundboards, herringbone purfling, fan bracing, and a variety of wood combinations. The series includes models with Sitka spruce tops and rosewood bodies, in addition to all-acacia and all-mahogany versions. The tenor and baritone models also boast slotted headstocks and open-geared tuners.
ALVAREZ ARTIST SERIES
Alvarez Ukuleles have been carefully designed to deliver an open sounding and responsive instrument with good projection, volume and fine tone.
All Alvarez ukes are constructed with a dovetail neck joint for optimal strength and transfer of energy between the neck and body. The bracing design is a modification on traditional fan style braces to optimize response. The response is also aided by a solid “slotted” rosewood bridge, which enhances projection and helps to make string changes easier and quicker.
Other appointments and features include quality-seasoned tonewoods, real bone nut and saddles, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and premium tuners.
Alvarez Artist ukuleles are lively and sophisticated and deliver exceptional player experience.
Series Alvarez – Artist
Top Wood – Solid Acacia
Back & Sides Wood – Acacia
Shape – Tenor
Neck – Mahogany
Bracing System – Traditional Fan
Bridge – Rosewood
Fingerboard – Rosewood
Nut & Saddle – Real Bone
Tuner – Chrome
Binding – Herringbone
Strings – Aquila Nylgut