The all-new FCC and FCF models are part of the Alvarez Fusion Series, which feature onboard electronics and sport a slim body, reducing fatigue during long gigs. The new models take this concept further, featuring ultra-slim chambered bodies that retain the true tonal character provided by the select tonewood top. There are two classical, nylon string versions available with spruce or cedar tops and two folk, steel string models with natural select spruce, quilted maple or koa tops.
The innovative FCC and FCF models feature the Fishman Aura IC pickup, which provides all the technological benefits of the renowned Aura series in a much slimmer design. Players can access four different Acoustic Sound Images created using a range of vintage and contemporary microphones in a controlled recording environment. The FCC's will be available in March and have an MSRP of $1,499 for each model. The FCF's will be available in April and have an MSRP ranging from $1,499 to $1,999.
Alvarez also announces the expansion of the Artist Series with upgrades to its Artist Series jumbos. The new artist jumbos boast expanded wood options, including maple, bubinga and spalted maple, are now available, and have an MSRP ranging from $649 to $899.
There's more to come with the announcement of eight new models to the entry level Alvarez Regent Series. With no compromise on quality, the Regent Series puts high quality instruments into the hands of aspiring students and performers with the emphasis on great value for money. Two brand new dreadnoughts (RD010, RD010BK) redefine the concept of a beginner's guitar, along with a folk style version (RF010), each with select spruce tops. Solid spruce tops are common among the new RD410 family and the cutaways (RD4012C, RD4102CBK, RD4102CL) incorporate Fishman AERO electronics for ultimate flexibility. The new Regent Series guitars will be available in January and March with an MSRP ranging from $229 to $569.
Finally, the flagship Alvarez Masterworks Series sees two new models with a solid spruce top jumbo MJ813BK and solid spruce top dreadnought MD6104. These will be available in March and have an MSRP of $1,129 for the MJ813BK and $899 for the MD6104.
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