Alvarez AF66SHB Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst (2016)

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  • Mahogany Body Delivers a Warm, Dark Tone That Fits Well in Any Mix
  • Folk Body Shape Provides a Powerful Tone Despite its Small Body
  • Forward Shifted X Bracing Enhances Strength and Energy
  • Real Bone Nut Offers Excellent Resonance and Sustain
  • D'Addario EXP Strings Provide a Superb, Long-Lasting Tone

Alvarez AF66SHB Acoustic Guitar, Shadowburst (2016)


The Alvarez AF66SHB Acoustic Guitar is a beautiful example of quality craftsmanship from Alvarez. Crafted from mahogany and despite its smaller body size, this elegant folk guitar offers a warm, focused tone with a powerful punch that's great for recording and live work. The Shadowburst finish on mahogany top brings out the grain, creating a warm look to compliment its tone. In addition, a full host of ornate details enhance the traditional appearance of this elegant guitar, and make it a worthwhile investment for any level of player.

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Solid African Mahogany

This Alvarez Folk guitar model is constructed to get best out of its smaller body. It is a lively and full sounding guitar that is suitable for all styles of playing whether finger style or strumming. The Alvarez AF66SHB Acoustic Guitar features an all-mahogany body, which offers a lightweight instrument, as well as a beautiful tone. Mahogany's dense properties produces a bright, rich tone, with plenty of fullness. By using mahogany for the soundboard, the AF66SHB Acoustic Guitar delivers a focused sound with strong mids, which is great for recording and live work. In addition, its stunning Shadowburst finish on the mahogany top, brings out the grain to create a warm look to match its tone.


The Alvarez AF66SHB Acoustic Guitar is also equipped with a forward shifted X brace design. This particular type of bracing structure involves both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars been scalloped. By moving the system forward it provides a larger soundboard, which is optimised with a solid maple bridge plate for both strength and energy.

Real Bone Nut Enhances Sustain

This stunning folk guitar also features a real bone nut, which maintains its authentic appearance and offers excellent resonance and sustain. Another benefit of using a bone nut over modern materials is that a bone nut delivers a very balanced tone, and will last a long time. In addition, this type of nut naturally self lubricates and helps you stay in tune for longer, for the optimum performance.

Equipped D'Addario EXP Strings

Finally, the Alvarez AF66SHB Acoustic Guitar, is equipped with a set of D’Addario EXP strings, which are plain steel strings that feature hexagonal cores made of revolutionary NY High Carbon Steel. Manufactured in New York, these newly engineered, break-resistant, high-carbon strings deliver unprecedented strength and pitch stability, perfect for any style of playing.


  • Alvarez ‘66 models are beautifully finished and have a deep glass-like shine
  • Solid African mahogany top delivers a focused sound with strong mids, great for recording and live work
  • Folk body shape provides a powerful tone despite its smaller body
  • Forward shifted X brace design offers a larger soundboard and enhances strength and energy
  • The Shadowburst on the mahogany top brings out the grain to create a warm look to match its tone
  • A real bone nut offers an authentic appearance and offers excellent resonance and sustain
  • Ornate details include Ivory ABS binding, rosewood fingerboard with Abalone and mother of pearl inlays, and an intricate rosette around the soundhole
  • D'Addario EXP strings provide a superb, long-lasting tone and playing ease


Body & Bridge

  • Series: Alvarez Artist
  • Body Shape: Folk/OM
  • Back/ Side Wood: Mahogany
  • Top Material: Solid African Mahogany
  • Bracing: FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
  • Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
  • Finish: Shadowburst/Gloss
  • Binding: Ivory ABS

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Nut: Real Bone
  • Fret Joint: 14th Fret
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood


  • Overall Length (mm): 1015
  • Body Width (mm): 390
  • Body Depth at Heel (mm): 96
  • Body Depth at Base (mm): 106
  • Scale (mm): 630
  • Scale (inches): 24 13/16"
  • Nut Width (mm): 44.45mm
  • Nut Width (inches): 1 3/4"


  • Tuners: Premium Die Cast
  • Strings: D’Addario EXP