Alvarez Artist Series, ARD70 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Features: ADR70 Dreadnought Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Solid A+ Sitka Spruce Top / Gloss Rosewood Back & Sides / Gloss12th Fret Body Join Slotted HeadstockFST2M, Forward Shifted, Scalloped Abalone & Mother of Pearl Inlays Mahogany Neck, Semi Gloss w/12th Fret -Level Rosewood Bridge Real Bone Nut & Saddle Rosewood Synthetic Bone Bridge Pins Rosewood Headstock Plate Ivory ABS Binding Premium Die-cast EXP’s Our Dreadnoughts are powerful and wonderful guitars to play. Great quality tone from bass to sparkle and in everything in between. The ARD is a modern take on the classic 12th Fret, slope shouldered dreadnought with a slotted headstock and open gear tuners. The term “solid top” of course refers to the soundboard of an acoustic guitar being made of solid wood, rather than being laminated. However, just because the top is solid, it does not necessarily mean the sound automatically benefits from this feature. The tone of the instrument only improves significantly when the whole guitar is built correctly to really release the energy a solid soundboard can generate. Artist Series is built to do exactly this. Each model is designed to get the best out if its components, and for them to work together to produce a tone and player experience, rarely found in affordable instruments. These components include our FST2M bracing system, bi-level bridge, real bone nut and great quality tone woods. The sound is warm, open and powerful, and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. These guitars feel right and are exciting to play and responsive.