Model: AP66SB Artist 66 Series
As another valid option from the mighty Alvarez, we have decided to single out the AP66SB Artist 66 Series model. This time around, the company decided to go all-mahogany and use a solid African mahogany top, back, and sides, as well as a slim mahogany neck. This combination has secured copious amounts of sonic boom and resonance, placing the guitar on par with just about any full-sized six-string you can think of.
The sound is packed with all frequencies, plenty of loudness and resonance, but still enough articulation and responsiveness to allow the player to take that sound in any desired direction.
As for other notable features, we are looking at a classic rosewood fingerboard with 18 frets and a distinctive inlay on the 12th fret. The fret job is quite alright and the level of string buzz has been reduced to a fair minimum. Additionally, the guitar features a rosewood bridge with black pins and a set of six premium die-cast tuners distributed in groups of three across the headstock.
For the listed price, which falls into the under $400 category, this is one of our top picks. Good stuff!