Alvarez

Alvarez LD70e Laureate 70 Dreadnought Acoustic-electric Guitar - Daybreak

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For distinguished tone, looks, and performance at an enticing price, the LD70e Laureate 70 dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar from Alvarez deserves a top spot on your list! An ultra-premium spruce top and rosewood back and sides give the LD70e stunning warmth and tonal depths with a sophisticated sound that only solid tonewoods can deliver. The LD70e’s ebony fingerboard and inviting mahogany neck fuel a robust playing experience and instill confidence that helps realize the infinite potential of the dreadnought body shape. Moreover, onboard HiFi electronics from LR Baggs empower players to amplify onstage or record directly with stalwart quality that’s strikingly true to the LD70e’s unplugged sound. If you’re searching for a hardworking acoustic guitar built by discerning hands, you can’t go wrong with the Alvarez LD70e Laureate 70 dreadnought. 

The term “laureate” signifies a significant achievement, success, or insight — a hard-earned title earned with years of mature ingenuity. The LD70e Laureate 70’s sophisticated design embodies that laureate spirit with a spread of premium solid tonewoods enhanced with decades of Alvarez expertise. Tonewoods were sourced from fanciful locales to ensure beauty and performance. Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides give chords and fingerpicking the right amount of depth alongside the pristine note-by-note definition that makes rosewood an enduring favorite. An exquisite AAAA Sitka spruce top brings dynamic power to rosewood’s depths with touch-sensitive playability that can whisper soft and sweet or roar to life with assertive force — it all depends on how you play. Moreover, the LD70e’s sound chamber is braced with forward-shifted spruce, a modern update to a classic bracing that gives the LD70 incredible volume potential without compromising note definition. The Alvarez Laureate is sure to bring a new level of sophistication to the music you make!

This guitar spares no detail, even when it comes to the small things. A plethora of premium onboard hardware ensures this guitar is both beautiful and rugged, so you can rely on it for years to come. A true bone nut and saddle maximize the vibrational transfer from strings to body and ensure you’re getting the purest tone possible out of the LD70e. The bridge is made from ebony, which also enhances vibrational transfer. The headstock features tuning machines with an upgraded high-performance 20:1 gear ratio for precise results that hold tunings accurately and for longer.

The LR Baggs HiFi system is everything players want in an acoustic-electric pickup: balanced sound, non-invasive design, and an impressive resistance to feedback. The system is beyond reliable and offers 700+ hours of use on just a single 9V battery. Consisting of a HiFi preamp, two bridge plate sensors, a discrete end pin jack, and volume and tone controls, the HiFi’s magic lies in how the system preserves acoustic integrity. Just look at the bridge plate sensors, which use materials and placement that listen to acoustic movement and tonewoods without dampening natural resonance. These sensors are guests of the sound chamber, not intruders, and what you hear is your guitar’s inherent sound and nothing more.

 

 

Tech Specs

  • String Type: Steel
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Back & Sides Wood: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Top Wood: AAAA Solid North American Sitka Spruce
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Color: Daybreak
  • Body Bracing: FS6 Forward Shifted
  • Binding: Ivory Celluloid Binding
  • Neck Wood: African Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Soft V to C
  • Radius: 14.96"
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay: 12th fret, abalone
  • Number of Frets: 21, Nickel-Silver
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.75"
  • Nut/Saddle Material: Bone/Bone
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Tuning Machines: Alvarez Premium Open Gear, 20:1
  • Electronics: LR Baggs HiFi
  • Strings: D'Addario XS Light, .012-.053
  • Case/Gig Bag: Softshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number: LD70eD