This is a very unique instrument from Alvarez that they call a Baritone 6-string Ukulele Travel Guitar. Essentially the idea is that they shrink down a classical guitar to the size of a baritone ukulele while keeping the neck wider (to fit your fingers between the strings) and tuning up the strings higher (to keep enough tension to maintain quality intonation and clear tone). This results in an instrument that plays like a guitar, but has the portability and many of the tonal qualities of a ukulele. It is the perfect instrument for a guitarist who wants something to play while traveling, or who wants to add a new tonal pallet to their sound without learning a new instrument or sacrificing the versatility of a guitar.
Alvarez Ukuleles have been carefully designed to deliver an open sounding and responsive instrument with good projection, volume and fine tone.
All Alvarez ukes are constructed with a dovetail neck joint for optimal strength and transfer of energy between the neck and body. The bracing design is a modification on traditional fan style braces to optimize response. The response is also aided by a solid “slotted” rosewood bridge, which enhances projection and helps to make string changes easier and quicker.
Other appointments and features include quality-seasoned tonewoods, real bone nut and saddles, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and premium tuners.
Alvarez Artist ukuleles are lively and sophisticated and deliver exceptional player experience.