"Tuned from B to B, the Alvarez Artist 60 Series Natural Baritone Acoustic Guitar is pitched between a dreadnought and acoustic bass to give you deep tones with easy playability. Chord shape and scale are the same as a standard six string but the voicing is lower. 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. The Alvarez Artist 60 Series Baritone Acoustic Guitar is designed to get the best out if its components and for that guitar to work together to produce a tone and player experience, rarely found in affordable instruments. These components include FST2M bracing system, bi-level bridge, real bone nut and great quality tone woods. FSTM is a forward shifted X brace design. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are scalloped. Moving the system forward allows for a larger soundboard, which is optimized with a solid maple bridge plate for both strength and energy. The sound is warm, open and powerful and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. This guitar feels right and is exciting to play and responsive"