The Alps J450ce is the electrified acoustic guitar by Eko Guitars. Featuring a "Grand Auditorium" cutaway shape, Solid Italian Red Spruce top, 3-layer laminated Koa back and sides, Branko Rosewood fingerboard, Mahogany neck, with onboard Fishman Flex Blend system, this instrument is ideal for guitarists [...]
The Alps J450ce is the electrified acoustic guitar by Eko Guitars. Featuring a "Grand Auditorium" cutaway shape, Solid Italian Red Spruce top, 3-layer laminated Koa back and sides, Branko Rosewood fingerboard, Mahogany neck, with onboard Fishman Flex Blend system, this instrument is ideal for guitarists who love the strumming technique and is well suited for both live performances and studio recording.
ALPS J450ce by EKO GUITARS OVERVIEW
Featuring a "Grand Auditorium" shape, the Alps is characterized by a deep enchanting sound, typical nuances of jumbo-like guitars. Italian Spruce top combined with 3-layer laminated Koa back and sides enriches the tonal palette of this instrument. The cutaway and the body attack at 14th (fret) allow smooth access to higher frets, very useful for solo guitarists. The Alps comes in Natural color with Gloss finish and is fitted with Grover 3L / 3R tuning machines. A remarkable feature is the presence of the Fishman Flex Blend: a high-performance amplification system consisting of a piezo and an internal condenser microphone, allowing you to capture every nuance of the guitar thanks to the possibility of gradually adding the microphone signal to the piezo signal through a Blend pot. In addition to the output volume and the Blend control, the MIA A400ce boasts a Tuner with display, (that can be activated by pressing the volume potentiometer) and an EQ control working in "mid-scooped" mode: set it at minimum for a flat signal, then increase it to gradually reduce the mid frequencies in favor of bass and treble, very convenient to achieve a ready-for-the-mix sound. In case of feedback, a quite common event during acoustic performances, you can invert the phase by pressing the EQ pot.
After two decades of research, Blackwood Tek, Algam's partner since 2015, has developed an ecological process, planting short-cycle pine forests in New Zealand (Pinus Radiata), which complies with the requirements of the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). The production process ensures that this wood contains little moisture (only about 5%), is dense and resistant to changes in temperature or humidity. This means that it is not affected by the thermal changes that occur during transport, and is immediately ready to be used. By giving Branko Wood a darker color you get a perfect substitute for Ebony, while with a lighter color than Rosewood. Eko Guitars, part of the great Algam galaxy (which in Italy takes the name of AlgamEko), has been using Branko Rosewood on the EVO, MIA and ALPS series since 2021.
ALPS J450ce by EKO GUITARS BULLET POINTS
Generous dimensions of the body bring back to the European Alps to which the series is dedicated;
Rosette inspired by the elevation profile of the European Alps, specifically the Italian Alps;
Solid Italian Spruce Top and internal bracing (100% genuine Italian Alpine Spruce);
Neck satin finish keeps the contact between instrument and player, while the body keeps the shine of a hi-gloss finish;
Fishman Flex Blend with piezoelectric, microphone, ability to blend signals, tuner with mute, antifeedback and tone control functions.
ALPS J450ce by EKO GUITARS SPECIFICATIONS
Color: Natural Body Shape: Grand Auditorium Cutaway Top Material: Solid Italian Red Spruce Back & Sides Material: 3-layer laminated Koa Neck Material: Mahogany Fingerboard Material: Branko Rosewood Neck Shape: Eko Low C Width at Nut: 43 mm Radius: 14” Scale Length: 650 mm Number of Frets: 20 Frets Type: 2.0mm x 1.0mm - Nickel Bridge Material: Santos Body Finish: Gloss Neck Finish: Satin Tuning Machines: Grover 3L/3R Electronics: Fishman Flex Blend Controls: Volume, Bass, Treble, Phase Invert Case: Not included Recommended Strings: Eko Bronze 12-53 MEDIUM SET/6