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Alvarez 50th Anniversary Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

For their 50th anniversary, Alvarez has designed your dream dreadnought. With its Sitka spruce top and koa back and sides, it sounds sweet and resonant. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
AA-grade Sitka spruce top Crisp and bright tone; projects well
Acacia koa back and sides Adds high-end sparkle that mellows well over time
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel

Alvarez 50th Anniversary Dreadnought

Since 1965, Alvarez has been building guitars of superlative quality and distinct character. To commemorate their 50th birthday, they wanted to make something extra special, but priced within every player's reach. The limited edition 1965 50th Anniversary models are just that - extremely affordable player's instruments bursting with thoughtful features that are the culmination of 50 years of hand-build tradition.

At the heart of these instruments is a bracing technique that comes directly from the top-of-the-line Alvarez Yairi models. The FST2 bracing system in the Anniversary models is the same forward-shifted scalloped bracing found in Yairi instruments costing four times as much. This construction technique allows the solid AA Sitka spruce top to resonate more freely while still maintaining the body's structural rigidity. The Acacia Koa back & sides add the massive low end and sweet, chiming harmonics that only koa can deliver. Alvarez's rosewood bi-level bridge puts more down-pressure on the genuine bone saddle, creating a more efficient energy transfer from the strings to the top, giving you more volume than you ever thought possible from a guitar in this price range.

Alvarez also refined their neck profile, with a thinner, faster neck that plays easier, yet still feels solid in your hands. The super high gloss Shadowburst finish is beautifully framed by real Paua abalone purfling. These are genuine, hand-laid 1/2" pieces of abalone - not the fabricated strips found on other guitars in this price range.

The special edition Anniversary models are some of the most well-appointed and full-featured guitars Alvarez has ever offered in this price range, but don't hesitate - these limited production guitars will only be available for a short time - get yours while you still can!

Learn more about the Alvarez 50th Anniversary models in this overview video:


Features:

- Solid AA Sitka Spruce Top with Acacia Koa Back and Sides
- Shadowburst High Gloss Finish
- Hand Scalloped FST2 Forward Shifted Bracing allows better resonance while still maintaining the body's structural rigidity
- Mahogany Neck with Rosewood inlaid with Mother of Pearl and Abalone
- Rosewood Bridge
- Bone Nut and Saddle

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Alvarez products.
- Top: Solid AA Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides: Acacia Koa
- Purfling: 1.5mm Paua Abalone
- Finish: Shadowburst High Gloss
- Bracing: FST2 Forward Shifted, Hand Scalloped
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl and Abalone
- Neck: Mahogany with Dovetail Joint
- Neck Joint: Dovetail
- Neck meets body: 14th Fret
- Bridge: Bi-Level, Polished Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Headstock Fascia: Rosewood
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuners: Premium Die Cast
- Strings: D'Addario EXPs
- Overall Length (mm): 1042
- Body Width (mm): 395
- Body Depth at Heel (mm): 100
- Body Depth at Base (mm): 124
- Scale (mm): 648
- Scale (inches): 25 1/2
- Number of frets: 21
- Nut Width (mm): 44.45
- Nut Width (inches): 13/4
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 21 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ADA1965
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 314-727-4512
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Overall: Love the sound of this guitar. It did have pretty bad buzz when I first received it, but after some good set up work it plays and sounds amazing. I tried reaching out to Alvarez with some questions, and never received an answer. Not the best customer support I have experienced. All in all, I love to play this instrument and would highly recommend it.
Style of Music: Rock, folk, pop, country, blues, etc.
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