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Alvarez 50th Anniversary LTD Rounded Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Alvarez's 50th anniversary is celebrated in this round-shouldered dreadnought. With a comfortable shape and rich koa tone, it's fit for any performer. Rate and review this product
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Alvarez 50th Anniv. Dread Shadowburst

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Features: What it does for you:
Solid Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Acacia koa back and sides Adds high-end sparkle that mellows well over time
Hand-inlaid abalone Unique and ornamental build
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel

Alvarez 50th Anniversary LTD 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-built 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.

Learn more about the Alvarez 50th Anniversary guitars 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
- Neck Joint: Dovetail
- Neck meets body: 12th 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): 1020
- Body Width (mm): 400
- Body Depth at Heel (mm): 100
- Body Depth at Base (mm): 124
- Scale (mm): 648
- Scale (inches): 25 1/2
- Number of frets: 19
- Nut Width (mm): 44.45
- Nut Width (inches): 13/4
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 314-727-4512
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