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Alvarez Blues 51 Arched Back Acoustic Guitar

Sometimes simple designs yield the best results. The combination of a compact body, arched back and 12-fret neck gives the Blues 51 impressive projection. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Alvarez Blues 51 Acoustic Tobacco Sunburst
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Alvarez Blues 51 Arched Back Acoustic

Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That's definitely the case with the Alvarez Blues 51. It's a unique combination of a 12-fret neck, a 00-size body, and an arched back, and the result is pure tonal magic. A taut low-end, a throaty midrange, and smooth, mellow highs just gush out of it. Play this thing with a slide and it'll make your arm hairs stand up. The neck profile is the perfect soft V, and it feels broken in straight out of the box. And with a genuine bone nut & saddle, you'll get maximum energy transfer from the strings to the neck & body for impressive output & projection from a smaller-bodied instrument. If you're looking for easy playability, unique tonal character, and good ol' fashioned vibe, look no further - the Blues 51 has mojo like no other!

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- Body Style 12-fret 00
- Top: Hand selected, A+ grade, solid Spruce
- Bracing: Hand sanded, scalloped X-pattern
- Back and Sides: Arched Rosewood
- Bridge: Alvarez bi-level rosewood
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Finish: Tobacco Sunburst, high gloss
- Neck Joint: Dovetail
- Nut: Real bone
- Saddle: Real bone
- Inlays: Paua abalone and mother of pearl
- Tuners: Premium open geared chrome
- Binding: ABS
- Strings: D'Addario EXP's
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Blues51/TSB
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 314-727-4512
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Overall: Looked at lots pf guitars Alvarez Masterworks have 1.8 inch nut which is way too wide. Settled on this as it doesnt have a slotted headstock. It doesnt have electronics and it doesnt have a cutaway. I want guitars that have a normal headstock and arent cutaway and that dont have electronics. This guitar comes in 3 versions - this one here, a 12 fretter with electronics and a 14 fretter. My nut is seated fine. The guitar is built well but dosnt sound that great. Hopefully it will improve as it ages. The arch back is nice and the neck has a soft V shape that is cool. Its rosewood back and sides and a nice solid spruce top that is tight grained and has a nice sunburst finish. The guitar is heavy I guess the rosewood laminate is dense. The frets are low profile and the fret edges are smooth -- this Alvarez guitar is nicer than the Ibanez acoustics whose fret wire is tall and thin. The 1.75 nut does not feel too wide. The join seam from headstock to neck is superlative. The nut is cut uniformly and so is the saddle. This guitar has ALL the features I want strum OR fingerpick this thing. 1. full bodied not cutaway 2. no electronics 3. not a slotted headstock. 4. solid spruce top not cedar or mahagony 5. normal bridge not the bi-level shaped bridge 6. 12 frets not 14 7. no binding on neck other than normal black one ply binding 8. no fret markers
Style of Music: blues rock jazz
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