Alvarez MD60EBG Masterworks Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Soft Case)

This Alvarez MD60EBG's booming dreadnought tone is articulated by its LR Baggs Element VTC pickup for clear, articulate tone on any stage.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
AA-grade Sitka spruce top Crisp and bright tone; projects well
African mahogany back and sides Warm tone; open midrange
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
LR Baggs Element VTC pickup Transparent sound with volume and tone controls

With clear purpose Alvarez set out to build a market leading, all-solid Dreadnought designed for the flatpicker and powerful strummer in mind. The Alvarez MD60EBG's deliver on all fronts.

These superbly dressed guitars are super responsive with clear, powerful bass and sparkling trebles. It's cosmetics pay tribute to traditional Bluegrass guitars with open gear nickel tuners, classic inlays, high quality tortoiseshell style pickguard and even a slightly extended fingerboard.

Nothing can really match a guitar made from all-solid wood. The deflection of the notes is quicker, the quality of the sound is better, you can obtain optimal response and the sound of your guitar will improve as it ages.

After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of our culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Our tone woods are carefully cured; our components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques Alvarez use are continually researched and developed, and our tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively sound box.

This caring approach to development comes from one simple goal: To deliver the best guitars in the market at every price point, instruments that are truly amazing value and offer a fantastic player read more experience.

Alvarez believes our Masterworks Series is the best value all solid guitar line in the market today. Their specification is incredibly high in relation to their cost and they perform as all solid professional guitars should, with fantastic response and projection.

The term "all solid" of course refers to the guitar top, back and sides being made of solid wood rather than laminated.

However, just because the guitar is made of all solid tonewood, it only performs to its full potential when it is designed to get the best out of its materials and components. As the tops Alvarez uses in Masterworks are very high quality Alvarez can make them a little thinner to heighten vibration. The radius of both the top and back are also refined to help increase volume.

Each guitar is designed to get the best out if its components, and for them to work together. These components include our FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood /Pau Ferro extended bridge, real bone nut and saddle, carefully seasoned tonewood and a thin finish.

FST2 is a forward shifted X brace design, this means the axis of the X is closer to the sound hole and therefore creates a larger soundboard area allowing for more energy and vibration to be harnessed. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped. The scalloping design was the result of years of continual development in our Yairi workshops.

The Masterworks personality is open and powerful. FST2 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. All of our tops are selected by our team and graded independently of our suppliers. If it isn't worthy, Alvarez won't use it. Top quality in Masterworks is at least AA grade.

Along with a more angled headstock, our bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to our sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.

Masterworks Series also demonstrates our great finishing capabilities; the gloss models have a clear deep shine from a finish that is applied as thinly as possible, again to help optimize tone.


- Series: Alvarez Masterworks
- Top Wood: Solid AA Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood: Solid African Mahogany
- Shape: Dreadnought
- Neck: One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
- Bracing System: FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
- Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood / Pau Ferro
- Inlays: Paua Abalone & Mother of Pearl
- Fingerboard: Rosewood / Pau Ferro
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuner: Nickel Open Gear
- Binding: Herringbone
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Soft case: FlexiCase
Strings: D'Addario EXP16
Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs VTC
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 21.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 19 x 11 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MD60e_Herringbone

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 314-727-4512

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
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Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I’d been looking at this guitar for a while and finally took the plunge. Ordered on Friday and it arrived on Sunday morning. I tuned it up and when I struck the first chord I was blown away at how great this guitar sounds. Close your eyes and you won’t know it isn’t a Martin. I have a 1997 D-35 and this guitar sounds just as good. Needed a slight tweak on the truss rod but this is normal after shipping a guitar. Allen wrench was included. Comes with a very nice padded Alvarez gig bag. Buy it. You won’t be disappointed.
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