Alvarez MDA70WCEAR Masterworks Elite Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The Alvarez MDA70WCEAR Masterworks Elite is constructed of all solid wood and loaded with LR Baggs electronics -- making this guitar ready for the stage!
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
AA-grade Sitka spruce top Crisp and bright tone; projects well
LR Baggs Element VTC pickup Transparent sound with volume and tone controls
Beveled armrest Smooth, beveled armrest cut for comfortable play
Black walnut back/sides Balanced bass tone with clear treble
The MDA70WCEARSHB is a highly responsive and articulate dreadnought with powerful and clear bass notes and shimmering trebles. Beautifully presented in a Shadowburst finish and slim bevel ebony armrest with genuine Paua abalone purfling. It is fitted with the awesome LR Baggs VTC Element system pick up and soundhole console. 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. Masterworks Elite are stunning guitars made from premium, hand-selected all-solid woods to create a sonically articulate guitar series with a stunning visual impact.

After 55 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of Alvarez culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. The tone woods are carefully cured; components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques used are continually researched and developed, and each guitar's tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively soundbox.

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 read more fantastic player experience.

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 we use in Masterworks are premium grades, it means we can make them a little thinner to heighten vibration. The radius of both the top and back is 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 the MST1 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, carefully seasoned tonewood and a thin finish. MST1 is an X-brace design with tapered scalloping to the X and asymmetric scalloping to the tone bars. Tonally MST1 is robust with greater bass presence and is capable of producing more volume when needed.

Along with a more angled headstock, the 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 its sound, feel and response, which is also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
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Series: Alvarez Masterworks Elite
Top Wood: Solid AA Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Solid Black Walnut
Shape: Dreadnought
Neck: Mahogany with Semi-Gloss Finish
Bracing System: MST1 - Scalloped X, Asymmetric Tones Bars
Binding & Armrest: Macassar Ebony
Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
Inlays: Paua Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Purfling: Paua Abalone
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel/Rosewood with 12th Fret Inlay
Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
Tuner: Gold Die-Cast, Gold with Ebony Style Buttons
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Strings: D'Addario EXP16
Accessory: AFC30 FlexiCase (USA Only)
Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs VTC
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shadowburst
Shipping Weight: 16.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 19 x 11 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ALV MDA70WCEAR
Blemished, Shadowburst
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MBP ALVMDA70WCEAR
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 314-727-4512

Shadowburst, Blemished

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