Alvarez Masterworks MF60OM Acoustic Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Made completely of solid woods, the Alvarez Masterworks MF60OM offers great acoustic tones and a strong build quality. Bring it to any gig for any style.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Solid spruce top Punchy, articulate and warm sound
Solid mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Genuine bone nut and saddle Enhanced sonic character
Alvarez created the MF60OM to offer a high quality all solid folk/OM guitar with exceptional tone and value. The MF60OM is perfect for any player looking for an outstanding instrument that is well balanced and reliable. Players of all styles and musical tastes in need of a great sounding and playable guitar, look no further. The sound is clear and balanced, with an articulate voicing and a very musical tone.

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 Alvarez culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Tone woods are carefully cured; components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed.

Alvarez's 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, a guitar only performs to its full potential when it is designed to get the best out of read more its materials and components. As the tops used in Masterworks are very high quality they're made 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 its components, and for them to work together. These components include the 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 Alvarez's 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 tops are selected and graded independently of the original suppliers.

Along with a more angled headstock, a 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 the sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
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- Body Type: OM/Folk
- Cutaway: No
- Top Wood: Solid AAA Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides: Solid African Mahogany
- Bracing Pattern: FST-Blues
- Body Finish: Natural/Gloss
- Neck Shape: Shallow V to C
- Nut Width: 1 3/4" (44.45mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood/Pau Ferro w/12th Fret Inlay
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Scale Length: 24 13/16" (630mm)
- Number of Frets: 21
- Neck Finish: Semi-Gloss
- Headstock Overlay: Rosewood/Pau Ferro
- Tuning Machines: Open Gear
- Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood/Pau Ferro
- Saddle & Nut: Real Bone
- Number of Strings: 6
- Special Features: Herringbone Inlay, Vintage Style Tortoiseshell Pickguard
- Case: Gig bag
- Accessories: No
- Country of Origin: China
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 19.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 19 x 11 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ALV MF60OM
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 314-727-4512
(2 ratings)
Submitted October 31, 2019 by Benjamin M in Plant City, FL
"Alvarez Masterworks MF60OM Acoustic"
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I have been looking for a nice small bodied guitar for some time now. I did not need a cutaway or electronics but wanted a good quality instrument made of solid wood. This guitar did not disappoint. Very nice solid spruce bookmatched top, solid African mahogany back, sides and neck. Bound top, back and fretboard. Very even warm sound while strumming yet distinct on individual strings. Overall, a very comfortable instrument. Records well. The herringbone top binding adds a wonderful elegance to this guitar. Made in China, but well made. Comes with a nice hardshell case, a nice bonus. Finally, as always, pleasurable experience buying from zZounds!
Musical Background:
47 yrs. Playing, gigging and recording
Musical Style:
Rock, pop, jazz, country
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