Alvarez MFA77CEARSHB Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Get inspired by this Alvarez Masterworks Elite! Packed with LR Baggs electronics and crafted from all solid tonewoods, this guitar is ready for the stage.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Black Walnut top Beautifully figured and color
Black walnut back/sides Balanced bass tone with clear treble
Laurel fingerboard Chocolate hue; similar feel and tone to rosewood
LR Baggs Element VTC pickup Transparent sound with volume and tone controls

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.

The Alvarez MFA77WCEARSHB is a beautiful OM with a sophisticated vibe and wonderful intimate voicing. It delivers a really clear projection with great sustain and fantastic separation between the notes. 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.

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. Alvarez's tone woods are carefully cured; components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques are continually researched and developed, and each instrument'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 read more at every price point, instruments that are truly amazing value and offer a 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 Alvarez uses in Masterworks are premium grades, they can be made 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 Alvarez's 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, Alvarez's 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 is also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
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Series: Alvarez Masterworks Elite
Top Wood: Solid Black Walnut
Back & Sides: Solid Black Walnut
Shape: Folk/OM
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
Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs VTC
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 11.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 19 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MFA77CEARSHB

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. (1 ratings)
Submitted September 28, 2022 by Aaron Freeman in Kpt, TN
"Amazing guitar MFA77CEARSHB"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I was somewhat undecided for awhile but the beauty of this guitar won me over, no where else can you find a solid wood guitar with all the features that this guitar has for $1000.00. This is the first I'd heard of a Alvarez Masterworks Elite, and I am glad I did. I played over 100 guitars while making my decision, my Alvarez sounds better than 99% of the Martins, Taylors, Epiphones, Gibson's, yes I played them all in this decision, and just as good as the other 1%, of course this is just my opinion, I have played guitar for nearly 50 years now, so I have heard a lot of guitars! This is my second Alvarez, and my second guitar purchase from zZounds, unless they come up with another amazing elite design my next purchase will be a Yairi. In my opinion you cant go wrong with this guitar, I purchased the OM model, Shimmering highs and warm bass, very articulate whether your strumming or finger picking, all in all an amazing guitar!
Musical Background:
I've spent years in bands on the road and in the studio, recorded several demos and record projects.
Musical Style:
My style is varied at this time, but in the past it was metal and hard rock, Yngwie was my inspiration for years along with Gilm
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