Alvarez MGA70WCEAR Masterworks Elite Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Crafted from all solid wood with paua abalone and mother-of-pearl trim, this Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric delivers striking looks and tone to match.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Solid Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Solid black walnut back and sides Warm tone with tight low-end
Beveled armrest Smooth, beveled armrest cut for comfortable play
LR Baggs Element VTC pickup Transparent sound with volume and tone controls
The MGA70WCEAR is a stunning Grand Auditorium with an open, powerful projection and great balance between the bass and treble frequencies. It is a true all-rounder suitable for any style of music or playing. 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 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 used in Masterworks are premium grades, it means 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 of 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 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 AA Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Solid Black Walnut
Shape: Grand Auditorium
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
Shadowburst
Shipping Weight: 17.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 19 x 11 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ALV MGA70WCEARSHB
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 314-727-4512

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