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A place for owners and fans of Alvarez guitars to hang out, share comments and suggestions, and generally discuss these fine instruments.

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Cases for the Alvarez ABT60 Baritone 8 Replies

I'm building a list of cases that people have claimed to fit the Baritone in various forums. The first problem is that the measurements of the guitar do not agree with the specifications by Alvarez.…Continue


Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by Robert Williamson May 14.

Strings for my Alvarez Professional Series PD90S 2 Replies

any favorite strings for these guitars or other dreadnoughts by Alvarez?  The PD90S was introduced in 2000 and has been discontinued since 2007 or 2008 I believe.  It has a Canadian solid spruce top…Continue

Started by john harris. Last reply by Don Bartenstein Apr 4.

yet another phishing spam on this forum 3 Replies

Greetings All,As a new member I've just received the following as a 'comment' to my post earlier in the month.Good Day,How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your…Continue

Tags: spam

Started by Lee Wetherbee. Last reply by Robert Williamson Mar 4.

Another New (to Me) Alvarez Owner 8 Replies

Hello, All!I recently adopted a 2002(?) Alvarez Masterworks MD90.  So far, I'm really enjoying the sound!  Hope to meet other Alvarez folks.Continue

Started by Sharon Peterson. Last reply by Pugsley Feb 24.

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Comment by Don Bartenstein on April 29, 2016 at 10:57am

Just put a set of K&K Ultrapure Minis in my '70 5022.  They seem to sound outstanding to my own earballs.  Anyone else have any experience with these? 

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 29, 2016 at 10:30am

oh my, i forgot to post here. I've having problems with the combination of longer scale and lack of fret markers on the Baritone, Because of my double-vision problems side markers don't work well for me.

I decide to do something about that.

Comment by Dave Fengler on March 14, 2016 at 4:50pm

I'm going to look at an Alvarez 5041 tomorrow, another CraigsList find.  All the ones I've seen online are 1980 to 1982.

Does anyone have one?  Comments?

Comment by Robert Williamson on March 13, 2016 at 6:49am

I am liking it..I do find i have to look at fretboard more often while playing, longer scale throws off my finger positions. Otherwise, I am not have the problems i expected with my weak fingers and the heavier strings...

Comment by Dave Fengler on March 12, 2016 at 6:15pm

Looks pretty good.  That's one good thing about the Alvarez bridge.

Comment by Robert Williamson on March 12, 2016 at 10:51am

Not as sharp as Seagull NE or Martin, but sharper than '98 S6. remember it is a dual-level bridge. Pin holes are lower than on almost any other type of bridge.

Comment by Dave Fengler on March 12, 2016 at 10:36am

How's the break angle look behind the saddle?

Comment by Robert Williamson on March 12, 2016 at 8:38am

Photo is after saddle filed and re-positioned

the LINE is how high the bass end was before correction.

The guitar is no longer dull: very pleasing now

Comment by Robert Williamson on March 8, 2016 at 7:13am

comparing my measurements  to SPEC'ed

length       42 3/4"         1065mm (41 15/16")
upper        12 1/4"      not listed
lower   t    17 1/4"      439mm  (17 1/4")
depth        4 7/8"        122mm  (4 13/16)

had problems with length measurements. finally used straight edge with right angle at headstock.

got  43 3/16" with end pin. 42 3/4" without

Comment by Robert Williamson on March 8, 2016 at 6:32am

pictures in Baritone Group and my page.

Well is a bit longer and too much wider.

We tried a couple Jumbo/SuperJumbo/Archtop cases at store..all were too narrow at lower bout :(

And apparently Alvarez's own Jumbo case, is hit or miss as to fit. It was not designed to fit the ABT60 and when it does it's because the plush is not as plush as it should be :(

I'm building a list of cases that people say do fit the Baritone.

so far:

 Gator GW-Jumbo
 Roadrunner Jumbo hard shell

I'll need measurement to compare, can't just take 1 persons word or hearsay.

I'm also asking Canadian stores that sell their own cases to give me measurements of their Jumbo/Super Jumbo cases. no replies as yet.


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