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Latest Activity: Nov 17

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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ARDA 1965 3 Replies

Hi to the Alvarez camp/forum...just purchases a 50th anniversary model and I must say allot of guitar for the money.  Big loud tone...very well built except for some finish issues. Need to…Continue

Started by nobodeuno. Last reply by nobodeuno Nov 17.

Another New (to Me) Alvarez Owner 5 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 nobodeuno Nov 14.

My new Alvarez AP70 4 Replies


Started by Marty. Last reply by Dan Halbert Nov 14.

d...e...a...d g...r...o...u...p 14 Replies

Acoustic Guitar Forum says there are 71 members of this group.  Funny, it appears that people sign up but don't participate or everyone is practicing or gigging with their Alvarez guitars and not…Continue

Started by Rob Osborn. Last reply by Don Bartenstein Aug 24.

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Comment by Rev. Matt Fontana on January 24, 2012 at 6:16pm

Hey I realize that didn't mention here on the main board what I have. I have an Regent Dreadnought RD20U which I have designated as my drop D guitar. It has about as much depth as my Epiphone AJ-100 and it also sounds great! Now if I can manage to get an LR Baggs for this sweet axe (then all four of my acoustics will be plug in ready).

Comment by Mark on March 31, 2011 at 2:35pm

Hi everyone!  I just discovered this group today.  Since my number one  (And favorite) guitar is an Alvarez, I suppose I should join you !

By the way, did I mention that I love Alvarez guitars?  They just feel better in my hands.

Comment by kevin on March 4, 2011 at 10:30am

im using lights--D'Addario pb's playing mostly folk & the blues strumming & flatpicking while i get used to a 12-string...again

man i love this guitar  :)

Comment by David Susman on March 4, 2011 at 7:24am
I agree, if you like the guitar it was a good price to pay in my opinion. What type of strings did you go with? What style of music are you playing?

Comment by Robert Hancox on March 4, 2011 at 4:41am

I know the AJ-60's were selling for $500+ before the summer of '09, when they were blowing out all the old models. I got mine for $299 that summer, as a blow out, and then got a price match for another $40 off.


I think all the Artist series models were originally selling in the $500 range. So to get it for $250 doesn't sound like a bad deal to me. The best part is, it's something you're enjoying, and you can't put a price tag on that.


Comment by kevin on March 3, 2011 at 11:19pm
oops--just noticed i didnt put a figure in there...$250.00 without a case.  :)
Comment by kevin on March 3, 2011 at 11:18pm
it looks like laminated mahagoney for the back & sides, but i was wondering, think i paid a decent price for it?  i know its after the fact, but it is a nice guitar & im happy with it.  just  curious as i didnt see anything to compare it to.
Comment by Robert Hancox on March 3, 2011 at 7:21am

I have the AJ-60S. My guess is, it's solid Spruce top with laminate back and sides (not sure of the wood for the dreadnaught). Mine being a jumbo, it's laminated maple.

Not sure what else you might want to know. You're closer to it than I am. ;-)


Comment by kevin on March 2, 2011 at 11:48pm

just picked up an AD-60S/12 at a pawnshop for very cheap.  one quick setup & string-change later & i just cant put it down.  can anyone give me a clue about this guitar?

thanks all

Comment by David Susman on November 25, 2010 at 2:27pm
Randy, best I can figure is our guitars are model 5013s from the 80s, but no exact year. Love that guitar, got it used as well, and it gets better with age.

Robert, that is something Alvarez is going to have to work on. If there are no guitars to play in the stores, no one is going to lay out the cash to buy one.

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