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For owners and those who appreciate Alvarez instruments

Members: 71
Latest Activity: Jan 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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New to group and Alvarez 10 Replies

Hello Everyone,I just joined the Alvarez group after having been a new regular in the Seagull group. I have been playing and loving a Seagull S6 Original for a little while now.  However, I just…Continue

Started by Rob Osborn. Last reply by Rob Osborn Jan 17.

Value of 1980 Alvarez Yairi Dy-75

I have posted this elsewhere so pardon the double post.  I am thinking of selling my 1980 Alvarez Yairi and wonder about a fair market value.  It's a DY-75 with Barcus Berry hot dots installed.  So,…Continue

Started by Lee Wetherbee Jan 14.

Don't write me off

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette Jan 9.

Another New (to Me) Alvarez Owner 4 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 claudio olivieri Nov 19, 2014.

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Comment by vincent hoover on February 12, 2012 at 7:00pm

My case is hurting right now, the lock is broken, the zipper is broken and it's pretty dinged up but its holding in there. I wish it had a plastic shell instead of the cloth one I have. I Have been playing for three years now and It was rough on all of us, I had to practice away from everyone because they got tired of hearing me. Anyway what music do you play? I'm trying to get drifting down right now, I've almost got it then I need to fine tune the technique.

Comment by Mark on February 12, 2012 at 7:49am

That's very cool Vince.  I imagine you must have an incredibly tough case for that thing!  I betchya there were many times on deployment when your comrades  sincerely appreciated some home-made music to listen to.

And hey.  Thank you for your service my friend!

Comment by vincent hoover on February 11, 2012 at 10:43pm

I have an MF80c picked it up while in iraq, it has been everywhere I have been so far in the past three years - Every move, every plane trip, every country it even made it through a few patrols in southwest baghdad. love my guitar.

Comment by Arlie Box on February 8, 2012 at 4:38pm

Sure Claudio,

And welcom to the Alvarz group

Comment by claudio olivieri on February 8, 2012 at 1:27pm

Hi ! I am claudio from Italia.....Can I stay here with you ? I haven't a Alvarez but I play my old K Yairi FY 65 ......and I love my 6 string since 1988......

ciao from


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.



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