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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 John Culver on May 6, 2012 at 7:03pm

...theSeagull's a dreadnaught, and has a very nice warm sound in spite of the fact that it's a spruce top....the neck width is a little wider than the Alvarez...but it's a nice switch....

Comment by John Culver on May 6, 2012 at 6:59pm

Here's a pic of the Seagull...

Comment by John Culver on May 6, 2012 at 6:55pm

@David Susman...the AF410S pictured, in my opinion is a much better Artist series guitar than the ones offered now...better bracing, tone, and playability in my opinion.  They don't make this one anymore, they replaced it with the AF60, which I bought in December, and have had no luck with.  I replaced it with a Seagull Maritime SWS HG QI,  much happier now! 

Comment by David Susman on May 6, 2012 at 8:20am
Here's a short video giving us a tour of the Alvarez Shop!
Comment by David Susman on May 6, 2012 at 8:17am
Nice guitar John. I was poking around the internet the other day and learned that Jerry Garcia played an Alvarez-Yairi during his sets with Dave Grisham. Those are some of my favourite recordings. Bluegrass and folk music. Garcia's guitar and Grisham's mandolin really shine.
Comment by Dave Fengler on May 2, 2012 at 8:50am

I play my Seagull S6 99% of the time.  There was a Seagull S12 on CraigsList a few weeks ago.  I probably could have gotten it for $300 and sold the Alvarez for $100 later, but my wife would have killed me.  A 12 string is nice to have but will never be my main guitar.

Comment by Dave Fengler on May 1, 2012 at 11:59am

I got a RD20S12 on CraigsList for $60.  It's in great shape but the action was so high it was unplayable.  The truss rod was lose.  Once I cranked on the truss rod, about 3/4 turn, the neck relief and action came back to spec.  My guitar teacher was so impressed on how well it played he asked to adjust his Taylor!

Comment by Arlie Box on May 1, 2012 at 10:48am

Welcome Dave
I have an RD30C.(nothing significant about it)

What do you play?

Comment by Mark on March 20, 2012 at 7:32pm

Wish i could help you John.  i recently bought an AJ60sce and it stays in tune for ever...  That actually seems to be the trademark of Alvarez  (in my limited experience anyway)..

I will say that everyone I know who's bought a Seagull has been VERY happy with them.  Maybe you just got a dud, I'd give Seagull a try if it was me.

Comment by John Culver on March 14, 2012 at 5:45pm

I currently have an AF410S as my main guitar...I love it...but I recently purchased an love doesn't stay in tune very well...the wood seems very "soft" this a normal thing for this guitar?...I use elixr custom lights on both guitars, the AF410S is fine...but I don't know what to do with the other guitar...thinking of swapping it out for a seagull....somebody help me PLEASE!


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