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David Susman
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  • Winchendon, MA
  • United States
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Don Bartenstein commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"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? "
6 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"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…"
7 hours ago
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Alvarez Guitars

For owners and those who appreciate Alvarez instruments
Apr 2
Dave Fengler commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"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?"
Mar 14
Robert Williamson commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"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..."
Mar 13
Dave Fengler commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"Looks pretty good.  That's one good thing about the Alvarez bridge."
Mar 12
Robert Williamson commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"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. "
Mar 12
Dave Fengler commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"How's the break angle look behind the saddle?"
Mar 12
Robert Williamson commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"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"
Mar 12
Robert Williamson commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"comparing my measurements  to SPEC'ed length       42 3/4"         1065mm (41 15/16")upper        12 1/4"      not listedlower   t    17 1/4"      439mm  (17 1/4")depth        4 7/8"        122mm  (4 13/16) had problems with length…"
Mar 8
Robert Williamson commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"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.…"
Mar 8
Dave Fengler commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"Once I did a ton of work to guitar to end having it sound dead and lifeless.  I found the bottom of the saddle wasn't flat, it was tapered front to back, only contacting the top on a thin line.  Sanding it perfectly flat made a huge…"
Mar 8
Robert Williamson commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"Dave, the guitar tech looked at the Baritone saddle again and shaved a smidggen to get it to sit correctly in the slot. Plays much better now so i plunked down my prepaid card and took it home. We tried both Jumbo and Super-Jumbo Archtop cases. Both…"
Mar 7
ed mili commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"I made a typo on the model number of my Alvarez I was selling. It is actually an AF75   BUT  it doesn't matter now. I sold it and it went to a good home."
Mar 4
Robert Williamson commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"I found mention of same problem on Acoustic Guitar forum. "
Mar 4
Robert Williamson commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"umm. you did not address the bridge shape issue.. If the slant bridge is the actual design and not correctable, It's a no sale. If it a manufacturing defect, we'll see. I am not paying for repair before i pay for guitar :) I bought 3…"
Mar 4

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Alvarez 5013
Gibson six string (mystery model)
Lanakai CK-C Concert Ukulele
First Act Soprano Ukulele
What type of music do you like to play?
classic rock, country, folk, blues
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 8:32pm on January 10, 2016, Pugsley said…
G'day from Australia. Hey I just paid $600 Australian (about $780US) for a beautiful Alvarez MD90CD but think I might of been "had" according to a bloke here who said they are not worth much $'s. Could I ask your opinion please. I know guitars are worth what the player thinks of them but I bought it for my daughter for an investment and think the seller was dodgy to say the least. Just " a ballpark figure" would be most appreciated. I'm a pensioner who has to be careful with all things money related. If it's not worth the money then I need to look at my options so to speak. I hope I'm not out if line or anything but I'm new at all this stuff! Thanks for your time,
From Pugs(Paul). Cheers
At 4:26pm on July 25, 2013, Rick Berry said…

Hi, J have just joined this group and I notice the 5013 Iron Horse in your profile pic. Great guitar! I have one too. Solid as a rock!

Rick

At 2:09pm on May 13, 2010, Jeff Lustick said…
David, Welcome to the community. I look forward to hearing some of your music.

Jeff
 
 
 

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