New guitar day! (Well, I got it yesterday but was busy playing it until late last night )
my current rosewood dread needs de-humidifying so it’s going away in its case for a few weeks. Been shopping around for a Martin but it would be my whole budget and I’ve only found 2 that played and sounded better than this Alvarez.
I went with mahogany back and sides as I thought it be nice to have the option of both Rosewood/Mahogany (when my other guitar is playable again ).
Out of almost 100 guitars I’ve tried in the last 6 months or so this was a clear No3 on the list, No1 & No2 at £3000+ are just out of my realistic price range (for now ).
Anyway, here’s the new addition to the family. Gonna get it set up and maybe remove the pick guard
Happy NGD Lee. That is a lovely looking guitar. I hope you have many years of happiness with it.
Thats a cracker. That will likely be my next guitar if I get any better. I just got an AG60 last week and think they are incredible value.
Thanks Stefan, I can’t put it down man, I love it already
I’d heard amazing things about Alvarez Masterworks series through J.P Cormier and a few others on YouTube while searching, I played this exact model about 6months ago and thought it was amazing when compared to the Martin line (sound and playability wise).
Problem was that the guitar had a couple of finishing issues that put me off (couple of sharp fret edges along the neck and string spacing uneven). Must have been a B stock or just poor QC because this one is faultless, so glad I gave these another chance.
Yeah they’re crazy good guitar for the money, would defo recommend (but always get your hands on them to try out and check for QC issues)
Happy NGD Lee. Looks a beauty, why would you want to take the pick guard off? Surely it serves a purpose and you’ll be left with a nasty mark where it was.
I’m thinking about it, I’ve seen one without the pick guard and prefer the aesthetics. I think it’s possible to get it removed without leaving a mark as the whole top is finished and glossed before the guard goes on. It’s growing on me tho so might leave it.
What a beauty! If it sounds, like it looks, you can be a happy guy. Have a lot of fun!
That’s lovely. Congratulations. And now I’m looking at it and similar acoustics online yet again! I really do not need a 2nd guitar… yet.
Ooh, Happy NGD, very lovely.
Congratulations on you new guitar!!!