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Alvarez Masterworks Bluegrass MD60BEG Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar

$799.99

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Description

*Photos are taken from Alvarez’s website. The wood grain on the guitar in stock will differ slightly.*

From Alvarez:

We set out to build a market-leading, all-solid Dreadnought designed for the flatpicker and powerful strummer in mind. The MD60BG delivers on all fronts.

This superbly dressed guitar is highly responsive with clear, powerful bass and sparkling trebles. Its aesthetic pays tribute to traditional Bluegrass guitars with open gear nickel tuners, classic inlays, high-quality tortoiseshell style pickguard and even a slightly extended fingerboard.

About Masterworks Series

We created our Masterworks Series to be the best value all-solid guitar line available to players today. Their specification is incredibly high in relation to their cost and they perform as all-solid professional guitars should, with fantastic response and projection.

Nothing can really match a guitar made from all-solid wood. The deflection of the notes is quicker, the quality of the sound is better, you can obtain optimal response and the sound of your guitar only improves as it ages.

After 55 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of our culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes.

Our tonewoods are carefully cured; our components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques we use are continually researched and developed, and our tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively soundbox.

This caring approach to development comes from one simple goal: To deliver the best guitars in the market at every price point, instruments that are truly amazing value and offer a fantastic player experience.

The term “all-solid” refers to the guitar top, back and sides being made of solid wood rather than laminated. However, even when the guitar is made of all solid tonewood, it only performs to its full potential when it is designed to get the best out of its materials and components. The tops we use in Masterworks are premium grades, which means we can make them slightly thinner to heighten vibration. The radius of both the top and back are also refined to help increase volume.

Each guitar is designed to get the best out of its components, and for them to work together. These components include our FS6 bracing system, bi-level bridges, real bone nuts and saddles, carefully seasoned tonewoods and a thin finish.

FS6 is a forward shifted X brace design. This means the axis of the X is closer to the soundhole, creating a larger soundboard area to harness more energy and vibration. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped, a design that was the result of continual development in our Yairi workshops. Our FS6 system brings uniformity across Dreadnought, Grand Auditorium, OM and Parlor body sizes, so that the voicing has a similar character, but the individual tone is more purely influenced by the size and shape of the guitar.

The Masterworks personality is open and powerful. FS6 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. All of our tops are selected by our team and graded independently of our suppliers, then cured with care using traditional ovens and modern thermo-kilns.

Along with a more angled headstock, our bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to our sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.

We hope you can see and feel our unwavering attention to detail and that it inspires you every time you play our guitars.

Thank you for choosing Alvarez.

KEY FEATURES

  • Top Wood: Solid AAA Sitka Spruce
  • Body Finish: Natural / Gloss
  • Back and Sides Wood: Solid African Mahogany
  • Shape: Dreadnought
  • Neck: One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
  • Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
  • Inlays: Paua Abalone & Mother of Pearl
  • Fingerboard: Indian Laurel, 12th Fret Inlay Extended
  • Nut and Saddle: Real Bone
  • Tuner: Nickel Open Gear
  • Binding: Herringbone
  • Bridge Pins:  Ebony
  • Strings: D’Addario EXP16
  • Bracing System: FS6 Forward Shifted, Tapered Tone Bars
  • Accessories: AF30 FlexiCase
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Neck Meets Body: 14th Fret
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs VTC Element System

DIMENSIONS

  • Overall Length (mm): 1042
  • Body Width (mm): 395
  • Body Depth at Hell (mm): 100
  • Body Depth at Base (mm): 125
  • Scale (mm): 648
  • Scale (inches): 25 1/2
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Width (mm): 44.45
  • Nut Width (inches): 1 3/4

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