Alvarez Masterworks elites are known for their combination of high-quality, hand-chosen solid woods, and excellent, authentic acoustic tones. The brand have called on 55 years of guitar engineering experience to create a truly stunning looking and sounding range of instrumental masterpieces. The MDA77CEARSHB is no different.
This dreadnought acoustic guitar is premium personified. It offers an articulate and incredibly responsive playing experience, projecting sound of astounding clarity. The walnut top helps to focus your sound, making it both more accurate and clear, as well as providing it with additional sustain. This electro acoustic variant is fitted with an LR Baggs VTC Element pickup set, guaranteeing that your amplified tones sound just as good. The guitar is ideal for both studio and live settings.
Every element of these guitars has been carefully considered to create the best instrument possible. Alvarez follow a strict code when it comes to building their guitars. Raw materials are sustainably sourced and prepared correctly; tone woods are properly cured; joints and neck blocks are designed to be solid and stable. They're then polished and sanded, finished with a selection of eye-catching visuals - in this case, a smart Shadowburst.
The overall backbone of the construction is 'all solid'. This simply means that the sides, back and top all consist of solid wood, as opposed to laminated. The top is slightly thinner here, leading to more resonance and an increase in volume. Thanks to this build method, you'll also find quicker note deflection and superior response. The sound of your guitar will actually improve as it gets older too!
- Series: Alvarez Masterworks Elite
- Top Wood: Solid Black Walnut
- Back & Sides Wood: Solid Black Walnut
- Shape: Dreadnought
- Neck: Mahogany w/Semi-Gloss Finish
- Bracing System: MST1 - Scalloped X, Asymmetric Tones Bars
- Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
- Inlays: Paua Abalone & Mother of Pearl
- Purfling: Paua Abalone
- Fingerboard: Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuner: Gold Die Cast, Gold w/Ebony Style Buttons
- Binding: Macassar Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Strings: D'Addario EXP16
- Accessory: AFC30 FlexiCase (USA Only)
- Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs VTC