This stunning all-solid parlor is a classic-looking guitar offering superior tonal capabilities and a great player experience. The AA solid Sitka top and solid African mahogany back and sides produce ... Click To Read More About This Product
This stunning all-solid parlor is a classic-looking guitar offering superior tonal capabilities and a great player experience. The AA solid Sitka top and solid African mahogany back and sides produce great energy and projection to make this OM exciting and rewarding to play. 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 will improve as it ages.
The vintage sunburst finish is flawless, carefully crafted to produce a deep, glass-like shine. The guitar is also fitted with the Alvarez SYS250 3-Band EQ with backlit digital tuner.
After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of Alvarez culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Their tonewoods are carefully cured; components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques used are continually researched and developed, and their tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively sound box.
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.
Alvarez believes their Masterworks Series is the best value all-solid guitar line in the market 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.
The term “all solid” refers to the guitar top, back and sides being made of solid wood rather than laminated. However, just because 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. All the tops used in Masterworks are very high quality, and Alvarez's luthiers can make them a little 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 if its components, and for them to work together. These components include Alvarez's FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, carefully seasoned tonewood and a thin finish.
FST2 is a forward shifted X brace design. This means the axis of the X is closer to the sound hole, and therefore creates a larger soundboard area allowing for more energy and vibration to be harnessed. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped. The scalloping design was the result of years of continual development in their Yairi workshops.
The Masterworks personality is open and powerful. FST2 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. All of their tops are selected by Alvarez's team and graded independently of their suppliers. If it isn't worthy, they won’t use it. Top quality in Masterworks is at least AA grade.
Along with a more angled headstock, Alvarez's 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 their sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
Masterworks Series also demonstrates our great finishing capabilities; the gloss models have a clear, deep shine from a finish that is applied as thinly as possible, again to help optimize tone.
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