Alvarez Masterworks MD65CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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Nothing can really match a guitar made from all-solid wood. The deflection of the notes is quicker, the quality of the note is better and the sound of your guitar will improve as it ages.


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Overview

Nothing can really match a guitar made from all-solid wood. The deflection of the notes is quicker, the quality of the note is better and the sound of your guitar will improve as it ages.


Alvarez Masterworks are great guitars, seriously powerful and responsive and now built with Ibanez's own FSTM bracing system, their sound is even more refined and articulate. FSTM is a forward shifted X brace design. Both X braces and asymmetric tone bars are considerately scalloped to displace the vibrational energy and help create a strong and fluid tone and response. 

The sound is warm, open and clear, and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. Balance across the strings is important to the professional artist and Masterworks achieves this while offering the dynamic range and volume needed to help optimize the relationship between the player and the instrument.

SYS650 Pickup System
The SYS650 is a dual pickup system incorporating one UST (under saddle transducer) and an AST (acoustic soundboard transducer) placed under the soundboard, the amplified sound can be blended between the two pickups to find subtle changes in response for lead, picking or rhythm work.

The SYS650 has a fully chromatic, precision tuner with backlit LCD screen; 3-bands of rotary EQ and a notch filter that helps eliminate feedback while minimizing degradation of the overall sound. 

Hardshell case included.

Features Body
  • Body type:Dreadnought
  • Cutaway:Single cutaway
  • Top wood:Solid AAWestern Red Cedar
  • Back & sides:SolidAfrican Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern:FSTM - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
  • Body finish:Gloss
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Info not available
  • Nut width:1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard:Rosewood
  • Neck wood:Mahogany
  • Scale length:25.5"
  • Number of frets:21
  • Neck finish:Semi-gloss
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp:Yes
  • Brand:B-BAND
  • Configuration:Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ:3-band
  • Feedback filter:Notch
  • Tuner:Yes
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:Rosewood
  • Tuning machines:Premium ChromeDie-Cast
  • Bridge:Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut:Real Bone
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:Tonewoods
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Accessories:Info not available
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Nontransferable limited lifetime warranty on guitars.
Check with manufacturer for specific parts and labor warranty.


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AlvarezMasterworks MD65CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.0

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Choice For Live Performance!

By Danny

from Mobile AL

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Alvarez Masterworks MD65CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    ME: Started playing at 9, I'm 53 now. I have work in films & commercials & on radio from 36 years ago to today. I'm picky. I'm not sponsored.
    I currently own 2 other Alvarez cutaways; MD90CE & MD711CE w/600T pickups + aux mics. Until this guitar I thought the 600T was the ultimate. I now believe Alvarez had gotten better. The new pickups at a 10 makes the old pickups move to about 9 with Taylor guitars pickups being about an 8.5-9 for comparison.
    The guitar itself is beautiful. I own a dreadnought MD65 w/ no pickup that for recording w/microphones. I love it so I bought this cutaway for live shows. The guitar is so much nicer looking than my MD65 it's hard to believe they are the same model. Also, the new cases that it came in blows away the old cases. The guitar came w/ D'Adario coated strings. The neck action came a bit low and buzzed but the guitar came w/the correct allen wrench to fix that.
    The guitar sounds almost as good as the dreadnaught when played acoustic but plugged in it's A+. It's my new favorite. Buy a sound hole cover. The pickup feeds back easily but no more than other double pickup setups. There is a notch filter for feedback but I have not messed with it.
    The neck feels great but that is to taste. If you like Taylors &Taks you'll like the neck. If you like Martin & Guild you won't probably like the action or neck. Those other two hurt my hand and guild is usually to thick for me. My Martin HD28 was sold because it made my hand hurt.
    Guitars are to taste. If you are new to guitars & want a truly great guitar, you need to go to a store & feel, play & hear a bunch of makers. If you find like Taylor or Taks you'll like Alvarez.

    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Fine Craft Personship

    By Old Guitar Hack

    from Nashville

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording

      Comments about Alvarez Masterworks MD65CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      The build sound and pricing is tops.

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