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Alvarez 50th Anniversary APA1965 Parlor Acoustic Guitar   

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2015 finds Alvarez Guitars celebration a half century of refined and ever-evolving craftsmanship. To mark this milestone achievement Alvarez has crea...Click To Read More About This Product

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A special parlor guitar to celebrate 50 years of great guitar making.

2015 finds Alvarez Guitars celebration a half century of refined and ever-evolving craftsmanship. To mark this milestone achievement Alvarez has created the APA1965, part of their 1965 Series, a gorgeous line of guitars that exemplify everything they’ve learned over the years in terms of sound, aesthetics, and affordability. “We want every guitarist and Alvarez enthusiast to be able to join us in this 50 year celebration,” says Chris Meikle, Head of Development at Alvarez and Senior Vice President of St. Louis Music. “Very often commemorative guitars are so expensive that they’re out of reach to the everyday player. Our goal with the 1965s was to create a line with beautiful appointments and tone, but make them as accessible as possible.” The APA1965 Parlor is made with premium North American, solid A+ Sitka spruce top, a beautiful Acacia back and sides, and handcrafted Paua abalone purfling. Other appointments include mother-of-pearl and abalone inlays, premium die-cast tuners, and a bi-level rosewood bridge.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body type:Parlor
  • Cutaway:Non-cutaway
  • Top wood:SolidSitka Spruce
  • Back & sides:Acacia
  • Bracing pattern:Forward Shifted PatternScalloped X
  • Body finish:Gloss
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Not specified
  • Nut width:1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard:Rosewood
  • Neck wood:Mahoganyinfo not available
  • Scale length:24"
  • Number of frets:18
  • Neck finish:Gloss
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp:No
  • Brand:Not applicable
  • Configuration:Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ:Not applicable
  • Feedback filter:Not applicable
  • Tuner:Not applicable
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:Rosewood
  • Tuning machines:Die-cast
  • Bridge:Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut:Bone
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:None
  • Case:Sold separately
  • Accessories:None

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Alvarez50th Anniversary APA1965 Parlor Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Cons

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Best Uses

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5.0

yes

By dancingdan

from missouri

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Alvarez 50th Anniversary APA1965 Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

    would recommend this guitar it was a steel at 249

     
    5.0

    Great Little Guitar

    By Martin Man Hunter

    from Florida

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • no electronics
    • no gig bag
    • not solid wood

    Best Uses

    • beautiful and well made
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Alvarez 50th Anniversary APA1965 Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

    great guitar
    well made
    beautiful guitar
    well setup and very playable
    great price

     
    5.0

    I would recommend this guitar!

    By Tammy

    from Colorado

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Alvarez 50th Anniversary APA1965 Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

      So far so good!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful guitar but...

      By JD

      from Orange County, Ca

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Alvarez 50th Anniversary APA1965 Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

      I took a shot and purchased an open box returned guitar to save a some money. guitar is beautiful but a Gorilla couldn't have played it. The action was so high I was really shocked. Never seen an Alvarez out of the box that didn't play well. Obviously there was no factory set up on this one at all. Fortunately after much saddle sanding and nut groove filing and a slight tweek to the truss, I can now actually play it. Now I realize why it was returned. Sounds great. Must have been one that slipped through the cracks. Thanks Friend

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