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Alvarez MFA66 Masterworks OM/Folk Acoustic Guitar  Shadow Burst 

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Stunning and articulate, all solid wood professional guitar.

This stunning Masterworks OM/Folk offers simply incredible craftsmanship, tone and beauty. Alvarez's flawless Shadowburst finish looks fantastic over the solid mahogany top and the hand-crafted paua abalone purfling frames the body beautifully.

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.

After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of what Alvarez does. Their guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. The tonewoods are carefully cured; components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques they use are continually researched and developed, and the 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 guitars offer the best value for an 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. As the tops used in the Masterworks line are very high quality Ibanez 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 Ibanez'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, meaning the axis of the X is closer to the soundhole and therefore creates a larger soundboard area. This allows 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. And the 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 Ibanez's tops are selected by the Ibanez 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.

FEATURES
  • Solid African Mahogany Top/Shadowburst Finish
  • Solid African Mahogany Back and Sides/Gloss Finish
  • FST2M, Forward Shifted, Scalloped Bracing
  • 1.5mm, all-round Paua Abalone Body Purfling
  • Acacia Binding
  • Solid Mahogany Neck
  • Bi-Level Polished Rosewood Bridge
  • Nut Width: 1-3/4 in. (44.45 mm)
  • Scale Length: 24-13/16in. (630 mm)
  • Real Bone Nut and Saddle
  • Ebony Bridge Pins
  • Paua Abalone and mother-of-pearl Inlays
  • 2 mm Rosewood Headstock Plate
  • Dot-free Rosewood Fingerboard with 12th Fret Inlay
  • Premium Gold Tuners with Ebony Buttons
  • D’Addario EXP’s

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AlvarezMFA66 Masterworks OM/Folk Acoustic Guitar
 
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5.0

Not what I expected in a mahogany guitar.....

By Jlott

from Boulder, CO

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Pros

  • Rich Sound

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    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Alvarez MFA66 Masterworks OM/Folk Acoustic Guitar:

    If you are looking for a mellow picker like the Martin 00015M, this is not the guitar for you. This thing is brighter and radiates overtones more so than any other acoustic I have played. Its like spruce on steriods. I'm guessing that the tight grain and strength of african mahogany allows the top to be cut thinner than most tone woods or maybe it is just the Alvarez forward x bracing that causes serious projection. I really didn't want or expect that bright and loud of a guitar, but decided to keep it because the sound is so unique and it's very comfortable. I wanted to write this review just so you have an idea of what you are getting in to. Overall, I love this thing. Its my main guitar or my Taylor and Martin. Neck and headstock are one peice, not glued like Taylor, that stuff drives me nutts!!!!

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