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Alvarez MFA66CE Masterworks OM/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The Alvarez MFA66CE Masterworks OM/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a professional-grade instrument. It features all solid woods and a high level of ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Stunning and articulate, all solid wood professional guitar.

The Alvarez MFA66CE Masterworks OM/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a professional-grade instrument. It features all solid woods and a high level of refinement from the top bracing to the body finish. Key appointments include the Alvarez SYS650 preamp, solid African mahogany for the body, abalone and mother-of-pearl inlays, real bone nut and saddle, and die-cast gold tuners with ebony buttons. This Masterworks folk guitar comes with a deluxe polyfoam case.

The Alvarez SYS650 designed by B-Band
This is a dual pickup system with one undersaddle pickup and a transducer pickup placed under the soundboard. A blend control lets you fine tune the balance between the two.


FEATURES
Series: Alvarez Masterworks
Top Wood: Solid African Mahogany
Back and Sides: Wood Solid African Mahogany
Shape: Folk/OM with cutaway
Neck: One-piece mahogany, 50/50 semigloss finish
Bracing System: FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
Inlays: Paua abalone and mother-of-pearl
Purfling: 1.5mm paua abalone
Fingerboard: Rosewood with 12th abalone fret inlay
Headstock: Plate rosewood
Nut & Saddle: Real bone
Tuner: Premium die-cast gold with ebony buttons
Binding: Acacia koa
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Strings: D'Addario EXP
Pickup / EQ: SYS650
Accessory: Deluxe polyfoam case (USA only)

SYS650 designed by B-Band
Fully chromatic, precision tuner
Backlit LCD screen
Three bands of rotary EQ
Notch control that can be used to attenuate feedback or to shape your sound

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AlvarezMFA66CE Masterworks OM/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (4)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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3.0

Disappointed

By Sean Downing

from Colorado

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Awful finish
  • Bad idea for case!
  • Cheap electronics
  • Strange overtones, overly long sustained notes

Best Uses

    Comments about Alvarez MFA66CE Masterworks OM/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Having loved my Alvarez Regent for ten years, and having really good luck with the Alvarez parlor, I bought the Masterworks Folk...and ended up sending it back. It's a beautiful guitar with lots of pluses, like great tuners and real ebony and wood binding instead of plastic, and if it had only had one problem I'd have kept it. But the minuses outweigh its beauty: 1st, the Alvarez website expressly promised there'd be an LR Bags preamp and tuner onboard, and there wasn't. Instead, there was something called a B-band. Never heard of it, which isn't a huge deal, but I was looking forward to owning a name brand thing and got something else. So that set the tone of the deal right from the start. 2nd, I am not a pro, but I do play on stage some, and one thing I hate is when the lights reflecting off a guitar blind an audience member. The new Alvarez guitars are "show blindness" just waiting to happen. The thing looked like it'd been dipped in plastic... but that's not all: all that glossy poly on the Artist I got was SOFT, so soft that merely playing it in a long sleeved buttonless cotton shirt scratched the finish. Within a week, the glassy sunburst was covered with micro scratches that showed appallingly in even low light. I am utilitarian at heart, not stuck on keeping things shiny and new, but I can't see this thing making it thru its first gig with me. 3rd, the case is a similar problem: it's too beautiful altogether. Beige fabric of some sort. I put the case in a big black trash bag to protect it from the ride in the back of my truck...Cases are for protecting the guitar (and with that finish, this guitar needs serious protection). But here I was protecting the case? Ridiculous. 4th: the most important thing about a guitar isn't looks, feel, or playability: it's sound. This thing has too much sustain (I never thought I'd write that about a guitar but there it is. Still ringing out Bminor when I've moved on to G. Ugh. Too bad!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

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    By DogGoneBad

    from Fayetteville, AR

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Alvarez MFA66CE Masterworks OM/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      When this arrived, the pickup was not connected properly to the output jack. It was an easy fix, but one a customer should not have to make on a instrument right out of the box. If I hadn't been waiting on it for over a month, it would have gone right back in the box and on the next truck back.

      It's a beautiful guitar and sounds great for what I'm doing with it (loop station jamming in my house).

       
      3.0

      Good in some ways, but disappointing sound and look

      By jjandro

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Quiet
      • Ugly

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alvarez MFA66CE Masterworks OM/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I had high hopes for this, as I love Alvarez guitars, but for me this definitely wasn't the upgrade from my AF610ESHB that I was hoping for. I like mahogany on some guitars, but this guitar was really muted and quiet compared to my AF610... I changed the strings on both to make sure the comparison was fair, and ended up really liking my cheaper AF better. My friends agreed.

        The fretboard on the MFA66 is pretty nice, thin so it plays fast on up the fretboard... that's a nice setup to have combined with the cutaway so you can get way up there. But the guitar was just too quiet.

        Also, the dark wood finish, with the subtle-ish sunburst, looks really nice, but man that blue-green-ish pearl inlay on the edges, soundhole and the headstock logo... it's really ugly and overly glitzy in person. That was a big disappointment.

         
        5.0

        Sweet Axe

        By Stevr

        from Tallahassee Florida

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Alvarez MFA66CE Masterworks OM/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          What made this Masterworks great to me was the customer service who helped out. You can always count on Musician's Friend to ensure you get quality that you asked for.

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