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Alvarez Professional Series PD80S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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The Alvarez PD80S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar represents a delicate balance between unparalleled performance and stylish cosmetics. A solid Englemann...Click To Read More About This Product
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Unparalleled performance and stylish cosmetics
The Alvarez PD80S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar represents a delicate balance between unparalleled performance and stylish cosmetics. A solid Englemann spruce top with scalloped bracing, matched with solid mahogany back and sides, offers superb tone and projection. The traditional dovetail neck joint ensures optimum transfer of string energy between the neck and body, and guarantees the structural integrity of the guitar.
Uncompromising performance is only part of the picture. The PD80S dreadnought features labor-intensive maple binding, genuine abalone shell inlays and gold hardware, creating an understated elegance and classic visual presence.
- Body Style: Dreadnought
- Back/Sides: Solid Mahogany (Back)
- Top: Solid Englemann Spruce
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Inlay: 12 F Diagonal
- Body Binding: Maple/Herringbone
- Soundhole Rosette: Abalone
- Binding: Maple
- Tuning Machines: Gold Die Cast
- Finish: Satin
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Just purchased this guitar and was quite pleased to say the least. This was an online purchase so I was taking a chance. I also own a Takamine and an Ovation, both nice in their own right, but the PD80S takes it to another level.
I originally purchased this as a backup guitar, and use it to play in CGDGAD and CGCGCD tunings. It has since had me wondering if I should've made it my primary instrument. I've had it for about 3 years and it's tone has improved over that time noticibly. Tons of sustain and with the Engleman top it's a tonal package unanticipated. The neck is remakably adaptable to different tunings. The intonation in most tunings I've tried it with is pretty accurate. The fingerboard/string spacing would be amenable to either fingerstylist or flatpicker. Not to mention that the fit, finish and construction materials are spot-on. Points off for the plastic nut, saddle, pins and plain black pickguard and I upgraded to Gotoh brand tuners with some nice ebony nobs last Spring, but, then I am a tinkerer. It will obviously not appeal to the rosewood diehard, but if more mahogany guitars performed like this one... Then there's how it looks; simple yet elegant. Real maple body and neck binding, abalone rosette, herringbone top purfling, side-only position markers except a simple design at the 12th fret and striped sapele (mahogany) that with its glossy finish just shimmers like a neru jacket! I am king of the cheap guitar and will not be dethroned!
This is my first Acoustic guitar, and I love it. I bought it from a guitar shop last year but since then the neck had to be repaired because it may not have been put together correctly from the factory...So make sure your neck is straight! Other than that this is a high quality great sounding guitar...and gorgeous.