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Alvarez RD12CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar  

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    Alvarez

    A redefined entry-level guitar with full-scale neck, spruce top, and mahogany back & sides.

    The RD12CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway is a great sounding guitar and comes with a hard-shell wood case. It has a spruce top and mahogany back and sides, classic tone woods that generate a warm and well-balanced tone. This model is fitted with the Alvarez S300T preamp with 3-band EQ and built in tuner.

    Alvarez have made the neck profile on Regent Series a little finer so they're easier to play and every model is constructed using a dovetail neck joint that optimizes the transfer of energy between the neck and body.

    All Regent Series instruments are fitted with the Alvarez bi-level bridge to carry more vibration to the top, which improves tone and resonance, and the PPS saddle and nut help to improve response and sustain.

    This instrument has been finished using an electrostatic painting process for a more even finish that uses less paint in its application. This allows the guitar to sing a little more and it also looks fantastic.

    Premium die cast tuners deliver tuning stability.

    All in all the RD12CE from Alvarez is a perfectly constructed, great sounding electric acoustic guitar both on and off the stage.

    Features
    • Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar
    • Includes hard-shell wood case
    • Alvarez S300T preamp with 3 band EQ and tuner
    • Spruce top
    • Mahogany back and sides
    • Alvarez bi-level rosewood bridge
    • Dovetail neck joint
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • Satin finish neck
    • C neck shape
    • 25.25" scale length
    • 1-11/16" (43mm) nut width
    • 20 frets
    • 10" neck radius
    • Rosewood headstock fascia
    • Pearloid rosette
    • PPS nut and saddle
    • Die cast chrome tuners
    • ABS binding and purfling
    • Flawless, electrostatic gloss finish

    You'll appreciate the design and construction of this Regent series guitar. Order today.

     
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    AlvarezRD12CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar
     
    4.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          4.0

          Best deal I ever received!

          By Jake

          from Destin, fl

          Pros

          • Great Features
          • Great tone

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alvarez RD12CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

            Best deal I've ever received. I love it.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Guitar for the Price

            By Adam

            from Monroe, LA

            Pros

            • Case Included
            • Excellent price
            • On-Board Tuner

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alvarez RD12CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                I recently purchased this guitar due to inclusion in the August 2013 Warehouse sale and I have to say that you could not find a better guitar for the price. I've been playing for nearly 10 years, but I am nowhere near a professional. I considered throwing down serious money for a Martin, but I kept wondering what's the point of buying an expensive guitar if I can't play it like an expensive guitar? That's where this Alvarez comes in. The tone is great and very resonant. It comes with on-board electronics including EQ and a tuner. It also included a hardshell case all for an absolute steal. My first ever acoustic guitar was an Ibanez starter kit 10 years ago that didn't even have a pickup in it, nor did it include a case and it cost more than this. This is unbeatable value from Musician's Friend. If you're wondering whether to go for it at this price during the warehouse sale, wonder no more: get it. Even if you're thinking of getting someone a guitar for Christmas, you couldn't find a better deal than this. You won't find a better entry level/intermediate guitar for this price.

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                4.0

                Great Acoustic Electric

                By Skidoo90

                from Silvis IL

                Pros

                • Great action
                • Great Factory Setup
                • Great Tuner
                • Great Unfinished Neck
                • Light Weight
                • nice quality

                Cons

                • Dull finish
                • Little Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Daily Player
                • Practice
                • Working Musicians Tool

                Comments about Alvarez RD12CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                The feedback on here is NO JOKE!! These are the BEST deal on an acoustic electric out there PERIOD!!Like the others, Mine plays and sounds GREAT!! I get a Very little bit of buzz if strummed hard but it should, The action is nice and low. Most guitars need a setup to play good out of the box, This Guitar comes already factory setup.Have not plugged into an amp with it yet, But am sure it would shine. The tuner on these is superb and super easy to use. The whole screen turns green when your in tune. Paint is different then what I am used to on Acoustics but serves it purpose. Does look good, Just dull(Worn finish) instead of mirror shiny like the usual gloss. The unfinished feel of the neck is GREAT and is comfortable. No sharp fret ends. And the icing on the cake is the NICE Hard shell case it comes with. Its no Martin or Taylor, But for the price, It will hold its own against guitars costing 2-3 times what this costs. And then some. It's worth every penny paid for it!!!!

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                5.0

                Best Possible Deal for the Price

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                      Comments about Alvarez RD12CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                      I got my acoustic-electric Alvarez dirt cheap at the August warehouse sale. You can't ask for a better deal. It is a precise, easy-to-play instrument. It has good tuning keys. The on-board tuner is the best electronic tuner I have ever owned, and the pickup and equalizer are just fine. It came from the factory completely set up with a precise, easy action and a straight neck. It came with a nice-looking and protective wooden case. I rarely write reviews of purchases, but I would encourage anyone who wants a good instrument at a rock-bottom price to buy this guitar, that is if the quality control is consistent and most of them come out as well as the one I was fortunate enough to get.

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                      5.0

                      First Guitar

                      Pros

                      • BEAUTIFUL
                      • Light
                      • price

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Alvarez RD12CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                          This is my first observation of my very first owned guitar. The last time I played one was in middle school class (30+ years ago) and off and on thought about purchasing one. So I finally pulled the trigger when I learned of this awesome Aug sale on their gear and am very glad that I had.

                          Delivery was quick; ordered on Monday and delivered on Friday. Unboxing it revealed a very nice black and sturdy case. Inside the case, the guitar is beautiful looking and nicely protected. One feature on this guitar that differs from the description is that it came with the model SYS250 preamp 4-band EQ and tuner with a backlit LCD screen instead of the model S300T.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Mine Plays Great

                          By DustyStrat

                          from Wa State

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • At Least Fair Electronics
                          • Good action
                          • Good Harmonics
                          • price

                          Cons

                          • Maybe The Fret Wire

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Alvarez RD12CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                            I'm not a beginner and have guitars that I worry about getting roughed up so really don't keep out where I can work on a quick lick. This is a very playable guitar that I don't really need to worry about scratching... Too much.

                            I used it mic'd on a couple tracks I was working on and they came out great. The only thing I did to it was to polish the fret wire a little as it was just a little noisy when bending.

                            The electronics sound good through my studio PA but I don't play much live anymore so that doesn't really matter too much to me. The tuner seems okay too.

                            At sale price, I can't imagine a better entry level deal. Looking around at a several different online stores, most of them are charging almost double the price. I would definitely recommend it to friend starting out rather than some of the other entry guitars out there that look pretty, but aren't really playable in my opinion.

                            Having said the above, I prescribe to the theory that all mass produced guitars are like anything else. The margin of tolerances (particularly on a guitar neck) can vary quite a bit and you'll get one that hits, one that misses, or one that you can live with. Mine hit. Even other super cheap guitar makers can (by accident) assemble a guitar with good action and harmonics once and a while.

                            Are all the Alvarez RD12CE's homeruns? not sure, but I'm happy.

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                            5.0

                            Great deal !!!!

                            By Fryle

                            from Quad Cities USA

                            Verified Buyer

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                                  Comments about Alvarez RD12CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                                  My friend was hosting an acoustic G the same night that I got this. Straight out of the box I took it there and played several songs. It was in tune, great sound quality and I recommended it to all !!! Everyone was impressed.

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                                  5.0

                                  Don't let the price fool you.

                                  By Bill

                                  from Detroit

                                  Pros

                                  • Electronics Are Very Nice
                                  • great setup
                                  • Hard Case
                                  • Stays in tune

                                  Cons

                                  • Wiring A Bit Messy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • All Rounder
                                  • Play Or Work

                                  Comments about Alvarez RD12CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                                  Buy this guitar. Can't go wrong.

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                                  5.0

                                  Fantastic Quality for A begginer.

                                  By bigdenz

                                  from sodus new york

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                                        Comments about Alvarez RD12CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                                        I Love Mine

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                                        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        My first guitar..Excellent

                                        Pros

                                        • Bright
                                        • Electronics
                                        • Resonance
                                        • Sustain

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Gigging
                                          • Practice

                                          Comments about Alvarez RD12CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                                          This was my first guitar. I still miss it. It has was misplaced by my brother a few years ago. I recommend this to anyone, beginner or veteran. It sounds great, and can really take a beating from a novice.

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