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Alvarez RD16CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar  

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

The Alvarez RD16CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway is a serious guitar and constructed using many of the same components and techniques used in building their higher-end instruments. It sounds and plays superbly well and is a classi- looking dreadnought.

The RD16CE has a spruce top and mahogany back and sides, classic tonewoods that generate a warm and well-balanced tone. 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.

This acoustic-electric version features a preamp with a 3-band EQ and built-in tuner, and is equally at home both on and off stage.

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 also 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.

Comes with the Alvarez Limited Lifetime Warranty. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar
  • 3-band EQ with 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
  • D'Addario EXP Strings
  • Case sold separately

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

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AlvarezRD16CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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83%

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      excellent value

      First of all I was impressed with how beautiful the wood on the this guitar was/is. Very amber top and you can see the grain of the wood. I love the satin...Read complete review

      First of all I was impressed with how beautiful the wood on the this guitar was/is. Very amber top and you can see the grain of the wood. I love the satin neck. My hands are clammy and the satin makes it easy to move my hand. Nice low action. Very easy to fret. I was impressed that a quality control tag came with the guitar with measurements on both E strings at the 1st and 12th frets, and initialed by two people. That shows me they pay attention to it before shipping. It has a fret buzz on the A string at the 2nd and 3rd frets. Easy fix though. The electronics and built in tuner are very good. There is a battery slot on the outside of the body by the amp input. Great tone. I am very excited about the quality of this guitar for this price. Very happy.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Alvarez RD16CE Acoustic Cutaway

      Unfortunately, if a guitar is not playable, I have to give it the thumbs down.

      It's a shame because I love Alvarez's. I bought a different RC16CE for my son...Read complete review

      Unfortunately, if a guitar is not playable, I have to give it the thumbs down.

      It's a shame because I love Alvarez's. I bought a different RC16CE for my son from a local music shop, but I tried it (and several other guitars) out in person before buying it. I highly recommend playing/inspecting a guitar in person, before buying them. in particular, the quality can vary greatly for acoustics.
      Unfortunately, the guitar I received was not playable. It buzzed terribly, especially on the top 3 frets and top 3 strings, and the intonation had some problems. The finish was peeling badly on a 2 - 3 inch area of the backside, and there were some other visual indications that the guitar just wasn't made well.
      If it's not playable, it's not worth anything.

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      5.0

      Awesome Guitar

      By Big Ray

      from Hobart/IN

      Pros

      • Light Weight Easy To Play

      Cons

      • I Wish They Had Other Col

      Best Uses

      • all the time

      Comments about Alvarez RD16CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

      Hello everyone I've been playing guitar on and off for almost 25 years. I've was in the market recently and was looking for a really decent guitar to play at church or at home with family and friends. Something that wasn't really expensive, but played easy and sounded good. I looked online for weeks and was in a Guitar store a bunch of times not far from where I lived playing everything that was in my budget. I figured I could find something decent. I saw a guitar online that was in my budget and was just a beautiful looking guitar. When I finally received it I was extremely disappointed. I change the guitar strings had the neck fixed cause it was bowed and it was still not what I wanted. So I was on the hunt again. I traveled to a different Guitar store like an hour from me and began playing what they had in my budget. Unfortunately I have a Martin and Taylor taste on a Mitchell budget. I narrowed it down to three guitars. 2 Fenders and the Alvarez RD16CE that was sitting at the very top. I had to get a ladder just to get it. After playing all three for like 3 hours I kept picking up the Alvarez and could not believe how easy it played and how great it sounded. I was also impressed that it had a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The Fender and the Alvarez were identical. Size, sound, wood and the playability. I chose to go with the Alvarez, the color was much nicer and it was less. If you're looking for a great sounding and playing guitar at a low budget check this one out. It just might surprise you. Again this was my experience don't know about anyone else. Hope it helps thanx for looking.

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      5.0

      Very Fine Guitar For Very Little Money

      By Rob

      from Cooper City, FL

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            Comments about Alvarez RD16CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

            It is an excellent guitar, for what I paid, and it was a Stupid Deal, excellent purchase, very happy!!!!

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            4.0

            Solid Guitar at this price

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                  Comments about Alvarez RD16CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                  I have been playing for 20+ years and bought this for my nephew's first guitar. I wasn't sure what to expect from such an inexpensive guitar, but I was most pleasantly surprised! I had the guitar shipped to me so I could set it up, change strings, etc., but to my shock, it emerged from it's cardboard box in fantastic playing shape. Bright, resonant, intonated, with a really good action and feel to it. The electronics are satisfactory (again, for the price) and the tuner is accurate and works well. I checked it against my strobe tuner, and it's pretty close! Now, for the kicker: I got this on the SDOTD promo for and even better deal! This is darn good guitar! Fit and finish are commendable, playability is good, and sound is not bad at all! I am very pleased with this guitar! And I also grabbed the MF Dreadnought Hard Case, which fits perfectly! Merry Christmas!

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Better then great

                  By The Old Rocker

                  from Steubenville ,Ohio

                  Pros

                  • BEAUTIFUL
                  • Easy to play
                  • Great tone

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • I Use It For All My Gigs

                  Comments about Alvarez RD16CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                  I am a gigging musician and do a lot of dinner shows. I use this guitar all the time. I have a $2500 Martin and hardly ever use it. The Alvarez RD16CE tone is great, smooth and easy on the ears. The fingering is great and plays like butter. I cannot say enough about this guitar. I absolutely love it. If you get a good one you won't be disappointed.

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                  5.0

                  good entry or backup guiter

                  By BJ

                  from northern WI

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good sound
                  • Pretty
                  • Very Good Electronics

                  Cons

                  • Lighter Strings Needed

                  Best Uses

                  • Back up
                  • Jamming
                  • Live Preformance
                  • Practice

                  Comments about Alvarez RD16CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                  I didn't expect much when buying this. boy was I surprised. well made, good wood, no finish flaws. really good sound. excellent electronics and tuner for such an inexpensive guitar. looking at the price today, I got an outstanding deal when I bought mine, half the price.

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                  5.0

                  GREAT!

                  Pros

                  • Built In Digital Tuner
                  • Looks good
                  • Plays Well
                  • Stays in tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Alvarez RD16CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                      A great value. Well constructed. Great tone. Stays tuned. The intonation is perfect with factory set up. Very pleased. I would recommend this.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing guitar

                      Pros

                      • Handles great
                      • Looks great
                      • Plays Very Good
                      • Sounds Terrific
                      • Stays in tune
                      • Very Nice Tuner

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Any Entertainment
                      • Practice
                      • Stage Shows

                      Comments about Alvarez RD16CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                      I was blown away when I opened the box it came in. A very nice instrument!!I found no fret burrs, no string buzz, no loose tuning keys & no blemishes. The action was a bit higher than I prefer, but that was very easy to fix by adjusting the neck. It sounds great, plugged & unplugged. Well worth the money.

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                      5.0

                      RD16CE REGENT SERIES Sunburst

                      By E-sharp

                      from Boise, ID

                      Pros

                      • Good finish
                      • nice set up
                      • Very Playable

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Playing

                      Comments about Alvarez RD16CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                      First of all quality vs. price is unbeatable. Finish and intonation are perfect as well. Guitar is very well and solid built. Nice mid mild sound without too much bass. I played guitar today for 3 hours after getting it delivered and Alvarez sure hit a ten with this guitar.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      very nice looking and [playing guitar bu

                      By Tucknfoldman

                      from West Palm Beach, Florida

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                      Pros

                      • Looks
                      • Playability
                      • Quality of materials

                      Cons

                      • Tone
                      • Volume

                      Best Uses

                      • Beach Guitar
                      • Practice

                      Comments about Alvarez RD16CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                      not a bad guitar just an average player with good looks and playbility and poor tone and lacks volume. But a good price and the pick up system is decent with a tuner!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Alvarez Nice!

                      By Guitarfan

                      from Old Bethpage, NY

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                      Pros

                      • Egualizer And Tuner
                      • Excellent Value
                      • Great neck
                      • Nice action
                      • Sweet Sound

                      Cons

                      • Came With A Few Blemishes

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Alvarez RD16CE Regent Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar:

                        Great value for the money. Well built, great sound, nice feel. Sounds great electrified or accoustic.

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