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Alvarez RD20S12 Regent Series Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar  

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A great price on a fabulous full-bodied 12 string!

Alvarez has a distinguished reputation for providing extremely high-quality instruments at very accommodating prices. This Regent Series RD20S makes traditional Alvarez craftsmanship available to non-rich guitarists with a genuine solid Sitka spruce top with timbre that improves the longer you play it. Mahogany back and sides plus genuine rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Top binding and an original bridge shape combine with chrome die cast tuners and a unique pickguard design to make a visually stunning guitar.

  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Chrome die cast tuners
  • Dreadnought body style

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Pretty Cool.

By PrsFreak

from Los Angeles

I just got this guitar in the mail today, and i have to say it was worth the money. It has a very warm tone that is not matched by other small brands such as Ibanez and Yamaha. Of course a Martin or Taylor will give you a slightly warmer tone, but the differnce in my opinion is almost negligible. The guitar itself is visually stunning to look at, and has extremely easy action. However, this 12 string has more space in between each string than almost any guitar of any sort that i have ever seen, making it difficult to play (especially for those with small hands). Overall, this guitar is of great value for almost anyone with reletively large hands. I personally use it for an acoustic rock band that i play in, but it would work for pretty much anything. I recommend this guitar over most other 12 string acoustics, and all other 12 string acoustics anywhere near this price range.


Wonderful Starter Guitar

By Ike LIetzau

from Groveland, FL

I am new to this and I purchased the Alveraz RD20S12 and found that it is easier to play then a 6 string. The frets are so close to the strings that it makes it very soft to play and the sound is really dreamy. It holds a tune very well and is just plain Great to play. It is a great price too.


What a deal!

By Jim T-jCZR9

from Canada

I got this a few months ago. This guitar has great tone, excellent action and beautiful feel regardless of price. Now, remember the price and you immediately are satisfied with the value for money. This guitar looks and sounds great. I've been playing guitar for 26 years and this is one of the better values I've come across.


1/4th the price, 10 times the sound

By Shannon N.

from Grass Valley, CA

I spent years looking for "just the right sound" in a guitar. I played several very expensive brands, thinking that "you get what you pay for". Well...this guitar is quite the exception to that old adage. As soon as I picked it up and just strummed it open...I was hooked. The sound was fuller and warmer than any of the Martins or Taylors or Takamines that I had played before. This one was a keeper. I play it every day and it has always provided a rich, full, harp-like sound that I never get tired of hearing. The action is extremely low, yet there is no buzzing. I find that it stays in tune quite well, requiring only the slightest adjustments. I love this guitar!!


Great 12 string at a very low price

By MusicMan-123

from Frederick, MD

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I bought this guitar about a year ago and fell in love with it as soon as I picked it up. It has the warmest tone of any 12 stings that cost much more. The action was great. Very easy guitar to play. No issues at all.


Love it

By kmusic4u

from Flagstaff, AZ

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I thought I was just picking up an affordable used 12 string (4 years old)to mess around with. I love this guitar and don't see any reason to get another. Previous owner added a pickup and it sounds great plugged or unplugged. Easy action, for a 12.


ANother great guitar

By waddayano

from St. LOuis

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I purchased this guitar used almost 12 years ago and fell in love with the sound. It is easy to play, nice looking and has a remarkable sound. The fit and finish is excellent. Why would anyone spend more money on another brand guitar that is at the very best just as good as this one?


Very nice for the price

By Kreed632

from Conway, SC

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I played this guitar today at a local music store. For most acoustics in this price range, usually tone and playability suffer. However, this guitar played very nicely and has a warm tone. I was very impressed by the low action, expecially for a 12 string. This guitar plays as good as a $800 Takamine I bought about ten years ago. Great value!


This guitar is a keeper

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have owned this guitar for about 2 years now and the sound just keeps getting better with age! I wanted to have a solid top 12 string and this played smooth and bright. The fretboard has good action all the way around and produces a full bodied sound. I have played on other 12 string models like Martin and Taylor but Alvarez really has become one of the preeminant guitar makers for acoustic music. If you buy this guitar you will not be disappointed. The price is a good medium range with a sound of a much more expensive guitar. Happy playing!


They could double the price!

By 320kbps

from Oregon

I bought this guitar about a year ago and it blows my mind every time I play it! They could seriously double the price on this guitar and it would still be worth it. The action is low, but it never buzzes. The sound is very clean and warm and it has that rich, full sound that Alvarez is known for, but you don't have to pay thousands to get it! If you are considering this guitar - buy it!


My Search Has Ended

By TJE8585

from Newburgh, NY

I fell in love with 12 strings when I saw the jimi hendrix DVD where he plays "hear my train a commin" I then spent 4 YEARS searching for a decently priced 12 string with the same sound. My search ended 2 months ago when I walked into my local music store and picked up this alvarez. It is exactly what I was looking for. I didnt have all the money on me so I put it on layaway and 3 days later it was mine. I have played it everyday since and everyday I love it more and more. If you are looking and have the means then I defanitly recomend this guitar.


Great Value

By KingstonTrioGuy

from Houston, TX

I have owned this guitar for about a year now and have loved every minute with it. The action is very smooth and the tone is great. It plays every bit as well as some much more expensive Takamines I have tried. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a solid 12-string acoustic.



By guitardogsemperfi

from Iwakuni Japan, or Littleton CO

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I just got this guitar in today, and so far I am a very happy man. The action on this thing is sick! Its lower than my Gibson Les Paul SG, and my Blueridge, infact I think this is the lowest action on a guitar I have ever seen. It doesn't rattle at all either like you think a guitar would with such low action. The strings are like a baby's bottom. I think somebody made a typo when they priced out this guitar. Ive played much more expensive ones that sounded just as good, but were not as easy to play. The only thing that you have to get used to is the neck being a little wider than a 6 but after about 10 minutes of playing you should be able to cope with it. Finger picking is difficult of course, but I don't see too many people picking at a 12 string. You can waste your money with something else, or you can buy this, its not my money, but thats what I would do... again.


Beginner's Guitar?

By M.K. Walker

from Santa Babara, CA

If this is what they were building for beginners, what in the world are they making for professionals? I own four guitars, and this is the most precious axe in my possesion. Alvarez Rules!

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