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    A value-packed guitar with full-scale neck, spruce top and mahogany back & sides.

    The Alvarez RF12 Regent Series Folk/OOO Size Acoustic is a great sounding guitar and comes with a hardshell wood case. It has a spruce top and mahogany back and sides, classic tonewoods that generate a warm and well-balanced tone. The neck profile on the Regent Series is 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. It's 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. It comes with premium die-cast tuners that deliver tuning stability.

    Features

    • Comfortable body size for younger and older players
    • Resonant spruce top for a lively sound
    • Dark mahogany back and sides
    • Alvarez bi-level rosewood bridge adds perfect intonation
    • Includes hardshell case

    Grab a perfectly constructed, great sounding folk guitar for a song. Order today.

     

    RF12 Regent Series Folk/OOO Size Acoustic Guitar Specifications:

    • Spruce top
    • Mahogany back and sides
    • Alvarez bi-level rosewood bridge
    • Mahogany neck
    • C neck shape
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • 25.25" scale length
    • 1-11/16" (43mm) nut width
    • 20 frets
    • 10" neck radius
    • Flawless, electrostatic satin finish
    • Dovetail neck joint
    • PPS nut and saddle
    • Die-cast chrome tuners
    • D'Aaddario EXP Strings
    • Includes hardshell wood case
    • Spruce top
    • Mahogany back and sides
    • Alvarez bi-level rosewood bridge
    • Mahogany neck
    • C neck shape
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • 25.25" scale length
    • 1-11/16" (43mm) nut width
    • 20 frets
    • 10" neck radius
    • Flawless, electrostatic satin finish
    • Dovetail neck joint
    • PPS nut and saddle
    • Die-cast chrome tuners
    • D'Aaddario EXP Strings
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    AlvarezRF12 Regent Series Folk/OOO Size Acoustic Guitar
     
    4.5

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good feel (9)
    • Fun to play (7)
    • Good audio (7)
    • Stays in tune (6)
    • Consistent (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (10)
      • Jamming (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (6), Novice (3)

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      4.0

      Afforable Quality!

      By StevieC

      from Oxford, AL

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Looks Expensive
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Alvarez RF12 Regent Series Folk/OOO Size Acoustic Guitar:

      In tune out of the box and a beautiful finish. Sounds great also.

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      4.0

      A Little Jewel

      By Pickin Papa

      from Northern California

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Flawless Finish
      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune
      • Very Playable
      • Well Dressed Frets

      Cons

      • Required A Set-up

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Alvarez RF12 Regent Series Folk/OOO Size Acoustic Guitar:

      An ultra bargain! Started out with a buzzing fret & somewhat hard to play. Fortunately I know how to set-up guitars & did so. Required minor changes and filing all nut grooves. Installed .010 Martin strings and now this little jewel plays easily. This guitar was purchased to practice fingerstyle and the size suits that perfectly. I've been practicing at least a couple hours daily since purchase and the wood is already opening up & sound improving, especially the base strings. I was amazed at the quality of the included case. This would be a great guitar for a beginner.

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      5.0

      A gift for my grandson

      By Wirechoirmaster

      from Elko nv

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • An Excellent Price
      • Fun To Play
      • Great Case
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • School Guitar Class

        Comments about Alvarez RF12 Regent Series Folk/OOO Size Acoustic Guitar:

        After reading other reviews and researching the Alvarez company, I felt this would be the perfect "first time" guitar for my grandson. He loves it and the wooden case is very protective for the school bus ride to high school

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        4.0

        Good for the price, needed a bit of work

        By Hamstorm

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alvarez RF12 Regent Series Folk/OOO Size Acoustic Guitar:

            I bought this guitar mainly for my 12 year old son who has expressed interest in learning the instrument. Upon receiving it, I noticed the action was sky high. The QA card in the case listed the action height at the first and 12th frets, but the 12th fret action was at least double. The truss rod appeared to be adjusted properly. Playing it wasn't pleasant with this setup. It comes with an extra plastic saddle, so I sanded the base on one till it just barely stuck out above the bridge. Much better. I also restrung it with some lighter strings to make it a bit easier for my son starting out. The stock ones sounded pretty good. I took it to my dad who has been playing for 40+ years, and he was impressed. He thought the nut could use a bit of filing in the slots to bring it down a bit, but that was his only complaint. Looks good for the most part, but if I look closely I can see some minor cosmetic issues, nothing that affects playability. Fretwork is ok, no sharp edges, no buzzing. The included case is actually very nice. Overall, a very nice basic instrument for anyone looking to start, or just needing a backup or a beater guitar.

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            4.0

            RF12 Sweet 000

            By jopocampe

            from PA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Alvarez RF12 Regent Series Folk/OOO Size Acoustic Guitar:

              Sadly my Martin D-28 is in for a repair and I wanted to have a guitar to play while it was gone. The low price, 000 size and solid tone woods were deciding factors. I figured if it was junk, I'd just return it. I have to say I am very happy with this guitar! After tuning it up I noticed the neck had a lot of relief. The truss rod was not engaged at all so I gave it a full turn and straightened out the neck. Action is low and no fret buzz. Very pleased with this guitar.
              Would recommend to a friend.

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              5.0

              Great Balance and Projection for Price

              By feelingalivetoday

              from In the woods of NorCal

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Alvarez RF12 Regent Series Folk/OOO Size Acoustic Guitar:

                Received the guitar about an hour ago and a day early. Almost in tune right out of the case. The neck is straight, the inlays are nice and flush with the fingerboard, the frets are level and smooth. Very happy with the quality of the finish and overall appearance. It plays very well, the notes are clear across the register and project well. The harmonics I'm hearing off the stock strings are pleasingly surprising. It sounds like a new acoustic and I'm assuming it will season with time. I would definately recommend one to anyone looking for a good quality, low priced and fun to play acoustic.

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                4.0

                Great small-body guitar

                By MarkLee23

                from Alperetta, GA

                About Me Experienced

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                Pros

                • COMFORTABLE
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Sound Projection

                Cons

                • Case Handle
                • Plunking Sound

                Best Uses

                • Fingerpicking Or Classic
                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Strumming Or Rhythm

                Comments about Alvarez RF12 Regent Series Folk/OOO Size Acoustic Guitar:

                For starters, this Alverez is one beautiful guitar. The design is very nice, the finish is smooth.

                The body is a comfortable size. Projects great sound. The mohogany back and the spruce top combine a warm sound with a loud voice.
                The neck plays nice and easy. The action was nice and low, without any buzz that I could find. Intonation seemed just fine to my ears.

                As I mentioned above, the sound is very warm. The bass is welcoming, although not the best. (It's not a dreadnaught, so it's about what I expected.) The high end rings out well, but isn't the brightest. Honestly, the mid-range to this guitar is among the best I have ever heard. The D and G strings are this guitars best. They sound beautiful.
                Unfortunately, though, I did notice an occasional plunking sound when playing melody. Nothing incredibly bad for the price range, though.

                On the guitar itself I give a 4.5 out of 5. If it weren't for the plunking, a perfect 5.

                The case: A sturdy wooden case, with the brand name printed right on the top. A general policy of mine: If the manufacture puts their name in bold print right on the front, they aren't ashamed of the product.
                The pocket for accesories (Picks, capos, etc.) is a good size.
                Offers good protection, nice and soft on the inside.
                My one problem is that the handle seems flimsy. I'm not sure how long it will last.

                Case: 4.5.

                Bottom line: I would miss it if I lost it. I might even upgrade to an acoustic-electric version. I enjoy the guitar. It is well worth what I paid. Great beginner guitar, or if you are looking to buy a small guitar for students.

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                4.0

                Nice starter guitar

                By edtopeka

                from Topeka, Kansas

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Feel
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Alvarez RF12 Regent Series Folk/OOO Size Acoustic Guitar:

                  Introducing my 5 grand Boys, 2-8 years old to a life time of enjoyment playing the guitar, without them playing my D-28. The guitar body size will fit the kids great.

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                  5.0

                  Shipped Monday, Arrived Tuesday

                  By EHDWULD

                  from Deep South

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Great Feeling Neck
                  • Rich Sound

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Alvarez RF12 Regent Series Folk/OOO Size Acoustic Guitar:

                  arrived today
                  brought the strings up to pitch and it was ready to play
                  sounded as well as any new acoustic would
                  as it is played it should stretch out
                  like my Martin did

                  came in a case with a truss wrench, Spare bridge pin, bridge, and two shims for the bridge piece

                  for the price it is incredible

                  I only wish I had gotten the acoustic/electric version

                  oh and I did run over to my friends house and encourage him to get one too
                  seriously
                  just straight on over
                  "hey dude look at this score...."

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                  5.0

                  Well crafted acoustic guitar

                  By mmalan

                  from Fort Walton Beach, FL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Alvarez RF12 Regent Series Folk/OOO Size Acoustic Guitar:

                    This is well worth it. It has good feel and acoustic resonance. It is crafted with quality wood. I like the smaller folk size too. And another plus is it comes with a nice wood case.

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