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Alvarez Blues51E/TSB Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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Product Price $531.16
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Built in 1927, US Route 51 has a history forever linked with jazz and blues music. It was the road that many travelling musicians used to make their...Click To Read More About This Product

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An ode to the roots of American blues with L.R. Baggs pickup for the modern player.

Built in 1927, US Route 51 has a history forever linked with jazz and blues music. It was the road that many travelling musicians used to make their living, playing gigs between cities such as Jackson, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee, hotbeds of the American soundscape at the time.

Inspired by the musicians that have travelled this road and contributed to the evolution of music today, Alvarez created the Blues51. This arched back designed acoustic combines a solid A+ Sitka spruce top with a rosewood body, neck and fingerboard to give you a more sweeping frequency range, ideal for reaching all the emotive notes needed to express your feelings. The high gloss tobacco sunburst finish adds to it's vintage appeal and will help it last for years. Best of all, it comes with an L.R. Baggs VTC pickup to capture every nuance when you are ready to literally plug in to your musical mood.

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Body type: Blues
Cutaway: Non cutaway
Top wood: Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Rosewood
Bracing pattern: Back shifted, scalloped X
Body finish: High Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: V
Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 24.84 in.
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: High Gloss
Pickup/preamp: Yes
Brand: L.R. Baggs
Configuration: Undersaddle pickup
Preamp EQ: No
Feedback filter: No
Tuner: No
Headstock overlay: Rosewood
Tuning machines: Premium Open Gear Chrome
Bridge: Rosewood
Saddle & nut: Real Bone
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Body finish
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China

Order this vintage-inspired creation to create your modern blues masterpieces.


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AlvarezBlues51E/TSB Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Great deal

By Mike

from Atlanta

Comments about Alvarez Blues51E/TSB Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I give this 5 stars because for the money it is a great guitar. I bought mine from a local dealer about 5 months ago and I play it all the time. I've played other guitars of the same style, the Martin Black Smoke, the Waterloo, a Gibson blues model and those are all great guitars but they cost at least 4 times as much and they are not 4 times better. For the money you can't beat it. Mine's a keeper.

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Excellent instrument!

By Clint

from Oklahoma

Comments about Alvarez Blues51E/TSB Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I use this guitar for solo gigs. I raised the action just a bit for bottleneck playing. It's a keeper for sure. I've bought a few guitars that were allegedly "great bang for the buck" but the quality of the sound that this thing's really quite astounding what Alvarez has done.

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You don't see many of these nowadays

By Blue

from Denmark

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


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Alvarez Blues51E/TSB Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This is the perfect guitar for me. A little bit like playing a spanish guitar, which I'm also happy with.

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