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Alvarez Masterworks MD65CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Nothing can really match a guitar made from all-solid wood. The deflection of the notes is quicker, the quality of the note is better and the sound o...Click To Read More About This Product

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A beautifully voiced guitar made from all-solid AA Western red cedar paired with solid African mahogany body.

Nothing can really match a guitar made from all-solid wood. The deflection of the notes is quicker, the quality of the note is better and the sound of your guitar will improve as it ages.


Alvarez Masterworks are great guitars, seriously powerful and responsive and now built with Ibanez's own FSTM bracing system, their sound is even more refined and articulate. FSTM is a forward shifted X brace design. Both X braces and asymmetric tone bars are considerately scalloped to displace the vibrational energy and help create a strong and fluid tone and response. 

The sound is warm, open and clear, and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. Balance across the strings is important to the professional artist and Masterworks achieves this while offering the dynamic range and volume needed to help optimize the relationship between the player and the instrument.

SYS650 Pickup System
The SYS650 is a dual pickup system incorporating one UST (under saddle transducer) and an AST (acoustic soundboard transducer) placed under the soundboard, the amplified sound can be blended between the two pickups to find subtle changes in response for lead, picking or rhythm work.

The SYS650 has a fully chromatic, precision tuner with backlit LCD screen; 3-bands of rotary EQ and a notch filter that helps eliminate feedback while minimizing degradation of the overall sound. 

Hardshell case included.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid AA Western Red Cedar
  • Back & sides: Solid African Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: FSTM - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Info not available
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Neck finish: Semi-gloss
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: B-BAND
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: Notch
  • Tuner: Yes
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Premium Chrome Die-Cast
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Real Bone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: China

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AlvarezMasterworks MD65CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)

Reviewed by 5 customers

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5.0

Top Quality Solid Wood Geetar

By broke back Martin

from Germany

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comes with a Hard Case
  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alvarez Masterworks MD65CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      First I have six Alvarez and I have traded and sold my Epiphone acoustics and Taks to get these guitars. Why? The Alvarez are simply superior to the Ibanez, Taks, Epi's Mitchells, fenders, and and some Taylors. The Alvarez were on par with the Guild, Gibson and Martin. I wanted to buy a Taylor and found the Alvarez sounded better was a solid wood and a lot more guitar for the investment. I am downsizing and I will keep the Alvarez.

       
      5.0

      The best tone I have ever heard

      By Dr.D

      from virginia

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Alvarez Masterworks MD65CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I have always loved the action and feel of a good Alvarez but the playability and tone of this one is outstanding. Sustain , natural reverb are amazing and a duel pick up system that controls on stage amp feed back.
      Find a way to play one and you will be amazed to

       
      5.0

      I love this guitar!

      By Max

      from Minneapolis

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Masterworks MD65CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This wonderful instrument is now my "go to" for live performance. Elegant all the way around (visually and sonically). The Masterworks line is really high quality, and the value is exceptional. Also, I anticipate this guitar aging extremely well.

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar!

      By seanerbeaner

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Alvarez Masterworks MD65CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I rarely write reviews however this was an exceptional sounding and playing guitar , especially for the relatively low cost. I have been lucky enough to own several hundred acoustic guitars in my past 51 years. Although Im an old geezer, my experience includes very expensive acoustics to lower priced ones. This guitar is one of the cheapest guitars Ive owned. It is an exceptional value and the case is decent but not great. Easy to play. Slightly wide nut. The high E is a tad subdued due to cedar top however this is expected with cedar. A real joy to behold and play. I highly recommend it for the low cost.

         
        3.0

        Great looks, better sound until It Broke

        By Geetar Dude

        from West Palm Beach

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Alvarez Masterworks MD65CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        the guitar bracing came loose and the top being cedar split along the bridge down the top. The repair cost is seven big ones and this was my favorite guitar with on 11's on it. It looked great and sounded better. Now I have parts for another guitar this one is finished even with the repair it will not sound the same. I guess I have firewood !!!
        I wish Alvarez would repair it but i cannot find my receipt I have had this guitar longer than the print on my receipt lasted. Perhaps, It is the cost of buying a Chinese instrument with a Spanish name. I have an old Martin D-15 and paid the same price for it and there are no problems...go figure. I still love the sound of this guitar.

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