ALVAREZ MASTERWORKS MDA66SHB

SOLID MAHOGANY DREADNOUGHT, SHADOWBURST GLOSS FINISH

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This stunning dreadnought offers simply incredible craftsmanship, tone and beauty. Our flawless Shadowburst finish looks fantastic over the solid mahogany top and the hand crafted Paua abalone purfling frames the body beautifully.

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

After 50 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of our culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes. Our tone woods are carefully cured; our components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques we use are continually researched and developed, and our tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively sound box.

This caring approach to development comes from one simple goal: To deliver the best guitars in the market at every price point, instruments that are truly amazing value and offer a fantastic player experience.

We believe our Masterworks Series is the best value all solid guitar line in the market today. Their specification is incredibly high in relation to their cost and they perform as all solid professional guitars should, with fantastic response and projection.

The term “all solid” of course refers to the guitar top, back and sides being made of solid wood rather than laminated.

However, just because the guitar is made of all solid tonewood, it only performs to its full potential when it is designed to get the best out of its materials and components. As the tops we use in Masterworks are very high quality we can make them a little thinner to heighten vibration. The radius of both the top and back are also refined to help increase volume.

Each guitar is designed to get the best out if its components, and for them to work together. These components include our FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood bridge, real bone nut and saddle, carefully seasoned tonewood and a thin finish.

FST2 is a forward shifted X brace design, this means the axis of the X is closer to the sound hole and therefore creates a larger soundboard area allowing for more energy and vibration to be harnessed. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped. The scalloping design was the result of years of continual development in our Yairi workshops.

The Masterworks personality is open and powerful. FST2 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.

All of our tops are selected by our team and graded independently of our suppliers. If it isn’t worthy, we won’t use it. Top quality in Masterworks is at least AA grade.

Along with a more angled headstock, our bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to our sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.

Masterworks Series also demonstrates our great finishing capabilities; the gloss models have a clear deep shine from a finish that is applied as thinly as possible, again to help optimize tone.


KEY FEATURES

Series : Alvarez Masterworks

Top Wood : Solid African Mahogany

Back & Sides Wood : Solid African Mahogany

Shape : Dreadnought

Neck : One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish

Bracing System : FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X

Bridge : Bi-Level Pau Ferro/Indian Laurel

Inlays : Paua Abalone & Mother of Pearl

Purfling1.5mm Paua Abalone

Fingerboard : Pau Ferro / Indian Laurel, 12th Fret Inlay

Headstock Plate : Rosewood

Nut & Saddle : Real Bone

Tuner : Premium Die Cast Gold w/Ebony Buttons

Binding : Acacia

Bridge Pins : Ebony

Strings : D’Addario EXP

Accessory : Alvarez Hardshell Wood Case (USA Only)


DIMENSIONS

Overall Length (mm)1042

Body Width (mm)395

Body Depth at Heel (mm)100

Body Depth at Base (mm)124

Scale (mm)648

Scale (inches)25 1/2"

Number of frets21

Nut Width (mm)44.45

Nut Width (inches)1 3/4"


PRODUCT MATERIALS

SeriesAlvarez Masterworks

Top WoodSolid African Mahogany

Top FinishShadowburst/Gloss

Back & Sides WoodSolid African Mahogany


ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Neck Joint : Dovetail

Neck Meets Body : 14th Fret

Number of Frets : 21

ConditionBrand New (New)
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Brand
Model
  • MDA66SHB Masterworks Dreadnought
Categories
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Dreadnought
Top Material
  • Mahogany
Back Material
  • Mahogany
Sides Material
  • Mahogany

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