I also have a Fender 24CE that is comperable and lists for $200 less. I'd go for the Alvarez if you want to play plugged in. The preamp in the Fender is crappo
Price: $400.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Online Retailer
Made in Korea I believe. Technically the one I have is a second. It has a slight finish blemish but it's really hard to see and might actually be in the wood.
Very nice playability. This guitar is very sensitive to humidity.
Very nice sound quality for a classical cut/away. Pre-amp works very well.
I don't know, I've had it a year now and play it 2-3 times a week. But I take care of my stuff and don't beat it around.