I've looked at some other guitars. Can't say the name.....can't remember. I just focused on this one because of its sound. I would not even think about buying this one if it were lost, i love this one too much and would never stop looking. This guitar would be better if the colors on the tuners and the wood around it weren't faded. I like this guitar mainly because of its presence. Its everywhere you want it to be and nowhere you don't. The sound can travel down a hall or only around a small room. Everywhere and nowhere is a very good aspect to have with everything. The one thing i don't like about the guitar its in ability to attract girls...its not a very attractive guitar. It looks great as a guitar but not sexy...i dunno...
Where Obtained: Sequoyah High School
My Alvarez is kinda customed. I am in a program at school so i get mine free and the person who had it last kinda worked it up and made it better. The body is a maple(ish) wood and has been repolished to a dark brown with a purple tint.
The neck had been stained black with red dots and the frets peices have been swtched and replaced with turqouise ones. Very nice and is very beautiful. The sound, however has not been altered. It sounded great and still does. It sounds like it has an amp on it but the craftsmenship has perfected it for that certain illusion. When you hook an amp onto it, it sound like a dream.
There are basic controls on this guitar, and the body let's you replace them just as well. I've replaced the strings on this guitar because the strings were too old and brown and didn't sounds right. I replaced them with some ultra light strings. I wanted to be able to tune my guitar up either very low or very high with a warped neck or broken strings or personal injury.. The tuners lock so the strings don't get strumed or bent out of place.
I've put a lot of work into this guitar and so did many other people, perfecting it. The sounds, like i said, has not been changed so i can see and hear how it would sound the day it was made. Excellent guitar.
The main action I like to do on this guitar is fingerpick because it sustains the notes very well and only stops with the birds-eye effect or if I do it. But if your into strumming or something like slipknot (lots of tremelo picking) it's still a good guitar for it.
The style best for me is either Classical or blues. It sounds great on such an enounciating guitar. But i've also played some songs from Nirvana's Greatest hits album and it sounds just as great, It can be very loud if you want it to be. But if your lighty pick it with a pick or your fingers it makes a soft melodic sound. Although it sounds great, A stage would only echo its sound and make it not as good. A studio presence is wonderful because it don't echo and all you hear is pure sound.
I've play this guitar for hours on end and its never fallen out of tune and is very reliable for picking it up and playing it directly without having to tune it. I've accidently dropped it and hit it against a wall a few times and its just as good. No change. Very durable. The Strap is still holding up, tuning is the same, and the strap knob is still in place.
I can take it out of its case which is warm to a cold enviroment and its durable enough to stand it and nothing has happened to it. That's great.
I love everything about this guitar.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $0.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Fogt's, Sarasota, FL
Made in Korea, spruce spruce spruce, 22 frets, 6 strings, volume and tone knob, P90 pickup in neck position, active electronics, P90, natural sunburst, trapeze bridge
Best guitar I've ever played.
Sounds great acoustic or electric. Especially jazz and blues. Very warm. Adding a pickgaurd and possibly a Bigsby.
Seems very durable but I treat her like a baby.