Re: alcivar guitars
I think Alcivar was another brand made in the Ibanez factory (Fuji Gen Gakki), the same people that makes Ibanez, Memphis, Fender Heartfields, Antoria, Penco, etc.
The reason I think this is because I came across an Alcivar jazz box that was exactly the same as the Ibanez GB 10 (George Benson)except for the name on the headstock. The workmanship was impeccable. The same factory currently produces upscale Epiphones ( costing $ 2,000, not the cheaper Korean models) Apparently, and unfortunately, this factory is slated to be closed.
As far as quality, most Japanese guitars from the 80's were as good or better than the originals they copied; they were inexpensive but they were not "cheap".
I hope this shed some light.