Guitarras Alvarez (the original)

Guitarras Alvarez (the original)

Luthiers Juan Alvarez & Son

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Alvarez 5028 question.

I just acquired an Alvarez 5028
Serial #40290 inside other base of the neck is123055 last number may be a 6 . Other than that it says Alvarez Handmade. Can anyone tell me anything about it?
Oh it was inspected by Yamada not sure of the letter before that name. Thanks for any information or dating you may share!

Model 33939l

I’ve had this guitar since I think late 80s I think. I can’t find it anywhere can
You help me on the value and year. It has a number inside at base of neck 905176

Help Alvarez 5051

I have the 5051 #000061 does anyone know where I can get special repair?

VALUE of Alvarez 5032 - Silver Anniversary 1994

I just purchased an immaculate 1994 Alvarez model number 5032 Silver Anniversary acoustic guitar. At this time there is not a lot of information available online. I reached out directly to Alvarez for value information. They promptly replied that the best they can offer is the 1994 original sales price was $660 and the Alvarez case was $150.

The guitar has a natural finish spruce top with ivory banding, mahogany sides and back with a decorative "split seam" on the back. The neck is darker natural finish mahogany. The headstock has the dual A inlay, the fretboard has dot inlays with a bird inlay at the 12th fret.

The case is navy blue with dark gold Alvarez logo, bright royal blue interior, four brass colored latches, padded carrying handle, one interior compartment.

Alvarez guitar

I just perchased model #RD26SB. And serial #FS130600682 Alvarez would like to know about it. Thanks

Alvarez acoustic/electric

Hi. I have an Alvarez that I love... Acoustic/Electric except somebody removed the inner wiring for amp. Model 5082 and serial # 87009. I need to talk with someone who can tell me how to get the electronics working again. It does have the tuner and the amp plug in it... just no wiring.

This guitar sounds awesome as an acoustic but I need more sound to play with others. Thanks... mary

value of mod 5222

A friend of mine has an Alvarez mod #5222 Ser # 087115 and as no idea what it is worth. Can someone help us?

Alvarez Electric

Serial number 306-0554 can anyone tell me about this guitar

Alvarez 5001

I have a alvarez 5001 in like new condition! What is it worth? I bought it new 1980. Interested in selling it.

alvarez classical model 5001 70's

serial number 109078 what year is it?

Alvarez Regent Model 5220 or 5225 Serial # 0222022

Can anyone give my any information on this guitar? I believe it was given to my father in 1983. It was used when he got it. I would at least like to know the date it was manufactured.


1982 60th anniversary alvarez artist 5041

Hey all a few years back I was scoping for a cheap acoustic to pick around on and I came across an Alvarez Artist 5041 60th anniversary ser.#000630 acoustic electric at a pawn shop and I got it for 30$.Granted the internal pickup wasn't in the guitar it plays better than any Martin or even Taylor over ever tried out.I was wondering what is this guitar valued at?I have no desire to ever part with it as it sounds beautiful but I am curious.Thanks for any input!

Year of Alvarez Dove serial # 3092 model 5025 Spruce top

Rosewood back and sides ,NOT laminate from what I can see. The backs rosewood matches the inside grain of wood. Top is one piece spruce. Has new Klusen tuners,natural finish on top,not sunburst. Tunomatic bridge. Alvarez script logo.Gibson style headstock .
I was told it was one of the first Doves made in Japan circa 1969. Can anyone elaborate on this guitar ? It is very heavy ,so it may be laminated,but wood matches from exterior to interior wood
Plays like a dream,perfect intonation . It is the best acoustic for recording I hVe every owned,absolutely no sustain. Just records chords I.e. Rhythm better than any guitar made. It is not loud at all , this guitar is an anomaly in the studio.
I also own two Martins D-45 and D -42 ... The D 42 blows away the more expensive D 45 and for recording rhythm tracks the Alvarez Dove is better than either Martin.
Contact me if you know about this guitar and serial number (3094 ) made in Japan model 5025. Very fancy large label inside of a classic man plating a lute ?
My e mail is jakobian @ Att. Net

1980 Model 5051

Hi, have a 2-6-1980 made in japan 12 string slm model 5051, serial 42731... wondering what its worth?

Alvarez model 5024/question I haven't seen

I have a model 5024 that I inherited from my dad, Ser number 200422 and date 100687
my question is the dove on the pick guard has only a dove head, and all that I have seen before is of an entire dove
body just wondered if you know anything about this guitar, immaculate condition, it is a joy to play. Any info on why it is so different than others. Also how much is it worth or where can I find price guide for these guitars.

guitar pricing

I have a
alvarez fusion 5080N Purchased around 1995 for 8 to 900.00 dollars that is and electrical accoustic in a hard case in mint condition . The serial number is 97030775 and am wanting to sell it . What would a good price be to list it at. Many thanks hdb

Chitarra don alvarez

Salve ho in possesso una chitarra Don Alvarez 22 m exclusive meazzi model del 1973. Sapete dirmi gentilmente che valore commerciale potrebbe avere in questo momento. Grazie


i bought an alvarez at an action paid 200$ k. yairi c116 model it is sighned under the serial # date is 1980 did i geta deal or not

RE: bought an alvarez at an action paid 200$

Are you joking??!!! If you got a Kazuo Yairi for $200 you need to play the lottery right now!, lol. A Kazuo Yairi Alvarez can be worth thousands! I have seen them priced from $450-$5,000. These fine guitars are made 1 at a time by Japanese guitar luthier Kazuo Yairi (please excuse my spelling). I think Mr. Yairi might be retired now but when he was working he produced some of the worlds finest n most beautiful guitars. Wow I am jealous. In answer to your question ................ Yes sir ....... you got a deal!!

Alvarez Dove

I purchased this guitar in a pawn shop in 1971. Never learned to play very well, only about 10 hours.I'm 67 years old and would consider sellin it. Can't find any serial numbers on it.CHERRY. bEST OFFER OVER 3500.00

alvarez classical guitar

I have an Alvarez classical guitar. The model number is 5006. The serial number is 570. Somebody scratched off the country of origin on the tag. Supposedly it was made in Japan. Could you give me info on this?

alvarez model 5046

alvarez model 5046

This popular thread has been given its own page : alvarez model 5046

5025A 60th ann SLM need info

just like to know lil mo on my alvarez 5025a

Alvarez slm 5025

What would you like to know about it? The guitar was made at St. Louis Music (slm) in the 70's
The same place where Crate amplifiers were made. John Karpowicz was one of the creators of the
crate, however, I don't know who started making the Alvarez at SLM. I think the name was added

Alvarez 5039

My Dad bought a Alvarez 5039, I believe that he got it Christmas 1975. The date on the inside says 2/12/1975, I assume that is the date it was manufactured or completed. The plate says it is 753 of 800. My Day loved that guitar. It is still in mint condition. The case is worn and not in good shape.

whays my Alvarez artist model 5042 worth in good condition

What is my in nearly perfect shape Alvarez artist model 5042worth

Alvarez Artist model 5042

Good Evening, you were wondering about what your Alvarez Artist, model 5042 (60th. Anniversary) guitar was worth. Well I happen to have the same guitar, I purchased this guitar brand new in 1982, I think I payed somewhere around $350.00 for it and I have wondered like you have of the value of this fine guitar. The numbers on the back of the brass plate on the back of my guitar reads 000072, which means I have the 72nd. 60th. anniversary of the model 5042. I was just looking on ebay and came across the same guitar we own, the seller (JaxPawn) has a "Buy it Now" price of $1299.99. He is stating that this is an extremely rare guitar. I am hoping this is the case, I knew that this guitar may have some value but wasn't sure if it would be this much. By the way, the numbers on the plate of the guitar he is selling are 000326 so if yours is a lower number like mine is that may be more good news. Now I don't know if this will be the going rate for these guitars, like I stated above this is the only Alvarez #5042 that I have seen going for that price. Lets keep our fingers crossed, lol. I hope this helps you in some way. Keep on pickin', have a great evening.

Jeff Jones

Alvarez 5042

Hello Jeff.....I am the proud owner of 000073.....I bought it new and was looking for a new case for her...the original one is worn out. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine....I play it in church. Man oh man, what a nice sounding and playing instrument! I'm glad to hear the value is more than I paid for it new. Take care Jeff and enjoy.

Hi, I'm writing The

I'm writing The Encyclopedia Of Jerry Garcia Music Venues. A section of the book chronicles Garcia's 92 musical instruments. I'm interested in information regarding Serial numbers 44181 and 72982.
Garcia owned these:
Alvarez-Yairi DY99 Virtuoso Modulus, 1992
Alvarez-Yairi DY98, 1991 custom
Alvarez-Yairi Gy-2

Can you match the serail numbers to the correct guitar?


5042 Alvarez

I have one as well and it sounds and plays as good as it did when I first it. The serial number is all zeros and 19. If you ever find out the value I would be happy if you shared it. I bought mine in late 1981 for $300 or a little more.


can anybody tell me about d-35eq

Re: alvarez

i have a Alvarez RD10... Serial Number:00417012... what year is this guitar?


Hi...I was wondering if you found out about the year your RD10 was made. I have a Alvarez RD10 serical # 00428074. Trying to find info as well. Thanks. Dan


I have an Alvarez Guitar with serial # 60905014 model # 5209 and i was wondering if you could tell me what it is worth

alvarez model 5073

Hey guys, I just bought an Alvarez Model 5073 in an estate sale. I think it was made in 81 or 82, is a thin body acoustic/electric with a tone and volume knob. Dark Brown solid color, quite a pretty guitar, and plays well. Can anyone tell me about this particular model, and what it might be worth? I already have someone looking to trade me a new Dean Acoustic model EQA TBK, and don't want to do anything foolish.


Mack, Did you trade the


Did you trade the 5073? I have a thinline 5073 from 1980 sunburst. It fell off the wall and incurred damage. I would like another one. Do you still have yours? If not, might you have any information on who you sold or traded it too?

Mike at

alvarez model 5073

one of the sweetest guitars i've ever owned...paid $350 for it (used) in 1983...better hang on to it

alvarez 5073

Hey Mack,

Do you, by any chance still have that Alvarez? If so I am interrested to buy or to trade for newer acoustic? I collect old japanese acoustic guitars and shape it is in is of lesser importance, as it will be just in display. If you di not have it any more maybe you have co-ordinates of present owner?



i have one

Yo man i have an Álvarez 5073

model 5014


Value of Alvarez low serial number

I have a beautiful Alvarez 5051, 60th anniversary edition of SLM 1922-1982, SERIAL NUMBER 000003. It is in like-new condition, mahogany. Beautiful tone and plays and sounds as good as any of my guitars and I have a 1962 Gibson J-50, a 2005 Martin D-42, and several more guitars.

Alvarez 5051

Hi, are you interested in selling this guitar? I am interested.

Hopefully, you will get my email. I can be contacted at Thanks.

need help finding the guitar I've always wanted.

Looking for an Alverez, classical silver anniversary edition. Old friend had one in 1990-91. Loved playing that one. Does anybody know the series and or the model #. It would help me greatly in finding one for sale.

Re: need help finding the guitar I've always wanted.

I have one for sale, model # 69740. Let me know if you are interested.

need help finding the guitar I've always wanted.

Looking for an Alverez, classical silver anniversary edition. Old friend had one in 1990-91. Loved playing that one. Does anybody know the series and or the model #. It would help me greatly in finding one for sale.


I am looking to sell an Alvarez Custom 1981 DY60 Yairi Anniversary 6string Acoustic-electric & wanting to know a price. Please email me if you have info or are interested in purchase of this guitar that is in EXCELLENT condition. Thank you, Kathy O.

Alvarez Guitar Model: 5024; Like New Condition

Selling my 1970's Alvarez Model: 5024 for $500. Very rarely used and looks new. Complete with hard Case.

Call: Keith Feld at 732-645-2420

alvarez model 5087

I cannot find any info on this model # but thats whats on my guitar! help!!

Re: alvarez model 5087

I have one. What's up?

Alvarez 5087

What do you know about this guitar. Also, I cleaned it up and applied tuner cleaner to the controls, but it still sounds like the ocean. Any suggestions?

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