Re: Alvarez bicentennial model?

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Posted by chris on Thu, 12/09/04 - 12:44:36.

Model Number 5039...thought that would be helpful

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Re: Alvarez bicentennial model?

I traded a newer Alvarez for this 5039 Alvarez. Mine is 6?? / 800, I forget. I cannot tell if the spruce top is solid or laminated. Has the adjustable bridge. Odd 70s vintage tuners with black finish. I have heard the 5039 described as a Martin D35 copy. It has the 3 piece back with contrasting wood in the center like a D35. The head stock looks like a Guild. It has a Washburn shaped pick guard. Fancy inlays in the fret board. Plays wonderfully. Sounds dreamy. Typical 70s Alvarez quality. Nice guit.

Re: Alvarez bicentennial model?

: I traded a newer Alvarez for this 5039 Alvarez. Mine is 6?? / 800, I forget. I cannot tell if the spruce top is solid or laminated. Has the adjustable bridge. Odd 70s vintage tuners with black finish. I have heard the 5039 described as a Martin D35 copy. It has the 3 piece back with contrasting wood in the center like a D35. The head stock looks like a Guild. It has a Washburn shaped pick guard. Fancy inlays in the fret board. Plays wonderfully. Sounds dreamy. Typical 70s Alvarez quality. Nice guit.
just saw 77 dove on ebay lawsuit thingy

Re: Alvarez bicentennial model?

about 3-4 years ago i saw them on ebay going for 600-800 bucks. my father in law has one that is number 9/800. His needs a little work but other than that it can still play and sound good.

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: Model Number 5039...thought that would be helpful

I have one also 002\800 - model 5039
I bought it new in 1976 and have been playing it ever since. Wonderful sound - great to play. Have looked for others but I assume only 800 were made and I have #2. Will be happy to send photos
but would never sell.

Alvarez Bi-centennial guitar

I bought a Bi-centennial guitar new in 1976 and played it for several years
before it was stolen out of my car. I have often wanted to see pictures of one
again to remind me of how beautiful it was. I had always wanted a Martin D35 but
couldn't afford one. I now have the D35 but would love to at least see pic's of the
Alvarez. I remember a beautiful 3 piece back with gold tuning heads. A much prettier
instrument than my Martin. I occasionally check ebay to see if any are up for sale.
If I had one again, it would never leave my hands.

Pic's would be appreciated.

Thanks

Re: Alvarez bicentennial model?

I bought mine in 1975 and it is #112 out of 800. Yeah, these were a limited edition. But as to value,I have no idea. Alvarez is and has been a great brand, I have played many tunes on this guitar, and now my son is doing the same.
Keep the faith on your piece.

Re: Alvarez bicentennial model?

We have #521 in mint condition..how much are they going for these days? Thanks

Re: Alvarez bicentennial model?

: : Model Number 5039...thought that would be helpful

: I have one also 002\800 - model 5039
: I bought it new in 1976 and have been playing it ever since. Wonderful sound - great to play. Have looked for others but I assume only 800 were made and I have #2. Will be happy to send photos
: but would never sell.

I just found one number 104, in immaculate condition, not a mark on it. Is it worth $350.00?

Just found this thread

I was just doing some browsing and came across this old thread. I have the # 003/800 Bicentennial model. I bought it in 1976. It has a great tone but my action is high. I have a Martin 12-string and a Taylor nylon - so I don't play the Alvarez much anymore. I'll never trade it off - my first acoustic guitar. Any ideal what one of these are worth? Just curious - glad to see others have an appreciation of the the guitar too.

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