Following up on the revamp of their Masterworks series, Alvarez introduces the newly redesigned MDA70.
Alvarez Masterworks Series
The company has made further improvements to the Masterworks line since its launch early this year, and the newly specked MDA70 shows how the brand continues to push for quality while retaining competitive pricing.
This mid-priced all-solid wood guitar comes with premium features that are normally found on more expensive models. It has a solid AA Sitka spruce top and solid east Indian rosewood for the back and sides, following the build and shape of traditional dreadnoughts.
Even the neck of the guitar is carved from one-piece mahogany, it is topped by a Rosewood fretboard that matches the headstock rosewood plate and bi-level polished rosewood bridge. Both the saddle and nut are made from real bone
Other premium features include 1.5mm abalone purfling, flame maple binding, special 12th fret abalone inlay, premium tuners with ebony buttons, and ebony bridge pins.
Alvarez development head and St. Louis Music Senior VP Chris Meikle says, "I feel as though this guitar is the culmination of all the design we’ve done over the past 3 years. We recently gave the MDA70 a tweaked FST2 bracing system which absolutely sings because it’s pinned with the solid back and sides. It’s a very powerful and articulate instrument... If someone wants everything from a guitar at an affordable price, the MDA70 is a perfect option.” At a street price of $899 and shipping with a deluxe polyfoam case, the MDA70 offers guitarists a professional instrument with crafted tone rarely accessible at this price point."
Another improvement mentioned on the press release is the guitar's thinner finish that still has a deep shine. This allows for quicker response and improved resonance.
The revamped Alvarez MDA70 acoustic guitar will have a retail price of $899. You can head over to Alvarez Guitars for more information.
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