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Alvarez 5038
Old 13th January 2008
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Talking Alvarez 5038

My wife picked up this little maple guitar at a pawnshop for me. I haven't been able to find much about it except a couple of posts on the Alvarez message board. It's called the Blonde Balladeer, claims to be handmade, in Japan. Any fellow acoustic slutz have a bit to add? I'm just curious. It sounds pretty good, but kinda thin next to my Guild D-25. Thanks.heh
Old 27th January 2008
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I owned a Guild D-25M for many years and did a lot of recording with it. I think you'll find almost every acoustic guitar you encounter will sound thin in comparison except for the Guild D-50 or D-55 jumbo. It's an unusually warm, sweet, sustained sound and found it necessary to roll off the bass to eliminate boominess, to varying degrees, depending on the situation.
Old 31st January 2008
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Yeah, I aways roll off a little, more if I'm mixing with a bassline. It has a little twang in the G string. I reached in and sanded all the ribs and joints smooth and that helped, but I can still hear it. Of course, I'm the only one who's ever commented on it...heh

Guess the Alvarez isn't very noteworthy.
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