Alvarez Masterworks Elite - All Solid Grand Aduitorium Acoustic/Electric Guitar - Shadowburst/Gloss
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Alvarez Masterworks Elite - All Solid Grand Aduitorium Acoustic/Electric Guitar - Shadowburst/Gloss

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The MGA70WCEARSHB is a stunning Grand Auditorium with an open, powerful projection and beautiful balance between the bass and treble frequencies. It is a wonderful all-rounder suitable for any style of music or playing. The MGA70WCEARSHB is beautifully presented in a Shadowburst finish and slim bevel ebony armrest with genuine Paua abalone purfling. It is fitted with the incredible LR Baggs VTC Element system pickup and soundhole console.

ABOUT MASTERWORKS ELITE

Masterworks Elite are stunning guitars made from premium, hand-selected all-solid woods to create a sonically articulate guitar series with a stunning visual impact. Masterworks Elite offers players custom vibe instruments with unique design features, exotic woods and rich tones, while making sure these extraordinary guitars are accessible to as many players as possible.

Alvarez created the Masterworks Series to be the best value all-solid guitar line available to players today. Their specification is incredibly high in relation to their cost and they perform as all-solid professional guitars should, with fantastic response and projection.

Nothing can really match a guitar made from all-solid wood. The deflection of the notes is quicker, the quality of the sound is better, you can obtain optimal response and the sound of your guitar only improves as it ages.

After 55 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of our culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes.

The tonewoods are carefully cured; components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques we use are continually researched and developed, and our tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively soundbox.

This caring approach to development comes from one simple goal: To deliver the best guitars in the market at every price point, instruments that are truly amazing value and offer a fantastic player experience.

The term “all-solid” refers to the guitar top, back and sides being made of solid wood rather than laminated. However, even when the guitar is made of all solid tonewood, it only performs to its full potential when it is designed to get the best out of its materials and components. The tops Alvarez uses in Masterworks are premium grades, which means They can make them slightly thinner to heighten vibration. The radius of both the top and back are also refined to help increase volume.

Each guitar is designed to get the best out of its components, and for them to work together. These components include our FS6 bracing system, bi-level bridges, real bone nuts and saddles, carefully seasoned tonewoods and a thin finish.

FS6 is a forward shifted X brace design. This means the axis of the X is closer to the soundhole, creating a larger soundboard area to harness more energy and vibration. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped, a design that was the result of continual development in our Yairi workshops. Our FS6 system brings uniformity across Dreadnought, Grand Auditorium, OM and Parlor body sizes, so that the voicing has a similar character, but the individual tone is more purely influenced by the size and shape of the guitar.

The Masterworks personality is open and powerful. FS6 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. All of our tops are selected by our team and graded independently of our suppliers, then cured with care using traditional ovens and modern thermo-kilns.

Along with a more angled headstock, our bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to our sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.

Alvarez hopes you can see and feel our unwavering attention to detail and that it inspires you every time you play our guitars.

Features

  • Top Wood: Solid AAA Sitka Spruce
  • Body Finish: Shadowburst/Gloss
  • Back and Sides Wood: Solid Black Walnut
  • Armrest: Ebony
  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Neck: Mahogany w/Semi-Gloss Finish
  • Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
  • Inlays: Paua Abalone & Mother of Pearl
  • Fingerboard: Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay
  • Purfling: Paua Abalone
  • Nut and Saddle: Real Bone
  • Tuner: Gold Die Cast, Gold w/Ebony Style Buttons
  • Binding: Macassar Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP16
  • Accessories: AF30 FlexiCase
  • Bracing Systems: FS6 Forward Shifted, Tapered Tone Bars
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Neck Meets Body: 14th Fret
  • Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs VTC Element System


DIMENSIONS

  • Overall Length: 1035mm
  • Body Width: 404mm
  • Body Depth at Heel: 96mm
  • Body Depth at Base: 116mm
  • Scale: 25-1/2" (648mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Width: 1-3/4" (44.45mm)

The MGA70WCEARSHB is a stunning Grand Auditorium with an open, powerful projection and beautiful balance between the bass and treble frequencies. It is a wonderful all-rounder suitable for any style of music or playing. The MGA70WCEARSHB is beautifully presented in a Shadowburst finish and slim bevel ebony armrest with genuine Paua abalone purfling. It is fitted with the incredible LR Baggs VTC Element system pickup and soundhole console.

ABOUT MASTERWORKS ELITE

Masterworks Elite are stunning guitars made from premium, hand-selected all-solid woods to create a sonically articulate guitar series with a stunning visual impact. Masterworks Elite offers players custom vibe instruments with unique design features, exotic woods and rich tones, while making sure these extraordinary guitars are accessible to as many players as possible.

Alvarez created the Masterworks Series to be the best value all-solid guitar line available to players today. Their specification is incredibly high in relation to their cost and they perform as all-solid professional guitars should, with fantastic response and projection.

Nothing can really match a guitar made from all-solid wood. The deflection of the notes is quicker, the quality of the sound is better, you can obtain optimal response and the sound of your guitar only improves as it ages.

After 55 years of making guitars, continual improvement through the use of emerging technologies, processes, and materials is still at the heart of our culture. Alvarez guitars are constructed correctly in every sense, from raw material preparation to construction and manufacturing processes.

The tonewoods are carefully cured; components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. The painting, sanding and polishing techniques we use are continually researched and developed, and our tone is impeccably crafted and married to a stable, consistent and lively soundbox.

This caring approach to development comes from one simple goal: To deliver the best guitars in the market at every price point, instruments that are truly amazing value and offer a fantastic player experience.

The term “all-solid” refers to the guitar top, back and sides being made of solid wood rather than laminated. However, even when the guitar is made of all solid tonewood, it only performs to its full potential when it is designed to get the best out of its materials and components. The tops Alvarez uses in Masterworks are premium grades, which means They can make them slightly thinner to heighten vibration. The radius of both the top and back are also refined to help increase volume.

Each guitar is designed to get the best out of its components, and for them to work together. These components include our FS6 bracing system, bi-level bridges, real bone nuts and saddles, carefully seasoned tonewoods and a thin finish.

FS6 is a forward shifted X brace design. This means the axis of the X is closer to the soundhole, creating a larger soundboard area to harness more energy and vibration. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped, a design that was the result of continual development in our Yairi workshops. Our FS6 system brings uniformity across Dreadnought, Grand Auditorium, OM and Parlor body sizes, so that the voicing has a similar character, but the individual tone is more purely influenced by the size and shape of the guitar.

The Masterworks personality is open and powerful. FS6 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. All of our tops are selected by our team and graded independently of our suppliers, then cured with care using traditional ovens and modern thermo-kilns.

Along with a more angled headstock, our bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to our sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.

Alvarez hopes you can see and feel our unwavering attention to detail and that it inspires you every time you play our guitars.

Features

  • Top Wood: Solid AAA Sitka Spruce
  • Body Finish: Shadowburst/Gloss
  • Back and Sides Wood: Solid Black Walnut
  • Armrest: Ebony
  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Neck: Mahogany w/Semi-Gloss Finish
  • Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
  • Inlays: Paua Abalone & Mother of Pearl
  • Fingerboard: Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay
  • Purfling: Paua Abalone
  • Nut and Saddle: Real Bone
  • Tuner: Gold Die Cast, Gold w/Ebony Style Buttons
  • Binding: Macassar Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP16
  • Accessories: AF30 FlexiCase
  • Bracing Systems: FS6 Forward Shifted, Tapered Tone Bars
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Neck Meets Body: 14th Fret
  • Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs VTC Element System


DIMENSIONS

  • Overall Length: 1035mm
  • Body Width: 404mm
  • Body Depth at Heel: 96mm
  • Body Depth at Base: 116mm
  • Scale: 25-1/2" (648mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Width: 1-3/4" (44.45mm)

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This service is currently available for these towns within California: San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Larkspur, Greenbrae, Corte Madera, Novato, Sausalito, Belvedere/Tiburon, Ross, Kentfield, and Mill Valley. Shipping rates are shown at checkout. Got questions?... Contact us!

*Get same day delivery for in-stock orders received and processed by 2pm, otherwise will deliver the following business day. Delivery fee is based on weight, delivery location and courier fees. Any amounts over $35 - You will be notified to approve before delivery. This is a convenience option only. Deliveries are by a 3rd party delivery service and will deliver to doorstep only. By accepting this delivery process you hereby indemnify Bananas At Large Inc of all responsibility as Bananas At Large is not the delivery agent and assumes no liability on lost or stolen products.

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  • Large items, overweight items may incur additional charges.
  • Certain delivery zones and homes with access issues may incur additional charges or may not qualify for delivery.
  • If the last inventory unit is located at our Santa Rosa store location, there may be a delivery delay that may take an additional business day to have it transferred down to our San Rafael

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Free 1-3 day local delivery available for orders over $199*. Contact us for details.

If you aren’t in a rush to receive your items and want free delivery, choose the Free Local Delivery option at checkout. Your order will be processed and delivered within 2-3 business days. 

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This service is currently available for these towns within California: San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Larkspur, Greenbrae, Corte Madera, Novato, Sausalito, Belvedere/Tiburon, Ross, Kentfield, and Mill Valley. Shipping rates are shown at checkout. Got questions?... Contact us!

By choosing this option you understand and agree to the following terms:

  • Some restrictions apply. For in-stock & available items only.
  • You are requesting Bananas at Large to contract on your behalf with a 3rd party service.
  • Bananas At Large guarantees the product to be delivered to your doorstep, with photo proof of delivery.
  • Bananas cannot and is not responsible for the package safety or security once it is delivered to your doorstep.
  • You understand and accept the risk and responsibility of your package once it is delivered.
  • Large items, overweight items may incur additional charges.
  • Certain delivery zones and homes with access issues may incur additional charges or may not qualify for delivery.
  • If the last inventory unit is located at our Santa Rosa store location, there may be a delivery delay that may take an additional business day to have it transferred down to our San Rafael

See our full Shipping Policy for further details.

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    Extend Product Protection provides coverage for your product after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. 

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    If you return your product, Bananas returns the money you paid for the product protection plan. Depending on how much time has passed since your purchase, Extend may issue a prorated refund. 

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    Am I able to cancel my Extend protection plan? 

    Yes. If you decide you do not want to continue with the Extend Product Protection plan, you can cancel for a full refund within the original manufacturer's warranty period. Product protection plans can also be canceled after the Extend protection plan has started. Depending on how much time has passed since your purchase, Extend may issue a prorated refund. 

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