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Alvarez MD350 solid wood guitar - $500 (Brooklyn area)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Alvarez
model name / number: MD350
This Alvarez MD350 dreadnought is all-solid woods - a tidy Engelmann spruce soundboard with an Indian rosewood body.
The neck is a five-piece lamination, with strips of ebony breaking up the mahogany and a well-executed dovetail consolidating the rugged feel.
The nut and compensated saddles are bone.
Ebony is a bit of a theme, appearing again at the handlebar mustache of a bridge and as the basis of an impressive fingerboard with well-dressed frets and an pearloid oval at the octave.
It offers a 44.5mm (1.75-inch) nut width, a 650mm scale length and a wider bridge string spacing than some at 60mm - and this adds up to an instrument that excels at busy finger style.
Always a dreadnought specialty, the bass response is particularly characterful here, with thumbed notes offering the perfect balance between dark rosewood warmth and attention-seeking spruce snap.
This is supported by an uncluttered-but-full mid and a brightness at the top end that means this model excels at everything from rolling boogie blues to country-style picking.
Even basic chords hit with a pick have a tight shimmer of class - testament to the quality materials in the build.
Very much like a Martin D-28 for less money.
A hard shell case is included.
Price is $500 firm

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