I chose it in 1991 after testing numerous models for most major brands. ALVAREZ I did not know (or perhaps reputation for classical guitars) First it was The sound sound I was looking for! Brilliant, with a bluesy bite and grain. It is only 1 / 2 case and the serious lack a bit in the studio but I know they are cumbersome to mix frequencies and those on stage trigger buzzing feedback, so we can manage without. Then I try to store electro sound (piezo): I found faithfully its acoustic qualities. The N3 ducere preamp (volume / low / medium / high) may now seem short but on stage, believe me, with the fancy lights and the heat of the settings should result from a reflex fast!
As for aesthetics? The finish is elegant and innovative and I understand it better in hindsight, knowing now the reputation of the luthier Kazuo Yairi. I never paid attention to the signature on the label ...
Thickness 1 / 2 cutaway body and give it a look Jazz, the illusion is enhanced when playing on a guitar amplifier by reducing acute. It is light and thin. The mottling, the color of the wood, varnish (that of the photo) sober and elegant inlays of mother I always attractive. The cutting head and its logo, and the form of double easel are all characteristics of the instrument.
The handle allows for smooth action even though I'm pretty adept wide sleeves
(Ha! my Jacobacci Studio II!)
This Alvarez is doing its job in the studio:
Celtic music FM (rhythmic or arpeggios) Most of the time I record with no effect. In the mix, according to his environment, I boost to 8 Khz and sometimes I compress virtually lorqu'elle has a crucial role in rhythm and we should not "lose." Very effective coupled with a stereo 12-string, or doubled by itself when I save the same acoustic signal and the electro ... but here we leave the subject and I do not deliver as easily my little secrets.
It provides the rhythm and blues, funky groovy.
Mine is 1991, the year of creation of this model (rare it seems).
I am pleasantly surprised by his side: my choice of the time is therefore a good idea? Although not been guided by the legendary brands, sometimes disappointing in terms of budget committed.