This is a vintage 1977 Alvarez Model 5055 jumbo acoustic flat top guitar. This particular pre-lawsuit example, serial number 59547, is in absolutely gorgeous mint cosmetic condition! It plays fantastic, sounds great, and would definitely give a concurrent Gibson J-200 a run for it’s money. This accurate replica is highly attractive and super functional, so don’t miss out on this great deal!
Features of the the Model 5055 include:
– The original natural finish
– Checkered bound spruce top
– Bound flamed maple back and sides
– Figured 3-piece maple neck
– Bound rosewood fingerboard
– J-200 replica crown inlay markers
– Rosewood bridge with ABR-1 tun-o-matic adjustable bridge
– Gold hardware
As stated, this guitar is mint. The maple back and sides are highly figured and amazingly attractive. Yes, both the back and sides are solid wood as well.
The guitar does not have any cracks, breaks, repairs, etc. All of the bracing is securely fixed within, and the top is perfectly flat with no evidence of bellying whatsoever. The bridge is also perfectly intact and secured. Structurally, the guitar is perfectly solid, and this translates through sonics beautifully and highly compliments the inherently great sound. The neck is in very nice condition. The original frets display zero playing wear.
The neck is the quintessential 60s slim taper shape profile, which is perfect for nearly all types of acoustic playing for hands both small and large. The neck is perfectly straight with an incredibly perfect neck angle.
The guitar honestly sounds better than most concurrent Gibson J-200s. It is not boxy sounding with an off-balanced EQ like most, rather, it is even-balanced and very recordable.
The guitar does not have a case, though it will be packed and shipped accordingly.