Manchester Music Mill is at it again - you might remember the crazy deals we offered (and are still offering for a little while longer) on Takamine acoustics, and now we have an even better offering - we have over 90 different models of Alvarez factory seconds, termed "Almost Perfects". These guitars are not discontinued models - they are some of Alvarez's most popular models, and you'll be getting them at extreme discounts, whether it be $1 start auctions or fixed price listings well below retail. They even include a one year manufacturers warranty!
Ever wanted a baritone acoustic guitar? A modern parlor guitar? An OM sized guitar that could easily be mistaken for a Martin? How about a nylon string or an acoustic bass? Sunburst or natural, take your pick! And we even have lefties! You absolutely can not beat these guitars when you talk price to quality ratio! And we will not be beat on any price, guaranteed.
We have Regent, Artist, and Masterworks series models, truly something for every player and every budget! And just like before, you can add these accessories below to your order! Contact us directly for the quickest order processing.
Add a new padded gig bag - $20
Add a new SNARK Chromatic Headstock Tuner - $13.50
Polish Cloth, Dunlop Polish, Dunlop string winder and 11s, 12s or 13s D'addario Phosphor Bronze String pack - $15This is an Artist series guitar - the award winning line from Alvarez. Check out the manufacturer description below!
Artist Series is now “The Award Winning Artist Series” – winning
competitions and receiving rave reviews in the States, Europe and around
the world. It’s a truly designed line of guitars that stands tall and
sounds sweet in the solid top guitar market. Hand selected solid tops; forward shifted scalloped bracing, awesome tone and player experience….
The term “solid top” of course refers to the soundboard of an
acoustic guitar being made of solid wood, rather than being laminated.
However, just because the top is solid, it does not necessarily mean the
sound automatically benefits from this feature. The tone of the
instrument only improves significantly when the whole guitar is built
correctly to really release the energy a solid soundboard can generate.
Artist Series is built to do exactly this.
Each model is designed to get the best out if its components, and for
them to work together to produce a tone and player experience, rarely
found in affordable instruments. These components include our FST2M
bracing system, bi-level bridge, real bone nut and great quality tone
FSTM is a forward shifted X brace design. Both the X braces and
asymmetric tone bars are scalloped. Moving the system forward allows for
a larger soundboard, which is optimized with a solid maple bridge plate
for both strength and energy.
The sound is warm, open and powerful, and both the treble and bass
registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.
These guitars feel right and are exciting to play and responsive. Dig in
and they shout right back at you, treat them gently and they whisper
and respond instantly to the lightest strum or pick.
The solid ‘A’ grade Sitka spruce and cedar tops are hand selected
from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no
secret better guitars are made from better wood. Our tops not only look
great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained.
New Artist Series guitars look stunning and come in a huge variety of
shapes, colors and wood choices from standard OM and Dreadnought models
to more specialist instruments such as Baritone and Parlor. Each shape
is also available in a left-handed version.
This listing is for an AC65CE. Below are the specs! This model has the older SYS650 preamp, not the newer downgraded SYS550!
|Top Wood||Solid A+ Western Red Cedar|
|Back & Sides Wood||Mahogany|
|Shape||Classical w/ Cutaway|
|Neck||Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish|
|Bracing System||Traditional Spanish Fan System|
|Nut & Saddle||Real Bone|
|Tuner||Chrome Open Gear Strip|
|Overall Length (mm)||990
|Body Width (mm)||373
|Body Depth at Heel (mm)||96
|Body Depth at Base (mm)||103
|Scale (inches)||25 19/32"
|Number of frets||19
|Nut Width (mm)||52
|Nut Width (inches)||2 1/16
|Top||Solid A+ Western Red Cedar|
|Back & Sides||Mahogany|
|Neck Joint||Spanish Heel|
|Neck meets body||12th Fret|
|Pickup / EQ||SYS650|
Cosmetic flaws: Fog in cutaway
This guitar is a new factory second and is sold with a 1 year manufacturers warranty. It is also sold with our 30 day no questions asked return policy. If
you are not completely satisfied with the guitar for any reason, please
return it for a full refund on the final sale price. We are in business
to stay in business and want you to be 100% satisfied.
Please also note, while we personally inspect and adjust every individual guitar, they may need additional minor neck tweaks in order to suit your playing style, or the neck may simply straighten or relieve slightly during shipping. Each guitar comes with a truss rod tool for these adjustments that may or may not be necessary.
As always do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions. Thanks for looking and happy bidding!
Please see pictures, as they are considered part of the description!
Unless pictured or in the item description, no additional accessories are included! Accessories listed in the "From the Manufacturer" section are not included unless pictured or stated elsewhere.
Manchester Music Mill is a locally owned and operated music store in Manchester New Hampshire. Now in business for 8 years, we have a dedicated and knowledgeable owner and equally qualified supporting cast. Our business grows exponentially every year, and our achievements have been recognized by many local small business growth awards. We are an authorized dealer of most major brands, including Gibson, Fender, Martin, Taylor, Gretsch, Orange and more. We have a full line drum shop, pro audio department, an in house full service tech shop with over 80 years of combined experience, and a constantly changing and new stock of used gear. We are proud to offer some of the most unique vintage and modern pieces in the area but we also have a worldwide reach.
Manchester Music Mill started out in a modestly sized store in an old Mill building complex. Since then we have expanded twice and we now currently own our 11,000 square foot building. And we have even bigger plans for the future!
Our sales staff are knowledgeable, patient, and passionate about gear. We want to guide to you whatever piece will work best for you, and we want your experience to be carefree and fun! We also are proud to offer some the best special order pricing discounts you've ever seen!
We are in business to stay in business and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Aside from select as-is or untested items, all purchases can be returned within 30 days if you are not 100% satisfied.
We have a 3 business day handling time. Sometimes items may go out sooner and some may be later depending on our current volume. You will be contacted if an item may be behind schedule.
Domestic: We ship with FedEx Ground or USPS Priority Mail and costs are calculated when the listing closes. Purchases can be expedited upon request. All shipments are fully insured. FedEx transit times are generally 1 day to New England or Mid Atlantic states, 2 business days to the Carolinas, 3 to Florida and most of the Midwest, 4 to the Rocky Mountain area, and 5 to the west coast.
International: We ship worldwide, although please note that some areas of the country, mainly South America, Australia, and the Middle East, have restrictions on package sizes so guitars and other larger items cannot be shipped for a reasonable price. Please contact us for a shipping quote is one is not able to be calculated on the auction page.
Payments and Warranty
accept PayPal or credit cards over the phone. All items must be paid for within 3 days of auction end
or we reserve the right to relist the item and/or send out unpaid item
reminders. Most items sold are backed by a 30 day money back return
policy. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer unless item is not described correctly.
Contact Us Contacts us through Ebay and you will receive a response in 1 to 2 business days. Also feel free to call the store at 603-623-8022 during business hours, 11-8 weekdays and 12-8 Saturday. Or email peter at manchestermusicmill dot com