Alvarez Masterworks MFA70CE Acoustic/Electric Folk / OM
Nothing can really match a guitar made from all-solid wood. The deflection of the notes is quicker, the quality of the note is better and the sound of your guitar will improve as it ages.
Masterworks are great guitars, seriously powerful and responsive and now built with our FST2M bracing system, their sound is even more refined and articulate. FSTM is a forward shifted X brace design. Both X braces and asymmetric tone bars are considerately scalloped to displace the vibrational energy and help create a strong and fluid tone and response.
The sound is warm, open and clear, and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. Balance across the strings is important to the professional artist and Masterworks achieves this while offering the dynamic range and volume needed to help optimize the
relationship between the player and the instrument.
The MFA70CE features Alvarez' SYS650 electronics, which uses patented electret film technology instead of Piezo materials. A piezo pickup tends to color the amplified tone, which can often sound thin and two-dimensional. You don't get that with the electret film technology, which works similar to a condenser microphone, allowing for a more accurate reproduction of the instrument's true acoustic voice. The SYS650 is a dual pickup system incorporating one under saddle pick up and a transducer pickup placed under the soundboard. Either pickup can be selected or you can blend between the two to find subtle changes in response for lead, picking or rhythm work. The system also has a fully chromatic, precision tuner with backlit LCD screen; 3-bands of rotary EQ, and a great notch control that helps identify and eliminate feedback.
Beautifully voiced, professional guitars made from all-solid, seasoned tone wood.
- Series Alvarez Masterworks
- Top Wood Solid AA Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood Solid East Indian Rosewood
- Shape Dreadnought w/ Cutaway
Neck One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
Bracing System FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
- Bridge Bi-Level Rosewood
Inlays Abalone & Mother of Pearl Purfling
1.5mm Paua Abalone Fingerboard Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret Inlay
- Headstock Plate Rosewood
- Nut & Saddle Real Bone
- Nut Width 1.75"
Tuner Premium Die Cast Gold w/Ebony Buttons
- Binding Flame Maple
- Bridge Pins Ebony
- Electronics SYS650
- Strings D’Addario EXP
- Hard Case Included