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161 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: CA House, St Clairsville, OH
Great big booming sound, Dreadnaught style, Martin Like bass side-
Sound Rating: 10
From CA House[St. Clairsville, OH] setup was good- no changes made
Setup Rating: 10
Striking looking guitar, Cedar top [ not spruce] so it looks a little reddish, Mago, back ,sides and neck. Everyone wants to know what it is. Clear pickguard. silver chrome hardware, regular bridge [ not the in top only bridge on most high end Alvarezes.]
Appearance Rating: not rated
Very well made, hand made by K. Yarai in Japan from 1998-99- then discontinued. Cedar top is a bit delicate, Clear pickguard shows off the entire top. You have to watch the top for climate [hot/cold] conditions. Its not a beater.
Reliability Rating: 9
I never had a problem
Customer Service: 9
Cedar top makes for a great sound, bu-t its not as durable as spruce. Everything else is 1st class
Components Rating: 9
Great sounding guitar. I use it mostly for bluegrass [ it has that Martin like BASS sound] Very easy to play. Even down the neck.
Overall Rating: 9
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