Designed and crafted by Alvarez’s master luthiers, the Masterworks range of guitars use only the finest, all solid tone woods and components in their construction, and utilise some really innovative design features that have been developed over the half century that Alvarez have been building guitars. These truly are premium quality acoustics, but you might be a little surprised to see how affordable they are when compared to other top end acoustics with similar specs.
The Masterworks MF60 OM has a folk or orchestra body design, a little curvier than a standard dreadnought. A non-electro acoustic, this simple, but eloquent guitar oozes quality featuring a natural gloss finish Solid AA grade sitka spruce top with herringbone binding, and solid African Mahogany back and sides. The top is supported by Alvarez’s forward shifted, FST X-bracing system, allowing a larger section to freely resonate, and this, plus the quality of the tone woods combine to deliver a very vibrant, lush tone, suitable for a wide range of playing styles.
Attached to the body is a one piece mahogany neck with a very comfortable profile and a smooth, semi gloss finish, and fitted this is a bound Pau Ferro fretboard which is extended to accomodate 22 frets, quite unusual for an acoustic guitar like this.
Other features include Alvarez’s innovative Bi-level bridge which creates a more accute break angle as the strings pass over the saddle, increasing string tension to improve tone and playability, the saddle and nut are made from real bone for maximum transfer of string vibrations, and there’s a set of high quality open gear nickel tuners up on the headstock to maintain the simple, traditional and classy vibe of this great acoustic guitar.