The MFA66CESHB offers simple incredible craftsmanship, tone and beauty. The flawless Shadowburst finish on this folk sized guitar looks fantastic over the solid mahogany top and the hand crafted Paua abalone purfling frames the body beautifully.
This acoustic electric model is fitted with the fantastic LR Baggs Element pick up and StagePro EQ for optimal live performance.
The Masterworks Series is one of the best value all solid guitar line in the market today. Nothing can really match a guitar made from all-solid wood. the deflection of the notes is quicker, the quality of the sound is better, you can obtain optimal response and the sound of this guitar will improve as it ages.
The term “all solid” of course refers to the guitar top, back and sides being made of solid wood rather than laminated.
Each guitar is designed to get the best out if its components, and for them to work together. These components include the FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood /Pau Ferro extended bridge, real bone nut and saddle, carefully seasoned tonewood and a thin finish.
The FST2 system is a forward shifted X brace design, which means the axis of the X is closer to the sound hole and therefore creates a larger soundboard area allowing for more energy and vibration to be harnessed. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped. The scalloping design was the result of years of continual development in our Yairi workshops.
The Masterworks personality is open and powerful. The FST2 system also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.
Along with a more angled headstock, the bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to the sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
Masterworks Series also demonstrates the great finishing capabilities; the gloss models have a clear deep shine from a finish that is applied as thinly as possible, to help optimize tone.
Series: Alvarez Masterworks
Top Wood: Solid African Mahogany
Back & Sides Wood: Solid African Mahogany
Shape: Folk/OM w/ Cutaway
Neck: One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
Bracing System: FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
Inlays: Paua Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Purfling: 1.5mm Paua Abalone
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel, 12th Fret Inlay
Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
Tuner: Premium Die Cast Gold w/Ebony Buttons
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Strings: D'Addario EXP16
Pickup/EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
Accessory: AFC30 Flexicase
Top Finish: Shadowburst/Gloss
Scale: 24 13/16"
Number of Frets: 21
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Neck joint: Dovetail
Neck meets Body: 14th Fret
At PC Sound, we check out our instruments and provide a general setup before placing them out for sale to ensure the instrument is in the best possible condition. However, if you purchase this instrument to be shipped, sometimes a minor adjustment may be needed once it arrives to you due to changes in temperature, humidity, shipping, or individual preferences. If temperatures are very cold or hot, please allow your instrument to sit in the box or case for at least 24 hours to allow time for it to acclimate.