I'm selling a 1975 Alvarez 5039. It was limited to a production number of 800. The commemorative sticker on the back of the headstock has been removed so I'm not sure what number it is. It has an old headstock repair; it's well done and extremely sturdy. The bridge is lifting slightly but I had it checked out by my local tech and was assured it's not lifting enough to warrant resetting it. There's a scrape on the front of the lower bout and the finish is sort of dull around it. A ding on the bass side shoulder. Other than that it's just got the normal minor wear and tear you'd expect on and old guitar (light scratches, minor buckle rash, etc).
The neck angle is perfect, the action is low, and it plays and sounds great. There's a slight buzz at the 14th fret on the low E string, but that's it (who plays the bass string that high anyway?). It's definitely the best Japan made 'lawsuit' style guitar I've ever had in my hands (it's a cross between a Guild, and am told it has some aspects of a Martin). The sound on it is unbelievable. Only selling because I've moved away from dreadnaughts and I need to fund a parlor guitar I'm having built.
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I'm asking $400 plus the cost of shipping. Payment through paypal works great. If you're in the Chicagoland area cash is nice too. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.