Alvarez 5038 1970s Natural

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  • $200$400

Alvarez guitars date back to 1965 when St. Louis Music began importing guitars built by luthier Kazuo Yairi from Japan. While Yairi made a number of higher-end guitars for Alvarez (referred to Alvarez-Yairi or just Yairi guitars), many of Alvarez's instruments were lower-end or budget models. The 5038 was built with a Martin-like orchestra shape.

Wood Composition: Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top

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