Alvarez MPA70 Parlor Acoustic Guitar, Natural

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  • Includes an Alvarez Hardshell Wood Case
  • Parlor Body is Ideal for the Travelling Musician
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top Offers a Broad Dynamic Range
  • Rosewood Back and Sides Deliver Sizzling Highs and Firm Lows
  • FSTM Bracing Pattern Enhances Tone and Resonance

Alvarez MPA70 Parlor Acoustic Guitar, Natural

The Alvarez MPA70 Parlor Acoustic Guitar features a solid AA grade sitka spruce top, coupled with solid Indian rosewood to deliver an incredibly broad dynamic range with sparkling highs, thick lows, and crisp articulation. The Parlor body shape is easy to hold making it ideal for travel and playing wherever you want. The body is reinforced with Alvarez's FSTM bracing pattern, offering excellent stability whilst allowing the top wood to vibrate freely, creating an enhanced sound and resonance. Finished off with a range of features that enhance the guitar's tone and look, the Alvarez MPA70 acoustic is the perfect companion for any musician wanting an instrument that they can take anywhere.

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Parlor Bosy

The guitar’s Parlor body is slightly smaller than an average sized guitar, offering a balanced tone with a powerful projection, and delivers a perfect mid-range tone. This type of body shape has recently had a resurgence with modern players due to its versatility and compact size, making it a favourite with travelling musicians. Its compact size also accommodates fingerpicking players, as its nipped in waist means it can be held closer to the body for an incredibly comfortable play.

Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood

The Alvarez’s sitka spruce top offers a broad dynamic range and provides crisp articulation. Sitka spruce is the most commonly used wood for guitar tops as it generates a broad dynamic range and accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking. This stunning tonewood is contrasted with Indian rosewood back and sides, providing the guitar with a throaty growl. Rosewood is a versatile tonewood that offers a wide range of possibilities and is an ideal choice for blues and bluegrass players, as it delivers a full low end with a bright treble, and clear articulation.

FSTM Bracing Pattern

The MPA70 is equipped with Alvarez’s FSTM bracing pattern, a forward shifted X brace design that involves both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars being scalloped. This inventive bracing allows for a thinner graduated top, allowing the soundboard to move more freely to deliver warmth, clarity, and balance with a dynamic midrange. In addition, by moving the system forward it provides a larger soundboard, which is optimised with a solid maple bridge plate for both strength and energy.

Real Bone Nut

This stunning Parlor guitar also features a real bone nut, which maintains its authentic appearance and offers excellent resonance and sustain. Another benefit of using a bone nut over modern materials is that it delivers a very balanced tone, and will last a long time. This type of nut naturally self-lubricates, helping the guitar stay in tune for longer for the optimum performance.

Equipped D'Addario EXP Strings

The Alvarez is equipped with a set of D’Addario’s EXP strings, which are plain steel strings that feature hexagonal cores made of revolutionary NY high carbon steel. Manufactured in New York, these newly engineered, break-resistant, high-carbon strings deliver unprecedented strength and pitch stability, perfect for any style of playing.


Body & Bridge

  • Series: Alvarez Masterworks
  • Shape: Parlor
  • Top: Solid AA Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Solid East India Rosewood
  • Binding: Flamed Maple
  • Width: 359mm
  • Depth at Heel: 92mm
  • Depth at Base: 96mm
  • Bracing: FST2M Forward Shifting, Scalloped X
  • Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
  • Finish: Natural

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Scale: 24” (610mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Frets: 18
  • Inlays: Abalone at 12th Fret
  • Nut: Real Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.75” (44.45mm)

Hardware & Accessories

  • Tuners: Premium Die-Cast Gold w/Ebony Buttons
  • Saddle: Real Bone
  • Purfling: 1.5mm Paua Abalone
  • Headstock Plate: Rosewood
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Strings: D’Addario EXP
  • Included Accessories: Alvarez Hardshell Wood Case