Alvarez MPA70 Parlor Acoustic Guitar, Natural
Alvarez MPA70 Parlor Acoustic Guitar, NaturalDetails
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Please note: This is only available where all items in the order are dispatched in a single delivery.
To make it as easy as possible for you to get the gear you want, we offer a range of instant finance options. If you spend £250 or more online, you can choose to pay over 48, 36 or 24 months. The majority of decisions are given instantly, so you could get your new gear sooner than you thought!
To help you understand how our finance options work, the examples below are based on a total order value of £250:
|Finance||APR||Deposit to Pay||Payments||Total Payable|
|Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9%||14.9%||No Deposit||48 months: £6.83 |
Final payment: £6.83
No settlement fee
|Classic Credit 36 Months 15.9%||15.9%||No Deposit||36 months: £8.65 |
Final payment: £8.65
No settlement fee
|Classic Credit 24 Months 18.9%||18.9%||No Deposit||24 months: £12.41 |
Final payment: £12.41
No settlement fee
How to Apply
Applying for finance couldn't be easier - if your order totals £250 or more, simply proceed through the checkout as normal, then select Pay by Finance on the payment page, then click the orange APPLY FOR INSTANT FINANCE button. This will start your application with V12 Retail Finance, our finance partner, and completing this form should take approximately 10 minutes.
You should get an instant answer on whether your application has been successful, though in some rare cases V12 may need to look at the application in more detail.
Please note: This is only available on orders placed via the website consisting of a single delivery, and is not available in store or via phone currently.
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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
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