Vintage 1978 Alvarez Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar 5022 Spruce & Mahogany

Vintage 1978 Alvarez Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar 5022 Spruce & Mahogany

Up for sale is this wonderful vintage 1978 Alvarez dreadnought acoustic guitar. It is the 5022 model (SLM) made in Japan.

I set this guitar up with Martin 12 gauge strings and it sounds amazing. It has incredible action and the neck shape is super comfortable. I understand why Alvarez guitars are desirable and sought after.
Everything is original on this guitar except for the D-string tuner and one of the bridge pins, which were replaced.

The neck is completely straight and has a truss rod as well. It has an adjustable bridge.

The body features a spruce top and mahogany back and sides. It has X-bracing inside. The neck has a beautiful rosewood fingerboard and all original frets.

The body has no cracks or repairs. There are some cosmetic blemishes on the body and neck. The top and bottom boards have a few dings and some surface checking in the finish (which is cracking in the lacquer but not the wood). The sides are in very good condition. The back has a ding to the lower bout which can be seen in the pictures (minor). The top has a ding to the left of the sound hole in the upper bout. There are also some marks and blemishes on the neck and along the edges of the headstock.

The original label is inside the guitar.

Guitar specs:

  • Nut width: 1 23/32″
    Scale: 25 1/2″
  • Overall length: 40 3/4″
  • Overall width at lower bout: 15 1/2″
  • Overall depth: 4 1/4″
  • Action at 12th fret low E: 0.070″ / 1.5mm
  • Action at 12th fret high E: 0.040″ / 1.0mm
  • Neck radius: 15″
  • Weight: 3lbs 14oz.

Free shipping in the lower 48 United States. Other shipping is available to Hawaii and Alaska. International shipping is available too. Please message me with any questions! The stand in pictures is not included.

Description

Up for sale is this wonderful vintage 1978 Alvarez dreadnought acoustic guitar. It is the 5022 model (SLM) made in Japan.

I set this guitar up with Martin 12 gauge strings and it sounds amazing. It has incredible action and the neck shape is super comfortable. I understand why Alvarez guitars are desirable and sought after.
Everything is original on this guitar except for the D-string tuner and one of the bridge pins, which were replaced.

The neck is completely straight and has a truss rod as well. It has an adjustable bridge.

The body features a spruce top and mahogany back and sides. It has X-bracing inside. The neck has a beautiful rosewood fingerboard and all original frets.

The body has no cracks or repairs. There are some cosmetic blemishes on the body and neck. The top and bottom boards have a few dings and some surface checking in the finish (which is cracking in the lacquer but not the wood). The sides are in very good condition. The back has a ding to the lower bout which can be seen in the pictures (minor). The top has a ding to the left of the sound hole in the upper bout. There are also some marks and blemishes on the neck and along the edges of the headstock.

The original label is inside the guitar.

Guitar specs:

  • Nut width: 1 23/32″
    Scale: 25 1/2″
  • Overall length: 40 3/4″
  • Overall width at lower bout: 15 1/2″
  • Overall depth: 4 1/4″
  • Action at 12th fret low E: 0.070″ / 1.5mm
  • Action at 12th fret high E: 0.040″ / 1.0mm
  • Neck radius: 15″
  • Weight: 3lbs 14oz.

Free shipping in the lower 48 United States. Other shipping is available to Hawaii and Alaska. International shipping is available too. Please message me with any questions! The stand in pictures is not included.

Additional information

Weight 18 lbs
Dimensions 50 × 20 × 8 in
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Overview

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To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it and it must be returned within 14 days of your purchase. It must also be in the original packaging.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted:

    • Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.

    • Any item that is returned more than 14 days after delivery

Refunds

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If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days. There will be a 3% return fee deducted from the original amount. For example, if the purchase price was $100, you will receive $97. 

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Sale items

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Shipping Info (Free Shipping)

FREE SHIPPING IS AVAILABLE ON THIS ITEM.

All sold guitars are handled and shipped within 2 days of purchase. For most deliveries in the United States, we use UPS.

Packing process:

  • Guitar is inspected
  • Strings loosened
  • Neck and head wrapped and supported
  • Body wrapped and supported
  • Inserted into guitar case (if sold with guitar)
  • Inserted into box
  • Taped/sealed
  • UPS pickup