Alvarez 50th Anniversary APA1965 Parlor Acoustic Guitar

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A special parlor guitar to celebrate 50 years of great guitar making.

2015 finds Alvarez Guitars celebration a half century of refined and ever-evolving craftsmanship. To mark this milestone achievement Alvarez has created the APA1965, part of their 1965 Series, a gorgeous line of guitars that exemplify everything they’ve learned over the years in terms of sound, aesthetics, and affordability. “We want every guitarist and Alvarez enthusiast to be able to join us in this 50 year celebration,” says Chris Meikle, Head of Development at Alvarez and Senior Vice President of St. Louis Music. “Very often commemorative guitars are so expensive that they’re out of reach to the everyday player. Our goal with the 1965s was to create a line with beautiful appointments and tone, but make them as accessible as possible.” The APA1965 Parlor is made with premium North American, solid A+ Sitka spruce top, a beautiful Acacia back and sides, and handcrafted Paua abalone purfling. Other appointments include mother-of-pearl and abalone inlays, premium die-cast tuners, and a bi-level rosewood bridge.

  • Body
  • Body type:Parlor
  • Cutaway:Non-cutaway
  • Top wood:SolidSitka Spruce
  • Back & sides:Acacia
  • Bracing pattern:Forward Shifted PatternScalloped X
  • Body finish:Gloss
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Not specified
  • Nut width:1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard:Rosewood
  • Neck wood:Mahoganyinfo not available
  • Scale length:24"
  • Number of frets:18
  • Neck finish:Gloss
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp:No
  • Brand:Not applicable
  • Configuration:Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ:Not applicable
  • Feedback filter:Not applicable
  • Tuner:Not applicable
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:Rosewood
  • Tuning machines:Die-cast
  • Bridge:Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut:Bone
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:None
  • Case:Sold separately
  • Accessories:None

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A lot of guitar in a little package!


from Rochester, NY

About Me Experienced


  • Excellent Craftsmanship
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Perfect Size
  • Rich Sound
  • Surprising Volume


  • Finish Runs In Headstock

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Alvarez 50th Anniversary APA1965 Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

I've owned many acoustic guitars from budget to quality made iintermediate level. I've also owned several small body guitars and not kept them because of less than satisfactory sound compared to what I appreciate in larger bodied guitars. This one pleasantly surprised me with its clear tone, excellent playability and volume beyond its size. Fit and finish are excellent, with the only exception being a slight amount of finish runs in the interior portions of the slotted headstock. If this is any indication, the Alvarez Artist series is back in its glory days. I think that this guitar is an exceptional value for its price point.

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