Saturday, 22 February 2014

1990s Alvarez Successor - a lesser-known guitar from the company who like taking unexpected chunks out of their bodies
You may remember the Alvarez Scoop guitars which had an extended lower cutaway which actually passed beneath the strings as if threatening to bisect the guitar body in two. Here we see a lesser known model from the same company, the Alvarez Successor. Once again, it has a big chunk taken out of the body - this time the wood has been banished from behind the bridge/locking trem. Whether this is in any way beneficial to the performance of the guitar, I really couldn't say. But then it is a hangover from the pointy guitar excesses of the later 1980s when image seemed far more important than practicality.

Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of US $499.

G L Wilson

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like it was inspired by the Ibanez Reb Beach model?



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