Alvarez Guitars / 5055 Bluesman / 1998 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale
Only made between 1995 and 1998, the Alvarez 5055 Bluesman is an unusual example of a flat topped acoustic with f-holes. It features a Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides, a Mahogany neck with bound Rosewood fingerboard, and a Rosewood bridge. The body has a multiple bound top and is finished in a very striking vintage tobacco sunburst. Tonally it sits somewhere between a flat top and an arch top - the mids and trebles are more prominent, and there’s a real bite to the tone, quite bright with good attack. There’s an active under saddle pickup fitted, which gives a fuller sound than when unplugged. The action is very good and the neck feels comfortable. The guitar has upgraded Kluson tuners to add to the vintage vibe.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.