A VERY DESIRABLE AND COLLECTIBLE MANDOLIN …
EARLY 1970s ALVAREZ
IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
Here is a beautiful Alvarez F-5 style mandolin from the early 1970. There isn’t a lot of information available on these models, but they have grown in popularity due to their elaborate ornamentation and generally nice playability.
This one features a gorgeous sunburst finish, a two-point body with a solid spruce top with f-holes and plain-grained maple back, rims and neck.
The neck is white-bound and topped with a 30-fret rosewood fingerboard with very elaborate and fancy abalone inlays. There is also an adjustable rosewood bridge, and the pickguard is bound plastic tortoise shell. The headstock is probably the nicest element of this mandolin, with four-on-a-plate tuners adorned with pearloid buttons, and a very colorful abalone vine headstock inlay that really stands out when you look at it. The tailpiece cover also features an engraved fern and "Alvarez" logo.
Inside the mandolin is an "ALVAREZ HAND MADE" hot stamp.
This particular mandolin was made in Japan and comes with a with an original rectangular hardshell case with yellow lining.
Again, for the money you simply can’t beat these Alvarez mandolins from the 1970s, and they don’t come up for sale very often so grab this one while you still can!