This 1979 Juan Alvarez Concert A1 guitar is truly a masterpiece that transcends its era. While I may not consider myself finely tuned as a classical enthusiast, my extensive research and a direct conversation with Juan Miguel in Madrid, Spain have unveiled the unique characteristics of this instrument. Crafted in 1979, it boasts a combination of exceptional tonewoods, featuring an ebony fretboard, a spruce top, a mahogany neck, and Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Despite a subtle fissure repair on the bottom, nearly imperceptible to the naked eye, the guitar exudes a timeless elegance. Hand-signed by Juan himself in '79, this particular model is the "Tears in Heaven" Clapton edition, distinguishable by its spruce top and Brazilian rosewood back and sides, a departure from Eric Clapton's cedar version.

Juan Alvarez's meticulous craftsmanship is evident in every detail, and the limited production of approximately 12 guitars per year adds to the instrument's exclusivity. Renowned as one of the most respected classical guitar luthiers of the 20th century, Alvarez has created a legacy that resonates through each chord played on this extraordinary guitar.

To safeguard this musical gem, it comes housed in its original Italian-made case, a testament to both style and quality. Witnessing the case in person reveals its unmistakable Italian craftsmanship—perfetto! This guitar not only stands as a testament to the skilled hands that shaped it but also serves as a gateway to the melodic echoes of a bygone era, encapsulating the essence of classical guitar artistry.

!... Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding this guitar. We usually get back the same day. Thanks, BH...!

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Guitars West

Guitars West

Juan Alvarez
19 Years
Guitars West
Gary "Big Hern" Hernandez
Murrieta, CA
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