Masterworks Bluegrass Dreadnought
"We believe our Masterworks Series is the best value all solid guitar line in the market today. Their specification is incredibly high in relation to their cost and they perform as all solid professional guitars should, with fantastic response and projection. Each guitar is designed to get the best out if its components, and for them to work together. These components include our FST2 bracing system, bi-level rosewood /Pau Ferro extended bridge, real bone nut and saddle, carefully seasoned tonewood and a thin finish.
FST2 is a forward shifted X brace design, this means the axis of the X is closer to the sound hole and therefore creates a larger soundboard area allowing for more energy and vibration to be harnessed. Both the X braces and asymmetric tone bars are carefully scalloped. The scalloping design was the result of years of continual development in our Yairi workshops.
The Masterworks personality is open and powerful. FST2 also creates very good balance so both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. All of our tops are selected by our team and graded independently of our suppliers. If it isn’t worthy, we won’t use it. Top quality in Masterworks is at least AA grade.
Along with a more angled headstock, our bi-level bridge increases string tension by making the break angel of the strings from the saddle to the top more acute. Improved string tension adds to our sound, feel and response, which are also heightened by the use of real bone nuts and saddles.
These superbly dressed guitars are super responsive with clear, powerful bass and sparkling trebles. It’s cosmetics pay tribute to traditional Bluegrass guitars with open gear nickel tuners, classic inlays, high quality tortoiseshell style pickguard and even a slightly extended fingerboard." - From the Alvarez Website
- Solid A+ Sitka Spruce Top
- FST2M Forward Shifted, Scalloped X Bracing
- Solid East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
- Herringbone Binding
- Natural Gloss Finish
- One Piece Mahogany Neck
- Indian Laurel Fingerboard
- Mother of Pearl Fingerboard Inlay
- Satin Neck Finish
- Bi-level Indian Laurel Bridge
- Vintage Open StyleTuners
- Faux Tortoiseshell Pickguard
- Bone Nut
- Real Saddle
- 1 3/4” Nut Width
- 25 1/2” Scale Length
- AF30 FlexiCase