ALVAREZ SILVER ANNIVERSARY & WILLOW RIDGE ACOUSTIC SERIES

The Alvarez trademark was established in 1965, so I am guessing that the Silver Anniversary series was introduced to mark their 25th anniversary (in 1990?).

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ALVAREZ 2531

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ALVAREZ 2532

Manufacture of the Alvarez 2532 stopped in 1995

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ALVAREZ 2533

The Alvarez 2533 was discontinued  in 1995

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ALVAREZ 2551 ROSEWOOD

The  2551 ROSEWOOD was discontinued by ALVAREZ in 1997

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ALVAREZ 2551 ROSEWOOD 12-String

ALVAREZ stopped making the  2551 12-String in 1995

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ALVAREZ 2552

Manufacture of the Alvarez 2552 acoustic guitar ended in 1993.

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ALVAREZ 2555 BK (Folk)

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ALVAREZ 2555 JUMBO

The 2555 JUMBO was a jumbo style acoustic, with a laminated spruce top and mahogany back, sides and neck. Inlays were abalone, offset bar style. It has a "Silver Anniversary" inlay on the bound peghead. Tuners were chrome, bridge was rosewood.

It came in either natural or sunburst finish. Recommended retail price was over $1000, but secondhand values are much lower (according to the BlueBook of acoustic guitars). The Alvarez Bi-phonic pickup was an optional extra.

It was discontinued in 1995.

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Specifications:

ModelImageBindingFinish colorsFinish effectsNumber of strings
ALVAREZ 2531
1994
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ALVAREZ 2532
1995
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ALVAREZ 2533
1995
No image yet-natural finish-6 strings
ALVAREZ 2551 ROSEWOOD
1997
No image yet5-stripe body-bindingnatural finish-6 strings
ALVAREZ 2551 ROSEWOOD 12-String
1995
No image yet5-stripe body-bindingnatural finish-12 strings, 6 strings
ALVAREZ 2552
1993
No image yet5-stripe body-bindingnatural finish-6 strings
ALVAREZ 2555 BK (Folk)
1994
No image yetabalone bindingblack finish-6 strings
ALVAREZ 2555 JUMBO
1995
No image yet5-stripe body-bindingnatural finishsunburst finish6 strings
ModelBody back materialBody shape featuresBody sides materialBody styleBody top materialPickguard materialSoundholeSoundhole rosette
ALVAREZ 2531
1994
mahogany body backsingle cutawaymahogany body sidesclassical style bodyspruce body top-round soundholewood inlay rosette
ALVAREZ 2532
1995
maple body backsingle cutawaymaple body sidesdreadnought-size bodyspruce body topblack pickguard--
ALVAREZ 2533
1995
mahogany body back-mahogany body sides-----
ALVAREZ 2551 ROSEWOOD
1997
rosewood body back-rosewood body sidesdreadnought-size bodyspruce body top-round soundholeabalone rosette
ALVAREZ 2551 ROSEWOOD 12-String
1995
rosewood body back-rosewood body sidesdreadnought-size bodyspruce body top-round soundholeabalone rosette
ALVAREZ 2552
1993
mahogany body back-mahogany body sidesdreadnought-size bodyspruce body top-round soundholeabalone rosette
ALVAREZ 2555 BK (Folk)
1994
-single cutaway-folk-style body---abalone rosette
ALVAREZ 2555 JUMBO
1995
mahogany body backsingle cutawaymahogany body sidesjumbo-style bodylaminated spruce body top-round soundholeabalone rosette
ModelBody fretNeck jointNeck materialPeghead (headstock)
ALVAREZ 2531
1994
-set neck--
ALVAREZ 2532
1995
-set neckmahogany neck-
ALVAREZ 2533
1995
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ALVAREZ 2551 ROSEWOOD
1997
Neck joins body at 14th fretset neckmahogany neckbound headstock
ALVAREZ 2551 ROSEWOOD 12-String
1995
Neck joins body at 14th fretset neckmahogany neckbound headstock
ALVAREZ 2552
1993
Neck joins body at 14th fretset neck-veneer headstock
ALVAREZ 2555 BK (Folk)
1994
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ALVAREZ 2555 JUMBO
1995
-set neck-bound headstock
ModelBridgeBridge pinsTuner layoutTuners
ALVAREZ 2531
1994
rosewood bridge-three-each-side-
ALVAREZ 2532
1995
rosewood bridgewhite with black dot pinsthree-each-sidedie-cast tuners
ALVAREZ 2533
1995
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ALVAREZ 2551 ROSEWOOD
1997
rosewood bridgewhite with black dot pinsthree-each-side-
ALVAREZ 2551 ROSEWOOD 12-String
1995
rosewood bridgewhite with black dot pinssix-in-a-row tuners-
ALVAREZ 2552
1993
rosewood bridgeblack with white dot pinsthree-each-side-
ALVAREZ 2555 BK (Folk)
1994
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ALVAREZ 2555 JUMBO
1995
rosewood bridgeblack with white dot pinsthree-each-side-
ModelPickups brand and modelPickups configuration
ALVAREZ 2531
1994
-piezo-transducer bridge
ALVAREZ 2532
1995
-piezo-transducer bridge
ALVAREZ 2533
1995
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ALVAREZ 2551 ROSEWOOD
1997
--
ALVAREZ 2551 ROSEWOOD 12-String
1995
--
ALVAREZ 2552
1993
--
ALVAREZ 2555 BK (Folk)
1994
--
ALVAREZ 2555 JUMBO
1995
Alvarez Bi-Phonic pickup(s)1 pickup
ModelFingerboard inlay materialFingerboard materialFingerboard position markersNumber of frets
ALVAREZ 2531
1994
-rosewood fingerboard-19 fret
ALVAREZ 2532
1995
pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers22 fret
ALVAREZ 2533
1995
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ALVAREZ 2551 ROSEWOOD
1997
pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboarddiamond fingerboard position markers20 fret
ALVAREZ 2551 ROSEWOOD 12-String
1995
pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboarddiamond fingerboard position markers20 fret
ALVAREZ 2552
1993
pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers20 fret
ALVAREZ 2555 BK (Folk)
1994
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ALVAREZ 2555 JUMBO
1995
abalone fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboardoffset bar fingerboard position markers21 fret