ALVAREZ 5040 KOA

  • Alvarez 5040 Koa acoustic guitar

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1982 to 1998

The Alvarez 5040 KOA acoustic guitar was introduced in the early 1980s and is now discontinued. These had distinctive figured Koa tops - which were laminated. Examples made around 1982 have a brass plaque on the back of the headstock with the serial number stamp which reads "ALVAREZ ARTIST, MADE BY ALVAREZ, COMMEMORATING THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF SLM (1922-1982)".

Specifications (22)

General

Finish colorsnatural finish
Made inJapan, Korea
Binding3-stripe body-binding, tortoiseshell binding
Number of strings6 strings

Body

Body back materialkoa body back
Body sides materialkoa body sides
Body styledreadnought-size body
Body top materiallaminated koa body top
Pickguard materialbrown pickguard
Soundholeround soundhole

Neck

Body fretNeck joins body at 14th fret
Neck jointset neck
Neck materialnato neck
Number of frets20 fret
Peghead (headstock)veneer headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Hardware

Bridge pinspearl dot pins
Bridgerosewood bridge

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers
Inlay at 12th fretstylized bird wings 12th-fret-inlay

Prices (8)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2011$300.00good
1982$300excellentTony WhiteheadMy Alvarez Artist SLM acoustic guitar has a. Serial number of 000250 and is in excellent condition. Was wondering what it is worth. Put $300 down in form but I don't remember for certain Tony Whitehead 254-400-9900
1983$100new
1988$300new
1992$299new
1982$250excellentDoll
2014$50.00good
2015$50.00excellentGreg

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