• ALVAREZ 5037 WILDWOOD (12-STRING) acoustic guitar


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1986 to 1998

The 5037 was a dreadnought style 12 string acoustic. The top was solid cedar (although this was changed to solid spruce from 1995 onwards). The back and sides are mahogany.The headstock has a rosewood veneer and 6-a-side tuners with amber tuner buttons. The nato neck has a rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, and a bird wing inlay on the 12th fret. The 5037 came in natural finish.

I don't know when the first 5037s were made, but they were in production by 1986. ALVAREZ discontinued the 5037 WILDWOOD 12-STRING in 1998.

Specifications (19)


Finish colorsnatural finish
Number of strings12 strings


Body back materialmahogany body back
Body sides materialmahogany body sides
Body styledreadnought-size body
Body top materialcedar body top, spruce body top
Soundholeround soundhole


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


Bridge pinswhite with black dot pins
Bridgerosewood bridge


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 (7)

2012$275excellentDawneThe tone is rich and full and the action is perfect. It's a joy to play. But it doesn't have gold tuners as listed in the description...they are completely chrome. Also mine has the Yairi (AY) in gold on the neck heel. Anyone have info on this? Serial #99550
1998$695newMikeMIt is a beautiful guitar.. the older the strings the easier it is to tune and keep in tune.
1989$390newP.BowerList Price was $690 or so, was on a huge sale. The red tuners are the original tuners for the 5037, very unique. And the quilted wood pattern on the back and sides looks great.
1990$400newNot real sure on the price
2018$30goodWhat is the doller value of this 12 string?? Mine has a pick guard. Have not seen any other with a pick guard
2018$120excellentRyan Pgot the guitar & a hard case for 120 total. UNBELIEVABLY Great Condition. m:5037 / s:95579 (so 1995 model?)

Reviews (1)

ALVAREZ 5037 WILDWOOD (12-STRING) reviewed by GR Music

Average: 4 (1 vote)
I've got a '93: All laminate construction... spruce top, mahogany back and sides, converted to lefty by the factory (rare special order.) Sounds wonderful with Silk & Steel strings. A dream guitar for sure. Great value @ $350.

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Alvarez 5037 Wildwood 12-string

I own this magnificent guitar but it doesn't have gold tuners...they are completely chrome. Also mine has the Yairi (AY) in gold on the neck heel, but the inverted double A on the headstock. Anyone have info on this? Serial #99550