ALVAREZ 5212 REGENT SPECIAL

  • Alvarez Regent 5212
  • Alvarez Regent 5212 Label

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  • acoustic guitars

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Prices (26)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2011$130good
2002$250excellent
2008$50good
2014$20good
2014$100good
2005$200goodJesseLove the sound of this guitar. I own three alvarez guitars and this is my favorite
2014$120.00good
2007$2wreckDrew
2016$175excellent
2016$120excellent
2016$60.00good
2016$60.00good
1985$30excellentWith case
1979$0good
1979$0good
2017$150excellentBecca
1990$0new
1990$300new
1990$100excellentBoudihard case
1998$50excellentWilliam Nelson
2016$50excellent
2000$179excellentJtSL
1995$150excellent
2017$90goodDonnieThis is just one of those guitars with great juju. Might have been some magical wood. I live tops as my take around town guitar. Fuck, I've played shows with it. It's a great guitar. I'd say comparable newer model guitars that sound toys good could ruin you up too 1000 USD and I'm being absolutely serious.
1988$90excellentGreat sounding guitar at the right price. I've had it over 30 years now and would never sell it. It just gets better sounding the longer I have it.
1982$200newGregMy first (and still only) acoustic guitar. Nearly 40 years later it sounds amazing - deep, warm, ringing when it should. I'd never sell it!

Reviews (3)

ALVAREZ 5212 REGENT SPECIAL reviewed by From 86

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
My 5212 s# sl 861146 was purchased in 1986, in efforts to help keep me at home when I was 14 yo. Anyways, still have it. It's been threw hell. And play it for a week, Then pick up an electric. Ha ha. Yes it was* Hard' on my fingers. Especially as a thin skinned skinny kid. And taking oppertunity to use school walls to scrape my fingertips along as I walked in effort to build calis did work long term, but often excessively tender and waundering away from the schoolyard, I realized all it took was; Play. Just play. Dont hammer it. Learn it. And that's when I fell in love with it. It Did have good acoustics. And right strings, with some minor mods; have made it a regular played. Too this day. But, too each there own. How I found here. Thought I'd look at what others thought of it. Well there ya go. My review of the 1986 5212.

ALVAREZ 5212 REGENT SPECIAL reviewed by Anonymous

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
I've had this guitar for over 2 years now. I originally bought it from a pawnshop for $60. At the time I didn't know anything about buying used guitars and later found out that the action on the guitar was entirely too high. Ended up having around $150 into repairs. And i have to say even though I'm not a good guitarist, I love this guitar. I doubt I will ever get rid of it. Laminated Spruce top,mahogany back and sides. I have a 1985 Alvarez Regent 5212.

ALVAREZ 5212 REGENT SPECIAL reviewed by Anonymous

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
I bought this guitar for $200 in 1995 and it has been great. The only problem is that the action is really hard and it kills my fingers! Got to have really thick calluses. I agree with the other comment about the "magical wood or something" because it has a rich sound that projects far which was great when I was playing in college on the beach or outdoors. I have often thought there was something special about it, maybe a solid top with special wood or something (though I can't tell). Great for a cheap guitar!

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