• Alvarez 5055 Bluesman acoustic guitar
    Alvarez 5055 Bluesman


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Dates of manufacture: 

1995 to 1998

ALVAREZ made the 5055 BLUESMAN between 1995 and 1998. The Alvarez 5055 Bluesman was a flat topped, small bodied  acoustic with two f-holes. This model should not be confused with the Alvarez 5055 model from the 1970s which was a J-200 copy. The 5055 Bluesman was replaced in 1999 by the similar looking Alvarez AD65 model.

Specifications (23)


Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inKorea
Bindingcream binding
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.625 inches scale-length


Body back materialmahogany body back
Body sides materialmahogany body sides
Body stylejumbo-style body
Body top materiallaminated spruce body top
Body width16 inches wide body
Soundhole2 f-holes


Body fretNeck joins body at 14th fret
Headstock inlays or logospearl headstock inlay/logo
Neck width1.69 inches wide at nut
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)black face headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side


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 (8)

2011$275excellentSonny BellGreat sound.....easy to play. Would like it better if it were A/E. Still, a great looking and great performing guitar.
1996$400goodewaggreat playing ... A plus with brass nut & brass bridge pins
2012$350goodSlimwhitt22I bought this guitar mainly because it's such a great looking guitar. However, after getting it home restringing it and sitting down and playin it for a while I'm very happy with the way it sounds. I've spent much more on guitars that don't play and sound this good.
1996$650newGerald Jones
2017$300excellentDon JenkinsExcellent playing guitar and sounds even better with pick up added
2014$350goodBrettVI've had this instrument in my possession for 6 years now and it is my heart and soul. It plays beautifully for any style of music. I play alot of fingerstyle these and that scale length thats a little bit longer, it handles some of those weirder tunings with exceptional grace. Very surprised these aren't more popular and more expensive.
1998$300.00newJon Rupolo

Reviews (2)

ALVAREZ 5055 BLUESMAN reviewed by Anonymous

Average: 5 (1 vote)
I bought this guitar from my local pawn shop this past wednesday, and it is amazing, it has a rich bass, excellent playability, and is just downright beautiful altogether.

ALVAREZ 5055 BLUESMAN reviewed by Anonymous

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Purchased for $100 with case, installed a bone nut and pins, added D'Adderio light strings and WOW!!! Next will probably be a fishman pickup or even a LR Baggs. Very surprised and excited! A great picking guitar, and a great second guitar, not to mention it turns heads!!

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Had installed an under the

Had installed an under the saddle pick-up in my Bluesman, with the pin out the back where the strap peg is and it sounds Really good!


Man, this is sorta cool, I have a Bluesman with factory electronics, but I also have an Aria Pro II Dove that I did the same way you did your Bluesman.  Came across this thread as I'm in the market to sell the Bluesman....and didn't realize what it may be worth.....