Alvarez 5052 Jumbo Guitar- J200 Copy 1973


A 1973 pre-lawsuit, vintage Alvarez 5052 jumbo acoustic guitar, with gorgeous cherry sunburst finish. Has the coveted open book headstock and signature mustache bridge and is a copy of the Gibson J-200 (thus the lawsuit).  All solid wood, the top is spruce, but unlike the J-200, this guitar's neck, back & sides are made of solid mahogany (not maple), which gives it a deeper, more mellow tone IMO. This guitar sounds fabulous.  Great deep rich tones, warmth and nice presence.  The original plastic keystone tuners have been replaced with nickel Grovers. The most impressive thing about this beauty is the balanced sound across the spectrum with booming bass and pleasing treble.


This one has a 3/8 inch pickup in the treble side. Mahogany fret board with pearl inlays are in good condition. The adjustable saddle is pretty low but the action is very good. Pearl inlays on the pick guard are beautiful and have very slight wear at all.  Beautiful Headstock with Alvarez Script logo in mother of pearl inlay with crown as well is its original truss rod cover is striking. Vintage nitro finish shows little to no checking seen on its top -even perhaps more beautiful than the 70s Gibson from same era. Comes with a non-original jumbo hard case.



Body Material: Solid mahogany neck, back and sides, spruce top

Finish: Cherry sunburst nitrocellulose

Country of Manufacture:Japan

String Configuration:6 String

Series:VINTAGE 60s copy

Model: 5052 J200 copy

Body Type:Jumbo


Open book headstock

Signature mustache rosewood bridge

Logo Script is mother of pearl
Tuners: 18:1 Grover tuners



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