Hey Zach, Here’s an oddball for you—an Alvarez 9-string acoustic.
This axe came into one of the pawnshops I frequent, and as soon as I saw it I had to pick it up!
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The following series of charts contain the most accurate information Guild has available for discerning the date of manufacture of Guild guitars by serial number. Originally Alvarez guitars were known by the brand name Westone, but was switched to Alvarez. Along with manufacturing acoustic guitars and acoustic-electric guitars, Alvarez also manufactures classical guitars.At first, I thought it was a regular 12-string missing three of the strings, but after looking at the headstock, it is pretty evident that this came from the factory as a 9-string.In fact, this guitar sounds great for playing along to Tom Petty’s “Free Falling.” The label inside the guitar indicates it is a Model 5058, serial number 66563.Can you tell me something about it and give me a value? —Rick in Fort Worth, Texas Hey Rick, Innovation within the guitar industry often separates companies that succeed from those that disappear after a few years.