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1974 Crown city imports D-45 style made by Alvarez Exotic Jacaranda Brazilian Rosewood tree of life Crafted in Japan WoW!...$ 899|
Here we have a great Japanese high end Martin D-45 style 37+ year old vintage Dreadnought in its prime for great tone.. Made in Japan by Alvarez labeled for "Crown City Imports" store, Alvarez did this in the late 60's threw mid 70's for American shops wanting high end Japanese replicas of great American design guitars in this case the Martin D-45... We have the Identical Alvarez Guitar w/ same woods..& fingerboard inlay work listed as well please see if interested...This example has beautiful patina to its premium woods..wow what a cool find look closely at the pics the Fretboard appears to be gorgeous figured Brazilian rosewood and has fine detailed tree of life inlay what great workmanship!..attention to detail fit & finish & premium woods the " Tri Fecta" of Japanese Law suit guitars..this one has a beautiful spruce top... & gorgeous sides as well, the neck is solid mahogany. The neck is a real nice medium profile with a slight V shape a real nice feel. Frets are very good - 85+% remaining with excellent action this guitar plays like a dream,, freshly set up with new Martin Marquis strings. This beauty is JVG rated at 8.5-9 very good - excellent vintage..not new or mint but very beautiful...plays wonderfully with above average tone... Early Japanese Alvarez factory made instrument Vintage Import labeled by Crown City Imports....