PSA... Don't listen with your eyes

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Preacher, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. Fretting out

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    I always thought Alvarez were supposed to be pretty good

    Shows what I know

    Am I an Alvarez snob!.... oh no! I’m like THEM!
     
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    Danb541 Friend of Leo's

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    I have an Alvarez acoustic, nice little guitar, Not a Yairi though. I've wanted one of those for years, excellent top of line acoustics.

    Regarding the snobbery. I grew up in a family that was mainly atheist or had little faith. I was not brought up in the church. As I got older I always felt like something was missing in my life, like I needed direction. There was hole in my heart that I needed to fill. I walked around feeling empty inside. Then one day while listening the radio I discovered Led Zeppelin. Problem solved.
     
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    Just for full disclosure, the two guitarist and the sound-tech were all between the ages of 16-25. The sound tech does not play at all, and Guitarist #1 uses a Squier Cabronita and the other uses a J Mascis Squier Jazzmaster.
     
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    The two guitar players are probably on Mason Marangella's client email list for all new pre-release orders.
    I bet I'm right.

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I really thought you were gonna say they each had an Epiphone.
     
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    Unless someone has already brought it up, they might imagine he was shopping from a builder in Nazareth. Now I need to look through the next 4 pgs to see who beat me to it.
    Peace - Deeve

    <when my nephew was looking for a guitar, he asked me for suggestions - I just told him "Get a Red one..." In the years since, it's still our private joke.>
     
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    Just don't put the load right on me. I got enough to drag around.

    Oh, you got Fanny's digits? I owe her a call.
     
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    I would never laugh at someones guitar. I can't even imagine a situation that I would.
     
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    Only a novice player or a jerk would look at someone's guitar and based upon the brand etc say "I thought this guy was good"
     
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    Way back in around 1992, one of my fellow workers wanted me to go with him to help him pick out a guitar. I'm not big on doing that, but he kept after me until I gave in, and we went shopping one Saturday. He only played a little bit, but wanted a nice guitar, he had me play them and he would listen. He put the top of his budget at two thousand dollars. We must have played around forty guitars I was actually getting to the point they all sounded alike.

    THEN, I picked up an intermediate priced Alvarez, it's been too long ago for me to remember what model. It sounded good, played good, and stood out from everything we had played. Finally we haggled around and got it out the door for seven hundred and fifty bucks with a nice hard shell case. Prices were different in those days, there we're all that many guitars to choose from. We took in about three different stores before we found the one he bought. I talked to him years later on the phone, he still had his Alvarez, and loved it.
     
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    This cat plays the most completely roached Alvarez I've ever seen. He seems to do okay with it.



    - D
     
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    It's still going on postma donna, too.
     
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    THAT was coooooL! Nice!
     
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    When I was shopping for an acoustic one of the guitars I grabbed off the wall was an Alvarez. I distinctly remember being quite pleasantly surprised at how it played and how it sounded.
     
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    Yairis are some of the best guitars made.. period.
    Not.. for the money, Not.. of imports from Asia, etc.
    They're just some of the best guitars made.

    I've posted it before, but this vid shows the attention to detail that the Yairi shop had back in the day:


    Disclaimer: Big Yairi fan. While most of my guitars are low and modest budget instruments, I still have my CY-140 that I bought for $1000 entering college in 1982. It's hidden away and doesn't get played much anymore. It is based on the top of the line Ramirez 1A. Of the few people I've let play it, guess which is complimented more -- a Ramirez or the CY-140?
    (Hint: the copy is better than the original it is based on! :) ).
     
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    I guess you can say that an Alvarez Yairi sounds more bad-ass than a roaring...:cool:

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    Ah, youth.

    To be fair, I recall being late teens and early 20s and, after acquiring some pretty choice gear for a few years, talking smack about other bands we’d play with that just had cheap solid state amps.

    Fast forward 15+ years and now I happily play cheap solid state amps!
     
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