The Alvarez Regent Series is designed as an entry-level guitar that will keep new players focused and excited about their instrument from day one. They’re classic looking guitars encompassing many of the features and design elements that Alvarez high-end instruments have, like a Bi-level bridge, and a rosewood bridge and fingerboard. The models are finished in a high gloss and come in either Sitka or rosewood outfits.
Usually laminated guitars sound very thin and have difficulty projecting, but the Alvarez Regent series has had a lot of attention paid to good construction and components, and are very open and sweet sounding while maintaining a very affordable price.
Some great models to introduce yourself to are the RD26 Dreadnought, the RD27CE, which is a cutaway with a fantastic B-Band SYS250 EQ and tuner installed, and the RC26HCE, A hybrid classical nylon string guitar, but with a steel string style neck that’s a bit more comfortable for fretting and chord stretches.
That’s what the Regent Series means to Alvarez, an entire line-up that’s got the fresh student in mind, but built so they can evolve with the player well into their veteran years.
Series: Alvarez Regent
Top Wood: Spruce
Back & Sides: Wood Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany, Satin finish
Nut Width: 1-11/16″ (43mm)
Bracing System: Standard Scalloped X
Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
Headstock: Plate Rosewood
Nut & Saddle: PPS Synthetic Bone
Binding: Ivory ABS
Strings: D’Addario EXP
Accessory: 15mm duo-foam deluxe gig bag
Good guitar for entry level.
I totally agree that the entry level guitar has to be a real guitar and not a slopy birthday toy.
And it’s not my only personal statement.
I heard the similar thought from the interview with great Eric Clapton.
And it’s from my personal experience too.