Got it home yesterday. It was as happy to be home as I was to have it here- LOL It's not used to neglect.
A side by side comparison to the Alvarez though. Not even close. They are each distinctive. I'm thinking the Alavarez is more suited to my style of Amazing Grace type songs where as the Fender is probably better suited for all around type playing at playing at.
I just picked up a '92 MIK San Marino, from the California Series/Early '90s. Old strat headstock, which looks totally out-of-proportion with the massive body! It's a heavy/thick dreadnought, solid spruce top, laminate mahogany back and sides. Plays great - I had to fix it up a bit, added a Tusq saddle to compliment the Tusq nut. No real damage anywhere. Came w/a nice, solid case I was told came w/the guitar when purchased (I got this from the original owners daughter). If it wasn't so huge, I'd probably hold onto it. Ultimately, I'll probably sell is. Paid CDN$100.00 for it, which is why I purchased it - "The Price Was Right"! Again, I think it's a good guitar. I wish it were a 00/000, which is my favourite size, these days. Alas...
Anyone else have one of these?
1978 Yamaha FG-331 1971 Espana 2102 1992 Fender San Marino 1876 El Degas GB81 1930s Harmony Mandolin