Alvarez RD8 Acoustic Guitar Review

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As a cheap acoustic guitar, where does the Alvarez RD8 stand up against its better-known rivals such as the Washburn D10S? Is it just an expensive bit of scrap wood or a fantastic bargain?

First off let me start by saying the guitar certainly looks like it has been built with a great deal of care. It certainly isn’t the flashiest of guitars but it is certainly more attractive than many acoustics that falls into the same price category.


  1. Easy to use.
  2. The best start for a newbie.
  3. Unique look with quality.
  4. Value for the money.
  5. Back and sides are Mahogany.
  6. Fretboard and bridge are made from Rosewood.
  7. Rich sound according the price.

Alvarez Regent RD26 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural/Gloss
  • Spruce Top / Gloss Finish
  • Mahogany Back & Sides / Gloss Finish
  • Scalloped X Bracing
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Chrome Die-cast Tuners

Of course, looks mean nothing to an acoustic guitar if its sound is poor. Thankfully the looks of the Alvarez aren’t wasted as the RD8 sounds fantastic and is certainly a match to many of the higher-priced acoustic guitars available. For the price, only the Takamine G320 comes anywhere near and there are probably only a handful at double its price that actually better it.

The guitar also has the feel of a much more expensive acoustic guitar. With a very impressive playing action and it is certainly built to last for a good while. Which cannot be said of many cheap acoustic guitars? I also found the guitar took to any style of play fairly well although I freely admit I mainly play acoustic rock and little else but a friend played a little country on it and said it was just as good.

Would I recommend buying an Alvarez RD8? Put it this way I certainly couldn’t give you a good reason not to. The likes of the Seagull S6 and the Takamine 340C may be slightly better but they are over $100 more expensive so don’t offer the same value for money as the RD8. This would be a great acoustic guitar for $500 but for a little over $200 it is an absolute steal.

Source by Adam Bradley


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