Alvarez MFA66 Masterworks OM/Folk 6-String Acoustic Guitar

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Gearank High Notes

Gearank Recommendation

The Alvarez MFA66 appeared on our recomended list for Acoustic Guitars in the $500 to $1000 price category for 2 editions from September 2019 until August 2021 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by the Taylor Academy 10.

It also appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic Guitars Under $1000 in the first 2 editions from March 2020 until August 2021.


Alvarez guitars know how to ruffle the feathers of big brands with their value packed mid-tier priced acoustics, a good example of which is the MFA66.

This guitar gives you quite a lot for your money, starting with its all-solid wood design, down to its cosmetic appointments.

While it’s not unusual to see solid mahogany top guitars in this price range, it won’t be as easy to match the MFA66’s solid mahogany back, sides and neck.

It’s even more impressive when you factor in other features like its forward shifted scalloped bracing, Paua Abalone Body purfling and inlays, acacia binding, real bone nut/saddle and ebony bridge pins.


  • Body Shape: Folk/OM
  • Top: Solid African Mahogany
  • Back and Sides: Solid African Mahogany
  • Finish: Shadowburst Gloss
  • Bridge: Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood
  • Neck: Solid Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 24 13/16″
  • Nut Width: 1.75″
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000.


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