It’s not uncommon for guitar-makers today to take popular, high-end guitars and make cheap copies aimed at the masses. Often times the result is a disaster but on occasion a guitar maker can produce a copy worthy in its own right. Such is the case with the PRS SE Santana, an entry-level version of the PRS Santana Signature that by itself is a superb guitar.
Unlike most people, I began my “guitar career” on a classical guitar…and I don’t regret it. In fact, I now highly recommend beginner guitarists at least give it a try before they settle on an acoustic or electric guitar.
Among beginner acoustic guitars, the stands out as a consistent favorite among guitarists.
Perhaps much of this has to do with the price tag, which at around $250 is an excellent deal, but I believe most of its popularity is due to the loud, clear sound that it produces.
Alvarez Guitars, a guitar manufacturer based in St. Louis, Missouri, is fast approaching its 50 year anniversary, and it amazing to consider what it’s accomplished during that time.
They have now become one of North America’s most recognizable guitar brands and as long as they keep manufacturing guitars like the Alvarez AC65 Series, a series that includes the AC65CE and the AC65HCE, that reputation will just continue to grow.