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Offline 4mula97

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remember the alvarez electrics?
« on: May 28, 2009, 12:53:12 AM »
my x-brother in law had a blue one and the thing that got me was the lower cut out actually went behind the neck.  kinda neat design if you ask me, however i cannot find a pic of one anywhere on the web, and since alvarez doesnt make electrics anymore (i think) their website doesnt help.

does anyone know what im talking about?  if so please let me know what the model name is.

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Offline daynwarren

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009, 11:38:12 AM »
Alvarez Scoop.
 

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 12:22:14 PM »
The Alvaraez "Dana Scoop," actually.

I remember how some of them had a wacky triple-coil bridge pickup, called a "TriForce."

Check it: http://www.christianguitar.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=89246&stc=1&d=1239033397

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2009, 03:43:51 AM »
Triforce!

Anyone played Legend of Zelda lately? *humming the theme* [;)]

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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2009, 03:50:30 AM »
thanks guys, im guessing they were made in a limited number, because there is only one on ebay, and any searches online for alvarez electric only produce their acoustics.

i think my brother in laws only had a dual coil humbucker and a single coil middle pickup.  he had the floyd rose lic trem, and it was bark blue.  pretty neat guitar.  seems to be good for shredding.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ALVAREZ-DANA-SCOOP-LIMITED-RARE-NO-RESERVE-PRICE_W0QQitemZ280350723675QQcmdZViewItemQQptZKeyboards_MIDI?hash=item4146348e5b&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2009, 06:06:58 AM »
If I remember correctly, one of the reasons they're tough to find today is because the "scoop" caused the neck joint to be very fragile, so many didn't survive.

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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2009, 11:24:02 AM »
"INFO" from the seller:
Even though the patent was granted on the basis of having improved access to the strings at the base of the neck. The true function of the Scoop was that it improved the instruments sustain and resonance properties. It eliminated phase cancellation between the neck and body resonance. <HUH?>The guitar body size determined the size of the Scoop.

The Graphite neck used on early models and the Tri Force Pickup used in later versions of the Scoop were produced against the designers' wishes.<HUH? Who overrode the 'designer'??>

Early production models never met the designers' specifications 100%. Which is an even further testament of the Scoops resonating enhancement properties.<Again, huh?>

Anyway, a cool instrument, kind of an analogue of the Teisco del Rey models.

But what good is the scoop without a fretboard? LOL!
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2009, 01:19:22 PM »
one did come up on ebay recently,  about a month or two back.  i was watching it but couldn't justify the outlay.  cool looking guitar though, if a slighlty pointless mod

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