Too often, students of the guitar, no matter what age, have trouble getting motivated because entry level guitars are either difficult to play, don’t sound very good, or don’t have the draw that marquis guitars do; they don’t have that addictive quality that makes you want to pick the guitar up every day and play for hours.
The Alvarez Regent Series is designed as an entry level guitar that will keep new players focused and excited about their instrument from day one. They’re classic looking guitars that encompass many of the features and design elements that our high end instruments have, like this Bi level bridge, and a rosewood bridge and fingerboard. The models are finished in a high gloss and come in either Sitka or Rosewood outfits.
Usually laminated guitars sound very thin and have difficulty projecting, but the Alvarez Regent series has had a lot of attention paid to good construction and components, and are very open and sweet sounding while maintaining a very affordable price.
Some great models to introduce yourself to are the RD26 Dreadnought, the RD27CE, which is a cutaway with a fantastic B-Band SYS250 EQ and tuner installed, and the RC26HCE, A hybrid classical nylon string guitar, but with a steel string style neck that’s a bit more comfortable for fretting and chord stretches.
That’s what the Regent Series means to Alvarez, an entire line-up that’s got the fresh student in mind, but built so they can evolve with the player well into their veteran years.
We inspect and setup each an every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when possible. If you would like a specific setup, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
The exact appearance of new instruments vary. These photos may not be of the actual instrument you will be receiving. Actual photos available upon request.
Series: Alvarez Regent
Top Wood: Spruce
Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
Shape: Dreadnought w/ Cutaway
Neck: Mahogany, Satin finish
Bracing System: Standard Scalloped X
Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
Headstock Plate: Rosewood
Nut & Saddle: PPS Synthetic Bone
Binding: Ivory ABS
Strings: D’Addario EXP
Accessory: 15mm duo-foam deluxe gig bag
Overall Length (mm): 1028
Body Width (mm): 393
Body Depth at Heel (mm): 100
Body Depth at Base (mm): 121
Scale (mm): 648
Scale (inches): 25 1/2″
Number of frets: 20
Nut Width (mm): 43
Nut Width (inches): 1 11/16″
Top Finish: Natural/Gloss
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Neck meets body: 14th Fret
Pickup / EQ: SYS250
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary
|Dimensions||49 × 20 × 10 in|
Returns and Exchanges
All returns other than Defective, Incomplete or Damaged items will be subject to a 10% restocking fee. Customers are responsible for return shipping cost back to Penny Lane Emporium. Original shipping cost is not refundable on returned products.
For a “Free Shipping/Standard Shipping” item, an actual shipping charge may be calculated and deducted from your refund. All returns must be shipped within 48 hours of being provided the RMA and receive within 30 days from the invoice date. All products returned to us must be in “like new” condition, including all original shipping containers, materials, and accessories from the manufacturer otherwise your return will be rejected or additional damage charges may be assessed.
Customers must insure shipment via a shipping method which can track such as FedEx or UPS. Penny Lane Emporium is not responsible for lost or damaged products. Shipment must be insured for the value of the product.
The 10% restocking fee may be waived if the customer chooses the store credit option.
Online Store FAQ
Consistency and commitment are the keys to developing and mastering any pursuit, including music! Therefore, students are encouraged to attend every lesson in order to advance their skills. If you must reschedule or cancel a lesson, we ask that you please call our store a MINIMUM of 24 hours in advance of the lesson that will be missed. We DO NOT issue refunds or rescheduling for lessons cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time. Missed lessons are not reusable, refundable, or transferable. In the event your teacher is absent, we will assign you a substitute with your approval or credit the appointment to reschedule for another day/time. If we must cancel your lesson for any unforeseen reason, the lesson will also be credited to reschedule for another day/time. IF you are unable to make the substituted and/or rescheduled lesson and fail to notify us a Minimum of 24 hours in advance NO CREDIT/MAKEUP APPOINTMENT WILL BE ISSUED. If you are running late to your lesson, please contact us as we will do our best to accommodate you. However, we cannot guarantee that you will receive your entire lesson if you arrive late for your scheduled time. In the event you are unable to arrive at your scheduled lesson due to emergency or illness, an exemption to our policy may apply.
A: All of our instruments go through a final inspection after receiving or prior to shipping. if any instrument does not meet our guidelines and has any of the following: high action, Fret Buzz, Cosmetic Damage, Abnormalities, or any other significant issues, we will perform a set-up prior to shipping
A: Items that come with a Hardshell Case, Gigbag, or any other accessory will be included in the description of the instrument. If the item description does not mention any of the accessory’s described (Hardshell Case, Gigbag, Tuner, Capo, Extra Strings, Care Equipment, Etc) the accessory is NOT included with the item
A: Yes, our store offers a variety of Gigbags, Cases, and other accessory’s. If you have found the instrument you are looking for and would like to add an accessory, simply add it to your shopping cart. If you cannot find an accessory you are looking for on our online store, you can use our online chat and speak with one of our in-store staff members or contact us by phone during store hours so we can help find what you are looking for!
A: Payments can be received via PayPal as well as credit/debit card on our website at anytime or by phone during store hours. We will not take payment through gift cards
A: Items over $100 qualify for free shipping to the lower 48 states using FedEx SmartPost. Some select High end instruments will qualify for Free shipping to the lower 48 states using Fedex Ground/Home Delivery. (Shipping method can be changed or expedited. However, Additional shipping fees may apply)
A: We do offer international shipping. However, due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. Items that include any of the following will be Ineligible for international sale/shipping. If the item IS eligible for international shipping, Additional shipping fees will apply.
A: If the item is shipping domestically but is outside of the the lower 48 states, a shipping surcharge will apply. (surcharge fee may vary depending on item)