| This is an early 1970's Alvarez Model 5044 acoustic guitar. Pretty much a copy of a Martin D-35, and it sounds like a D-35, too, sweet and full. Gorgeous Brazillian RoseWood back and sides, with a solid spruce top. I'm no expert, but the back and sides appear to be solid wood, also. The Grain Pattern matches inside and out. There are a few dings on the top, no cracks, but what would be considered normal wear for a well played 30 some year old guitar. The neck is true, with minimal fret and fingerboard wear. Pre-war style snowflake inlays in the fingerboard and Herringbone top binding, 3 piece back. Original hard shell case included. Neck width is 1 11/16" at the nut. Action is what I would consider "normal" for a bluegrass guitar, low E about 6/64" at the 12th fret. Neck relief is minimal, and Saddle height is over 1/8".