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Old 07-21-2012, 08:59 PM
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Default Case for Alvarez AP70 parlor

I have one of these on order that will be delivered this week and was wondering what size case would work well. I've been told that a classical case would work , but it seems as though it might have room to move around in there. I know several guys have purchased these guitars and cases and was wondering what cases they got( maker, model # and size), where they purchased the case, and how much they paid( if allowed on the forum). Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:15 PM
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My dealer offered me the matching Alvarez case for $120 when I purchased my AP70. I passed, thinking, why pay 1/3 the price of the whole guitar for a case. Besides I have another case for my Brook Torridge that fits it nicely (a Hiscox 00-sized case). I believe I saw on the Martin Website that the AP70 is almost exactly the same dimensions as a Martin 00 12-fretter. You might want to double check that. If so, any case that fits a Martin 00 12-fretter should fit an AP70.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:34 AM
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:04 AM
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i use the Breedlove hard bag. It's got a padded jig (removable) attached with velcro to fit anything from a dread to the AP70. plus the strap for the neck makes it nice and secure. I'm not having much luck finding a hardshell case!
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:36 PM
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Over a year ago before I purchased my AP-70 I went to one of the dealers I buy from. It was spring of 2011 and he had a store wide with outdoor tent sale. Many items that were gathering dust were sold for pennies on the dollar. When I arrived after work on a saturday it just started raining, so I went to the outdoor tent. Amps, guitars, boxes and boxes of merchandice of all sorts were avaiable. There at the very edge of the shelter of the tent was a Alvarez case unlike any I have seen before, tanish in color with antiquie fastners and a Alvarez logo on the case and on a small medallon near the handle all in all very nice. They wanted sixty five dollars but when I pointed out it was already getting wet they droped it down to thirty. I really wanted it for my Alvarez dreadnaught that was over thirty years old but when I got home it was way too small for it. So in a closet it went for over a year. When I bought the AP-70, my dealer asked about a case for it and I told him this story, now every time I play the parlor guitar I can`t help but think that it was fate that saved a beautiful case from the rain and made me wait for the right guitar to come by.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:47 PM
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IMO.... For a sub $500 guitar I'd much rather have soft carrying bag I can throw over my shoulder (especially a parlor), I've never gotten the appeal for a hard shell case.. And I've never damaged a guitar using a soft carrying bag in 30 years.... Just my .02
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:18 PM
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I know I am reviving an old thread, but the Alvarez AP70 parlor guitar seems to be popular.

I bought an Boulder Alpine 00/DOB GUITAR GIGBAG from Elderly for mine and it seems to fit perfectly and offer pretty good protection and it has lots of storage compartments.

Comes in blue, green, or tan.

http://elderly.com/accessories/items/BAG3-GREEN.htm
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:44 PM
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Default Case for Alvarez AP70 parlor

Sabatini,

Thank you!!! I am so happy you resurrected this thread. This is exactly what I was looking for.
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