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Up to around 2000 the series was split into Regent Standard models with the lower model numbers (RD10, RF20, RD20) and Regent Deluxe models (RD30, RF30, RD50).
Date of Manufacture: 2001

Alvarez Music | Answered on Jan 03, 2020

Strings buzzing can either be the action being set too low, or the frets needing dressing or the neck not having enough relief or being actually warped. We can't tell from here.

Learn how to adjust the truss rod in your guitar, if you can. That's the easiest fix that does not involve specialized tools, filing frets, or disassembly. You may need to buy or borrow a long hex driver to reach the truss rod adjusting nut
If it is a simple relief problem, that may fix it.

Adjusting the height of the bridge requires taking out the bridge and shimming it, which involves some woodworking skills (unlike an electric guitar where you can adjust bridge height and intonation with screwdrivers and or hex wrenches)

This should be possible to fix, depending on the cause, but because this is an acoustic guitar adjusting the action, frets and any major neck issues is a job that should be looked at by a qualified person. Keep in mind that your Alvarez is not a hugely valuable guitar, so you want to set a budget and get an estimate.

Alvarez Music | Answered on Nov 13, 2019

IF it's fret buzz, the solution can be simple or difficult. Usually means the neck is not right. Many ways to fix it, but the best way is usually by getting the neck just right. IF it's buzz in the amp from the piezo electric pickup, that's another problem entirely. Could be a loose ground wire, may need shielding, or may simply need to be attached better. Got to see it and hear it to determine what the problem is and the best way to proceed. Contrary to what people think, the neck should not be perfectly straight when under string tension. it actually should be bowed forward, but just a bit. Fret buzz is easiest to fix by raising the bridge. This can be done a number of ways, a shim under it is the quickest and easiest, but only when someone sees it can they tell what way to go. Sometimes, you need a taller nut. Trouble is, these will change the string height all along the neck, and playability sometimes suffers. I've seen them set so high that they were virtually unplayable. Me, I like them as low as possible without fret buzz.

Alvarez Music | Answered on Nov 05, 2019

You might try to find out through Google. It may be made in either China or Korea. As long as you quote the number of that model which should be on the inside of the guitar if you look through the hole in the centre of the top of the guitar where the strings run across. Best of luck.

Alvarez Music | Answered on Mar 12, 2019

Hello, Billy -

I hope I am correct in thinking you are asking about a guitar., the website where you posted your question, is intended for asking and answering questions on how to go about REPAIRING THINGS.

Providing valuations for anything generally require the appraiser to look at the item in person. Appraisals often depend on the physical qualities of the item in question.

I have no idea where you reside. In the USA? If I knew where you lived, I MIGHT be able to direct you to a reliable appraiser of guitars.

You may wish to post your question on an online guitar discussion forum. One such forum is The Acoustic Guitar Forum:
You will need to be registered as a member and signed in to post a question.

Best wishes.

Alvarez Music | Answered on Dec 12, 2018

they are usually more than helpful...

Alvarez Music | Answered on Jan 27, 2018

Elixir is a really good string. Have a good sound and last longer than any other string I've used. They aren't cheap ~$15 a set.

Alvarez Music | Answered on Jan 05, 2018

is the battery in correctly? All Volumes up? If yes to both of those and you still get nothing, Then the tuner is not wired into the pick-up or is defective

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Alvarez Music | Answered on Apr 19, 2017

I have a few questions before trying to be precise-Is this supposed to have been handmade by Kauzo Yairi?.Do you have a pic of the guitar?.I got a guitar around '1966-handmade
with the writing inside saying something like this-CBS Masterworks handmade by K Yairi ser #... i eventually settled on a price between $5- and $ 7000.00 CDN.That was through an insurance co about a year ago.

Alvarez Music | Answered on Apr 15, 2017

That is the model number. It would sell for US$250-350 depending on condition.

Alvarez Music | Answered on Jan 23, 2017

To get your answers contact Alvarez at this link-
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