We are proud to announce that Professional Music Technology is now an authorised dealer of Alvarez Guitars – let’s take a look at this beautiful range of acoustic and classical guitars landing nowThe highly regarded Alvarez guitars have been one of the premier acoustic guitars brands in the USA and around the world for nearly 50 years, producing handmade acoustic guitars for some of the biggest names in music including Joe Bonamassa, Bono, Johnny Cash, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ani DiFranco, Jerry Garcia, Paul McCartney, Monte Montgomery, Carlos Santana, Bob Weir, and Thom Yorke to name a few. The Alvarez mission is simple: to create affordable guitars that are suited to players of all levels including everyone from beginners to consummate professionals. Alvarez guitars have succeeded in that mission and have crafted some of the most beautiful acoustics we have ever seen, all of which provide exceptional playability and a stunning tone thanks to the meticulous attention to detail from the Alvarez luthiers. Today we’re going to look at the 5 main series of Alvarez guitars: Regent, Artist, Cadiz, Masterworks, and Jazz & Blues series.
Alvarez Regent GuitarsThe Alvarez Regent series have been designed to give younger players, beginner guitarists and those who want an entry level guitar a chance at playing a high-quality guitar without spending a fortune. The Alvarez Regent series encourages a positive first impression and an enjoyable learning experience to help budding guitarists on their musical journey. This is achieved thanks to an easy to play construction and beautiful sounding tonewoods – if your first guitar sounds and feels good, chances are you’re going to stick with playing the guitar! Starting at around £170, the Alvarez Regent series includes a selection of Dreadnought acoustic guitars, classical guitars as well as a selection of ukuleles that combine superb playability with beautiful laminate and solid tonewoods. The Alvarez RD27 Dreadnought (pictured) for example is a particular favourite here at PMT. Although this beautiful dreadnought guitar is designed with beginners in mind, it would still suit experienced players as a second guitar or touring option. The Rosewood back and sides provide a beautiful, resonant tone that is warm and rich with added snap thanks to the inclusion of a Spruce top. A slimmer neck profile and nut makes the guitar easier to hold and to fret so beginners can get to grips with the guitar easier. The most budget friendly of the Alvarez Guitars series.
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Alvarez Artist GuitarsThe Alvarez Artist series delivers exceptional quality again, without a hefty price tag and makes a wonderful option for those in need of a first gigging acoustic guitar or a solid option for the studio. The Alvarez Artist series features award winning design and achieves clear balance and response across all strings as well as an impressive projection due to the Alvarez designed FST2 bracing system. This in combination with a range of solid wood tops such as Spruce, Cedar or Mahogany with laminate back provide an articulate tone that really brings out the best in your playing. The Alvarez AD66CESHB Dreadnought Shadowburst features a Solid African Mahogany top wood as well as Mahogany back, sides and neck for a meaty and earthy mid-range presence with strong attack. The cutaway dreadnought design and LR Baggs Element pickup with StagePro EQ preamp system also ensure the guitar is stage and tour ready! A highlight from the Alvarez guitars range.
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Alvarez Cádiz SeriesA highlight of the Alvarez guitars range comes in the form of the Alvarez Cádiz Series – the professional level Classical and Flamenco guitars developed in Andalucia, Spain (birthplace of the Classical guitar). To learn more about the history, the music and construction of classical guitars the team at Alvarez Guitars travelled to the small hilltop town of Vejer de la Frontera, just south of the city of Cádiz and worked with local luthiers and players to find out what qualities players looked for in a classical guitar. The result is an innovative bracing system that brings out the unique tonal qualities of the guitar as well as the subtleties in your playing. The Alvarez Cádiz Series classical and flamenco guitars feature Cypress bodies and a selection of solid tonewood tops including Spruce as well as the custom bracing system cut and sanded with 4 varying widths laid out in reference to Jose Ramirez III's asymmetric architecture designs to provide a distinct and highly enjoyable sound. The Cadiz series is a highly professional series of Flamenco and classical guitars designed for players who demand more from their guitar. These are not your run of the mill classical guitars, but masterpieces in design and sonic quality. The Alvarez CF6CE Cadiz Flamenco Electro Acoustic Cutaway Trad. Yellow Gloss nylon string guitar for example, features a traditional Spruce and Cypress tonewood combination which really comes to life when played through an amp thanks to the LR Baggs pickup/preamp system. The lower-bout cutaway and bevelled arm rest ensure a comfortable playing experience too – ideal for professional performers.
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Alvarez Masterworks SeriesThe Alvarez Masterworks Series are designed for the professional guitarists out there who demand more from their instrument. However, these beautifully crafted guitars still remain firmly in the budget friendly price bracket, making them accessible to all guitarists. These Alvarez guitars feature premium grade construction as well as 100% solid tonewoods such as Spruce, Mahogany or Cedar, depending on which guitar you choose. The Alvarez MD60BG Dreadnought Bluegrass Natural Gloss in particular is a highlight of the Alvarez guitars range and the Alvarez Masterworks Series overall. This guitar and this series represents the pinnacle of over 5 decades of the company’s continual improvement resulting in a highly professional guitar that players of all levels will fall in love with. The Solid AA Sitka Spruce top wood in combination with the Solid African Mahogany back and sides provide a bright and well-projected voice as well as rich harmonic overtones making it ideal for country and blues players who need to be able to switch between finger picking and big chords. The FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X bracing offers an incredible projection usually found in guitars 3 x the price.
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Alvarez Jazz and Blues SeriesThe Alvarez Jazz and Blues Series is an award-winning range of guitars which has garnered rave reviews from professional musicians all over the world. These Alvarez flat top guitars feature vintage inspired designs that include back shifted, scalloped bracing and traditional rosewood bridges. In addition, the necks offer a comfortable and soft V-profile for an enjoyable playing experience whilst the string spacing is tailored towards finger picking. Although they’re smaller bodied instruments, these Alvarez Jazz and Blues series guitars feature a much more “Hi-Fi” sound with added dynamics compared to certain pre-war designs that other brands offer. This means you get a far more modern projection and response ideal for today’s musical standards. The Alvarez Delta00EDLX SHB Delta 00 Deluxe 14th Fret is a stunning Parlor-style electro-acoustic guitar designed to take you back in time to the sounds of the Delta Blues. This great sounding (and looking) guitar utilises an A-grade solid sitka spruce top for added snap and articulation with a mahogany body for the depth and resonance you need to stand out from the mix. As for electronics, the gigging musicians will enjoy the fact you have an LR Baggs VTC endpin preamp installed, accompanied with an Element pickup and soundhole mounted volume/tone controls. This nifty preamp also includes a Freq compressor which removes the low-end thumps that can sometimes occur when plugged in to an amp and really brings out the guitars dynamic response. A traditional soft V neck profile offers exceptional playability – you’re going to love playing this!
Shop the Alvarez Jazz & Blues series.Order from a full range of Alvarez guitars over at PMT online today or call in to your local PMT store to try one of these beautiful Alvarez acoustic and classical guitars have been relied upon by professional musicians for over 50 years.