Alvarez Guitars - Available at PMT Online and In-Store Now
As one of the USA's leading guitar manufacturers for the best part of five glorious decades, Alvarez Guitars are hard to beat when it comes to their construction quality and affordability.
Alvarez offers genuine and unparalleled value, with a lineup of guitars that people love to play.
More than Fifty Years of Expertise
Established in 1965 through close collaboration between St Louis Music and renowned luthier Kazuo Yairi, Alvarez guitars offer players a versatile combination of tried-and-tested guitar tones, with modern construction techniques and playability thrown into the mix. Whether you're looking for an early 20th-century Parlor-style model or a modern single-cutaway Dreadnought electro-acoustic, Alvarez Guitars have you covered, and then some.
The goal at Alvarez guitars has always been to create affordable guitars suited to players of all levels, providing the same levels of craftsmanship as their higher-end professional models to every guitar they build. This means that regardless of what guitar you choose from the Alvarez range, you’re picking up a hand made guitar put together by the in-house luthiers. Exceptional attention to detail comes as standard!
Renowned for their exquisite tone and playability, these Acoustic, Classical and Electro-Acoustic guitars have found themselves gracing countless stages the world over, and have been played by some of the biggest names in contemporary music.
When you pick up an Alvarez guitar, you’re joining the likes of 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 just a few of the musical superstars who play Alvarez guitars and count on them in the studio and live arenas!
Alvarez Regent Series
The Alvarez Regent Series have been handcrafted to meet the needs of young guitarists and new starters, without compromising tone or quality.
The Regent 26 Series offers a correctly designed, responsive instrument at an everyday affordable price. The RT26 is Regent's Mini Dreadnought, a great travel companion or excellent starter guitar for a younger player.
Alvarez Artist Series
In addition, the Alvarez Artist series contains some beautifully designed options such as the Alvarez AD66CESHB Dreadnought Shadowburst. These are performers guitars designed to provide players with a workhorse for the stage and studio and have been constructed using a Solid African Mahogany top wood as well as Mahogany back, sides and neck to give you a rich, highly listenable sound that is articulate and full-bodied.
Alvarez Cadiz Series
If you want the best classical guitars money can but, the Alvarez Cádiz Series are a perfect choice. These are some of the best classical guitars for professional performers with options and models designed for beginner players that they can use throughout their entire lives. The Alvarez Cádiz Series classical and flamenco guitars all feature a custom bracing system to really bring out the best sound possible and offer superb projection.
The Alvarez CF6CE Cadiz Flamenco Electro Acoustic is one of the best nylon-string guitars available, offering pro-level players and performers a great performance tool thanks to the LR Baggs pickup/preamp system which picks up your sound accurately and captures all the subtle nuances of your playing when you’re hooked up to an amp.
Advanced Tonal Response
At the centre of Alvarez Guitars' research and development lies their proprietary 'ATR' technology.
Their solid wood tops, back and sides and mahogany necks go through a unique process to enhance stability, strength and tonal benefits. Depending on the wood and its use, the process can take many months and even years for some Alvarez models! After months of air and traditional kiln drying, the solid wood in the Alvarez Artist, Blues and Masterworks series are cured and processed further in an oxygen-controlled, vacuum environment at special temperatures. This removes more moisture, saps and sugars from the wood.
Not only does this make the wood more stable and resilient to saturation in dry and humid climates, but the ATR process enhances the top-end clarity and tonal definition of each guitar. Each instrument is able to fully 'sing' with a more sophisticated and complex sound that goes far beyond the traditional 'muddy' tone of new guitars without this process.
The UK's #1 Alvarez Guitars Dealer
We stock the full range of Alvarez Guitars including the Artist Series, Cadiz, Jazz & Blues guitars, Masters and Regent Series, as well as the Alvarez-Yairi special edition models available for special order. Alvarez also produces a wide range of other instruments like Ukuleles available in-store at PMT.
Call into your local PMT Store today to try out a full selection of Alvarez acoustic guitars and see just why these beautifully constructed acoustic, classical and flamenco guitars have been relied upon by professional musicians for over 50 years – you won’t be disappointed.