Alvarez Debuts New Armrest Models for Artist Series

20th January 2017

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Alvarez is proud to present the addition of special Armrest model guitars to their award winning Artist Series. The new AG/AR Artist Series models will be unveiled at Winter NAMM 2017 and have been designed in the Alvarez spirit of delivering instruments with high end features at excellent value.

“While serving a functionality of improving comfort, a bevel edge armrest has also been a way for luthiers to exhibit their craftsmanship,” says Chris Meikle, Head of Development at Alvarez and Senior Vice President of St. Louis Music. “Our new armrest models have allowed us to demonstrate our ability to craft great looking, great sounding guitars and make them as affordable as possible.”

The Alvarez Armrest models are the result of a 12 month R&D and refining process. The Alvarez design team opted for a slimmer bevel than the standard, which gives the guitars a more sophisticated and designer look.

The Alvarez Armrest models are featured in two series, the 60 and 70. The 60s will feature a solid sitka spruce top with mahogany backs and sides, with a rosewood armrest. The 70s is delivered in solid sitka spruce with rosewood backs and sides, with an armrest made of flamed maple for a beautiful contrast.

Visit Alvarez at the St Louis Music booth to experience the Armrest models. To learn more about Alvarez go to or call +1 314-727-1191.

[Pictured: Alvarez Armrest Models]

St. Louis Music/U.S. Band & Orchestra is one of the largest general distributors of musical instruments and accessories in North America. SLM is the owner of Austin Guitars, Knilling String Instruments, ZondaBrasswinds and Reeds & Sigma Guitars. The company is also the exclusive global manager and licensee of Alvarez & Alvarez-Yairi and the exclusive USA distributor of Dixon Drums and Hardware, Sabian Cymbals, P. Mauriat Brass and Woodwinds and Suzuki Violins. SLM also distributes over 150 brands of accessories to music stores across the USA.