Alvarez Now Shipping SHB Models

Posted on June 14, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – After a fantastic launch and response at winter NAMM, Alvarez proudly announces the company is shipping their Artist Series Shadowburst models. Shadowburst is a high end, edge-burst finish with a rich gradient of balanced color, and was previously available only in our Masterworks Series.

“Getting our Artist Series Shadowburst models to consumers is a milestone moment for us,” said Chris Meikle, Head of Development at Alvarez and Senior Vice President of St. Louis Music. “A shadowburst finish takes a greater amount of production and time than other finishes. We’ve worked hard to hone the process and are proud to deliver such a quality finish at the Artist Series price point.”

The Alvarez Shadowburst is an edge burst finish which gives a deep gradient of balanced color over the top grain and a mirror-like, glassy shine. Application is heavily researched and developed to ensure the superior aesthetic doesn’t come at the cost of tone, and Alvarez has worked for years to bring a thinness and quality to their finish that is rarely found in imported instruments.

Dealers are encouraged to visit the St. Louis Music Summer NAMM booth #501 in Nashville this year to learn more or call their St Louis Music Representative at 800-727-4512 or email at [email protected]

{Pictured: Alvarez AD60CESHB and AP66SHB w/Shadowburst finish)

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.

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