Alvarez Produces 2016 Artist Series Featurette

31st May 2016

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Alvarez is proud to release an online video that showcases the Award Winning Artist Series and all the exciting additions to the line that are being offered throughout 2016. The short film introduces the new LR Baggs Stage pro Element system and also unveils new Artist series models in stunning Shadowburst finish.

“The changes we made to Artist Series for 2016 have been incredibly well accepted,” Says Chris Meikle, Alvarez head of development.  “We continue to tweak and improve the construction but without doubt this year’s major achievement is the quality of our finish, it is simply superb. This quality plus the addition of LR Baggs in most CE models sets us apart in the solid top acoustic guitar market.”

The Award Winning Alvarez Artist Series feature hand selected solid tops and come in a huge variety of shapes, colors, and wood choices. Now featuring LR Baggs electronics, The LR Baggs Stage Pro Element is an advanced undersaddle pickup with unrivaled dynamic range. The Stage Pro also features a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers battery access and a full chromatic tuner that is hidden beneath the control panel to maintain a clean, classy look. The three band EQ with phase inversion delivers warm, pristine sound even under the most challenging conditions.

The new Artst Series Shadowburst finish – previously only available in Masterworks – 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.

You can see the new 2016 Artist Series featurette on the Alvarez youtube channel – www.youtube.com/alvarezguitars1965 – or you can visit the Alvarez website: www.AlvarezGuitars.com. For more information please contact your Alvarez Representative or call St. Louis Music at 314-727-4512.

{Pictured: Alvarez Artist Series Video Still}

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.