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Alvarez Unveils Cádiz Series Classical and Flamenco Guitars

Posted on March 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Alvarez guitars proudly introduces the brand new Cádiz Series of Classical and Flamenco guitars.  The Alvarez team travelled to Andalucía, Spain to learn more about the history, the music and construction of these legendary instruments before embarking on R&D.  The result of this journey are a series of guitars that are responsive, engaging, and influenced by great luthiers of the past.  The all new Cádiz Series debuted at Winter NAMM 2018 in Anaheim, California, and is now in stock and shipping to stores.

“In Spain we met, talked and worked with local luthiers and players in the Cádiz area of Spain,”  Says Chris Meikle, Senior VP at St. Louis Music and head of Alvarez development.  “Over the coming months we studied four different construction styles and bracing systems and went to work building samples in our factory based on what we learned during the journey, and we couldn’t be more proud by the results in Cádiz Series.”

Cádiz Series features Flamenco and Concert models in various configurations, including cutaway/electric and hybrid models with a slimmer nut width.  Each model features a graduated solid AA grade Sitka top, asymmetric fan bracing and Spanish Heel neck joints.  Flamenco models feature Cypress backs & sides, while Concert models are constructed with walnut Backs & Sides.  With the exception of the hybrid designs, Cádiz Series stays true to traditional classic design choosing three-piece mahogany and ebony neck construction to achieve optimal strength and weight instead of opting to use a trussrod.

Meikle continues, “We believe CÁDIZ will engage any player, whether a seasoned professional classical player or someone looking for different tones from an engaging nylon string guitar. We hope they will create an intimacy between you and the instrument and as always we have made these beautifully designed instruments as affordable as we could.”

Alvarez Cádiz Series:

CF6 – MSRP $599

CF6CE – MSRP $749

CC7 – MSRP $599

CC7CE – MSRP $749

CC7HCE – MSRP $749

CC7HCEAR – MSRP $839

To find a store near you visit our dealer locator:  http://alvarezguitars.com/dealer-locator/

To become a dealer or for more information call St Louis Music at 800-727-4512 or email [email protected]

{Pictured: Cádiz 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 Alvarez Guitars, Austin Guitars, Knilling String Instruments, E.K. Blessing, & Sigma Guitars. The company is also the exclusive USA distributor of Dixon Drums & Hardware, Antigua, and P. Mauriat Brass and Woodwinds.  SLM also distributes over 250 brands of accessories to music stores across the USA.