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Alvarez Unveils the Ultra Compact Delta DeLite

Posted on January 21, 2017

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Alvarez Guitars continues to offer players unique tools for their music experience and is thrilled to present the Delta DeLite at Winter NAMM 2017. The Delta DeLite is an exciting and unique take on the travel guitar.

“Small body travel guitars continue to be very popular,” says Chris Meikle, Head of Development at Alvarez and Senior Vice President of St. Louis Music. “We wanted to make one of the smallest available and explore just how well we could get it to sound.”

Meikle and his design team chose a reduced size of the Alvarez Jazz & Blues Delta00 for the DeLite’s body shape. Months of work went into the honing of the construction, as the team worked to maximize projection, balance and response. The result is a guitar that weighs in at only 3.3 pounds, with a sound as signature as its aesthetic.

“The diminutive Delite derives its name from the playing experience,” continues Meikle. “It’s great for focused bluesy tones and performs wonderfully when finger picked, which is a great surprise for a guitar that’s not much larger than a baritone ukulele.”

The Delta00 DeLite features a solid A+ Grade Sitka top and Mahogany backs and sides and is finished in satin shadowburst. Appointments include real bone nut and saddle, rosewood bridge and fingerboard and a mahogany with a dovetail 14th fret neck joint.  Perfect for musicians after a great sounding, high mobility instrument or parents looking for a refined and correctly designed guitar for their child. The DeLite comes with a 15mm duo-foam gig bag.

Visit the St Louis Music booth at Winter NAMM 2017 to experience the Delta DeLite. To learn more about Alvarez go to www.alvarezguitars.com or call +1 314-727-1191.

[Pictured: Alvarez Delta DeLite]

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.