We are proud to announce the latest additions to the award winning Alvarez collection for 2024
What’s New in Yairi 2024
2024 is an exciting year as we introduce a new voicing and tonal response in our Honduran and Masterworks Series. This voicing is designed to widen the tonal palette, and to bring a more robust, clear bass response and a compelling openness to the guitar.
2024 also sees us launch new models and bring an array of new wood configurations to certain body shapes we have never made before. Alvarez-Yairi 2024 is without the most exciting new line-up we have ever offered – a brand new, exquisite voicing for our all-solid models, glorious new tonewood configurations in Masterworks and new EQs and pickups.
They are, quite simply, the best guitars we have ever made.
Every constituent part considered; each component hand-selected to achieve optimal quality throughout the build.
Laureate is the most premium-sounding and aesthetically considered guitar line Alvarez has ever made. We modeled Laureate on a traditional guitar line, with traditional shapes such as Dreadnought, Parlor and OM, and other additions to come.
Laureate allows us to explore the history and tradition of the acoustic guitar, which is something that we’re deeply passionate about. This traditional method to the build of this line meets our more modern Alvarez approach, keeping projection and tonal design rich and dynamic.
These combined philosophies to the build make Laureate distinctive and unique, influenced by guitars from the early 20th century while staying innovative, responsive and exciting.
An expanded lineup with extra Parlor, Grand Auditorium and OM models. More Rosewood, brand new features and an even better fit and finish… and an innovative new pick-up system!
Masterworks 2024 offers 26 carefully designed, responsive guitars, each meticulously crafted to achieve a new level of sonic and aesthetic quality.
We’ve further embraced East Indian Rosewood, and the series now offers 10 Rosewood models including several new Grand Auditorium, Parlor and OM choices. We’re introducing a brand-new level we call Masterworks Custom. Custom is a feature-rich offering with twin bevels for optimal playing comfort on both front and back. You’ll also find Paua Abalone purfling, a flawless Shadowburst finish, sleek cutaway, and a very special pickup.
Introducing HiFi, a brand-new system from LR Baggs
Exceptional balance & definition
Unique Dynamics and Response
Doesn’t alter acoustic tone of your guitar
Superb acoustic reproduction with a little HiFi
Great feedback resistance
HiFi is a premium, non-invasive design that pairs dual bridge plate sensors with high-fidelity electronics and a studio grade pre-amp for exceptional dynamics, definition and tonal reproduction of your guitar.
Masterworks ‘24 also sports a new level of fit and finish from further refinement in our sanding and painting processes, resulting in sharper lines, a thinner yet more beautiful finish and a flawless clearcoat. All contribute to producing a stunning new line-up which is even more rewarding to play.
Three brand new models, upgraded components, more rosewood, and a brand-new EQ system from LR Baggs.
Offering a custom vibe with exotic woods and features, our new Artist Elite series creates its own class in solid-top acoustic guitars. The 2024 lineup welcomes a Bass and Baritone offering, both made from Sitka and Rosewood with bevel armrests and a stunning new gloss finish. Favorite models remain in the lineup with the addition of a new Rosewood Grand Auditorium, and fingerboards, bridges and headstock facias are upgraded to Rosewood throughout. The 2024 line up also introduces a brand-new EQ System from LR Baggs, the StagePro Bronze.
StagePro Bronze is a stylish, low-profile, small-footprint system with a large backlit tuner powered by LR Baggs’ Element™ under-saddle pickup. Features include bass, treble, phase and a click-to-open battery box in the end pin console for quick and easy battery changes.
We raise the bar again in Artist 2024 with a wide range of new Rosewood models, a new finish level, and sonic refinements, and our acoustic electric models are now fitted with the new LR Baggs StagePro Bronze.
Embracing Rosewood is a common theme throughout the whole Alvarez 2024 line, and this continues with eight beautiful new Artist Series Rosewood guitars in Grand Auditorium, OM, Parlor and Classical body shapes. Our new Artist series demonstrates our commitment to creating sonically dynamic guitars no matter of their cost, and this 2024 offering is our best work to date.
New models such as the AG60ce 12-String Black, AF70e Folk/OM, AF70ce Shadowburst and AG75ce Grand Auditorium exhibit the beauty and tonal benefits of premium Rosewood laminates when partnered with a lively and stable soundbox, helping produce solid-top instruments that punch well above their weight in tonal reach and response.
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