We are proud to introduce Alvarez guitars to Snider School of Music. These fantastic guitars range from an introductory level all the way to the $3000 handmade Yairi’s. We stock a handful, but can order any guitar at a moments notice! Take a look below and you’ll be amazed at the quality and value.
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Alvarez Regent Series
Alvarez – Regent Series (Laminate Top)
The entry-level guitar. Redefined.
In 2011 we launched a great line of Regent Series guitars and in order to improve on them we focused on how we could deliver more features and better tone through improving our production techniques. Techniques that would allow us to make the best value, best quality entry-level guitars in the market.
First we scalloped the bracing system in a way that gets the best from laminated construction. The new Regent 26’s and 27’s will surprise the most experienced of acoustic guitar players, they respond and resonate incredibly well. We then focused on the finish and cosmetics and improved our painting and polishing and detail work.
The notes Regent Series produce are rounded and have depth, which is rare for laminated construction, this makes them more enjoyable to play.
We also now ship every Regent guitar in a gig bag, but not just the usual baggie, unpadded freebie. We designed a super deluxe, duo-foam bag made from the finest materials we could find and filled it full of protection.
Regent Series sounds and looks better than it ever has, it offers unsurpassable value and appeals to all players from beginners to the experienced and it’s tone and response will blow you away.
Alvarez Artist Series
Alvarez – Artist Series (Solid Top)
Sometimes we can’t improve things, or certainly we haven’t got to a point where we feel improvement is necessary. The sound of Artist Series is one of these junctures where we scratch our heads; we think they sound so good we decided to leave the construction alone.
Artist Series is now “The Award Winning Artist Series” – winning competitions in the States, Europe and around the world. It’s a truly an awesome line of guitars which stands tall and sounds sweet in the solid top guitar market. How could we make it better? Well we made them look more beautiful by upgrading the finish. We now use a premium lacquer and an extended 23 process painting system
that gives Artist series a lovely glass like, deep gloss finish and beautiful shine. We also added new models and embraced the left handed players of world by making left handed options in Dreadnoughts, Folk/OM’s, Parlors, Basses, Grand Auditoriums and even a leftie Baritone is on the way. We have also introduced the Artist 66’s, a great line of all mahogany guitars in a fabulous vintage sunburst.
Other new models include the ARD70 round shouldered dreadnought and our ATD60 solid top, travel sized dreadnought. Artist Series has something for everyone; it’s a comprehensive line of refined, solid top acoustic guitars with superb tonal qualities.
Alvarez Masterworks Series
The All-New Masterworks Series. Beautifully voiced, professional guitars made from all-solid seasoned tone woods delivering outstanding performance.
The development of the All-new Masterworks Series has been two years in the making, which has resulted in an innovative construction allowing these guitars to sing like no others in their price point. Beautifully balanced, with exquisite separation and articulation. Lots of bass and a sparkling upper register generate a full tonal spectrum that will put a smile on your face every time you pick it up.
Masterworks guitars have an open-pore finish to the back and sides allowing the wood to move and sound they way it should, and both the top and neck have a satin finish, which means they look fantastic, and feel great to play. Every component is made from natural materials including rosewood and maple bindings and purflings.
The tops are all hand selected and the line offers ‘AA’ grade Sitka spruce and perfectly grained cedar soundboards. Green Abalone inlays, ebony bridge pins, real bone saddles and nuts and Grover tuners set these understated; stylish looking instruments off perfectly.
Truly inspiring guitars.