It took a lot of research and development, and many prototypes were rejected, but the new Alvarez Masterworks Series is here.
Completely redesigned and revamped, the high-end high-quality guitars are made up of 11 models in a range of price points, woods, and body shapes. “This has been more than two years in the making,” says Alvarez brand manager Chris Meikle. “These are beautifully balanced, have exquisite separation and articulation, lots of bass, and a sparkling upper register. They are an absolute joy to play.”
All the Masterworks guitars have an open-pore finish to the back and sides allowing the wood to move and sound in a manner associated with much higher-priced instruments. The top and neck feature a satin finish, and every component is made from the finest natural materialsincluding rosewood and maple bindings and purfings. The tops are all hand selected and the line offers AA grad Sitka spruce and perfectly grained cedar soundboards. Green Abalone inlays, ebony bridge pins, real bone saddles and nuts, and Grover tuners combine to create inspiring guitars.
The models available include Dreadnoughts, Folk, and Classical, which are available with cutaways and built in SYS650 EQ electronics with tuner versions. There’s also the Parlor, which Meikle mentions is doing particularly well.