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Alvarez Announces Partnership with LR Baggs

Posted on January 15, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI- Alvarez has always been dedicated to the constant improvement of its guitars and for 2016 has chosen the LR Baggs Stage Pro with Element pick up to upgrade their electronics across Artist, Masterworks and Yairi Series.

“The Acoustic Electric market has become very popular and competitive,” Says Chris Meikle, Alvarez Head of Development and Senior Vice President at St. Louis Music. “Part of our R & D is constantly asking ourselves whether we’re offering the best products to our customers, and this inspired us to test as many new EQ and Pick up systems as possible. The LR Baggs system was best suited for the current Alvarez line.”

The LR Baggs Stage Pro Element is an advanced undersaddle pickup with unrivaled dynamic range. A flexible film sensor only 2 thousandths of an inch thick picks up the guitar’s most delicate nuances and the pickup’s minimalist construction lessens any influence on the guitar’s acoustic properties, creating an intimate coupling between the pickup and guitar for high fidelity.

The Stage Pro also features a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers battery access and a full chromatic tuner that is hidden beneath the control panel to maintain a clean, classy look. The three band EQ with phase inversion delivers warm, pristine sound even under the most challenging conditions.

Beginning in January, LR Baggs will be phased into the Alvarez 2016 lineup. Dealers are encouraged to visit the St. Louis Music NAMM booth in Anaheim this year to learn more or call their St Louis Music Representative at 800-727-4512 or email at [email protected].

{Pictured: Alvarez MGAS66ESHB with LR Baggs}


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,E.K. Blessing, 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.