We are proud to announce eight new additions to the award winning Alvarez collection for 2021.
MD70BG / EBG
Dreadnought Acoustic / Acoustic Electric
This Rosewood version of the MD60BG takes power and clarity to a new level.
The MD70BG’s response is instant, and its notes are clear and robust. The rosewood helps deliver sonorous bass frequencies which is complemented by shimmering trebles. When strumming, the FS6 bracing system and AAA Sitka top help deliver clarity and separation, and balance is clearly audible across all six strings.
These beautifully dressed guitars pay tribute to traditional Bluegrass instruments with open gear nickel tuners, classic inlays, premium tortoiseshell style pickguard and a flawless gloss finish. The projection and overall breadth of tonal reach of this guitar is outstanding, making it hard to put down for those players looking for a powerful open voicing and instant response.
MDR70SB / ESB
12th Fret Dreadnought Acoustic / Acoustic Electric
A 12th fret Dreadnought really works for many players – some say it’s because of the position of the bridge being right in the middle of the soundboard, or the closer position of your fretting hand or just the overall feel and string tension. Whatever it is, it certainly works.
The MDR70SB has a really lovely round and full tone with lots of clear bass frequencies and glistening trebles. Its response is instant, and its notes are clear and robust. When strumming, the FS6 bracing system and AAA Sitka top help deliver clarity and separation. The balance is clearly audible across all six strings.
The MDR is a beautifully finished instrument with a deep shine, thin poly finish and traditional appointments come in the way of a slotted headstock, open gear tuners and pre-war style sunburst. The projection and overall breadth of tonal reach in these guitars is outstanding, making it hard to put down for those players looking for a powerful open voicing and feel of a 12th Fret Dreadnought.
Grand Auditorium 8-String Acoustic Electric
The sound of a 12-String is wonderful and unmistakable, but 12-strings on a neck can make it somewhat challenging for some players. There is a lot of tension and the nut width is generally wider – Introducing the Alvarez 8-string, 12 string shimmer with less tension and a standard width neck and nut.
We double up on the G (3rd) and D (4th) strings and it’s quite amazing how much 12 string shimmer you get from just adding these two octaves. It also makes this guitar great fun for lots of exploration and the octave tones when fingerpicking add a little extra dimension and charm.
The AG 8-string has a superbly open and resonant voicing and instant response. It’s a beautiful looking guitar with a flawless deep shine, thin poly Shadowburst finish, North American Sitka spruce top and fitted with the fantastic LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up.
Little Jumbo Travel Acoustic Electric
Demand of small body acoustic guitars never seems to slow. They’re great for travel, hitting the beach or lazing around the house. With a few tweaks and careful design, you can make small body guitars sound fantastic and much louder and balanced than one may think.
The LJ2 is a fantastic ‘Little Jumbo’ with great projection and balance. It’s made with high-grade solid Sitka top and is carefully designed to get the best from its small body while staying clear and balanced. Many smallbodied guitars will have a ‘tubby’ or ‘muddy’ voicing. We’ve managed to give the voice clarity, balance and volume, making it a really fun instrument to play.
RF26SB / CESB
OM Acoustic / Acoustic Electric
The Alvarez Regent Series is a high quality entry-level guitar line designed to provide super value instruments with many features and specifications you’ll find in pro-level Alvarez models.
Components such as our bi-level bridge, scalloped bracing and PPS synthetic bone nut and saddle, work together to generate great response and dynamic tonal capability which gives you a great overall playing experience, time after time. Regent Series has also been designed with the student in mind and has a slightly slimmer neck profile and nut, making it very easy to hold and fret. The guitars have a classic look and made from traditional tonewood configurations and high-grade components.
This RG26CESB is a great looking OM/Folk guitar designed for a full sound and suitable for all musical styles. This model is fitted with the SYS250 EQ with backlit tuner. Both models ship with our AGB15 deluxe Alvarez gigbag.