Founded by St. Louis Music in 1965, Alvarez quickly established itself as a leader in the design and production of acoustic guitars. They really made their mark on the music world when they formed a partnership with Kazuo Yairi, a widely-respected master luthier. Throughout the years, Alvarez acoustic guitars have caught the eye of some of the industry's biggest artists, like Carlos Santana, Steve Winwood and Ani DiFranco. Whether you're looking for a classic dreadnought or an acoustic-electric model, Alvarez has a guitar to suit every style, taste and skill level.
If you're a musician who's just starting to fine-tune your craft, check out the Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar. This well-made six-string is warm and powerful with expertly balanced treble and bass registers. Its classic dreadnought tone is brought to life with advanced scalloped bracing, bone saddles and a bi-level rosewood bridge. Simply put, the Artist Series AD30 Dreadnought delivers everything beginning guitarists need in terms of features, playability and price.
Looking for a guitar that's got a unique look? The Alvarez Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Acoustic Guitar will blow your mind with its classic art and killer sound. A collaboration between Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Alvarez, this guitar features custom mother-of-pearl lightning bolt inlays and the band's iconic dancing bear on the headstock. Because every guitar top varies slightly in grain and color, each Grateful Dead acoustic is truly one of a kind. A must-have for every deadhead, these guitars command attention on the stage, in the studio and everywhere in between.
If there's one thing every guitarist loves, it's the feel and tone of a beautifully-crafted acoustic guitar. In a sea of acoustic brands, Alvarez have set themselves apart with progressive designs that make great guitars accessible to more musicians. With this impressive line-up of affordable instruments to choose from, there has never been a better time to become part of the Alvarez family.