Alvarez Acoustic Guitars

Alvarez has been one of the leading acoustic guitar brands in the U.S.A. and around the world for nearly 50 years. Its image is synonymous with quality and innovation. Alvarez instruments are known for their tone and feel and some of the most amazing artists over the last five decades have gravitated towards the brand and its guitars.

Alvarez was established in 1965 by St. Louis Music. In the late 60’s the company began working with Master Luthier, Kazuo Yairi. This collaboration turned out to be a remarkable success and our Alvarez-Yairi guitars are still handmade in the Yairi factory today, in the small town of Kani, Japan.

The bond between SLM and Yairi is underpinned by a desire to produce some of the finest guitars in the world. Our instruments are a mix of tradition and innovation, and our culture is one of continual development and improvement. We hope you find this attitude evident in all of our guitars from Regent Series to Masterworks, so at each price point true value and quality is found.

We are grateful that the result of our work has lead to our guitars being played by incredible musicians such as Joe Bonamassa, Bono, Johnny Cash, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ani DiFranco, Jerry Garcia, Paul McCartney, Monte Montgomery, Carlos Santana, Bob Weir, Thom Yorke and so many more. And of course by the hundreds of thousands of amateur and professional musicians around the world. We thank you all.

We are very pleased to state Guitar Boutique is an Authorized Alvarez Dealer. Many years ago, infact my second acoustic guitar, I (owner of Guitar Boutique) personally bought an Alvarez Guitar. I enjoyed that guitar for many years. So we know just how fine Alvarez Guitars are made and are made to last. We can order any Alvarez Guitar you would like. Click HERE to visit the Alvarez Site.

 

 

Masterworks Alvarez MFA70CE

This Alvarez MFA70CE is wonderful. Solid top, back, and sides and sounds it. Beautiful Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlays, on and on, and comes in a fantastic Alvarez Hardshell 2 Tone Case. Compair her to any $2,000 and up other brands. Best bang for the buck priced at $1,099. complete at Guitar Boutique.

Nothing can really match a guitar made from all-solid wood. The deflection of the notes is quicker, the quality of the note is better and the sound of your guitar will improve as it ages.


Masterworks are great guitars, seriously powerful and responsive and now built with our FST2M bracing system, their sound is even more refined and articulate.

FSTM is a forward shifted X brace design. Both X braces and asymmetric tone bars are considerately scalloped to displace the vibrational energy and help create a strong and fluid tone and response.

The sound is warm, open and clear, and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other.

Balance across the strings is important to the professional artist and Masterworks achieves this while offering the dynamic range and volume needed to help optimize the relationship between the player and the instrument.

The SYS650 designed by B-BAND is an awesome EQ and dual pick up system that allows you to blend between the under saddle and bridge plate pickups. B-BAND’s patented electret film technology creates very true, acoustic reproduction and the system also includes a backlit chromatic digital tuner.

 

 
Key Features
Series Alvarez Masterworks
Top Wood Solid AA Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Solid East Indian Rosewood
Shape Folk/OM
Neck One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
Bracing System FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
Bridge Bi-Level Rosewood
Inlays Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Purfling 1.5mm Paua Abalone
Fingerboard Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret Inlay
Headstock Plate Rosewood
Nut & Saddle Real Bone
Tuner Premium Die Cast Gold w/Ebony Buttons
Binding Flame Maple
Bridge Pins Ebony
Strings D’Addario EXP
Accessory

Alvarez Hardshell Wood Case

  Alvarez Artist Series AG60CE

The Alvarez Artist Series AG60CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a Grand Auditorium, which has similar dimensions to the dreadnought, but a narrower waist helping to pronounce the treble notes a little more. Great for fingerpicking and strumming, the GA is an all-around type. This model is fitted with the SYS550 blend system with tuner. The AG60CE is a member of the Alvarez Artist '60 Series. Alvarez was careful to get the construction just right to allow this series to sing, and deliver a player experience that's exceptional for a mid-price instrument.
The Artist Series AG60CE is a "solid top" which refers to the soundboard of an acoustic guitar being made of solid wood, rather than being laminated. However, just because the top is solid, it doesn't necessarily mean the sound automatically benefits from this feature. The tone of the instrument only improves significantly when the whole guitar is built correctly to really release the energy a solid soundboard can generate. The Artist Series is built to do exactly this.
This model is designed to get the best out if its components, and for them to work together to produce a tone and player experience, rarely found in affordable instruments.
The sound is warm, open and powerful, and both the treble and bass registers are clearly present and balanced in relation to each other. These guitars feel right and are exciting to play and responsive.
The solid ‘A' grade Sitka spruce tops are hand-selected from quarter-sawn wood. This ensures consistent quality, and its no secret better guitars are made from better wood. These tops not only look great but they are stiff and strong and finely grained. This allows them to be cut just that tiny bit thinner, which lets them dance a little more and produce a lot more vibration, and ultimately a richer tone. $449.99

All of the components are made of natural materials such as mother of pearl and abalone inlays, real bone saddles and nuts and rosewood appointments.

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  • Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar
  • Hand selected, ‘A' grade, solid Sitka spruce top
  • Hand sanded, scalloped bracing
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • SYS550 dual pickup, blend system EQ w/tuner
  • Alvarez bi-level rosewood bridge
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Premium, high-gloss finish
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Real bone nut and saddle
  • Paua abalone and mother-of-pearl inlays
  • Premium die-cast chrome tuners
  • ABS binding
  • D'Addario EXP

 

 Alvarez Artist Series AF30CE

This Alvarez Artist AF 30CE Folk or OM size guitar offers a lot of upgrades not normally found in this price range. It has a Solid Sitka Spruce Top with Advanced X Scalloped Bracing, Mahogany Back & Sides, and a Rosewood Bridge & Fingerboard. The Rosette is multi-color Abalone / Wood Inlay. The nut and saddle are of Bone with a nut width of 1 3/4. Quality Chrome Tuning Gears and Strap Button. The Cutaway body offers easy access to the upper fret registers; B Band Electronics with built in Tuner. This is a cleanly built instrument with quality fit & finish inside and out, and care given to the small details. Low easy action and good clear tone.

Solid A Grade Sitka Top / Satin Finish
Mahogany Back & Sides / Open Pore
FST2M, Forward Shifted, Scalloped Bracing
Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Chrome Die-cast Tuners
SYS250 3-band EQ w/tuner

 

 

        Alvarez Regent Series

The Alvarez Regent Series RD26CE is designed as an entry level guitar that will keep new players focused and excited about their instrument from day one.  They’re classic looking guitars that encompass many of the features and design elements that our high end instruments have, like this Bi level bridge, and a rosewood bridge and fingerboard.  The models are finished in a high gloss and come in either Sitka or Rosewood outfits. Usually laminated guitars sound very thin and have difficulty projecting, but the Alvarez Regent series has had a lot of attention paid to good construction and components, and are very open and sweet sounding while maintaining a very affordable price. This guitar comes a beautiful Alvarez Heavy Duty Gig Bag and 1 FREE guitar lesson. $279.00

 
 
Spruce top
Dreadnought Cutaway Neck
B Band SYS250  Electronics with Chromatic Tuner
Heavy Duty Alvarez Gig Bag
 
 
 
The Alvarez Regent Series RD-26 is designed as an entry level guitar that will keep new players focused and excited about their instrument from day one.  They’re classic looking guitars that encompass many of the features and design elements that our high end instruments have, like this Bi level bridge, and a rosewood bridge and fingerboard.  The models are finished in a high gloss and come in either Sitka or Rosewood outfits. 

Usually laminated guitars sound very thin and have difficulty projecting, but the Alvarez Regent series has had a lot of attention paid to good construction and components, and are very open and sweet sounding while maintaining a very affordable price. This guitar comes a beautiful Alvarez Heavy Duty Gig Bag and 1 FREE guitar lesson. $229.99
 

Series: Alvarez Regent
Top Wood: Spruce
Back and Sides: Wood Mahogany
Shape: Dreadnought
Neck: Mahogany, Satin finish
Nut Width: 1-11/16" (43mm)
Bracing: System Standard Scalloped X
Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Headstock: Plate Rosewood
Nut & Saddle: PPS Synthetic Bone
Tuner: Chrome Die-Cast
Binding: Ivory ABS
Strings: D'Addario EXP
Heavy Duty Alvarez Gig Bag

 

 

 

 

 

I, owner of Guitar Boutique, can remember my second acoustic guitar which was an Alvarez. I had many years of fun playing and learning on that guitar. Would still have it but my family member took it to college. Need I say more! Photo shows on left Masterworks MFA70CE, in middle AG60CE, and on right is a AG30CE. The MFA70CE come with a gorgeous 2 Tone Avlarez Hardshell Case. Stop in for a on hands demo or call us at 201-945-5577.

 

 

 

 

 

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