New Guitars and Ukuleles from Alvarez

Victoria Wasylak • Fretted • August 31, 2019

Alvarez Guitars has expanded its handmade line of Japanese guitars. The expanded Yairi line is made up of 30 models which offers more body shapes, cutaway options, colors and 12-strings.

New for 2019 is the Brad Davis signature DYM70BD, designed for Grammy winner and guitar virtuoso Brad Davis, as well as the DY70CE-12 twelve string, available in natural and shadowburst finishes, and several Grand Auditorium and Folk shapes, the GY70CESHB and FY70CESHB.

Alvarez Guitars’ new Artist Elite Series are custom style guitars made with premium tonewoods and finishes. Artist Elite showcases premium grade solid Sitka, Mahogany, Walnut, Cedar and Figured Acacia tops under Alvarez’ crystal clear, attenuated gloss finish. Back and side choices include Macassar Ebony, Walnut, Figured Acacia or Flamed Maple. All models are wood bound, with some offering a slim or standard bevel armrest. All models are cutaway acoustic electric, fitted with the fantastic LR Baggs Stage Pro Element pickup system.

Masterworks Ukuleles feature a choice of uke shapes and are also crafted with highly sustainable bamboo to maximize their positive impact on the environment.

The MU50s offer all-solid wood construction and come in four different configurations with options for cutaway acoustic electric models, featuring the Alvarez AUE20 EQ and built in tuner.


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