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Alvarez Welcomes Richard Fortus of Guns N’ Roses

by Victoria Wasylak • in
  • Supplier Scene
• Created: September 13, 2018

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Alvarez Guitars has added Guns N’ Roses member Richard Fortus to its roster of artist endorsees. Richard has been a member of Guns N’ Roses since 2002 and also has deep ties to both St. Louis and St. Louis Music itself.

“This is really a wonderful full circle story,” says Mark Ragin, president and CEO of St. Louis Music. “Richard’s father was a member of the early management team at SLM, and our very own J. Hayes was Richard’s very first guitar teacher. It’s great that Alvarez is now at the level that we can work with a talent like Richard’s, and all the more powerful since he already feels like one of the family.”

“I remember coming into the SLM in Ferguson and playing Yairi guitars in the office when I was young,” says Fortus. “I’ve been collecting Yairi for many years, and when J Hayes invited me to come in and try the new Honduran Series I was really impressed with the unique voice and character. I’m really excited to take it on the road.”

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