“This is a really great contest to win,” says Chris Meikle, Alvarez brand manager and senior vice president of St. Louis Music. “Guitar and Bass Magazine’s process of choosing their winners is very thorough and there and are several rounds to get through before the final award is given.”
The AP70 is a 12-fret parlor-size body with solid Sitka spruce top. It features rosewood back and sides; scalloped X-bracing; mahogany neck; and rosewood fingerboard and bi-level bridge. Guitar and Bass is not along in singing its praises. Acoustic Guitar Magazine reviewed it and said: “The AP70 is a real treat, and appointments is of a guitar magically transported to the present from about 1920. It has a strong voice and is evenly responsive and resonant.”
Meikle adds, “this is what Alvarez is all about: well-designed guitars that sound fantastic that are affordable. It’s great for the whole team to be recognized in this way.”
Alvarez has experienced impressive international growth recently, with 14 new distributors in 22 countries now carrying the guitars.
For more information on placing an order or becoming an Alvarez dealer, please email [email protected] or call 1-800-727-4512. For international distribution enquiries please email Chris Meikle at [email protected].
St. Louis Music is a division of U.S. Band and Orchestra Supplies Inc. and the corporate owner of Knilling® Stringed Instruments, Perfection® Pegs, Austin Guitars, and Zonda Reeds. SLM is the exclusive international manager of Alvarez Guitars and the exclusive North American distributor for P. Mauriat Brass and Woodwind Instruments, as well as Dixon Drums, Suzuki Violins and Alvarez-Yairi Guitars.