Alvarez Ready to Ship Environmentally Conscious Masterworks Ukes in All Solid Bamboo

September 14th 2019

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI  – Alvarez is very proud to announce it has a full stock of their very first series of all-solid wood construction ukuleles.  Masterworks Ukuleles feature a choice of uke shapes and are also crafted with highly sustainable bamboo to maximize their positive impact on the environment.

“We were thrilled at the chance to use Bamboo as a tonewood,” says Chris Meikle, Head of Development at Alvarez and Senior Vice President of St. Louis Music. “As instrument makers and players we must look to better source alternative woods and materials that are kinder to the world’s eco system but do not compromise our quality or tonal attributes.  Bamboo as a tonewood accomplishes this beautifully.”

The MU55s come in four different configurations with options for cutaway acoustic electric models, featuring the Alvarez AUE20 EQ and built in tuner.   In keeping with Masterworks Series, each model is constructed of all solid wood.  Bamboo as a tonewood offers incredible sonic qualities and grows quickly in abundance, with no danger of depleting.

Meikle continues, “The MU55’s sustain and tone will put a smile on your face, knowing it’s a better choice for our planet, will hopefully sweeten the sound even more.“

For more information or to become a dealer call your St. Louis Music representative at 314-727-4512 or email

{Pictured: Masterworks Bamboo Uke MU55}

St. Louis Music is one of the largest general distributors of musical instruments and accessories in North America. SLM is the owner of Alvarez, Austin and Sigma Guitars, Knilling String Instruments, E.K. Blessing, DEG Lyres, HW Products (maker of Pad-Saver) and Hamilton stands. The company is also the exclusive USA distributor of Dixon Drums and Hardware, Antigua Winds, pInstruments, Mooer Audio and P. Mauriat Brass and Woodwinds. SLM distributes over 250 brands of accessories to music stores across the USA.