Alvarez Unveils Artist Series Grand Auditorium 8 String

March 5th 2021

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Alvarez Guitars proudly introduces the all-new AG60CE8SHB, an acoustic-electric 8 string Grand Auditorium in a beautiful shadowburst finish. The AG60CE8SHB joins the family of 8 strings from Alvarez which began last year with the 8 string baritones, ABT60CE8BK and ABT60CE8SHB. The Grand Auditorium 8 string had its debut at Winter NAMM 2021.

“Following the success of our 8 string guitars last year we wanted to take the next step,” says Chris Meikle, Head of Development at Alvarez and Senior Vice President of St. Louis Music. “With this 8 string Grand Auditorium we double up on the G (3rd) and D (4th) strings and its quite amazing how much 12 string shimmer you get from just adding these two octaves. It also makes this guitar great fun for lots of exploration, and the octave tones when fingerpicking add a little extra dimension and charm.”

The AG 8-string has a superbly open and resonant voicing and instant response. It’s a beautiful looking guitar with a flawless deep shine, thin poly Shadowburst finish, North American Sitka spruce top and fitted with the fantastic LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up.  

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

{Pictured:  Alvarez 8 String AG60CE8SHB}

St. Louis Music/U.S. Band & Orchestra 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, Zonda Brasswinds and Reeds and Hamilton stands. The company is also the exclusive USA distributor of Dixon Drums and Hardware, P. Mauriat Brass and Woodwinds, and Antigua Wind Instruments. SLM distributes over 250 brands of accessories to music stores across the USA.