“Always put the player first” - the very first of Alvarez Guitar’s values. Founded in 1965 as a collaboration between St. Louis Music and master luthier Kazuo Yairi, Alvarez Guitars craft instruments with the player’s creativity in mind, and guitar design to last for a lifetime. This means quality choices of wood, accuracy of wood joints and seasoning, even working with Luthiers and musicians to develop some of their best-selling guitars, one such of which is the Cadiz series of classical guitars. Why choose Alvarez? Simply put, the attention to detail and an almost obsessional commitment to design and processes, bringing levels of quality at an unbelievable value.