Alvarez has been around a long time, they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary! Always quality, their reputation of being a workhorse guitar is stellar. They are a favorite with gospel and country players and their BG series is gaining a lot of ground with bluegrass players. We always try to keep lots of Alvarez on hand, they are one of our best sellers! Don’t look over the smaller body Alvarez models either, the Delta Delite and the Artist series parlor guitars are a finger pickers dream, and the smaller body make them perfect for pickin’ on the couch!