I'm actually working on one right now that has the same dropped down design for the pins as Alverez. Don't like Martin's design.It looks nice, of course. Not every mfr. makes bridges to just look good. Bridges can and do have a lot to do with how a guitar sounds. One of the best designs I know of from my limited experience is the Alvarez design. On the other hand, many try to copy the Martin style bridge for obvious reasons.