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Can anyone help identify my guitar

I own a k.Yiari acoustic guitar. Inside the guitar it has a sticker, that has numbers etc as below:

ANNE 1935
Model No W1
Serial no 34035

If anyone can tell me more information on my guitar I'd appreciate it. Type of guitar, what it is worth? etc

Thank you

Yari Alvarez Abalone Master Special DY 95 Dreadnaught

If anyone has a vintage or used Yari Alvarez Abalone Master Special DY 95 Dreadnaught for sale, please contact me at

Thanks Richard

wy 1-k electronics

Anyone know where I might find a treble, volume, tone unit for my Yairi. Its the older one without the built in tuner. WY-1K Koa.
Used would be fine if in working order.
All The best


K Yari 1983 12-string acoustic

Hi everyone,

Greetings from Australia! I have a K Yari 1983 12-string acoustic, which has not been out of the case for 20 years!

The label reads:
ANNE: 1983
MODEL NO: W I TW (this is what I can make out)
SERIAL NO: 27669

I would like to sell this guitar but have no idea of its value. Any advice would be really appreciated.


K Yairi TW1 12 string

I have one. I paid $500 used in 1990 in Townsville. There was one advertised for about $1500. A very rare guitar and difficult to get information about them. The best guitar I have ever owned. Beautiful full rich sound.

1974 Yari Alvarez Abalone Master Special DY 95 Dreadnaught

serial # 6516 Model # DY 95


49374 is engraved in the wood

1974 Yari Alvarez Abalone Master Special DY 95 Dreadnaught

i have a 1974 Yari Alvarez Abalone Master Special DY 95 Dreadnaught for sale.... Only 10 made, only 3 left in the US. For more info email me please.

Yairi DY 95

Is this beauty still for sale ?

1974 Alvarez by Yairi Master Abalone Limited Production

Yes! It is still for sell. One owner. My mother bought for my father in California in 1974. It just got passed on to me. Can email multiple pics.

Hey, if its still for sale

Hey, if its still for sale could you email me some pictures?

Alvarez yairi fym 200

Hi, I was wondering if anyone out there had an opinion about this guitar. I have a 2005 with a clear pickguard and abalone and maple binding. I ordered it on a custom order. I was thinking of upgrading to a collings OM2H. But I'm not sure if its really an upgrade. Seems like this guitar is rather unique. The sound and playability is very good and it is still in mint condition. Its also signed inside the neck and on the label By K Yairi. I also have a 1985 DY 51 in good condition that I still play. Any thoughts?

looking at selling

I have a alvarez steel classical: Serial # 54954 YC-2 I am finding these are fairly rare. anyone want to make an offer. I saw one place where new they were $1500 This one has a hair line crack in the face.

Kazou YAIRI CY140CE for sale

I have a Kazou YAIRI CY140CE serial#71001
and heal stamped 08 11 099 for sale.
It was made in November of 2008, and is in pefect condision, zero scratches, and only played a handfull of times. Master builder Kazou YAIRI passed in 2013, and there will never be another guitar built like this again. I'm selling it for $2300

Yairi CY140CE For sale$2200 in mint condision, and very hard to

If your interested in my YAIRI CY140CE contact me at
Seriously One of, if not the best playing classical guitars in the world. Absolutely mint, very rare, and plays beautifully. Kazou Yairi CY140CE

H. Yairi AR 375 1981

Does anyone know anything about this guitar? I can't find any info online about it.

i have owned a 1984 AR 388

i have owned a 1984 AR 388 since 1984.

I have an '84 AR377

Mine's a dread' shape with Venetian cutaway, and electronics -- 1 volume & 1 tone knob on side of small bout, jack on bottom side bout. It's also only about 3 1/4" deep. Brown sunburst, faux tortoise shell pick guard, ivoroid body/top binding. Back/sides/neck are painted copperish color. K Yairi in abalone(?) along with stylized Y in middle of head stock. K Yairi branded chrome tuners. Ebony(?) with pearl dots for bridge pins. Bone nut & saddle. Your mention of AR 375 is the closest I've found to mine. No idea what your 375 is like tho.

I have been searching for

I have been searching for others with a 1984 AR 388. Sounds like it is very similar to the AR 377 or 375. I have loved this guitar for over 30 years. Just wondering about the other 388's out there.

1985 DY-62

I have a 1985 Alvarez Yairi model DY-62 and serial 58006. It has stereo pickups where you can run two cables from guitar with two volume pots and two eq pots. The lower front of the guitar is inscribed with the signature of K. Yairi. It is in good condition with a few dings on the body and a little fret wear. No cracks or breaks that I can find. Comes with hardshell case but handle is missing from case. Thinking about selling and just wondered what it would be worth. Any ideas? Thanks.

Your DY-62

I see this is an older post. But if you still have your Dy 62 I would be interested in talking to you about purchasing it. You can contact me @ # 1317 213 5364 ( call or text) or

Alvarez Yairi guitar

Hi I have a 1983 Alvarez Yairi guitar made in Japan # DY-48 signed by K.Yairi. and I have a Guitar case is a Guild case #2520. I was wondering how much is it worth? Anybody have any idea.

DY48 Prices

About $500


Hey group, I'm looking to acquire an Alvarez Yairi DY-72 12-string. Anybody got any leads?

I see your posting is a year

I see your posting is a year old... but if you are still interested.... I have a 1991 Dy- 72
I am thinking about selling. Contact me if you'd like to talk (

K. Yairi DY-72 12 String

Hi. I have decided to sell my K. Yairi DY-72 12 String. I am the original owner and have owned it since 1989. It is in excellent condition. I am in Calgary, Canada. For more information, you can contact me at ***********.

K. Yairi DY-72

Sorry, I just sold my K. Yairi Dy-72 12 string, so its no longer available.
(Moderator of the forum: I would appreciate it if you could remove my earlier posts that had my email address in them if you can. Thanks!)

DY72 12 string

Are you still looking for one? I have one I'm thinking about selling.

Yairi DY-72 12 string

Hello Zane. I was too nice when I called about a DY72 Yairi 12 string "K" signature Yairi a few days ago. It was a beautiful instrument with amber tuning buttons. I was on the line with a Lynsee at the store when a customer walked in asking about it so I let her go so she could speak with the customer telling her I would call right back. 2 minutes later I called her back and the lovely DY 72 was gone! Ack... The customer was there representing another person who lived in Texas and bought it. I still feel like it was meant for me and I missed out because I was too nice. Is your DY 72 still available? I can be reached at (904) 446-5175 if you leave a message. I really feel like I was this Yairi was meant for me and I missed it for reasons I do not yet understand. maybe it was because "you" have the instrument I was meant to find.

Thank you Zane. No matter what, I hope your Yairi found the home it was meant to have.


K. Yairi DY-72 12 String Guitar

Hi. I just found this site. I am selling my K. Yairi DY-72 12 String Guitar. I am the original owner and have owned it since 1989. It is in excellent condition. I am in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. If you or anyone else is interested, you can contact me at barry.clapp (at)

K. Yairi 1983 Mod AR300E or 306E Can't make it out

It's time for me to sell this guitar, It's signed and hand crafted Serial # 26411

Is there anyone out there that could help me put a fair price on this beautiful piece???

Thank you

Model 5071

Can anyone give me information on a Yairi model 5071. It has a cutaway. Thanks in advance.

Mid 70's Yairi DY57 & DY 85 Certifications

My dad bought a Yairi DY57, Serial 12628 (manufacture date January 18, 1976) brand new in January 1977. I have the guitar (in almost new condition , BTW) which he sent to me some years ago. He bought the guitar in Syracuse NY at Gerber Music. Somehow the music store put the wrong certification (signed by Kaz Yairi) in the case. The cert document is for model DY85 Serial 10747 (March 10, 1975 manufacture date). So if anyone out there has this DY85 guitar and would like their original cert document, let me know. Also if anyone happens to have the cert document for my DY57 guitar, please let me know. Thanks


I have a signed series dy 87 matching your papers do you still have ty in advance

k.Yairi OY85

I have a 1977 lute-back K. Yairi OY85. I can't find any reference to this model [purchased in Australia] anywhere. Anyone got any clues?

I have a 1985 K yairi AR373E

I have a 1985 K yairi AR373E i bought brand new in 1985 stickers still inside handcrafted very nice condition sounds great not played a lot.would post a pic if i knew how.Dan

K.Yairi AR335E and some others link

Bought the K.Yairi AR335E brand new in 1985 mint, Great Sound great looks canada only model quite rare. few of my other guitars there have a look thanks Dan

K.Yairi AR335E and some others

Should be the link there are some other guitars as well as the K Yairi AR335E (Canada Only Model) .
thanks Dan


Just post a link to a picture.

kyairi ar335E link

k.yairi 373E

i have a mac its in my photos and 43F89i do not know how to send a link.Sorry for my lack of knowledge on macs.. Dan

Appreciate any info


I bought a new K Yairi in 1986, as a divorce gift to myself. LOL I would appreciate any info any can give me about it. The Label reads
K Yairi of course. It say's, hand crafted, Date 1986, Model No AR321, Serial # 86534. It is in mint condition. I rarely played it.
Would like to know what it may be worth, and anything else. Am thinking of selling it. Was offered $200 from a pawn shop and didn't
know it that was a fair price or not. I live in Ontario Canada, just north of Toronto.
Many thanks


alvarez guitar

HI i am in montreal. is your guitar still available. thanks?

K. Yairi OY85

I have an OY85 dated 1977. Can't find any reference to this model anywhere. Purchased in Australia second-hand. Anyone got any clues?

dy77 annaversary edition

I have a 1987 dy77 anniversary edition this guitar is in great condition I'm the only one who has ever played it was trying to find out what its worth.thanks

1974 DY85 Alvarez By Kazuo Yairi - For Sale?

Great condition, sound, finish, etc. looks like new. I bought this new around 1974-75 and has original case.
Anyone interested in looking at it around the Columbus Ohio area? I don't want to ship it anywhere.
It is in excellent condition except for a small crack in the headstock that I've never been too concerned with because its been there now for 25 years (it sort of got sat by my young daughter while on the sofa). A guitar maker told me he could fix it no problem but at that time I didn't want to put any money in it. I thought I might sell it now because it's rarely played anymore, depending on what I can get for it. If it's not worth very much to someone, I'll just keep it and hand it down.

Yairi's in Utah

Alvarez especially the Yari are hard to find in Utah. Anyone in here have an Alvarez or Yairi they just want to get rid of? My favorite guitar for sure. Love to here from you.

Still looking for a yairi ?

Utah sure is some beautiful country!!!
If you still are on the search for a Yairi. I have an Alvarez Yari Dy- 72 Signature Series 12 string 1991. It has spent most of it's life in the case in my closet. If interested, call, text or email me #13172135364

YW-1000 1979 & YW800G 2002

These are both very high end Yairi's and are not cheap. Please do some investigating.
I don't just want to just dump them, as I am happy with both of them.
If you think you may be interested, drop me a note ans we can discuss.


Where can I find the years and the quantity of this model that we made? Any help most appreciated!

Neck Bolt location on Yairi DY66?

I'd like to put a 2nd guitar strap button on the heel of my Yairi neck, but am not sure where to drill because I don't know where the neck bolt(s) is. Where should I avoid drilling? Thanks....

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