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Re: Limited Edition CY-115 (#44 of 600)

: I am the proud owner of a 1978/1979 CY-115, serial number 28022, #44 of 600. I am very interested in determining its value, only to satisfy my curiosity. I bought from my classical instructor, and it was his first good classical ( his words). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I called Alvarez directly and was told that they could not determine after-market value of one of their own instruments. They did, however, tell me to contact Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, TN and get an appraisal. I was told he is widely considered to be the international expert at pricing rare vintage instruments. $50 for the appraisal service, done via internet w/ digital photos of instrument and serial #'s. I am going to have mine appraised soon. I will post a follow up so we will all finally know what these outstanding guitars are really worth. Maybe then we can start that club...

Re: Limited Edition CY-115 (#44 of 600)

: : I am the proud owner of a 1978/1979 CY-115, serial number 28022, #44 of 600. I am very interested in determining its value, only to satisfy my curiosity. I bought from my classical instructor, and it was his first good classical ( his words). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

: I called Alvarez directly and was told that they could not determine after-market value of one of their own instruments. They did, however, tell me to contact Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, TN and get an appraisal. I was told he is widely considered to be the international expert at pricing rare vintage instruments. $50 for the appraisal service, done via internet w/ digital photos of instrument and serial #'s. I am going to have mine appraised soon. I will post a follow up so we will all finally know what these outstanding guitars are really worth. Maybe then we can start that club...

Re: Limited Edition CY-115 (#44 of 600)

: : : I am the proud owner of a 1978/1979 CY-115, serial number 28022, #44 of 600. I am very interested in determining its value, only to satisfy my curiosity. I bought from my classical instructor, and it was his first good classical ( his words). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

: : I called Alvarez directly and was told that they could not determine after-market value of one of their own instruments. They did, however, tell me to contact Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, TN and get an appraisal. I was told he is widely considered to be the international expert at pricing rare vintage instruments. $50 for the appraisal service, done via internet w/ digital photos of instrument and serial #'s. I am going to have mine appraised soon. I will post a follow up so we will all finally know what these outstanding guitars are really worth. Maybe then we can start that club...

- Just bought # 31 w/ OHSC for $600 at a
swap meet

Re: Limited Edition CY-115 (#44 of 600)

: I am the proud owner of a 1978/1979 CY-115, serial number 28022, #44 of 600. I am very interested in determining its value, only to satisty my curiousity. I bought from my classical instructor, and it was his first good classical ( his words). Any help would be greatly appreciated.There is one on ebay now at 350. Badly misspelled at alveraz yari. I think I'm gonna steal it at $365.

Re: Limited Edition CY-115 (#44 of 600)

: I am the proud owner of a 1978/1979 CY-115, serial number 28022, #44 of 600. I am very interested in determining its value, only to satisty my curiousity. I bought from my classical instructor, and it was his first good classical ( his words). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I have the same guitar 38/600 i also was wondering the value if you know please write me back

Re: Limited Edition CY-115 (#44 of 600)

: : I am the proud owner of a 1978/1979 CY-115, serial number 28022, #44 of 600. I am very interested in determining its value, only to satisty my curiousity. I bought from my classical instructor, and it was his first good classical ( his words). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
: I have the same guitar 38/600 i also was wondering the value if you know please write me back

I've got several of these.. offhand, think they are 1979 models, numbers 449, 557 of 600~ there's another but I can't recall what number or year.

Paid less than $400 for each~

Re: Limited Edition CY-115 (#44 of 600)

: : I am the proud owner of a 1978/1979 CY-115, serial number 28022, #44 of 600. I am very interested in determining its value, only to satisty my curiousity. I bought from my classical instructor, and it was his first good classical ( his words). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
: I have the same guitar 38/600 i also was wondering the value if you know please write me back

We Should start a club. I own #120/600 1978 and it is in mint condition. I purchased it for $900 and it came with a hard cover case but i too wonder of its potential value.

Re: Limited Edition CY-115 (#44 of 600)

I am another proud ownwer of this magnificent Guitar, The one I own is 91/600 THis is kinda cool, If anyone finds out of its real value please let me know, Also if the club ever starts

Re: Limited Edition CY-115 (#44 of 600)

I have CY-115 574 of 600 I bought it in 82' I love it

Re: Limited Edition CY-115 (#44 of 600)

 Limited Edition CY-115 (#44 of 600)

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Yairi DY48

I have a Yairi (Signed on the label) DY48. It was made in 1983 and plays excellent. there are a few scratches. I bought it years ago in a pawn shop for a couple hundred bucks.

Anyone know how much it is worth and any other information I should know? Thanks in advance

Re: Yairi DY48

: I have a Yairi (Signed on the label) DY48. It was made in 1983 and plays excellent. there are a few scratches. I bought it years ago in a pawn shop for a couple hundred bucks.

dude its worth like 2,000 bucks, ive got an 82 dy48 but my dad pissed me off so i smashed it, it sucks

: Anyone know how much it is worth and any other information I should know? Thanks in advance

1985 Yairi DY 47

I have a 85' DY 47 and was wondering what it might be worth? If i remember right i paid $400 plus for it new.

Thanks,

Bob

info on old Alvarez Logo

I have an Alvarez model 5043, manufactured around Jan. of 1974. The serial no. is 490702. Can anyone give me anything more...
The headstock is printed in cursive in Mother of Pearl, and simply spells out "Alvarez."
Thank You!

Yairi Guitar - Model 1450 - Ad 1965 -

Hello All, I have a Yairi guitar, paper label inside says.... Hand Crafted in Japan by Yairi... model no 1450... ad 1965.... serial no 494. I have been doing some research and now know Yairi guitars are special, but I cannot find any that date to 1965 or have just numbers for the model and serial numbers, (I am assuming that ad 1965 is the year this guitar was made). Anyone here know about this guitar... or can anyone point me to a website that might help me do some research on this guitar. Thanks!!!

Re: Yairi Guitar - Model 1450 - Ad 1965 -

: Hello All, I have a Yairi guitar, paper label inside says.... Hand Crafted in Japan by Yairi... model no 1450... ad 1965.... serial no 494. I have been doing some research and now know Yairi guitars are special, but I cannot find any that date to 1965 or have just numbers for the model and serial numbers, (I am assuming that ad 1965 is the year this guitar was made). Anyone here know about this guitar... or can anyone point me to a website that might help me do some research on this guitar. Thanks!!!

You have an old Sadao Yairi guitar, not Kazuo Yairi (of Alvarez Yairi). Most likely it has the label in partial Kanji, with Sadao's red authentication stamp.

For help with most question on K. Yairi, Alvarez Yairi, Sada/Sadao or Hiroshi Yairi Acoustic guitars.

Ask your question on ALLEXPERTS site:

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Acoustic-Guitars-3420/

Regards,
D.Hughes

Re: Yairi Guitar - Model 1450 - Ad 1965 -

Hi, That guitar is one of a kind, where the hell did you get it. I could not even estimate a value, I really thought I had seen it all. Can't be real. Can you send me a pic. Randy

Re: Yairi Guitar - Model 1450 - Ad 1965 -

Seriously???????? I will get a picture of it on here tomorrow!!!

Yairi Model MWG-Y1015

I have an oppertunity to purchase a Yairi Model MWG-Y1015 classical guitar with a hard case for $366 USD. The guitar is in good shape and sounds good. Is this a reasonable price for this guitar?

dy85a 1983 ser#51026

Any information on this guitar would be appreciated

Re: dy85a 1983 ser#51026

Top:Spruce(Canada),Back:Mahogany(Africa),Sides:Mahogany,
Bridge:Ebony(Africa), Fingerboards:Ebony(India), Neck:Mahogany, Tuner:Chrome Gotoh, Binding & Inlay:Abalone and Pearloid.
On my web site, you can know this model more.

Re: dy85a 1983 ser#51026

What is your website?

Re: dy85a 1983 ser#51026

Hello,
My web site is here.
http://www15.wind.ne.jp/~yuma/

Click Catalog.

Yairi ym-1 does anyone know about this guitar.

A pawn shop has a Yairi model YM-1 for about 600.00 dollars. I don't know that much about this guitar. It plays good and I'm thinking about buying it.
Thanks, please email me at pongjam@msn.com

K.Yairi Model # AR321 (1983)

K.Yairi Model # AR321 (1983)

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Alvarez 5047

Alvarez 5047

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yairi bass

yairi bass

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Alvarez Yairi DY50 limited edition Kazuo

Alvarez Yairi DY50 limited edition Kazuo

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WY1-K Question

I just bought a NOS WY1-k. From what I can tell from the serial #, it looks to be a 1990. It has a smaller abalone rosette than the one pictured on the Alvarez website. Also, the nut width measures at 1 5/8", not 1.625 mentioned on the Alvarez site. Does anyone know what year the appointments and nut width changed for this model? Thanks.

Re: WY1-K Question

: I just bought a NOS WY1-k. From what I can tell from the serial #, it looks to be a 1990. It has a smaller abalone rosette than the one pictured on the Alvarez website. Also, the nut width measures at 1 5/8", not 1.625 mentioned on the Alvarez site. Does anyone know what year the appointments and nut width changed for this model? Thanks.

The width has not changed, 1 5/8" is equal to 1.625".

1973 model 5050

Curious about the value of this Alvarez.

K. Yairi YW600G

Selling on eBay, rare model w/slotted headstock

stolen kyairi

I had a stolen kyairi guitar from Brisbane Ipswich Australia I went to a hockshop in Ipswich and it looked like my case I asked the guy at the counter did he have any kyairi guitars at the back he got angry a bit as I told him I had one stolen but on recall he seemed guilty anyway it was mostly like to be sold at a auction in Brisbane, I remember the serial had 1 o 2 3,s in it I have cancer these days and I would love to get my guitar back i't also had the pickguard removed but the might of replaced if anyone purchased a kyairi guitar in Queensland aproximately (time it was stolen)11 years ago so if any guitars have been bought in Australia please send me the registration number as I will remmember the number when I see it my email is noelsb@aapt.net.au

Re: stolen kyairi

: I had a stolen kyairi guitar from Brisbane Ipswich Australia I went to a hockshop in Ipswich and it looked like my case I asked the guy at the counter did he have any kyairi guitars at the back he got angry a bit as I told him I had one stolen but on recall he seemed guilty anyway it was mostly like to be sold at a auction in Brisbane, I remember the serial had one or two 3,s in it I have cancer these days and I would love to get my guitar back i't also had the pickguard removed but the might of replaced if anyone purchased a kyairi guitar in Queensland aproximately (time it was stolen)11 years ago so if any guitars have been bought in Australia please send me the registration number as I will remmember the number when I see it my email is noelsb@aapt.net.au

Re: stolen kyairi and changer of Email address

Help me please I am a very sick person! I"m very sick from an injury to the back of the neck by Getting punched their the person hit me from behind and ran, and when I found out the damage the guy did it was too late to charge him the police said also it would be difficult because I had no witness. I am on the disability pension.

I loved my K-yairi Guitar I played it all day also it was missing a scratch plate under the sound-whole or that was replaced by who ever sold it. I payed $300 for it then and now a kyairi is worth around $5000 I have been never able to afford another one also you cannot replace a guitar that sounded and played like the K-Yairi I had, it was a mahogany wood with original K-yairi silver tuners and a six string dreadnought

I had the guitar stolen from 624 Redbank plains Road Brisbane I'm pretty sure the flat was 624

The case had a purple inlay but it could of been sold without the case as the stuff this guy at the hockshop on Queensland Road at the back which again he would not let me look it, said it all went to the auctions with an angry and guilty voice tone and look.

I have cancer these days and I would love to get my guitar back it also had the pick guard removed but the might of replaced if anyone purchased a k-yairi guitar in Queensland approximately (time it was stolen 1994), If you have a conscience please send me an email stating who you sold it too or if any guitars have been bought in Australia Queensland Brisbane locality around 1994 or it could have been a year difference. please send me the registration number as I will remmember the number when I see it my email is noelsb@optusnet.com.au
Help me please I am a very sick person! I"m very sick from an injury to the back of the neck by Getting punched their the person hit me from behind and ran, and when I found out the damage the guy did it was too late to charge him the police said also it would be difficult because I had no witness. I am on the disability pension.

I loved my K-yairi Guitar I played it all day also it was missing a scratch plate under the whole or that was replaced. I payed $300 for it then and now a kyairi is worth around $5000 I have been never able to afford another one also you cannot replace a guitar that sounded and played like the K-Yairi I had, it was a mahogany wood with original K-yairi silver tuners and a six string dreadnought

I had the guitar stolen from 624 Redbank plains Brisbane I think the unit was 624. The case had a purple inlay but it looks like it was sold without the case as the stuff this guy had at the back which again he would not let me look it, said it all went to the auctions with an angry and guilty tone and look.

The guitar had some number 3's in the serial I think I would know the serial number if i seen it.
I went to a hockshop in Ipswich and they had my case I asked the guy at the counter did he have any k-yairi guitars at the back he got angry a bit as

I told him I had one stolen but on recall he seemed guilty anyway He had said his stuff at the back goes to auction so it was mostly like to sold at a auction in Brisbane,

I faintly remember the serial had one or two 3,s in it or not, I have cancer these days and I would love to get my guitar back it also had the pick guard removed but the might of replaced if anyone purchased a k-yairi guitar in Queensland between 1993 and 1994 aproximately (time it was stolen 1994),

If you have a conscience please send me an email stating who you sold it too or if any guitars have been bought in Australia Queensland Brisbane locality around 1994 or it could have been a year difference. please send me the registration number as I will remember the number when I see it my email is noelsb@optusnet.com.au

Re: stolen kyairi

Help me please I am a very sick person! I"m very sick from an injury to the back of the neck by Getting punched their the person hit me from behind and ran, and when I found out the damage the guy did it was too late to charge him the police said also it would be difficult because I had no witness. I am on the disability pension.

I loved my K-yairi Guitar I played it all day also it was missing a scratch plate under the whole or that was replaced. I payed $300 for it then and now a kyairi is worth around $5000 I have been never able to afford another one also you cannot replace a guitar that sounded and played like the K-Yairi I had, it was a mahogany wood with original K-yairi silver tuners and a six string dreadnought

I had the guitar stolen from 624 Redbank plains Brisbane I think the unit was 624. The case had a purple inlay but it looks like it was sold without the case as the stuff this guy had at the back which again he would not let me look it, said it all went to the auctions with an angry and guilty tone and look.

The guitar had some number 3's in the serial I think I would know the serial number if i seen it.
I went to a hockshop in Ipswich and they had my case I asked the guy at the counter did he have any k-yairi guitars at the back he got angry a bit as I told him I had one stolen but on recall he seemed guilty anyway He had said his stuff at the back goes to auction so it was mostly like to sold at a auction in Brisbane, I remember the serial had one or two 3,s in it I have cancer these days and I would love to get my guitar back i't also had the pickguard removed but the might of replaced if anyone purchased a kyairi guitar in Queensland aproximately (time it was stolen 1994), If you have a conscience please send me an email stating who you sold it too or if any guitars have been bought in Australia Queensland Brisbane locality around 1994 or it could have been a year difference. please send me the registration number as I will remmember the number when I see it my email is noelsb@aapt.net.au
Help me please I am a very sick person! I"m very sick from an injury to the back of the neck by Getting punched their the person hit me from behind and ran, and when I found out the damage the guy did it was too late to charge him the police said also it would be difficult because I had no witness. I am on the disability pension.

I loved my K-yairi Guitar I played it all day also it was missing a scratch plate under the whole or that was replaced. I payed $300 for it then and now a kyairi is worth around $5000 I have been never able to afford another one also you cannot replace a guitar that sounded and played like the K-Yairi I had, it was a mahogany wood with original K-yairi silver tuners and a six string dreadnought

I had the guitar stolen from 624 Redbank plains Brisbane I think the unit was 624. The case had a purple inlay but it looks like it was sold without the case as the stuff this guy had at the back which again he would not let me look it, said it all went to the auctions with an angry and guilty tone and look.

The guitar had some number 3's in the serial I think I would know the serial number if i seen it.
I went to a hockshop in Ipswich and they had my case I asked the guy at the counter did he have any k-yairi guitars at the back he got angry a bit as I told him I had one stolen but on recall he seemed guilty anyway He had said his stuff at the back goes to auction so it was mostly like to sold at a auction in Brisbane, I remember the serial had one or two 3,s in it I have cancer these days and I would love to get my guitar back i't also had the pickguard removed but the might of replaced if anyone purchased a kyairi guitar in Queensland aproximately (time it was stolen 1994), If you have a conscience please send me an email stating who you sold it too or if any guitars have been bought in Australia Queensland Brisbane locality around 1994 or it could have been a year difference. please send me the registration number as I will remmember the number when I see it my email is noelsb@aapt.net.au

looking for info on alvarez 5021

I recently purchased a 5021. The sticker inside says model no. 5021 and inspected by 21-8-75. Inside stamped on the heelblock are the numbers 02500. I'm assuming that's the serial number. Can anyone shed any light onthis instrument? What year was it made, what woods were used, etc. Thanks.

Re: looking for info on alvarez 5021

: I recently purchased a 5021. The sticker inside says model no. 5021 and inspected by 21-8-75. Inside stamped on the heelblock are the numbers 02500. I'm assuming that's the serial number. Can anyone shed any light on this instrument? What year was it made, what woods were used, etc. Thanks.

There's a web site that explains the number stamped on the heel block. It is www.alvarezgtr.com/homepgs/yairidate.html

Re: looking for info on alvarez 5021

 looking for info on alvarez 5021

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Re: looking for info on alvarez 5021

I would have to say it was made in august 21 of 1975. Not sure what the 02500 number is. Maybe the production number.

DY92 Lute Back

I am Japanese.

I've been looking for an Alvarez Yairi DY92 model. Does anyone know of a used one for sale.

My web site is Alvarez-Yairi fan site by Japanese.

http://www15.wind.ne.jp/~yuma/

Re: DY92 Lute Back

I have one for sale that I will now be listing on eBay.

Re: DY92 Lute Back

Hello, Edward. Thank you for letting me know.

K Yairi YW-2600 Seial# 8371 Manufactured 1975

This guitar is for sale. I know the history of this guitar and will give details to serious buyers only.

1979 Yairi Limited Edition CY115 (not listed on any website)

I am the proud owner of a 1979 Limited Edition CY115, serial # 32411 with head # 54080494 and guitar number 671 of 600(if that makes any sense). The head number verifys the August 1979 producton date and the info I have is that this was a very limited production built by Kazuo Yairi himself. Anyone with more info please pass it on. I have owned this since new but can find no listings of the CY115 in any Yairi websites.

Re: 1979 Yairi Limited Edition CY115 (not listed on any website)

Please emal me if you have any more information about the 1978 Alvarez-Yairi CY-115 burled mahogany classical guitars. Final production quantities? Original selling price? Current value? Were all of them handmade by Kazuo Yairi? Were these sold worldwide or only in the U.S.? Keep in touch!

Re: 1979 Yairi Limited Edition CY115 (I have one for sale)

Hi,

This guitar was handmade by master luthier Kazuo Yairi. There only around 600 of these beautiful instruments in the world. It is a special event when one changes hands. Now is your chance. See ebay item number 150158446375

Thanks
Bert
PS Sorry if you think this is spam, I just thought some of you have been looking for one of these.

Re: 1979 Yairi Limited Edition CY115 (not listed on any website)

I'm in the same boat as you. I have tryed and fail to find any detailed info on my own Yairi Limited Edition CY115.
My serial # is 31619. My head stock reads CY-115 622/600.
My head number inside the guitar is 54070725. If you find out anything please let me know. I'll do the same.

Re: 1979 Yairi Limited Edition CY115 (not listed on any website)

Whats the PRice? for a 1979 CY115

Re: 1979 Yairi Limited Edition CY115 (not listed on any website)

I bought mine in late '79. SN 30859. Date 3 8 79. 333/600. It's a keeper.

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