Alvarez-Yairi- K. Yairi Discussion Group

A discussion group for enthusiasts

A discussion group for Alvarez-Yairi and K. Yairi guitar enthusiasts. Pictures of hand making process, info on various models, links, tips, etc. Members are from literally around the world.



Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Yairi types. Help Help

I have had several alvarez's, and would like to move up to a Yairi.
What is comparabale to a D-28, a D45 Martin. I see lots of reviews, but not sure if they know their stuff. Would be interested in DY 90 or DY96 maybe. What is the quality rating of the Yairi, can you tell anything by the number. Where can I go for more complete Yairi info?

Thanks, Arnold

K. Yairi AR 350 acoustic guitar info please

I own a 1983 K. Yairi AR 350 serial number 26386
Any information as to estimated value of this guitar and history would
be greatly appreciated

Regards, Jett

Re: K. Yairi AR 350 acoustic guitar info please

: I own a 1983 K. Yairi AR 350 serial number 26386
: Any information as to estimated value of this guitar and history would
: be greatly appreciated

: Regards, Jett

Hi Jett, I own a 1983 K. Yairi ar350 also. I am wondering if you have received any info on it. I would be very interested also on any information of this beautiful guitar. My husband bought it for me several years ago. Thanks Lorraine

Re: K. Yairi AR 350 acoustic guitar info please

Hi Lorraine,

Sorry, but no responses thus far. Sure would be nice to know something more. My guitar was opurchased in Vancouver, Canada.

Cheers, Jett

K Yairi Model Y 34

I bought this guitar around 1965 to 1970. I can't seem to find any information on it. Does anybody know anything about it?
Thanks,
Rudy

Info on a 1966 B&M soloist

What is the difference between this guitar and a k Yairi? The serial #is 120, hand-written as is the date etc. Any idea how much it might be worth? I'm not thinking to sell, but I feel I may have got a bargain. It is a bit rough, but plays beautifully and will look perfect when I've got it all cleaned up. Any help?

Re: Info on a 1966 B&M soloist

: What is the difference between this guitar and a k Yairi? The serial #is 120, hand-written as is the date etc. Any idea how much it might be worth? I'm not thinking to sell, but I feel I may have got a bargain. It is a bit rough, but plays beautifully and will look perfect when I've got it all cleaned up. Any help?

Did you get any response from your question? I too have a 1966 Yairi B&M Soloist and wish to sell but have no idea of price. Can you help?
Thanks
Dave

K. Yairi DY59 (1988)

K. Yairi DY59 (1988)

This popular thread has been given its own page : K. Yairi DY59 (1988)

Yairi Model G1

Yairi Model G1

This popular thread has been given its own page : Yairi Model G1

yairi y 80

I am currently trying to find out how much my late 60's yairi classical guitar model #y 80 might be worth. If any one knows I can be reached at Llehi@aol. thanks

YAIRI DY 87 12 TB

I am selling a YAIRI DY 87 12 TB in BLUE

Re: YAIRI DY 87 12 TB

: I am selling a YAIRI DY 87 12 TB in BLUE

PLEASE SEND A PICTURE, WHAT KIND OF CONDITION IT'S IN. THANKYOU!

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.

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

I have 580/600 Limited Edition CY-115. I love it. Did anyone every start a club?

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

Oops. I meant that they are selling the model CY116 for sale today. for 1600.00$

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

I have #278/600. I looked at a web site the other day and they are selling the model CY 115 from today for 1600.00$. I bought mine for $600 in 1980.

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

: I have #47/600, 1978. I acquired it for $300.00 in 1979 from a 1st Lt in the US Army who was moving up in his classical training to some version of a Khono. It has been pristinely in it's hardcase since, although I have begun playing it lately learning a Fl!p Breskin arrangement of an Andy Cutting tune titled FlatWorld. I got many comments tonight after playing it at an open mike about how wonderful the guitar sounds. Someone needs to bee keeping a roster of owners. These are indeed special guitars.

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)

This popular thread has been given its own page : Re: Limited Edition CY-115 (#44 of 600)

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)

This popular thread has been given its own page : K.Yairi Model # AR321 (1983)

Alvarez 5047

Alvarez 5047

This popular thread has been given its own page : Alvarez 5047

yairi bass

yairi bass

This popular thread has been given its own page : yairi bass

Alvarez Yairi DY50 limited edition Kazuo

Alvarez Yairi DY50 limited edition Kazuo

This popular thread has been given its own page : Alvarez Yairi DY50 limited edition Kazuo

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

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Do not include any spaces in your answer.
Image CAPTCHA
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.

Contact | Contents | Privacy Policy | Forum

This site is published by Hitsquad Pty Ltd. Copyright © 1999 - 2018 , All Rights Reserved.