Alvarez-Yairi- K. Yairi Discussion Group

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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.

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Alvarez Artist Model 5041 Serial #000248

"Commerorating the 60th anniversary if SLM" Probably will just hang on to, and hand it down to my son.........out of musice business for a long time now........but she's a fine guitar, will stay in tune forever, sounds sweet.............just
kinda new to internet, and wondered if anyone could tell me what she might be worth?

K. Yairi CY-118 1993 Model

I have been offered a great condition K. Yairi CY118 made in 1993. It is loud with beautiful tone, I am considering buying. The asking price is $500, would anybody consider that a good deal?


The yairi CY-118 is a very fine guitar. If its in excellent condition with with a quality hard case then this is a very fair offer.
Check e-bay. You will see them from around 350, to over a $1,000. If the neck is good and it shows no damage then go for it.
If you are not sure what to look for then take it to someone who does to have it checked out.

Bruce from Oregon

I got a k-yairi

I bought a second hand one through the internet auction. The model is Alvarez GF-1. I am going to debut as a musian with it.
One day, I found a good music live restaurant in my hometown. They offer amature musians their stage to play free. I saw some perfomances there and made sure that I have no problem with the level of my play ability so that I decided that. I am not familiar with guitar things but I know K-yairis are Japanese handmade and sound very well. The guitar I got is small size because I will bring it to my hometown from my present place by train. The first song I will play will be "Take Me Home, Country Roads". How exact with my situation!

oh i made a mistake

it was not gf1 but gi-f.

info on alvarez dy 73 serial# 49372

this is a real nice guitar with albalone binding anyone know what it's worth ?


I have # 50806 that I paid 354.00 ( still have the receipt ) brand new in 1/85 . I've been offered 900.00 but , I can't find another guitar that sounds this sweet for 900.00. Keep it and play.

Kiari Guitar

I have a Kiari Classical Guitar (K. Yairi) model number GY110 in very good condition. I bought this new in the late 60's. Does anyone know the value of this? I may be interested in selling for the right price.

1976 K.Yairi YW 400

Anyone could give an aproximated price for this guitar?

K Yairi Y 70

I hahe a K Yairi with a round black label and Y 70 on it, also has a numberinside at the start of the neck which is 331773. Can you please help me find out it's year, value or anything else about this guitar?

yairi&son 1968 model 250 serial 63

Can anyone help with info and price of this guitar?

K. Yairi 5017

I have an Alverez hand signed by Kazuo Yairi. It has a signing year of 1970. Got this by trading a Fender Bandmaster amp about 35 years ago. I seldom play it and aside from a few blemishes it's in very good shape as far as I can tell. As stated, the model is a 5017 and has a serial number of 332. I may be interested in selling this ride but not really sure of it's value. Wondering if anyone can help.

1975 DY-85 Alvarez Yairi acoustic

I own the above subject guitar, which has been stored under the bed for the last 30 years. It has some wonderful patina, some pick scratches, original Grover tuner pegs, and an old Barcus Berry bridge pick-up.
Can anyone tell me
More on the history of this guitar and what it may be worth..?
Thanks and best regards,

Alvarez Yairi DY-85

The DY-85 is an was a almost straight copy of the Martin D-41. you can get at least $5oo but the are going for around $1200-$1500. I personally wouldn't sell it if i where you.

Dy-39- - - BEAUTIFUL.

Just bought a dy-39 off craigslist for 300 bucks. It's in mint condition and is going to be 25 ears old next year. I love it and have been looking for a yairi for ahwile. And at that price, nothing could be better. I'm hoping to start accumulating a collection of yairi guitars....But yes, it's beautiful and plays well. Also has a nice fishman pickup in it. (Yes-300 BUCKS!!!!)

1985 dy63

I have a 1985 dy63 and love it. it has the lowest action of all my guitars and doesnt buzz out at all. it has a warm sound with a bi-phonic pick up. however, it doesn't match the pics of others i've seen! the head doesn't have the alverez logo on it anywhere? and the tuning pegs have yairi on them not alverez. just the k yairi on the top and the head? is this a different guitar from normal dy63's ? i've looked everywhere and all the others i've seen have the alverez logo on the head!

K Yairi

It's a beaut! Please keep me in mind if ever you are letting it go. Yours sincerely, Rory.

1985 dy 63

Hey Rory what kind of offer would you be willing to put forward? I'm not overly keen to sell but I'm interested if the offer is good. Cheers

DY 63

I have a DY 63 that sounds exactly like yours. It has Yairi machine heads and the K yairi logo on the headstock. It also has a K Yairi signature etched into the top towards where the jack inputs (there's two of them) are. I've also been confused by mine as it has the year of production stamped on the inside sticker, as being 1990. All the other ones I've heard of are from 1985...


If you ever decide to sell your DY-63 I would be interested.

1974 Yairi CY130 back and sides.

I have a Yairi CY130 I am selling and it has stirred up quite a controversy about the material used in the back and sides. I thought it looked like Brazilian rosewood, outside and in, with the same or very similar grain pattern on either side, and I saw that was what was being used in the newer ones, so I just assumed that was what it was. I got an email stating that it is "coral rosewood" and is laminated. I just want to answer the question correctly, so does anybody know what the sides and back of a 1974 CY130 are made of? The date code is 49374. I know very little about classical guitars, I mostly play electric, so thanks in advance for your help.


I have had two 1974 CY-130's. To my knowledge, they were both laminated coral rosewood. But, both were good guitars.

Tom C.

k yairi d-38 from 1985

Hi, i'm interested in buying a k yairi model d-38 from 1985. it seems to have a firey colour on the top with small inlay on the frets and a k yairi signiture on the bottom. it has a great sound but the price is 500$. is it a good deal and is it worth it? how much could it be worth.


Re: K Yairi d-38 from 1985

Is it legit sighned? It's worth extra. The guitar itself is worth like 900...have a pickup? What kind of condition?

Yairi 6 string acoustic guitar, Serial number 52 AD1971 B&M solo

Hi, I have a Yairi 6 string acoustic guitar, Serial number 52 AD1971 B&M soloist.

I am trying to find out its value and wonder if you have an idea or can let me know where to find out.

Thank you very much for reading this posting.


double neck k. yairi guitar

I have photos of this guitar and i want to no around a price of what it could be worth. i have tried to contact many places and people for information about this guitar with no luck. how can i post pics

I am looking to sell this in the future and i want to know information about this.

thank you

Double neck Alvarez yairi

I am seeking to buy a double neck Alvarez yairi - do you still have this guitar and if so can you please let me know when you seek to sell.

Alvarez Yairi DY 87 Double-Neck Guitar

I have one for sale. My husband bought this guitar new in 1980 and has taken exceptional care with the guitar. It is in near perfect condition with original brochure and hard case.

Let me know if you are interested.
Cindy Davidson

Double neck Alvarez Yairi - acoustic

CIndy - thank you for the response - I am interested. I used to play in clubs years ago and a friend of mine owned a guitar store and loaned me guitars to play that were far better than the one I owned or could afford . For a few months I played the double neck Alvarez Yairi and it was heaven . Thirty years later, I have raised my kids and with my husband , educated them, maintained a good marriage, worked throughout and buried both of my Parents. So... I think it's time for me to go back to a former joy. Please let me know what you are asking and if you have any photos that would be great.
Warmly, Suzanne Hogan Cind

Poly or Laquer Finish on 1989 DY54 Yairi Alvarez

I have a DY54 made in 1989 and need to do some rework on the finish. Does anyone know if Laquer was the finish originally used on this guitar, or polyurethane. Thanks in advance for any help.

K.Yairi 1997 YC-50N

I just bought this guitar a couple of weeks ago. It really sounds great! But I can't find any detail about this model. Anyone has any idea?

Alvarez Yairi cy117 (1982)

Can anyone tell me anything about it or what it's worth? It's in pretty good condition.

Yairi CY117 from 1982

did you end up selling this guitar? I have the same model... What did you find out it is worth??

Have Alvarez CY117 from 1982 IN excellent shape!

Have you sold your guitar? I have exact same model... How much did you find out it was worth?

K yairi classical guitar 1984

Does anybody know what this is worth,practically Mint Cndition.?Thanks.

G400 Value?

I have a 1967(?) Alvarez G400. Yes G400! Classical - in mint. Ihave gotten answers ranging from "mismarked" black round label to "sold in another country...

Anybody have anything different?


K Yairi YC400

Keep or burn..?.

Re: K Yairi YC400

: Keep or burn..?.

Holy Crap. Burning it would get you to hell for sure.....

1982 Yairi Alvarez DY85A

Hello... I have been all over the internet trying to find a value on my 1982 Yairi Alvarez DY85A - very good condition; would anyone have a guess as too what it would be worth?

Thanks! John


I too have a DY85A. They were only made in 1982, A stands for alternate with most notable difference from the DY85 being a 2 piece mahogany back, whereas the DY85 had 3 piece back, center rosewood flanked by mahogany either side. General value range is approximately $700 - $900 based on a few well informed sources from internet, which is where I got the above info. DY85 is the Standard Abalone model, and so DY85A has all of those features as well. Enjoy !!

Alvarez guitar


I saw your post and wanted to tell you that your guitar is the closest to mine that I can find. I don't know the value of them either, I'm sorry to say.
Mine is rosewood with no pic guard. Abalone inlays and solid abalone tuning keys. It has no lamination that I can tell inside or out. I bought it in 1985 and am the original owner. It is a DY 61 series, Signature Edition--model 58340. Please let me know what you find out. Thanx, AK

Yairi Guitars

I have a K. Yairi DY 74C and a K. Yairi FY 40 that I'm trying to establish values for. The FY 40 appears to have K. Yairi's signature on the tag. Both guitars are in very good condition, and both play well. The sound of the DY 74C is quite extraordinary. Any ideas?
Thanks for your help.

alvarez fy 40 guitar

I would be interested in the FY 40 , if you still want to sell it?


K Yairi 1980 DY87 Double Neck for Sale

I have a beautiful sounding 1980 DY87 for sale with case. Action is perfect and is a great collectors piece. Letr me know if anyone is interested.

Thank You..

Double Neck

Hi, if you haven't sold that double neck, I'd be interested. How much please?

Double neck Alvarez yairi

If you still have your double neck Alvarez yairi guitar I may be interest to purchase - please let me know if you want to sell.

Re: K Yairi 1980 DY87 Double Neck for Sale

: I have a beautiful sounding 1980 DY87 for sale with case. Action is perfect and is a great collectors piece. Letr me know if anyone is interested.

: Thank You..

I am interested, Saw one on the yairi group and thought very nice!

Love to know more.

K.Yiari AR351

For Sale - K.Yiari AR 351 (1984) in perfect condition.

Re: K.Yiari AR351

K.Yiari model # Y-15 - what's it worth & who knows something about this guitar?

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