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Re: Learning About Yairi Guitars

: I am a new fan of Yairi guitars. I just recently bought two: a DY 71 and a DY 84. I love these guitars. They play better and sound better than my Gibson Song Writer Deluxe. What is the process for the Yairi Company to name their guitars, i.e., 70, 71, 84, 85, etc.? I have also heard that some Yairi guitars are no longer made in Japan, but made in Korea or China? Is this true? If so, what year did this happen and on what models. What year did K. Yairi pass away? Does this mean his signature on previous guitars make them more valuable?
: I am sorry for all these questions, I am just really interested in learning more about these fabulous guitars.
: Thanks,
: Lee

Hello Lee,

You certainly do have lots of questions~ I'll answer a few here.

First, Kazuo Yairi is very much alive and well. It was Sadao Yairi that passed away, sometime in the 1990's I believe. ALL AY or Kazuo Yairi guitars are made in Japan at the Yairi Factory. There are Alvarez models that are or have been made in Korea, China or Japan.

For more info: 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

k yairi yc-70

Does anybody now this guitar? i have one but in don't now what it's wirth. Or how good the kwalitie is. I only now that it is very old.

Re: k yairi yc-70

: Does anybody now this guitar? i have one but in don't now what it's wirth. Or how good the kwalitie is. I only now that it is very old.

It's waard onlie een koppel of ten euries. I can koop het in the gitarsjop for 85 euros into Heerlen.

Re: k yairi yc-70

: Does anybody now this guitar? i have one but in don't now what it's wirth. Or how good the kwalitie is. I only now that it is very old. if this for sale, what's yout price

Re: k yairi yc-70

: : Does anybody now this guitar? i have one but in don't now what it's wirth. Or how good the kwalitie is. I only now that it is very old. if this for sale, what's yout price

Just name what you want to give for it

Yari DY-68 Tuners

I'm looking for tuner keys for my 1978 model dy 68 12 string. Please contact me if you have any available. I don't need the entire set but would take them if you've got them. Thanks Ken

Red Ink on Yairi Label

Does anybody here know what a red "x" after the model designation on the label in the soundhole means? I'd hate to purchase a "second", "referbished" or "blemished" guitar without knowing it. Any help would be great. Thanks.

Re: Red Ink on Yairi Label

: Does anybody here know what a red "x" after the model designation on the label in the soundhole means? I'd hate to purchase a "second", "referbished" or "blemished" guitar without knowing it. Any help would be great. Thanks.

In fact the red X (or Almost Perfect or USED) all mean it's a blem or seconds model. These are sold at large discounts and NO warranty for that reason.

1984 yairi 12 string model w15 tw

Could anyone give me info on this guitar, price new. price now,it is in good conditon.

Re: 1984 yairi 12 string model w15 tw

: Could anyone give me info on this guitar, price new. price now,it is in good conditon.

. It is a Model WIS TW. I bought a second hand one for $500 in 1990. It was pretty expensive. You could get a new Maton for about $800. Best guitar I have ever had. Every who hears it is amazed by the overall tone.

guitar information year, made of, specifications

hi...
I like to know how old it's my guitar,and some more if is possible
the guitar model is 5084 and the serial 8602006

Re: guitar information year, made of, specifications

: hi...
: I like to know how old it's my guitar,and some more if is possible
: the guitar model is the5041 serial 000867 made by alvarez artist unknown anniversary of slm 1922-1982

Re: guitar information year, made of, specifications

: : hi...
: : I like to know how old it's my guitar,and some more if is possible
: : the guitar model is the5041 serial 000867 made by alvarez artist unknown anniversary of slm 1922-1982

The 5041 Electric Dreadnought was made in 1982. Spruce top, mahogany back and sides. Wing inlay at 12th fret.
New retail somewhere around $225 the higher end model 5046 of the same year was $299.

1975 avarez guitar model 5053

I have a 1975 alvarez guitar and im trying to find out how much its worth if you have any info please contavt me

Re: 1975 avarez guitar model 5053

: I have a 1975 alvarez guitar and im trying to find out how much its worth if you have any info please contact me and sory abought the misspeling

Re: 1975 avarez guitar model 5053

: : I have a 1975 alvarez guitar and im trying to find out how much its worth if you have any info please contact me and sory abought the misspeling

Re: 1975 avarez guitar model 5053

I also have one of these I bought at Melody Shop in Dallas back in 1975. I thing it was about a $200.00 guitar then. It is in very good condition still and has been through many beergarden jam sessions and lots of fun times. It is still my go to insturment and sounds better than a new Takamine acoustic electric I was given a few years ago. The neck is a great fit in my hand and it stays tuned for a long time. Don't know what the value is today, but I would not sell it for less than a grand. It's that good!

1974 S.Yairi model 880

anyone want to make me an offer? its gorgeous. Cant remember what year I got it new, 1974 or 75.

K Yairi Y100

K Yairi Y100

This popular thread has been given its own page : K Yairi Y100

K. Yairi DY59

Hi everyone and anyone
Just got myself a K. Yairi Dy59 1988. Can anyone tell me anything about it? It's made without a pickguard. Will it effect the sound if I put one on?
Regards
Thomas

Selling Alvarez-Yairi DY59 & Yairi Flamenco GF250

Selling Alvarez-Yairi DY59 & Yairi Flamenco GF250

This popular thread has been given its own page : Selling Alvarez-Yairi DY59 & Yairi Flamenco GF250

selling Alvarez-Yairi DY59 & Yairi Flamenco GF250

Need to sell both guitars due to disabilities. DY59 comes with gig bag and the GF250 comes with hard case. Appraisal for the 59 is 1000.00 and the 250 at 2000.00, will consider best offers. Please email me at rsull1080@windstream.net. Serious inquiries only Please.

k yairi gy110 classical guitar

I have a k yairi with this model number on the sticker inside the sound hole but can not find any record of this model being made can anybody help
bought about 1975
regards andrew

FS: 4 Yairi Acoustics

I have to part with one or two of my Yairi's because of financial difficulties. If anyone's interested please contact me. I'd rather sell to a Yairi afficiando. The guitars:
2006 Masterworks DYM-95
2005 Masterworks DYM-96
1999 Masterworks DY-100
1977 DY-85

Re: FS: 4 Yairi Acoustics

: Are your guitars still for sale?

K. Yari AR 570 for sale on ebay #180133518136

I'm sad to sell it, it's been with me since 1984. Check it out on ebay if you're interested. Chris

S Yairi guitars early '70's

I'm interested in S Yairi early '70's classical models from the 700; 800; and 900 series.
If you have one, or, know of one that might be seeking a new, appreciative home, please contact me.
Thanks,
Del

Re: S Yairi guitars early '70's

I see you were looking at the early 70's S.yairi guitars, well I have a 1977 S.yairi 700 classical. I don't know much about it but it has a beautiful sound, please let me know if you have any info on this model, thanks

Re: S Yairi guitars early '70's

I think my friend has a 1973 Sada Yairi 9000 Model Acoustic Nylon string. About how much is it worth? Its in very good condition
thanks

value of 1990 Alvarez Yairi DY 53

value of 1990 Alvarez Yairi DY 53

This popular thread has been given its own page : value of 1990 Alvarez Yairi DY 53

Re : Yairi Guitar = Hand made

I have a 1965 Yairi Classical guitar, on the inside it says, hand crafted in Japan by yairi, Model No : 1174, AD : 1965, Serial No : 180, has a great mellow sound, also have a 1970 Mendez acoustic guitar.

Re: Re : Yairi Guitar = Hand made

Hi, I have a couple of Yairi Guitars, one is a 1964, 1174 it has a spruce top and a rich mellow sound. the other is a 1977 S Yairi it has a cedar top and a brighter tone, they both have a beautiful tone.

Re: Re : Yairi Guitar = Hand made

: I have a 1965 Yairi Classical guitar, on the inside it says, hand crafted in Japan by yairi, Model No : 1174, AD : 1965, Serial No : 180, has a great mellow sound, also have a 1970 Mendez acoustic guitar.

You have a Sadao Yairi guitar~ 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

K.Yairi model YC 90 1977

I have an K.Yairi model YC 90 1977. I bought it for around Dutch Guilders 1000 in 1977. It has a certification from Yairi that it was hand made. How much is this beautiful guitar worth?

Re: K.Yairi model YC 90 1977

: I have an K.Yairi model YC 90 1977. I bought it for around Dutch Guilders 1000 in 1977. It has a certification from Yairi that it was hand made. How much is this beautiful guitar worth?

geen ene flikker meer waard......waardeloze gitaar.

Re: K.Yairi model YC 90 1977

moest het een piano zijn , meer kalorische waarde
die brand iets langer . dus .....

Alvarez Yairi WY1

-Hello. Does anyone have one they want to sell, or trade?

Re: Alvarez Yairi WY1

: -Hello. Does anyone have one they want to sell, or trade?

I realize this is a few years old, but if anyone is interested, I have a nice WY-1 for sale, made in '92

jordan_rocks6@yahoo.com

Alvarez Yari WY-1

Mine says it was made in '90. I play professionally, and my WY-1 has been great for these 24 years. I moved the output to the strap end as having the cord come out the bottom was a problem playing while sitting. I also put longer wire on the battery connections. My only problem with this guitar is having to take the strings off to access the battery. It plays like a dream, and encourages improvisation.

Alvarez model# 5053

Alvarez model# 5053

This popular thread has been given its own page : Alvarez model# 5053

yairi cy-116

looking fo yairi cy116

Re: yairi cy-116

: looking fo yairi cy116

Are you looking to buy one? I have several~ let me know.

K. Yairi W1

Just bought one of these but don't know much about 'em. All I know is 1983 model and sounds beautiful.

5009

Can anyone tell me about the Alvarez Yairi model 5009? History? Value? I know it was made in 1970, but don't know much more than that?

1975 yairi guitar

wondering what my 1975 yairi guitar is worth...the number 800 is inside of it, along with the date, 1975

Yairi flamenco made for Charlie Byrd

I have a CBS Masterworks Yairi MWG Y1040 , handmade, cypress and rosewood flamenco guitar made for Charlie Byrd to play with his initials in mother of pearl on the neck of the guitar. Just wondered if anyone could know the value? I bought it from Richard Harrison (his arranger) at the Charlie Byrd music house in maryland in the early '70's when he was selling some instruments.
Lynne

Re: Yairi flamenco made for Charlie Byrd

: I have a CBS Masterworks Yairi MWG Y1040 , handmade, cypress and rosewood flamenco guitar made for Charlie Byrd to play with his initials in mother of pearl on the neck of the guitar. Just wondered if anyone could know the value? I bought it from Richard Harrison (his arranger) at the Charlie Byrd music house in maryland in the early '70's when he was selling some instruments.
: Lynne

Re: Yairi flamenco made for Charlie Byrd

: : I have a CBS Masterworks Yairi MWG Y1040 , handmade, cypress and rosewood flamenco guitar made for Charlie Byrd to play with his initials in mother of pearl on the neck of the guitar. Just wondered if anyone could know the value? I bought it from Richard Harrison (his arranger) at the Charlie Byrd music house in maryland in the early '70's when he was selling some instruments.
: : Lynne

Do you still have it? I have no idea of the date of your posting.

considering selling or trading this guitar

I am considering selling this guitar or possibly trading it for a excellent quality classical guitar. Other than a few nicks it is in excellent condition and has been had excellent care and repair as needed by an excellent luthier over the years. If interested please contact me.
Lynne

1976 YM500 K Yairi

I own a hand crafted 1976 Yairi. I can not find any imformation on this particular model. Does anyone know about this model?

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