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K Yairi DY61..1986

want information on current value of this guitar..and value when new..

Selling my DY52 (sadly)

Beautiful Yairi DY52 Perfect condition with Alvarez case. Case has a couple of scuffs and small minor tears. Guitar is nearly mint. Anyone who has ever played or owned one of these guitars, knows I need not go into a sales pitch to sell.

whats up with no pictures pretty lame

: Beautiful Yairi DY52 Perfect condition with Alvarez case. Case has a couple of scuffs and small minor tears. Guitar is nearly mint. Anyone who has ever played or owned one of these guitars, knows I need not go into a sales pitch to sell.
wheres the pics

Re: Selling my DY52 (sadly)

Where are you located, and what year is it?

: Beautiful Yairi DY52 Perfect condition with Alvarez case. Case has a couple of scuffs and small minor tears. Guitar is nearly mint. Anyone who has ever played or owned one of these guitars, knows I need not go into a sales pitch to sell.

Re: Selling my DY52 (sadly)

: Where are you located, and what year is it?

: : Beautiful Yairi DY52 Perfect condition with Alvarez case. Case has a couple of scuffs and small minor tears. Guitar is nearly mint. Anyone who has ever played or owned one of these guitars, knows I need not go into a sales pitch to sell.
I am in Newburgh, NY about 60 miles north of NY City The Yairi is a 1992 with beautiful coral rosewood back and sides

Re: Selling my DY52 (sadly)

: : Where are you located, and what year is it?

: : : Beautiful Yairi DY52 Perfect condition with Alvarez case. Case has a couple of scuffs and small minor tears. Guitar is nearly mint. Anyone who has ever played or owned one of these guitars, knows I need not go into a sales pitch to sell.
: I am in Newburgh, NY about 60 miles north of NY City The Yairi is a 1992 with beautiful coral rosewood back and sides
i want this guitar and have money to pay e mail me

Alvarez K, Yairi Nodel No. 5060

I have a 5060, stamped 19-6-73 Serial No. 3224, and was wondering what it was worth. It is in new-like shape except for 1 tiny surface ding toward the edge of the face. John

Re: Alvarez K, Yairi Model No. 5060

: I have a 5060, stamped 19-6-73 Serial No. 3224, and was wondering what it was worth. It is in new-like shape except for 1 tiny surface ding toward the edge of the face. Anybody interested? John

Re: Alvarez K, Yairi Model No. 5060

I'm interested in your guitar if you still have it. How much is it? Any issues other than the ding described? Thanks,
Mike

Re: Alvarez K, Yairi Model No. 5060

hi john, could you email me some pics of you 5060, im interested in one, thanks

AR-357

I have an AR-357 from 1986, signature burn, beautiful sounding guitar - I've never known the value of these, is there any resource online or experts here that could help ballpark one of these models?

thanks in advance
Steve

Re: AR-357

I have one of these guitars as well, and I have searched allover for information....none.. But they are beautiful, great sounding guitars. I bought it new in 85-86.

: I have an AR-357 from 1986, signature burn, beautiful sounding guitar - I've never known the value of these, is there any resource online or experts here that could help ballpark one of these models?

: thanks in advance
: Steve

FS: Yairi Masterworks DY-100

I am selling my beloved Alvarez Yairi Masterworks DY-100. I've listed on ebay but will entertain offers. The url is: http://cgi.ebay.com/1999-Yairi-Masterworks-DY-100-Rare-Abalone-Dreadnought_W0QQitemZ200017328592QQihZ010QQcategoryZ2385QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
contact LTC2315@aol.com

K Yairi Model# AR 333, Serial# 24520, Made In 1983

K Yairi Model# AR 333, Serial# 24520, Made In 1983

This popular thread has been given its own page : K Yairi Model# AR 333, Serial# 24520, Made In 1983

Yairi YW 160-12

Hi out there,

does anybody know this model. It's build in 1981. I couldn't find any information in the web. Would be great to find someone who can give me some information. I want to build a pick ups sytem to play the guitar on stage. What can you recommend? Thanks
Benedikt

DY - 58

I have a DY-58. Does anybody know what it would be worth? I purchased it new in 1981. Just curious as to what it would be worth. It does have a few battle scares but is in pretty good shape. The action on it is better than most electric guitars I have played.

DY-71 age

I have a DY-71 that I have up for sale, I thought that the woods were solid but have been told recently that the wood is a laminate... I was under the impression that is was solid Koa back and sides and a spruce or cedar top... however I can't verify it through the Alvarez website and don't know how to tell otherwise. It does not have a graphite bridge, I believe it is rosewood.
The other issue is that I don't know the age. Is there a way to tell by the ser#??
I bought the guitar used, it is in mint condition, and is a super sweet guitar to play. Like I said, I have it up for sale...but won't be sad if it doesn't sell either.

Re: DY-71 age

the dy71 was introduced in 1998 with an unusual shape graphite bridge, if this bridge is not on your instrument then it has been altered or your not reading the mod. num. correctly. the value on this instrument is around the 700 to 1000 dollar range depending on the condition.

: I have a DY-71 that I have up for sale, I thought that the woods were solid but have been told recently that the wood is a laminate... I was under the impression that is was solid Koa back and sides and a spruce or cedar top... however I can't verify it through the Alvarez website and don't know how to tell otherwise. It does not have a graphite bridge, I believe it is rosewood.
: The other issue is that I don't know the age. Is there a way to tell by the ser#??
: I bought the guitar used, it is in mint condition, and is a super sweet guitar to play. Like I said, I have it up for sale...but won't be sad if it doesn't sell either.

Re: DY-71 age

: the dy71 was introduced in 1998 with an unusual shape graphite bridge, if this bridge is not on your instrument then it has been altered or your not reading the mod. num. correctly. the value on this instrument is around the 700 to 1000 dollar range depending on the condition.

: : I have a DY-71 that I have up for sale, I thought that the woods were solid but have been told recently that the wood is a laminate... I was under the impression that is was solid Koa back and sides and a spruce or cedar top... however I can't verify it through the Alvarez website and don't know how to tell otherwise. It does not have a graphite bridge, I believe it is rosewood.
: : The other issue is that I don't know the age. Is there a way to tell by the ser#??
: : I bought the guitar used, it is in mint condition, and is a super sweet guitar to play. Like I said, I have it up for sale...but won't be sad if it doesn't sell either.

I have a dy-71 with all the paper work dated sept of 97 & yari signed.Im in a rush now but if interested I could give you the info on this guitar.I do believe its solid no laminants

Re: DY-71 age

: the dy71 was introduced in 1998 with an unusual shape graphite bridge, if this bridge is not on your instrument then it has been altered or your not reading the mod. num. correctly. the value on this instrument is around the 700 to 1000 dollar range depending on the condition.

: : I have a DY-71 that I have up for sale, I thought that the woods were solid but have been told recently that the wood is a laminate... I was under the impression that is was solid Koa back and sides and a spruce or cedar top... however I can't verify it through the Alvarez website and don't know how to tell otherwise. It does not have a graphite bridge, I believe it is rosewood.
: : The other issue is that I don't know the age. Is there a way to tell by the ser#??
: : I bought the guitar used, it is in mint condition, and is a super sweet guitar to play. Like I said, I have it up for sale...but won't be sad if it doesn't sell either.

If it's a DY71 it has a solid Spruce top, with laminated Koa back and sides. Made between 1991 and 1998 when it was discontinued. The bridge kind of resembled a sideways comma.

Bluebook info lists it as valued between $350 and $575 depending on condition. If it was made after 1992 the date will NOT be on the label, prior to that it would be. You can also check the numbers found on the heelblock to date it. If you still need the answer, send the number to me and I'll date it for you.

Any other questions?

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

Yairi 5060 with adjustable bridge

Yairi 5060 with adjustable bridge

This popular thread has been given its own page : Yairi 5060 with adjustable bridge

k. Yairi YM1100 guitar info

Hello, I have an old Yairi YM1100 acoustic guitar and would like to learn as much as possible about it, i've googled for it and found absolutely nothing, if someone would require pictures, email me and i'll send you some pictures of it, the fact that google doesn't return any results makes me think it's pretty unique

thank you all in advance
Efrem

Re: k. Yairi YM1100 guitar info

Does your guitar have label ?
Is it CBS MASTERWORKS BY KAZUO YAIRI?

Re: k. Yairi YM1100 guitar info

Hello,
I am Japanese.
There were K.Yairi company and S.Yairi company in 1970s.
Perhaps YM1100 was made by Kazuo Yairi of K.Yairi company.
I want to see some pictures of it.
Please send me some.

Re: k. Yairi YM1100 guitar info

Anyone have any info??

Re: k. Yairi YM1100 guitar info

I am looking for info to I have a yw1000 1974 its the best guitar i have ever had will keep you posted if i find anything

fy40b

Anyone seen an Alvarez Yairi FY40B. This is a nearly solid maple FY40 style as far as I can tell. I'd like information on it, not really wanting to sell.

Re: fy40b

take a look at this site. Has all the specifics. I have a 1976 FY40B. Back in 1980 is was listed on sale for $500. Tgake a look at the link. It will give you all the specs.

http://www15.wind.ne.jp/~yuma/alvarez/catalog/index.html

: Anyone seen an Alvarez Yairi FY40B. This is a nearly solid maple FY40 style as far as I can tell. I'd like information on it, not really wanting to sell.

Yairi B & M Concert AD 1975

I've had this classical guitar since I was 11 years old and it was brand new. The label inside Says B & M Concert, Hand Made By Yairi, Serial No. ,
AD 1975. Unfortunately either the serial No. was never there or has faded with time, I'm not sure, I never paid much attention to the label. Does anyone know what model it might be and if it is a good quality guitar? Many thanks, Steve

Re: Yairi B & M Concert AD 1975

Could be either of those, but, I would think if there is still writing that you can read on the label, then all the writing that was put on it, would be in the same condition~ so maybe they just didn't bother (or missed it) to put the serial number down?

IF Kazuo Yairi handmade the guitar, it should be a good one. Is your label 99% Japanese Kanjii? Or is it a combo of Kanjii and English?

If you could post (not even sure if that is possible here) a photo of the label, I might have a better chance at giving you more info on it.

Without anything else to go by, about all I can tell you is that the B & M, was Barnes and Mullins, exporters from London. And, just as K. Yairi now makes guitars for Alvarez (thus Alvarez-Yairi) earlier, he made them for B & M. The date of 1975 is cutting it rather close, because as far as I've been able to tell, it had to be 73 or 74 that Alvarez and Yairi joined ranks...course, I guess there's no reason he couldn't have had more than one deal going at the time. OR, your guitar was made by someone else for B & M? If I saw the label, I could tell you whether it was K. Yairi or not, by the artist authentication stamp (red stamp on label).

Goodluck~
yairiluvr

That's about all I can think of at the moment~
: I've had this classical guitar since I was 11 years old and it was brand new. The label inside Says B & M Concert, Hand Made By Yairi, Serial No. ,
: AD 1975. Unfortunately either the serial No. was never there or has faded with time, I'm not sure, I never paid much attention to the label. Does anyone know what model it might be and if it is a good quality guitar? Many thanks, Steve

Re: Yairi B & M Concert AD 1975

 Yairi B & M Concert AD 1975

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Yairi Model 250 AD 1965

Does anyone have info on this classical guitar, It's handcrafted in Japan, Yairi, Model 250 AD 1965 and the serial in around 160 or so,
please help

Re: Yairi Model 250 AD 1965

: I have a 1966 Yairi Model # 250 AD serial number 70. Apparently they start the serial numbers over each year. I got this new in 1966, somewhere around $250 then.

Alvarez Kazuo Yairi DY-75, 1985

Would anyone have an idea of the value of this guitar? I bought it new and it is in good shape.

Re: Alvarez Kazuo Yairi DY-75, 1985

: Would anyone have an idea of the value of this guitar? I bought it new and it is in good shape.

i paid $500 for my 1983 dy-85 with original case and reciept off of my friends dad. i love it

Re: Alvarez Kazuo Yairi DY-75, 1985

: Would anyone have an idea of the value of this guitar? I bought it new and it is in good shape.
I don't know what a true value is but would be interested in buying if you want to sell.
Rich

Alvarez DY85A

Alvarez DY85A

This popular thread has been given its own page : Alvarez DY85A

Info Yairi DY156GB 1989 carbon fiber !!!!!! help me !!

Hi.. i've try this strange K. Yairi model DY156GB years 1989 serial 45156..Ii has back and side in carbon fiber (i think) and top in wood..
Can you send me some information for this model ?? i can't find nothing !!! What is the value of this model ??
I'm from italy..
Thanks...

Re: Info Yairi DY156GB 1989 carbon fiber !!!!!! help me !!

Hello,
You can know about DY156GB at my web site's catalog.
http://www15.wind.ne.jp/~yuma/alvarez/catworks/dy156gb.html

Alvarez Yari roundback classical guitar

I am looking for one of these guitars and I am having no luck finding any information about them. I saw one of these quite a few years ago and I'm wondering if there are still any around?

Re: Alvarez Yari roundback classical guitar

: I am looking for one of these guitars and I am having no luck finding any information about them. I saw one of these quite a few years ago and I'm wondering if there are still any around?

I believe you are referring to the Lute Back DY92 (NOT classical), if so, these are very hard to come by, it took me 4 years to find mine. Last one that sold on EBay (2008) went for $3K!

Good luck!

Alvarez-Yairi discussion group site updated, new photos, etc.

Link:

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/yairiguitars/

Join the nearly 900 Yairi owners for discussion and information about your guitar.

Re: Alvarez-Yairi discussion group site updated, new photos, etc.

Don't follow the link on the word "guitar" on the previous post, this site puts hot ad links on that word apparently.
The link to yairiguitars:
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/yairiguitars/

Dave

Re: Alvarez-Yairi discussion group site updated, new photos, etc.

It did it again....sorry. Ignore the link on the word for the "stringed musical instrument we all love to play" Advertising rules the world and forced subversive hyperlinks are it's friend. Geessh!
The link to yairiguitars:
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/yairiguitars/

Dave :)

DY96 1976-1978 Models Abalone Supreme

I live in Japan.
I've been looking for an Alvarez Yairi DY96 1976-1978 model. Does anyone know of a used one for sale.

Re: DY96 1976-1978 Models Abalone Supreme

: I live in Japan.
: I've been looking for an Alvarez Yairi DY96 1976-1978 model. Does anyone know of a used one for sale.
yes i have 1
1985

Re: DY96 1976-1978 Models Abalone Supreme

: I live in Japan.
: I've been looking for an Alvarez Yairi DY96 1976-1978 model. Does anyone know of a used one for sale.
yes i have 1

Yairi DY55

What is a DY55?

Re: Yairi DY55

Hello,
You can see DY55 Picture on 1989 Alvarez-Yairi Catalog at my web site.

Visit to my web site.
http://www15.wind.ne.jp/~yuma/alvarez/cat1989/dy55.html

Yairi DY55

What is a DY55, mahogany or rosewood? Laminate or solid? Is it worth $400 if the neck is straight, the action is good and the pick guard is starting to lift at the edge? No Yairi case, a Korean piece that is very rough.

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