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Re: Yairi DY55

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: 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 edges? No Yairi case, a Korean piece that is very rough.

When did they stop making them, the DY55? What year did Kazio Yairi die? Are they all rubber stamped since his death?

Re: 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 edges? No Yairi case, a Korean piece that is very rough.

When did they stop making them, the DY55? What yea did Kazio Yairi die? Are they all rubber stamped since his death?

Re: Yairi DY55

DY55 named "Wind River Jacaranda" has laminated black jacaranda sides and back.
Mr. Kazuo Yairi is alive now.

DY-57 dreadnought value?

DY-57 dreadnought value?

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KYairi guitar Modelyw1000

Can any body help me find information on my guitar.It a 1975 model#yw1000 serial #7969. i can"t seem to get anything on it.
Thank you Roy

Re: KYairi guitar Modelyw1000

You have a nice guitar made by KAZUO YAIRI.
The YW-1000 is as same as Alvarez Yairi DY90 Super Abaolne.
YW-1000 has solid spruce top, laminated Jacaranda sides and back, ebony fingerboard and bridge.
The neck is mahogany.
Abalone inlay on fingerboard and top edge,
Perloid on side and back.

You can see YW-1000 Catalog on my web site.
http://www15.wind.ne.jp/~yuma/alvarez/cat_kyairi1980/p17.html

Model DY78

My husband has a Alvarez model DY 78 which he traded for. Would anyone know the value of the year of this guitar? Thank you

Kazou Yariri DY-78

Your husbands guitar was made in or near 1982, and can be worth upwrads of $1300.00. In great condition.
Dan

Re: Model DY78

: My husband has a Alvarez model DY 78 which he traded for. Would anyone know the value of the year of this guitar? Thank you

I bought a brand new Alvarez dy78 in Savannah,ga.
in 1980 for approx. $ 760.oo. I'm thinking it is a collectors item. Some of the wood in my instrument includes ebony, mahogany, and what looks like curly maple pick guard. I still own my Yairi and won't part with it. yours in music, g.g.

Re: Model DY78

 Model DY78

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Re: Model DY78

: My husband has a Alvarez model DY 78 which he traded for. Would anyone know the value of the year of this guitar? Thank you

Re: Model DY78

: : My husband has a Alvarez model DY 78 which he traded for. Would anyone know the value of the year of this guitar? Thank you If this is the same DY78 like mine I bought new, I would put it up with a Martin D28.. Same Value.. Mines not for sale,,

K. Yairi Y 150

K. Yairi Y 150

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1973 Yairi Model 5080

I was given this guitar in '73. It is in excellent condition. Any idea what it is worth?

Re: 1973 Yairi Model 5080

The Alvarez Yairi 5080 model is written on the 1974 Alvarez Catarog.
It is Country Folk model.
It has agreat tone sustaining capacity,making it a great country or folk perfomer and best of all.
Solid spruce top, Jacaranda sides and back. Genuine violin ebony finger board as well as bridge.
Gold Grover patent heads,

Re: 1973 Yairi Model 5080

Is it Abalone Supreme?
DY96?
Jacaranda sides and back?

Yair 5009

I bought a beautiful autographed Cedar Alvarez Yairi 5009 several months ago. Can anyone tell me anything about this model's history?
Thanks,
John Hinton

1975 model 5047 alvarez acoustic

1975 model 5047 alvarez acoustic

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S. yairi model 880 1976

S. yairi model 880 1976

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Kent guitar

Hi all, I recently bought a Kent guitar model#530"Vegas" from the local pawn shop with the original case.It looks to me like it spent most of it's life in that case because there is pretty much no wear.Anyhow I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea as to the year of manufacture.Thanx.

Kent guitar

Hi all, I recently bought a Kent guitar model#530"Vegas" from the local pawn shop with the original case.It looks to me like it spent most of it's life in that case because there is pretty much no wear.Anyhow I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea as to the year of manufacture.Thanx.

DY77

Original owner of a 1976 DY77. Value? Anyone looking for one?
Located in Washington State.

Re: DY77

: Original owner of a 1976 DY77. Value? Anyone looking for one?
: Located in Washington State.
I'm possibly looking for a DY77 Yairi. Each one that I've seen is a little different. Please contact me with info. Thanks. Jeff

K. Yairi DY-18 from 1977

Enybody knows if DY-18 made in 70's have solid or laminated mahogany back and sides?

Re: K. Yairi DY-18 from 1977

DY-18 is made by solid mahogany sides and back.
DY-28 is solid rosewood.
DY41 and DY45 are solid brazilian rosewood.

Re: K. Yairi DY-55 from 1980

: DY-55 is what?

Re: K. Yairi DY-18 from 1977

Thank you, Masami.

Alvarez-Yairi FY40

Alvarez-Yairi FY40

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Sada Yairi 750 , S4459 - 1974

Does anyone out there have a Sada Yairi 750 - this model seem to be like hen's teeth !! Any info would be welcome .

Re: Sada Yairi 750 , S4459 - 1974

I have a Sada Yairi 750. I bought it in Thorold, Ontario about 35 years ago. I don't know much about it but have loved playing it. I was told it was a Japanese company. Did you find out anything about the company, value, history of it?

Original Yairi Value $$$ ???

Yesterday I brought my Yairi to a repair shop to have its lifted bridge repaired. When the guy saw the condition of my guitar he went nuts!! He said it was flawless condition and wanted to know its history. Story.... In 1969 I worked with a guy in CA who hand made guitars for Segovia"s students for concerts. My wife wanted me to have a "nice sounding" guitar for Christmas (1969) and asked my friend to select a good guitar for me from his collection. Apparently I have a pre Alvarez, hand made, signed and dated (1969), serial # 15, Yairi guitar in pristine condition.

The repair shop guy tried to look up the value of the guitar but his book only went back to early-mid '70's

Does anyone know where I can find out the value of this guitar?
TIA
Bob

alvarez/yairi guitar

MY SON HAS AN ALVAREZ GUITAR, MODEL#5053, SER.#29130, WITH THE LETTERS SLM ON THE TUNING HEAD. IT IS A VERY NICE GUITAR, PLAYS REAL WELL AND SOUNDS AS GOOD AS MY MARTIN D 28, I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFO AS TO WORTH AND WHATEVER.

Re: alvarez/yairi guitar

: MY SON HAS AN ALVAREZ GUITAR, MODEL#5053, SER.#29130, WITH THE LETTERS SLM ON THE TUNING HEAD. IT IS A VERY NICE GUITAR, PLAYS REAL WELL AND SOUNDS AS GOOD AS MY MARTIN D 28, I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFO AS TO WORTH AND WHATEVER.

S L M is st. louis music co.

Classical Guitar Value?

I bought the following at at a yard sale as was wondering what's it worth. I paid $75 for it.

Alvarez by K. Yairi
s/n 15363
model cy135
made in Japan
Ann - 1976
12-10/76.

Any help on how much the guitar is worth is greatly appreciated. Thank Phil

alvarez yairi 5053

still looking for info on this guitar

Re: alvarez yairi 5053

: still looking for info on this guitar

i know that it is a copy of the martin d-45. i have a friend that has one also,we dont know too much about it but someone was selling one for 950 and it could sell for 1500.

Yairi DY74C

Yairi DY74C

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AR-352

Hi
I own a K Yairi model 352 and was curious what it was worth. The unit is 99.9% flawless. The year of manufacture of 1983. It has K.Yairi signature on the top. I'm not looking to get rid of it just curious what it might be worth some 22 years later??

Re: AR-352

: Hi
: I own a K Yairi model 352 and was curious what it was worth. The unit is 99.9% flawless. The year of manufacture of 1983. It has K.Yairi signature on the top. I'm not looking to get rid of it just curious what it might be worth some 22 years later??

That's what I'm trying to find out also. Mine is a 1983 K Yairi AR-353. Any leads?

Re: AR-352

No, no leads and I am now selling it. But at what price

Alvarez mod. 5060 by Kazuo Yairi

Alvarez mod. 5060 by Kazuo Yairi

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DY84C

I am buying a new DY84C, I've been buying it for 4 and a half months now. St Louis has a bunch on backorder. I can't wait. It's spruce and indian rosewood and as the number implies, it's a cutaway electric. I was a little nervous to buy sight unseen, so my dealer(Buzzo Music - Geneseo NY) didn't take a deposit.
Any other DY84C's out there? I understand that laminated rosewood sounds better than solid with electrics. Is this true or is that just marketing

k.yari

i have a k.yari 1984, model WIS Left Hand for sale, what price?

DY-73

I have a DY-73 Alverez Yari manufactured in 1985. The guitar is in perfect condition. It was given to me years ago by a relative. I am not interested in selling but was curious as to its approximate value.

Re: DY-73

I also have one in perfect condition, made in 1985. Check ebay. That is the only time i've seen one for sale. I don't think they made very many of them.

: I have a DY-73 Alverez Yari manufactured in 1985. The guitar is in perfect condition. It was given to me years ago by a relative. I am not interested in selling but was curious as to its approximate value.

Yairi.CY130

Yairi.CY130

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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

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