Re: Alvarez mod. 5060 by Kazuo Yairi
I've had my Yairi 5060 since 1975 although I did not buy it new. On the heel block is a stamp in the wood 'Alvarez K. Yairi' but no numbers. There is a business card sized label glued to the inside back that you can see through the sound hole that has a line for the model number: 5060 and serial#: 3225 and the numbers 13-6-73 typed off to the side on the card, which I assumed was the date made. From what is said below the serial number for a 1973 should start with a 48. Anyone with knowledge of these things that could let me know would be appreciated! THANKS! Mark
: By reading the number stamped on the heel block,
: You can understand which year it was made.
: The first two numbers correspond to the year of the Emperor of Japan at that time.
: The second two numbers refer to the month of production.
: If the first two numbers are 47, your 5060 was made at 1972.
: And if 48, it was made at 1973.