1976 Yairi Alvarez 5080

Posted by David W on Thu, 03/06/08 - 15:26:32.

I've got a 1976 Yairi Alvarez acoustic 6-string, model 5080 that I've owned since 1979 although believe it or not its been in my son's closet for a very long time. My understanding is it's basically a copy of a Martin D-41 but I'm looking to get a sense of street/insurance value. Its in excellent shape and plays well but the guy I bought it from way back then replaced the original tuners with a set of Grovers. The Grovers are a bit worn cosmetically but still work fine. I contacted Alvarez and they say the 5080 listed for $500 in '76 but couldn't give me a resale value and I found a guy who sold a 1970 model 5080 for over $1100 but I have no idea where the value would go from there.

Last question would be... anyone know anyone who sells vintage parts? I'd like to find a circa '76 set of original machines. THANKS!

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Re: Alvarez 5080

: I've got a Alvarez Model 5080 Thin Body Clissical Electric Cutaway Serial: #840080. I have no idea what it is worth , when it was made. Can someone please help me find out. The guitar sounds great and I don't want to sell it I just want to know more about it.

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