Re: value of 1990 Alvarez Yairi DY 53
: Not sure if you've found the information you were looking for yet, but I was in a small "mom and pop" guitar shop in my area today, seriously thinking of purchasing the very guitar you are asking about. I trust the owner completely, and he gave me a little bit of information about the guitar. You do have one of the more common shapes, the "european jumbo", and they made it from 1988-1991, I think. But anyway, the value of the guitar is somewhere between $500.00 and $750.00, depending on the condition. The one I was playing today, is in near mint condition, with only a few minor surface scratches on the back, and it was priced at $695.00. I hope this helps, and I hope he's not selling it! It's hard to find a guitar with pecan back and sides these days. You just can't match the midrange complexity if this guitar. If he does want to sell it, write me back, and I may buy it from you. Good luck and happy playing to you both.
: -Jason R. Dorsey
: : Looking for value my husband's guitar
: : Spruce Top..Pecan Back and Sides..This is the European jumbo body. This guitar is SWEET and BEAUTIFUL with hard case. Any help would be appreciated, I just can't find any value info on this guitar.
This model had a retail price in 1989 of $649 and was called the CANYON CREEK JUMBO. Just a note, there are at least TWO other DY53 Alvarez Yairi models, so it could get confusing if you hadn't mentioned it having the Pecan back.
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