Re: Alvarez Yairi DY50 limited edition Kazuo
I purchased S/N: 619/900 of the DY-50 in December 1979 for less than $600. This month marks 30 years of owning this fine guitar. It is indeed Cedar top with Burled Mahogany back and sides.I must say that mine has the best looking back of the other 3 DY-50s I've seen over the years.
Quite honestly, I really don't think this guitar matured until the past 5 years. Many thanks to D'Addario for their EXP strings. These strings saved this guitar from a corner in my closet.
What can I say...30 years of great sound, still with the factory setup. Compliments from every player that has played this guitar. Palm mutes so sweet...
My only complaints about this guitar are, wish it had a pickup and I wish the bass was a little better.
It's hard to beleive that the DY-50s don't seem to have a lot of value left on the market. There is absolutely no way I'd sell this guitar for less than $2K. Unfortunately no one would probably pay more than $500-$600 for it. Other than that, God willing I'll still be playing this guitar for many years to come.