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Re: Alvarez Model 5036 Serial # 000026

: Need to know the value of this Alvarez Model 5036 Serial # 000164. Has sticker inside saying adjusted at SLM guitar shop by R Lopez 6/2/1982. Any info. muchly appreciated.

Model 5036 Signature Series

I have this guitar. I bought it in 1983. Mine is number 000553 of 001000. Mine also has a sticker saying it was adjusted at SLM Guitar shop in 1982. I recently had it in a local shop for some work and was told their books showed a retail value of about $200? I paid more for it in '83, But it sounds great and I'll never sell it anyway.

Alvarez 5058 9-string

Was wondering when these guitars were produced and where i might find info on them. i've owned one since 1983.

DY75DCB

Can anyone tell me what the suffix DCB stands for on my DY75DCB?

Re: DY75DCB

DCB stands for Direct Coupled Bridge, and is the way that the strings are attached directly to the top of the guitar rather than to a bridge. This gives the guitar a very unique sound.

Re: DY75DCB

: Can anyone tell me what the suffix DCB stands for on my DY75DCB? Direct Couple Bridge first year 1988,

Fingerboard width on Alvarez

I have an Alvarez P90SC Professional series Grand Concert, but the fingerboard seems to be smaller like an electric. I am looking at an Alvarez AJ60S Artist Series Jumbo, but do not want the same size fretboard. Are all Alvarez fretboards the same size? Anyone?

Re: Fingerboard width on Alvarez

Yo! fun...
i like it :)
John
<a href="http://www.toshain.com">painting</a>

1983 K. Yairi Model #AR 373E

I have a close to mint condition 1983 K.Yairi acoustic electric guitar-signed inside and on top. Original condition: solid spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides,mahogony neck and back inlay, ebony fret board and 'moustache shaped' saddle, gold plated K.Yairi tuners,and mother of pearl fret inlays and soundhole surround. Original internal piezo mic. Any ideas as to origin of sale and/or current value.

Yairi DYO16 (1991) ?

Anyone ever heard of this model - it's a parlor type.

dy62c

i have a '97 dy62c, near mint, i'm selling for 780. any buyers please email with questions. sale_mda@access.k12.org

Re: dy62c

: i have a '97 dy62c, near mint, i'm selling for 780. any buyers please email with questions. sale_mda@access.k12.org

Re: dy62c

I am interested in buying your DY62c, please E-mail if you still want to sell it

Yairi DY77

what is the best way to determine the value of a Yairi DY77 ?

Re: Yairi DY77

If you find out any info regarding DY77 pricing, please let me know. I have a 1973 that's real nice.

Alvarez 5031

Alvarez 5031

This popular thread has been given its own page : Alvarez 5031

Dy 62c

if anyone has or knows of someone trying to sell a yairi dy62c any year, please email me i am trying to buy one.

Re: Dy 62c

i have a '97, near mint, paid 1600, i'll send it to you for 800 total. ship through the post office, it's about 19-23 dollars to ship with them. email back. sale_mda@access-k12.org

Re: Dy 62c

do you still have the yairi for sale?
: i have a '97, near mint, paid 1600, i'll send it to you for 800 total. ship through the post office, it's about 19-23 dollars to ship with them. email back. sale_mda@access-k12.org

Alvarez DY57S

Alvarez DY57S

This popular thread has been given its own page : Alvarez DY57S

Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39.

Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39. I can only find info on the DY38 and DY40. It is signed and was made in 1989.

Re: found info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39.

I recently bought a Yairi Alvarez DY39 and was looking for some info. I went to my local music store where they had a price guide which included the Yairi Alvarez DY39. The retail price is $1400. The price for a used DY39 in excellent condition is about $700.

Re: found info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39.

: I recently bought a Yairi Alvarez DY39 and was looking for some info. I went to my local music store where they had a price guide which included the Yairi Alvarez DY39. The retail price is $1400. The price for a used DY39 in excellent condition is about $700.

Timo says:

I strolled into one local shop here in finland and found a used dy39 made year 1990 in excellent condition. Paid 420 euros.
Never had in my hands nothing like it, what a sound!
That was a real bargain...

Re: i need to know how much this would cost please help!

i live in georgia and i found an alvarez yairi dy-39 signature edition made in 1987 and its for sale for $150 but i need to know how much they cost to price compare if any one knows or could tell me how much they payed for theirs it would be apreciated.

Re: i need to know how much this would cost please help!

: Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39. I can only find info on the DY38 and DY40. It is signed and was made in 1989.

Re: i need to know how much this would cost please help!

Yo! fun...
i like it :)
John
<a href="http://www.toshain.com">painting</a>

Re: Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39.

: Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39. I can only find info on the DY38 and DY40. It is signed and was made in 1989.

I bought a 1989 DY39 in 1990, and I too have tried to get info on it without success, even from Alvarez. Like you, I can find info on the 38 and 40, but not the 39. I own several acoustics and this is by far my favorite, for tone, action and projection. Good Luck

Re: Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39.

: Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39. I can only find info on the DY38 and DY40. It is signed and was made in 1989.

Re: Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39.

: : Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39. I can only find info on the DY38 and DY40. It is signed and was made in 1989.
I also have a 1990 Alvarez Yairi dy 39. It is apparently the 65th anniversary model. There is not much else I can find out. I am happy with this guitar, I wish I knew more.

Re: Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39.

: Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39. I can only find info on the DY38 and DY40. It is signed and was made in 1989.

Yeah, I got one. Made in 1990, this thing is a beast. Beautiful. Wow. I bought it in a hock shop in florida where it's nice and humid. I play it up in michigan, and I must keep it well humidified with a dampit. I really have no information on it. I sure wish you did, though. If you hear anything, send it my way. jdv11@albion.edu

Re: Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39.

: : Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39. I can only find info on the DY38 and DY40. It is signed and was made in 1989.

: Yeah, I got one. Made in 1990, this thing is a beast. Beautiful. Wow. I bought it in a hock shop in florida where it's nice and humid. I play it up in michigan, and I must keep it well humidified with a dampit. I really
I have a Kazuo Yairi made in 1988 dy-39 I've had it for at least 10years its an awsome piece

Re: Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39.

: : Looking for info on a Alvarez Yairi DY39. I can only find info on the DY38 and DY40. It is signed and was made in 1989.
I Have a dy39 was made in 1987 its a silver ann. addition

Kazuo Yairi Alvarez Classical Guitar CY120

Help,
My father owns this particular guitar but he does not know any history about the instrument. He only likes the sound. Can anyone give some information about it?

Thanks

Re: Kazuo Yairi Alvarez Classical Guitar CY120

I own this guitar as well. It is limited edition, only 600 were made. The top is solid cedar. Rosewood back and sides. Wood inlay on sides. The original price was $475.00. Made in 1979.

Re: Kazuo Yairi Alvarez Classical Guitar CY120

: Help,
: My father owns this particular guitar but he does not know any history about the instrument. He only likes the sound. Can anyone give some information about it?

Hi,
I purchased my Yairi cy120 new in 1977 for $475. It has a cedar top. I've seen a few of these guitars sell on ebay recently in the $800-$900 range. I hope that's helpful.

: Thanks

Re: Kazuo Yairi Alvarez Classical Guitar CY120

Since most of these posts are older.. not sure anyone is still interested~ however, I do know a little about these guitars (Alvarez Yairi, K. (Kazou)Yairi, S (Sada)Yairi, etc.)

CY's are the classicals
DY's Dreadnaught

Check labels inside, and numbers on heel of neck for use in accurate year...

I have a Y70.. one of the early models.. made in Japan.. by hand! No factory assembly line stuff here. Another note, K.Yairi's improve over the years.. starting after about 3 years, the sound starts getting richer. The reason you don't find much on them... not so much that they didn't make many.. but, that they didn't get sold in the US for years (they started in 1935).

Any one still have questions.. I can try to answer it for you~either way you still have great guitars!

DHughes

: : Help,
: : My father owns this particular guitar but he does not know any history about the instrument. He only likes the sound. Can anyone give some information about it?

: Hi,
: I purchased my Yairi cy120 new in 1977 for $475. It has a cedar top. I've seen a few of these guitars sell on ebay recently in the $800-$900 range. I hope that's helpful.

: : Thanks

Re: Kazuo Yairi Alvarez Classical Guitar CY120

I've got a 74 cy120 that i inherited from my ex-wife (best thing i got out of the marriage). Have checked a few places on the web but to no avail till this site. ANY additional info would be greatly appreciated.....value, history, etc.
Thanks in advance,
Mitch

Re: Kazuo Yairi Alvarez Classical Guitar CY120

: : Help,
: : My father owns this particular guitar but he does not know any history about the instrument. He only likes the sound. Can anyone give some information about it?

: Hi,
: I purchased my Yairi cy120 new in 1977 for $475. It has a cedar top. I've seen a few of these guitars sell on ebay recently in the $800-$900 range. I hope that's helpful.

: : Thanks

I also puchased mine in 1977. It's still sounds like new. I think I paid $385 for it then. I've not been able to find many references to it anywhere.

Eric

Re: Kazuo Yairi Alvarez Classical Guitar CY120

I bought mine in 1978, around $400.
I took it to Spain in 1979 to study at the Madrid Conservatory and was lucky to have Paco de Lucia play it for about thirty seconds. He managed to dent the surface below the strings with his flamenco technigue.....but who cares.
Keep a chamois in the case!

Re: Kazuo Yairi Alvarez Classical Guitar CY120

: : : Help,
: : : My father owns this particular guitar but he does not know any history about the instrument. He only likes the sound. Can anyone give some information about it?

: : Hi,
: : I purchased my Yairi cy120 new in 1977 for $475. It has a cedar top. I've seen a few of these guitars sell on ebay recently in the $800-$900 range. I hope that's helpful.

: : : Thanks

: I also puchased mine in 1977. It's still sounds like new. I think I paid $385 for it then. I've not been able to find many references to it anywhere.

: Eric

I also puchased mine in CY120 in 1977 for $465.00. A few years ago, I attempted to get it appraised however, this model did not show up in any catalogs. I learned, from a guitar dealer who wanted to purchase my guitar (I was not interested in selling...just insurance reasons) that there were only 200 of this model made and not many were shipped to the USA. The CY140 has sold for as much as $2,000.00. Having compared my CY120 to that and the rarity, the 120 is better and richer.

Ovation Solid body

I have a solid body electric Ovation with a serial number of E 12276.
I can't find any information on this guitar. Can anyone tell me this guitars value? The only information on the guitar is "Viper".

Thanks.......

Re: Ovation Solid body

: I have a solid body electric Ovation with a serial number of E 12276.
: I can't find any information on this guitar. Can anyone tell me this guitars value? The only information on the guitar is "Viper".

: Thanks.......

Mike,
I have an Ovation Viper solid body guitar. I do know that they stopped making them in 1983. The body of mine is a Natural wood color...same as the neck. I love the way mine plays but it is a bit too heavy.
I bought mine in London, Emgland in 1982 brand new.

Have you found out anything more about it...I love to know
Thanks,
Larry

Re: Ovation Solid body

: : I have a solid body electric Ovation with a serial number of E 12276.
: : I can't find any information on this guitar. Can anyone tell me this guitars value? The only information on the guitar is "Viper".

: : Thanks.......

:
: Mike,
: I have an Ovation Viper solid body guitar. I do know that they stopped making them in 1983. The body of mine is a Natural wood color...same as the neck. I love the way mine plays but it is a bit too heavy.
: I bought mine in London, Emgland in 1982 brand new.

: Have you found out anything more about it...I love to know
: Thanks,
: Larry

: i have an early to mid 70's solid body viper. serial#7089. it's sunburst with a maple neck and fretboard. i bought it from a friend in 1998. the guitar as well as the hard case are in beautiful shape. we didn't know what it was worth at the time so i hit the local bookstore and found several books on vintage guitar values, but only one had the solid body viper. at that time they estimated the worth to be between 250.00 and 400.00 depending on condition. i paid 300.00. i am always watching old rock videos to see if i can spot anyone using a viper. i have found only two. someone who played with bob marly used one, and i also saw an old alice cooper video in wich one was being used. these guitars are pretty rare and i am surprised they are not woth more! my favorite part of the guitar are the huge kitchen stove style volume and tone knobs. i don't like the position of the toggle switch because it gets in the way while strumming and i always inadvertantly hit it.
thanks guys! hope i was some help.
:mark

Re: Ovation Solid body

: : I have a solid body electric Ovation with a serial number of E 12276.
: : I can't find any information on this guitar. Can anyone tell me this guitars value? The only information on the guitar is "Viper".

: : Thanks.......

:
: Mike,
: I have an Ovation Viper solid body guitar. I do know that they stopped making them in 1983. The body of mine is a Natural wood color...same as the neck. I love the way mine plays but it is a bit too heavy.
: I bought mine in London, Emgland in 1982 brand new.

: Have you found out anything more about it...I love to know
: Thanks,
: Larry

Hi, I've got the same question about the same guitar. Mine was given to me around 1982. But I can't seem to find anything about what it's worth now.
George

Alverez yairi DY75

I bought a DY75 in the late 70's. Looks like it was discontinued. Anybody know when and why?

Re: Alverez yairi DY75

: I bought a DY75 in the late 70's. Looks like it was discontinued. Anybody know when and why?

My uncle has one. He says they were discontinued in the late 70s or early 80s when they stopped making guitars by hand. That's all I know, though he may know more.
What I want to know is are you selling it? I am dying to have one ever since I played my uncle's.
You can email me at o0oo00o0o@antisocial.com

Re: Alverez yairi DY75

They still make them by hand (2004). I just bought an '89 in near mint condition. love it.
http://www.alvarezgtr.com
click on the yairi frame, top left

: My uncle has one. He says they were discontinued in the late 70s or early 80s when they stopped making guitars by hand. That's all I know, though he may know more.
: What I want to know is are you selling it? I am dying to have one ever since I played my uncle's.
: You can email me at o0oo00o0o@antisocial.com

Re: Alverez yairi DY75

I have a 1986 signed DY75. It's a beautiful and great sounding guitar. I am switching to a classical guitar and reluctantly want to sell my DY75. If anyone is interested please let me know.

Re: Alverez yairi DY75

what kind of shape is it in and how much do you want for it?

Signed Yairi

What is the signifacance of a signed edition Yairi?

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