Sada Yairi Acoustic guitar

Posted by Jeff on Tue, 01/20/04 - 19:32:09.

I own a 1976 model 737 Sada Yairi Acoustic Dreadnought style guitar. It has maple sides and back and a solid spruce top. Does anyone else have on of these or know anything about them?

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Re: Sada Yairi Acoustic guitar

Never heard of it. Where did you get it from ? surely not in America?

Dreadnought style guitar. It has maple sides and back and a solid spruce top. Does anyone else have on of these or know anything about them?

Re: Sada Yairi Acoustic guitar - i've got an s yairi classical

hi jeff,

don't now anything about your s yairi model but i do own a 1973, 9002 classical. bought it on ebay for few $$$$. had to fuss with it because of some string buzz. a bit beat up but once i had the frets leveled, action raised by a hair with a shim and slapped some extra hard tension d'addarios on it... well, absolute sweetness: mellow, warm, great sustain, crisp and good for another 30 years. great quality. they s yairi's don't seem to come up often but i am glad i got this one... a bit traveled and scared but an absolutely wonderful voice. i keep looking for more but have not seen another classical in the last 2 years. would buy one in a heartbeat... by the way, don't tell anyone.... might drive prices up....

for additional detail see http://www.guitar-forum.net/guitar/Sada_Yairi_classical__585723.html

hope this helps...

regards...

: I own a 1976 model 737 Sada Yairi Acoustic Dreadnought style guitar. It has maple sides and back and a solid spruce top. Does anyone else have on of these or know anything about them?

Re: Sada Yairi Acoustic guitar - i've got an s yairi classical

hi jeff,

don't now anything about your s yairi model but i do own a 1973, 9002 classical. bought it on ebay for few $$$$. had to fuss with it because of some string buzz. a bit beat up but once i had the frets leveled, action raised by a hair with a shim and slapped some extra hard tension d'addarios on it... well, absolute sweetness: mellow, warm, great sustain, crisp and good for another 30 years. great quality. they s yairi's don't seem to come up often but i am glad i got this one... a bit traveled and scared but an absolutely wonderful voice. i keep looking for more but have not seen another classical in the last 2 years. would buy one in a heartbeat... by the way, don't tell anyone.... might drive prices up....

for additional detail see http://www.guitar-forum.net/guitar/Sada_Yairi_classical__585723.html

hope this helps...

regards...

: I own a 1976 model 737 Sada Yairi Acoustic Dreadnought style guitar. It has maple sides and back and a solid spruce top. Does anyone else have on of these or know anything about them?

Re: Sada Yairi Acoustic guitar

: I own a 1976 model 737 Sada Yairi Acoustic Dreadnought style guitar. It has maple sides and back and a solid spruce top. Does anyone else have on of these or know anything about them?

:I bought one new in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1977 and I still have it. It's a model 730 and I actually still have the brochure which shows the range they were producing then. Models shown are 720, 730, 740, 750, 780, 810, 820 and 850. These are all dreadnoughts, very much in the Martin mould. Also shown is a classical model 726. The guitars have solid spruce tops with various decorations and different material for sides and back etc. When I bought mine, they told me Sada Yairi was a firm who had been around some time specialising in handmade violins. In the 1970s they branched out in this range of handmade guitars which sold well, certainly around around Edinburgh at the time. I've always liked the one I bought and the sound is very clean and projects well. Gigged with it in the late 70s/early 80s and still play it regularly so it's well seasoned by now.

Re: Sada Yairi Acoustic guitar

I own a sada yairi acoustic that my father had given me for christmas. He bought it at a garage sale for $50 (canadian).I've been trying to find out some history on the maker & value but came up empty handed.

Re: Sada Yairi Acoustic guitar

: My model 730 which I mentioned before cost around 180 GB pounds new in 1977. Exchange rate to the US dollar then was perhaps 2.40 dollars to the pound. Seem to recall the equivalent Martin (D18?) was around 400 GB Pounds at that time. There are some Japanese websites featuring S Yairi guitars. Unfortunately the text seems to be in Japanese only. Lots of good pictures though.

Re: Sada Yairi Acoustic guitar

Does your catalogue say anything about a Yairi (Sada) Serial 36, Model 750 1970??? Any info would be appreciated...

Gary

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