How much is my 1969 Wilson Guitar worth?

I need to find out how much my guitar is worth. It's a 1969 Wilson Guitar hand made by Hiroshi Yairi. It's numbered 133. I inherited it from my dad, but sentimental value aside it is in very good condition. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Anyone got any ideas? ive never even heard of Wilson guitars.

No, in a word. A quick google suggests that the Yairi family are fairly well regarded but info is a bit sparce...Forums and the YahooGroups Yairi group seem the best bet, although most posts read pretty much the same as yours :roll:

So, judging by the Japanese names it's not the British-based Wilson as in the company who became Watkins and WEM?

No, and it's nothing to do with golf clubs either, so don't chirp in with your 3 wood nonense.

Golf clubs aside, I was thinking this would be a Watkins/WEM/Wilson guitar like the Rapier. Strange, as both brands would have co-existed at the same time.

kimokalei wrote:
I need to find out how much my guitar is worth. It's a 1969 Wilson Guitar hand made by Hiroshi Yairi. It's numbered 133. I inherited it from my dad, but sentimental value aside it is in very good condition. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry for the late reply, but I just joined the forum!

You may have already found your info by now, but will post in case others may have questions in regards to the Wilson brand from the late 60's, early 70's, made by Hiroshi Yairi, under the supervision of his Father, Sadao Yairi (SADA or S. Yairi).

However, to give accurate info, I would at least need to know what model number (the 133 is not the model)... all of these have the info on the very lower right hand corner of the label, noted under "Clase" and should start with 85* I've seen and own models from 851 up through 854, but have also seen a few others that did not list the "clase".

The higher the number, the better the construction/details/inlays. Rosette's on the same models vary depending on what year it was made.

On average, these usually sell for under $350, of course, depending on condition and model number.

Regards,
yl

Carrying the history of Wilson Bros. foreward from the late 60's St. Louis Music Supply Co. bought the Wilson brand and business and renamed it Alvarez and went forward with the standard, entry level models and a separate, more expensive line made by Kazuo Yairi. These guitars are still available from many vendors. I met the Wilson Bros. in St. Louis in the late 60"s when they were marketing their guitars and subsequently worked with St. Louis Music Supply (now simply St. Louis Music) as a consultant

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