Guitarsite Forums Discussion Monthly Discussion Guitar Discussion Forum Archive – August, 2001 Re: New K. Yairi, Alvarez-Yairi Discussion Group


: : : new discussion group: I just purchased a used Koa MY-1K Koa…Serial Number 61501 and the number on the inside of the neck: 01 03 177, how can I tell when and where this beautiful guitar was made? your guitar was made in March of 1989,the Alvarez site has a formula posted at : : : : : : This is a new discussion group for guitar lovers and fans of master luthier Kazuo Yairi and his great line of guitars created by his craftsmen in Japan for distribution under the K. Yairi label as well as through Alvarez-Yairi(St. Louis Music Co.)in the United States. : : : In an era where many guitar manufacturers have employed computers, lasers, and robotics in a race to produce more guitars faster, Yairi still chooses to create guitars of distinction the old way…by hand. : : : If your interested, please stop by….The photo section contains images of the hand manufacturing process and some interesting designs. Feel free to post links and on topic info concerning these works of art as you see fit. You do not have to be a member to view the photos…try the slide show feature under photos. : : : By the way this is really neat…great work! : : : yairiguitars moderator