HANDCRAFTED BEAUTY AND EXCELLENCE
The Yairi factory is in the small town of Kani, in the hills north of Nagoya, Japan. Here they have been making guitars for 80 years. The late Kazuo Yairi was one of the finest and most successful luthiers of our time and helped design and make Alvarez-Yairi guitars for nearly 50 years.
The pride within the factory is immediately evident. Floors are made of mahogany, some walls are rosewood tongue and groove, and furniture is hand carved by the luthiers. The amount of naturally seasoned tone wood is legendary and the production line marries time honored handmade craftsmanship with modern day design and processes.
Every neck is spoke shaved by hand, braces are carved and tops are tuned to perfection. Hide glues are used throughout, and attention to detail and quality of the build is incredible. Alvarez Yairi guitars are beautifully presented, wonderful sounding, luthier-made instruments, which in our opinion are some of the finest guitars in today’s market.
- Series Alvarez-Yairi
- Top Wood Solid AA Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood Rosewood
- Shape Dreadnought
- Neck Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
- Bracing System Handcarved FST2M - Forward Shifted,
- Scalloped X
- Bridge Rosewood Direct Coupled
- Fingerboard Rosewood With Abalone Inlay
- Nut & Saddle Real Bone
- Nut Width 1-23/32"
- Tuners Gotoh
- Binding Ivoroid
- Bridge Pins Ebony
- Strings D'Addario EXP
- Deluxe Wood Case
L.R. Baggs StagePro Element Active System. Advanced Under saddle Pickup with Unrivaled Dynamic Range. Unlike typical under saddle acoustic guitar pickups that are dependent on string compression for their sound, the Element was engineered to mirror the soundboard’s actual movement as you play. At the heart of the pickup, a flexible film sensor only 2 thousandths of an inch thick picks up the guitar’s most delicate nuances. Tracking the motion of the top rather than a direct string attack suppresses “quack” caused by compression and unlocks the Element’s unrivaled dynamic range. Superb electronics for a superb guitar