This very special guitar is 1 of only 2 ever produced! Alvarez was exploring the possibility of Adding a parlor guitar to their new Honduran line of hand crafted guitars. They commissioned the Yairi workshop in Japan to build two. It was ultimately decided by the bean counters at Alvarez not to offer this model. Pacific Guitar Sales was lucky enough to have been offered this instrument.
This guitar is incredible and the photos we were able to take don’t do it justice. It is not only a work of art, it plays and sounds incredible with amazing projection!
If you are truly considering a unique hand crafted Parlor guitar that will surely increase in value over time, don’t miss this opportunity.
This magical line of guitars came about almost by accident. As we were detailing the specs of a guitar we were making for a wonderful player called Jack Pearson. It was thought that Adirondack spruce paired with Honduran mahogany would be the best combination needed for the artist’s tonal requests.
Mr. Yairi amassed an incredible amount of tonewood throughout his life and although most is in or around the factory, some was stored on a piece of land he owned some miles away. We would go and see the wood on every trip, it became a ritual after lunch but because most of it had darkened due to the elements we were never sure what all of it was. Looking back now I sometimes think he may have been thinking, ‘One day they will realize what is in here.’
Well that day came, and what we found in terms of tonewood, was pure gold. Perfectly conditioned billets of Honduran mahogany that had been naturally seasoning for 45 to 50 years…unbelievable.
Had we not discussed Honduran for Jack’s guitar and started the conversation at the factory that lead us to believing there was Honduran on the land, we may have never known it was there. This series celebrates this amazing wood, arguably the best tonewood of all, and it also celebrates Mr. Yairi’s lifelong (and beyond) commitment to his art.
Honduran Series are probably the best guitars we’ve ever made. The Mahogany has been paired with AAAA Adirondack spruce and one OM model is available in all solid Honduran. Sonically they’re incredibly full and powerful with huge clear bass and mids. They’re almost intuitive in the way they respond and draw the player in and then take you away. You will lose hours in your day playing one of these amazing instruments.
- Body Shape Parlor
- Body Wood 40 Year Aged Solid Honduran Mahogany
- Body Top Wood AAAA Adirondack Solid Spruce
- Binding Ivoroid
- Neck Wood Mahogany
- Neck Shape Series Standard
- Neck Joint Dovetail
- Neck Joint Glued In
- Neck Construction 1-piece neck
- Fingerboard Material Ebony
- Number of Frets 20
- Fingerboard Inlays Custom 12th Fret
- String Nut Bone
- Nut Width 1-13/16”
- Bridge Ebony
- Bridge Fixed
- Hardware Gold Gotoh
- Scale Length 24''
- Finish Gloss
Custom Features: Bracing: Hand-carved FST2 - forward shifted, scalloped X pattern. 1 of only 2 ever built!