Used Classical Guitars
Alvarez-Yairi: USED CY118(Item ID: USED CY118 Serial#: 60327)
2001 Classical with Solid Cedar Top and Laminated Rosewood back and Sides
From the Alvarez-Yairi website:
"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."
We sold Yairi guitars for many years, and we were always impressed by their exceptional build quality and the full, earthy nature of the sound that the classical models produced. We always commented that they were the most Spanish sounding of the Japanese guitars we sold. A fine example that exhibits these characteristics is this 2001 CY118 classical. It is in very good cosmetic condition with only minor playing and handling wear to report, and after seventeen years its playability and sound are excellent as well.
This guitar includes a hardshell case. (used)
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