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Used Classical Guitars


Alvarez-Yairi: USED CY118

(Item ID: USED CY118)

Alvarez Guitars USED CY118

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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 classical guitars we sold. A fine example that exhibits these characteristics is this 2001 CY118. Though seventeen years of use has left some common but minor playing and handling on this guitar, the passage of time has done nothing to diminish its sound or playability. Because its structural condition is so good, its voice is still robust and clear, and its playability remains smooth and comfortable.

This guitar includes a hardshell case. (used)

Our Price: $995.00

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