After 50 years of building so many fine guitars, Mr. Kazuo Yairi certainly deserves the Gold Medalion Award of Excellence! He’s earned it! He is celebrating the occasion with the new Alvarez Yairi Medallion Dreadnoughts and the Alvarez Yairi Medallion Classics. These 50th anniversary guitars are exceptional values and only a limited number will be produced in 1979. A gold plated “Limited Edition” award medallion, designed to be worn as a belt buckle or neckpiece, will be given free with each Medallion guitar…
1979 Alvarez Yairi Medallion Dreadnought and Classic Guitars Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Don’t let Roy Clark’s easy manner fool you. When it comes to picking guitars he is as critical and demanding as they come. Alvarez guitars by Kazuo Yairi are handmade by skilled craftsmen, and all the looks, quality, sound, and playability that Roy and other leading performers seek, is built in and then guaranteed for life…
1974 Roy Clark, Superpicker picks a super guitar…Alvarez by K. Yairi Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Features: Otis Rush; Jeff Beck; James Burton; Ry Cooder; Richard Thompson; Ritchie Blackmore; Acoustic Shootout – in search of the best solid-top for under a grand – 16 guitars rated – Alvarez Timber Ridge Silver Anniversary, Alvarez-Yairi DY70, Charvel 125S-NAT, Fender 1100-SX, Gibson Gospel, Guild D6-S NT, Martin D-1, Ovation Standard Balladeer, Saga Blue Ridge BR-OS, Seagull S6, Sigma SDR-41, Takamine N-10 Natural Series, Taylor 410, Vantage VS-50S, Washburn WD-40S, Yamaha LD-10; Bern Nix; Link Wray -the true godfather of grunge; more
…to recognize a good guitar! A little over six years ago, we started to import Alvarez Yairi guitars. Guitar players told us they were good. We really didn’t realize how good they were until top classic, folk and country guitar players started playing and recommending our instruments. Now some of the biggest names in the business play Alvarez Yairi…
Nine reasons why the dedication to hand made guitars lives on with Alvarez-Yairi.
1. Lifetime guarantee gives you assurance of dependable performance.
2. Extra long adjustable truss rod can correct neck warping more effectively.
3. Neck has high tensile strength alloy “U” channel which promotes firm stable neck alignment.
4. Part of neck itself extends into the body of the guitar making it impossible for the neck to separate from the guitar body.
5. Ebony fingerboard provides for longer life and gives better feel.
6. Solid spruce top is aged for over two years which promotes a more resonant tone.
7. Special tapered bracing gives better balance to treble and bass.
8. Neck has slight triangular feel which makes picking and chording easier.
9. Grover machine heads make tuning easier and surer.
Alvarez-Yairi has ’em both. Whether you like them plain for fancy, Alvarez-Yairi has a guitar for you. But regardless of looks, every Alvarez-Yairi steel string guitar has these features to insure resonant tone and lasting performance. Grover rotomatic machine heads for fast accurate tuning; Genuine ebony fingerboard which lasts longer than rosewood and gives you the right fretboard feel; Alloy “U” channel neck reinforcement which allows the neck to be made comfortably thin without danger of warping; Nato mahogany neck which is naturally aged for over two years to insure stability and strength. Solid spruce top from Canada, naturally aged for two years, gives better resonance; Special parabolic tapered top bracing allows the top more vibrating freedom…
Most guitars come with plastic nuts and saddles. Some better quality guitars are equipped with solid bone nuts and saddles, as are all Alvarez Yairi instruments. Bone gives a good mellow sound with excellent projection. However, through extensive research, we have found that solid bell brass nuts and saddles give our 6 string dreadnought guitars an intirely new dimension. Solid bell brass boosts the treble tones making them crisp and lively. Brass also makes the mid range brighter and reduces unwanted bass overtones. So you get a more balanced tone overall, and that is an ideal sound for a flat picker, especially for lead runs and solos. The sustain quality of bell brass is also superior to bone. Brass nuts and saddles are the ultimate answer for bottle neck styles because they increase the volume and accentuate the individual string tone response. Brass nuts and saddles have another indisputable advantage. They are extremely durable…not subject to wear and tear from string pressure as plastic and other substitute materials are. So…brass nuts and saddles are not for everyone, but they might be just the sound for you!
1978 Now Alvarez Yairi Guitars have Brass Nuts and saddles Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Experience the sound of a hand made Alvarez-Yairi.
Classic, dreadnought, 12-string, or folk guitars…Alvarez-Yairi makes them all with the same dedicated hand craftsmanship. Visit your local Alvarez-Yairi dealer. It will be a sound experience you won’t forget.
1979 Alvarez-Yairi Hand made guitars – a sound experience you won’t forget Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com