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TABLE OF CONTENTS 01

Alvarez Line Introduction

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Alvarez Regent Series

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Alvarez Artist Series

10

Alvarez Fusion Series

12

Alvarez Masterworks Series

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Alvarez Part Number Legend

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Cases

17

Electronics

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Yairi Line Introduction

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Yairi Masterworks Series

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Yairi Signature Series

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Yairi Standard Series


superior instruments for discerning musicians For more than 40 years, Alvarez has displayed an unwavering commitment to acoustic guitar quality, playability and aesthetics. Our collection of premium musical instruments and the skilled professionals who play them are a testament to this ideal. The Alvarez line is all-inclusive, from the Regent Series entry-level guitars, all the way up to the Masterworks Series of professional guitars which offer superb tone via solid backs, tops and sides. Regardless of the player, their ability or their budget, Alvarez has a quality instrument that has been custom-designed for that purpose.

ALVAREZ line introduction

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BUDGETS ARE FLEXIBLE, QUALITY IS NOT Alvarez Regent Series guitars embody the concept of true value. A wide variety of body styles and colors offer personal choice for the beginning guitarist.

RD010

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$229.99

Dreadnought Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners

RD110

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$269.99

Dreadnought Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners

Professional touches like dovetail neck joints and die-cast tuners ensure exceptional playability. Some models even offer solid tops and built-in electronics.

RD2104VP

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$299.99

RD210

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$369.99

Dreadnought Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Gig Bag Included

Dreadnought Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Lightweight Hardshell Case Included

RD410

RD410BK

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$369.99

Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Left-handed Model Available ($409.99)

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$369.99

Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Black Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners

ALVAREZ REGENT

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RD210BR

$399.99

|

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$399.99

RF010

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$229.99

RF210

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$369.99

Dreadnought Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Brown Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Lightweight Hardshell Case Included

Dreadnought Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Sunburst Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Lightweight Hardshell Case Included

Folk Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners

Folk Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Lightweight Hardshell Case Included

RD210C

RD4102C

RF300

RF4102C

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$519.99

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$549.99

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$399.99

Cutaway Dreadnought Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners 2-Band EQ Lightweight Hardshell Case Included

Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Fishman Presys Preamp Left-handed Model Available ($569.99)

Folk Solid Mahogany Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners

RD4102CBK

RD4102CSB

RC210

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Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Black Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Fishman Presys Preamp

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RD210SB

Alvarez regent

$549.99

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Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Sunburst Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Fishman Presys Preamp

$549.99

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|

$549.99

Cutaway Folk Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Fishman Presys Preamp

$249.99

Classical Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners

Alvarez Regent

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SOLID TOPS AND EXOTIC TONEWOODS Alvarez Artist Series guitars feature solid wood tops and come in a wide variety of distinctive tonewoods. Ever y model features enhanced cosmetic touches

AD410

$449.99

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Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners

AD411

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$499.99

Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners

like beautiful pearl inlays for the twelfth fret, headstock and soundhole rosette. Intricately figured tonewood choices include Spalted Maple and Bubinga.

AD410-12

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$549.99

AD222C

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$649.99

12-String Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners

Cutaway Dreadnought Dao Top Dao Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp

AD410C

AD4104CBK

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$669.99

Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Left-handed Model Available ($699.99)

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$699.99

Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Black Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp

Alvarez Artist

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AD411C

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$699.99

Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp

AD511SB

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$799.99

Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Rosewood Back/Sides Sunburst Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners

AC460

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$449.99

Classical Solid Cedar Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners

DEVIN TOWNSEND

I

have

been

searching

for

the

ultimate expression of human to instrument for many years now. That search lead me to a ‘clean’ guitar sound that was expressive, subtle, yet able to communicate volumes with the silence. Strangely, I had not considered an acoustic

AF410

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$499.99

Folk Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners

AF222C

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$649.99

Cutaway Folk Dao Top Dao Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp

AC460C

$799.99

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Cutaway Classical Solid Cedar Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp

guitar as the natural extention of that search, but in thinking of it... I realized that the naked truth of man and music is almost best expressed by a piece of wood and your soul via the hands. My quest lead

me

to

Alvarez

guitars.

The

acoustic that I use has become one of my top three personal favorite guitars ever, electric or otherwise.

AJ418C

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$899.99

Cutaway Jumbo Solid Spruce Top Spalted Maple Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp

AJ418C-12

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$949.99

12-String Cutaway Jumbo Solid Spruce Top Spalted Maple Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp

AB4102C

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$749.99

Cutaway Bass Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Fishman Presys Preamp

It is like a biological extention of myself. I feel my identity in it, deep resonance, and an organic chime that says more in three notes than I have typically been able to say in 40. Love these acoustic guitars.

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Alvarez artist

ALVAREZ ARTIST

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ULTRA-SLIM DESIGN FOR THE GIGGING PROFESSIONAL Alvarez Fusion Series guitars feature ultra-slim chambered bodies, providing the artist with a genuine acoustic feel and sound without the risk of show-stopping

FCF7103

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$1,499.99

Cutaway Chambered Folk Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Fishman Aura IC Preamp

FCF7103BK

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$1,549.99

Cutaway Chambered Folk Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Black Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Fishman Aura IC Preamp

feedback. Both classical and folk body styles are available and all Fusion Series guitars feature Aura IC electronics, which give the user a choice of four Acoustic Sound Images, emulating classic microphones in studio environments.

FCF7403

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$1,999.99

Cutaway Chambered Folk Quilted Maple Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Fishman Aura IC Preamp

FCC7103

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$1,499.99

Cutaway Chambered Classical Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Fishman Aura IC Preamp

FCC7603

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$1,499.99

Cutaway Chambered Classical Cedar Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Fishman Aura IC Preamp

Alvarez Fusion

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TRADITIONAL BY DESIGN, FLAWLESS BY NATURE Alvarez Master works Series guitars feature masterful design and premium p l a y a b i l i t y. C r a f t e d e n t i r e l y o f s o l i d w o o d s , M a s t e r w o r k s g u i t a r s o f f e r

MSD610

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$599.99

MD6104

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$899.99

Small Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners MSD610 Gig Bag Included

Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Mahogany Back/Sides Vintage Tint Black Die-cast Tuners Modern Foam Core Case Included

MD660

MD710-12

traditional styling and rich intonation. Fine details like abalone rosettes and inlays create an understated, but clearly professional look. Every guitar comes with a modern foam core case to protect your investment in quality.

|

$1,099.99

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$1,199.99

Dreadnought Solid Cedar Top Solid Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Modern Foam Core Case Included

12-String Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Modern Foam Core Case Included

MD711

MD660C

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$1,349.99

Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Modern Foam Core Case Included

|

$1,399.99

Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Cedar Top Solid Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Modern Foam Core Case Included

Alvarez Masterworks

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MD711SB

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$1,399.99

MD711C

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$1,699.99

Alvarez model names tell you everything you need to know about the guitar’s various physical characteristics - the series, body style, wood type and much more.

Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Sunburst Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Modern Foam Core Case Included

Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Modern Foam Core Case Included

AD4104CBK

MC761

MC761C

legend

|

$1,099.99

Classical Solid Cedar Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners Modern Foam Core Case Included

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$1,399.99

Cutaway Classical Solid Cedar Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Modern Foam Core Case Included

Monte Montgomery

Description: ALVAREZ ARTIST SERIES, DREADNOUGHT, SOLID TOP GLOSS FINISH, SPRUCE TOP, MAHOGANY BACK AND SIDES, VARIATION, CUTAWAY, BLACK

Color Suffix: Additional Model Information 4th Number: Special Model Designation 3rd Number: Back & Sides Wood 2nd Number: Top Wood 1st Number: Model Level 2nd/3rd Letter: Body Type 1st Letter: Series

Series

Body type

A: Artist F: Fusion M: Masterworks P: Professional R: Regent S: Signature T: Traditional

B: Bass BN: Banjo CC: Chambered Classical C: Classical CF: Chambered Folk D: Dreadnought DT: Dreadnought Thin

F: Folk FT: Folk Thin J: Jumbo M: Mandolin P: Parlor SB: Small Bass SD: Small Dreadnought

0: Entry Level 1: Laminate Satin Finish 2: Laminate Gloss Finish 3: Solid Top Satin Finish 4: Solid Top Gloss

5: Solid Top Ornate 6: All Solid Satin Finish 7: All Solid Gloss Finish 8: All Solid Ornate 9: All Solid Premium

top wood

back/sides wood

special model designation

additional model info

color

0: Mahogany 1: Spruce 2: Dao 3: Maple 4: Figured Maple 5: Koa 6: Cedar

0: Mahogany 1: Rosewood 2: Dao 3: Maple 4: Figured Maple 5: Koa 6: Figured Mahogany 7: Bubinga or Java Ebony 8: Spalted Maple

0: Made in Japan 2: Fishman Preamp 3: Fishman AURA Preamp 4: Variation No Designation: N/A

A: A Style Mandolin C: Cutaway E: Electric F: F Style Mandolin FL: Fretless S: Solid Top No Designation: N/A

AV: Antique Violin CSB: Cherry Sunburst DVS: Deep Violin Stain BK: Black BR: Brown SB: Sunburst WR: Wine Red No Designation: Natural

spruce

Model level

cedar

figured mahogany

Mahogany

rosewood

I bought my 1987 Alvarez dy62-c guitar “Excalibur” at Parker Music in Houston, Texas in 1988. I traded a Hamer electric guitar, a Boogie amp (with flight case), plus $150 cash. Some people say that I’m crazy for touring the world with only one guitar. I say I’m crazy smart.

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Alvarez masterworks

bubinga

Koa

Dao

maple

figured maple

spalted maple


Traditional Hardshell

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$119.99

5-ply arch top hardshell case with molded canvas, leather binding and handles. Included with every Yairi guitar, they may also be purchased separately by body style: »» Classical (CC1) »» Dreadnought (DC1) »» Folk (FC1) »» Jumbo (JC1) »» Thin Dreadnought (TDC1)

AURA IC

Modern Foam Core

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$119.99

Ultra-lightweight Foam Core case with built-in hygrometer. They offer plenty of exterior storage and feature backpack style straps for easy transport. Included with every Alvarez Masterworks Series guitar, they may also be purchased separately by body style: »» Classic (CC2) »» Dreadnought (DC2) »» Folk (FC2) »» Jumbo (JC2) »» Thin Dreadnought (TDC2)

Lightweight Hardshell* This lightweight hardshell case comes with all color variations of the following models: »» RD210 »» RF210 »» RD210C »» RF210C

»» Found on the fusion series »» Four selectable Acoustic Sound Images »» Emulates vintage and contemporary microphones

System 600T MK II »» »» »» »» »»

3-band EQ w/sweepable mid Adjustable notch filter Built-in chromatic tuner -20dB pad and phase inverter Aux input with separate gain control

FISHMAN PRESYS+ »» »» »» »»

3-band EQ Easy-to-read chromatic tuner Phase inverter Notch and Brilliance filters

MSD610 CASE* Similar to the Modern Foam Core bag, but sized for the very small MSD610.

FISHMAN PRESYS »» 3-band EQ »» Easy-to-read chromatic tuner »» Phase inverter

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Cases

* Not available for individual sale.

Electronics

17


TIME HONORED HAND-CRAFTED WORKS OF ART Over and over, those fortunate enough to work with Kazuo Yairi have been struck with the parallels between this guitar artisan and other fine artists. Kazuo Yairi is a master luthier and craftsman. Just as other artists have done through the centuries, he began serving this apprenticeship when he was eleven years old. With careful and meticulous guidance he learned to plan, design and execute exquisite guitars. By the time he completed his apprenticeship, his guitars were recognized as being of superior quality in both appearance and function. The pieces he creates can be compared to works of art. Indeed, his guitars are literally pieces of functional sculpture.

Yairi line introduction

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PRIVATE SELECTION OF PATIENTLY AGED TONEWOODS Yairi Masterworks Series guitars are hand-crafted out of all solid woods from the legendary private tonewood selection of master luthier, Kazuo Yairi. Patiently aged,

DYM85

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$2,199.99

DYM95

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$2,499.99

Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Kihada Back/Sides Natural Finish Vintage Nickel Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included

Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included

DYM95SB

CYM95

naturally air-season tonewood provide grain detail and coloration that is simply not available in the modern world. Classic, understated detail work and unmatched playability define the series good enough to be hand signed by the master himself.

|

$2,599.99

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$3,199.99

Cutaway Folk Distressed Solid Spruce Top Solid Ovangkol Back/Sides Natural Finish Antique Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included

$2,399.99

Classical Solid Cedar Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included

Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Sunburst Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included

FYM96C

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Ani difranco

THE WY1BW IS A good little guitar . I t ta k es a beating and

k eeps

on

bleeding .

Yairi Masterworks

21


IN THE GAZE OF THE SPOTLIGHT’S EYE

Based on Monte’s battered 1987 DY62C, the MMY1 features the broken-in vibe of a distressed spruce top and a laminated mahogany/ maple neck designed to withstand the intense stress of a Monte MMY1

|

$3,399.99

Cutaway Dreadnought Distressed Solid Spruce Top Burled Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Locking Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included

Montgomer y performance. The slope shoulder cutaway dreadnought also includes System 600T MKII electronics for live performances.

THIS TIME FOREVER

Directly from the specifications of Bob Weir’s original prototype, but enhanced with a distinctive 12th fret “bolt” inlay, the WY1BW is a cutaway folk design that features a custom-designed preamp/EQ system utilizing an internal condenser mic and bridge piezo blended with a unique crossover-based design. WY1BW

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$2,699.99

Cutaway Folk Solid Cedar Top Coral Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners Custom Dual Transducer Traditional Hardshell Case Included

The maple/herringbone body binding offers a subtle, but distinctive look.

Yairi signature

23


STANDARD GUITARS THAT ARE ANYTHING BUT

DY40C

Yairi Standard Series guitars all feature solid wood tops and are handcrafted in the shop of master luthier, Kazuo Yairi. A wide variety of dreadnought, folk and classic body styles are available, each extremely

|

$1,949.99

DY62C

|

$2,399.99

Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included

Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Cedar Top Burled Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included

DY84C

WY1

playable, each a unique work of art. Perfect for the professional, the majority of Yairi Standard Series guitars feature cutaways and integrated electronics.

DY91C

|

$3,199.99

Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Flamed Koa Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included

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$2,199.99

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$2,199.99

Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included

Cutaway Folk Solid Cedar Top Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included

WY1K

WY1TS

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$2,599.99

Cutaway Folk Solid Koa Top Koa Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included

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$2,199.99

Cutaway Folk Solid Spruce Top Flamed Maple Back/Sides Sunburst Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included

Yairi Standard

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GY2E

$2,999.99

|

|

$2,199.99

Cutaway Jumbo Solid Spruce Top Lacewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included

Baritone Jumbo Solid Spruce Top Coral Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included

CY116

CY118

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$1,599.99

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$1,599.99

Classical Solid Cedar Top Burled Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included

Classical Solid Cedar Top Coral Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included

CY128CE

CY140

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$1,899.99

Cutaway Classical Solid Spruce Top Indian Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners LR Baggs Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included

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YB1

yairi standard

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$1,899.99

Classical Solid Cedar Top Brazilian Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included


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