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  • Solid AA Sitka Spruce Top
  • Laminated Wellington Rosewood back and sides
  • One Piece Mahogany Neck
  • Forward Shifted, Scalloped X Bracing
  • Real Bone Nut and Saddle
  • Herringbone Binding
  • Ebony Bridge Pins
  • Pau Ferro Fingerboard
  • LR Baggs VTC Pickup
  • Abalone & Mother of Pearl Inlays


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Alvarez Yairi DY74C 1990 (Sitka & EIR)

This vintage, 32 year old Alvarez Yairi DY74C Dreadnought is in excellent shape. The guitar was hand crafted by the famous Japanese luthier, Kazuo Yairi, in 1990. Includes a hardshell case.

The early 70’s to the very early 90’s were the best years for Yairi, when he was younger and his attention to detail was superb. The early dread’s had the martin style headstock with a hand carved volute and the necks were all shaped by hand. Yairi aged and air dried all his own exotic woods at his shop’s storage area high in the japan hills.

This guitar features a Sitka top, laminated Wellington Rosewood back and sides, an ebony fret board and an ebonized bridge. Yairi laminates are a very high quality two-layer parallel grain laminate that produces tone on a par with solid wood, but with added strength. It’s not like the laminate you would find on cheap modern guitars.

I purchased this DY74C Dreadnought from Tim’s Guitars after they had brought the guitar as close possible back to its original playing condition. The frets have all been leveled, re-crowned and polished to perfection! They are at 70%+ life. A new compensated bone saddle was also added. The final setup is really outstanding.

Being 3 decades old, this guitar has its share of dings and light scratches on the top. No huge hits, but one nice chip which you should see in the pictures. There are the typical playing marks/scratches on the top and around the sound hole as well. The back and sides of the guitar are in really good shape for their age, showing some typical light scratches and one small chip on its shoulder.

Over all she is a nice vintage Yairi. She sounds amazing! Great neck angle and low action. The truss rod works smooth and has not much pressure on it to keep the neck straight. The pictures tell the story! 

Includes a hardshell case.

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