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NGD! Alvarez Yairi DY67

Discussion in 'Acoustic Soundboard' started by chrimturn, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. chrimturn

    chrimturn Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    39
    Jun 14, 2013
    Cincinnati, Earth
    Picked this up yesterday. Saw it on my local Craigslist at $800. The guy lived 10-15 minutes from my house!

    1988 Alvarez DY67 by Kazuo Yairi. Nicer tuners, rosewood sides and back, cedar top, maple binding, ebony fingerboard.

    It has some dings and obvious fret wear, but the neck is straight and it plays really well. Overall it's in fairly good shape for being about 30 years old. Still could use a good clean up. Never owned a guitar with a cedar top.

    I've seen multiple models online that range anywhere from $350 over $1000. Since this one was local, and I had a chance to see it in person before I bought it, I was interested. Offered $500-$550, but he wanted $700. For the convenience of being in person and as well as having a nice case included, I helped him out and payed a little more than I wanted. We settled at $650.

    I've been wanting one of these for a while now. Got the gas from @AncientAx .

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  2. HNGD! Beautiful back on that one!
     
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  3. shovelmike

    shovelmike Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2013
    Missouri
    Nice, a co-worker bought a Yairi, and seemed to be very pleased with it. I didn't get to play it.
    Thanks workmanship and attention to detail is wonderful.
    Enjoy!
     
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  5. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member

    May 10, 2012
    stamford, CT
    beautiful axe

    I have 3 yaris, a '91 DY 62c (very similar to yours but with burled mahogany sides and back), an '04 CY-127ce (nylon string) and a WY-1 12 string.

    I could play any of them for hours

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  6. chrimturn

    chrimturn Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    39
    Jun 14, 2013
    Cincinnati, Earth
    Nice. I would really like to have one with a cutaway. Those look fantastic.
     

  7. Vindibona1

    Vindibona1 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    It looks beautiful. Love the back and sides... and those keys! Alvarez Yairis are so under-rated. Congratulations! Great score!!!! Would love to hear a recording.

    BTW... Will be sending you a PM in a moment.
     
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  8. AncientAx

    AncientAx Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    57
    Nov 24, 2010
    Maryland
    Niceeeee ! Sorry for giving you gas ........:p
     
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  9. jimyjazz

    jimyjazz Senior Stratmaster

    May 15, 2015
    New Zealand
    Nice . Congratulations .
     
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  10. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 13, 2015
    cascadia
    oh lord that thing is just screaming good times ahead!!! beee yoooo teeee fewlllll
     
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  11. Nick in Seattle

    Nick in Seattle Strat-Talk Member

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    Apr 7, 2016
    Seattle
    Very nice guitar congrats! I sold my Alvarez years ago and still regret it.
     
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  12. Bodean

    Bodean Just A Simple Kind Of Man Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
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    Aug 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    Very nice.
     
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  13. chrimturn

    chrimturn Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    39
    Jun 14, 2013
    Cincinnati, Earth
    Here's a little sample I just recorded with an iPhone. Sorry, still slacking on my studio. Half the crap is still boxed up. Been sitting here for about 2 months now. Doesn't sound too bad if played back through a pair of speakers.

    Everything is still just as it was when I bought it. Strings and all. Haven't had a chance to mess with it yet.
     
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  14. jimyjazz

    jimyjazz Senior Stratmaster

    May 15, 2015
    New Zealand
    Sounds great !!
     
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  15. Vindibona1

    Vindibona1 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Thanks for the recording. Are the strings new are what came on the guitar when you got it?
     

  16. AncientAx

    AncientAx Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    57
    Nov 24, 2010
    Maryland
    Sounds great Chris !
     
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  17. chrimturn

    chrimturn Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    39
    Jun 14, 2013
    Cincinnati, Earth
    They are what he had on it already. I asked him what he used, but I can't remember. I'm thinking d'addario phosphor bronzes. Not sure what gauge, but they feel pretty light. They don't look very old and they don't sound brand new. He said he would strum some cowboy chords on it every now and then, so it didn't sound like he played it a whole lot. They might have been on there for a while, just unused.
     

  18. wildhawk

    wildhawk Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 12, 2014
    Midwest
    Very nice.

    Congrats on adding a beautiful acoustic to the stable.
     
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  19. CosmicRider

    CosmicRider Strat-Talk Member

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    Jun 26, 2017
    NY
    Nice, at first I thought you were playing heart of glass by Blondie! LOL! :D
     
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  20. chrimturn

    chrimturn Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    39
    Jun 14, 2013
    Cincinnati, Earth
    That's funny. No, never tried to play any Blondie songs. But I did just watch a Netflix movie called CBGB again the day before. There's a big reference to Blondie and other bands (Talking Heads, Ramones, etc.) who got their start there. Kind of a coincidence that you brought them up.
     

  21. moullineaux

    moullineaux Strat-O-Master

    575
    Jul 11, 2009
    ATLANTA, GA
    I have a DY-40 and love it. Great guitars imho. Good for you, enjoy.