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Used Alvarez Yairi FYM70 Acoustic Guitar -SOLD-


The Alvarez partnership with the Yairi family of luthiers in Kani, Japan is a cherished part of our 50 year history. Kazuo Yairi’s influence can be seen and heard in every guitar we make, from his innovations in bracing and instrumental architecture to his knowledge of tonewoods and their specific attributes and characteristics.

Alvarz Yairi guitars represent our flagship guitars, where each instrument is treated and prepared as a handmade work of art. Each brace is carved by hand, each neck is spokeshaved to perfection. Tonewoods of the highest grade are naturally seasoned for years to decades before being used in the production process.

The FYM70 features our FST2 bracing system, a very forward shifted X-brace design which was the result of years of research and development. FST2 features hand scooped scalloping to the main braces and asymmetric scalloping to the two tone bars. In this way, we optimize the separation between each string and maximize balance and projection.

We take the same deliberate approach to our finishes, which range from shimmering natural satin to breathtaking sunbursts and shadowbursts. Careful preparation and years of experience allow our craftsmen to keep the finish thin which allows our high grade tops an excellent rate of vibration and movement.

Players love Folk/OM or OOO shapes for their wonderful balance across all strings, making them ideal for fingerpicking. The FYM70 has been carefully designed to take advantage of a folk shape’s best properties. It features a solid AAA grade sitka spruce top.

Further innovation comes with the Direct Coupled Bridge. This system really shows off the craftsmanship of which these guitars are made. The DC Bridge means the pins actually go into the top of the guitar, taking the vibration to the heart of the soundboard and at the same time hugely increasing the break angle from the saddle to the top. This increased down pressure raises string tension, giving the guitar a very responsive feel and adding quality to its volume and sustain. Other presentments include hand cut and assembled pearl and ablone inlays, ivoroid binding, ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge and ebony bridge pins.

Like all Yairi Masterworks this guitar is made from premium tone wood that has been seasoned naturally for 5 to 15 years in the perfect climate of Kani.

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Series : Alvarez-Yairi Masterworks

Top Wood : Solid AA Sitka Spruce

Back & Sides Wood : Solid East Indian Rosewood

Shape : Folk/OM

Neck : Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint

Bracing System : Handcarved FST2 – Forward Shifted, Scalloped X

Bridge : Ebony Direct Coupled

Inlays : Abalone & Mother of Pearl

Fingerboard : Ebony with 12th AA Fret Inlay

Headstock Plate : Rosewood

Nut & Saddle : Bone/Tusq

Tuner : Gotoh 510’s Gold with Ebony Buttons

Binding : Ivoroid

Bridge Pins : Ebony

Strings : D’Addario EXP

Accessory : Alvarez Hardshell Wood Case


Overall Length : (mm)1017

Body Width : (mm)386

Body Depth at Heel : (mm)85

Body Depth at Base : (mm)107

Scale : (mm)635

Scale : (inches)25

Number of frets : 20

Nut Width : (mm)44

Nut Width : (inches)1 23/32


Series : Alvarez-Yairi Masterworks

Top Wood : Solid AA Sitka Spruce

Top Finish : Natural/Gloss

Back & Sides Wood : Solid East Indian Rosewood


Neck Joint : Dovetail, extended neck

Neck Meets Body : 14th Fret

Number of Frets : 20