KAZUO YAIRI CLASSICAL CONCERT GUITAR
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-12-04)
Price : US $688.90
I have for auction a very rare 1987 Kazuo Yairi classical concert guitar, hand crafted and signed by Kazuo Yairi. It features beautiful laminated rosewood back and sides, a cedar top and ebony fingerboard with a 650mm scale. There is very little, if any fret wear. This guitar looks as new as any new guitar I have seen in a store. However, twenty years of aging has turned it into an unbelievable player’s instrument, delivering exceptionally warm and rich tonal balance with powerful projection, in an absolutely beautiful package.
This 1987 Kazuo Yairi is a YC30 model, not an Alvarez import model and was not originally purchased through North American distribution. You will not find much information about the YC30 on the Internet. It is a top line instrument produced for the Japanese market. It compares to a new $1500 Alvarez Yairi CY140, both in materials (laminated rosewood back and sides, a cedar top and ebony fingerboard) and workmanship.
This guitar is in excellent plus condition, but it is not mint or perfect. There are three fingernail marks on the top. They are difficult to see and I was unable to capture them with a camera. There is also a very light edge against the back binding near the neck joint that is visible in one of the pictures.
I am relisting this guitar because the reserve was not met in the first auction and there was a flurry of questions in the last few minutes that I could not answer before the auction ended. I believe timing the first auction over the Thanksgiving holiday was my mistake.
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-12-04)
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