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I just bought a 1973 YW-40.  This is an S. Yairi dread, pretty much a Martin D-35 copy, although the Yairi's fretboard has no binding. (Pics pending, 'cause I'm a lousy photographer.)Weirdly, my…Continue

Started by Sharon Peterson Nov 16, 2013.

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Comment by Sharon Peterson on June 20, 2013 at 1:04am

Ahem ... anybody home?

I just asked this question on the Yairi Yahoo group, but they're more into K. Yairis, on the whole.  Sadly, Yairi-Luvr has been gone for just over a year, now.  So, here goes:

-- Do any of you have an idea of what an early 70s S. Yairi YD-302
dread, assuming excellent condition, would be worth today, in U.S. dollars?

I know it's at or near the bottom of the line, but I can't find a
current estimate in U.S. dollars anywhere. Apparently, vintage S. Yairi
steels are harder to find (or find any info on), than his classicals
(which are also rather mysterious)!

Many thanks for any wisdom you can provide!

Comment by Sharon Peterson on June 28, 2012 at 7:37am

I have a 1971 Yairi and Son, Clase #300 classical (it's pictured in my avatar).  Incredible sound, both warm and clear.  And I got it cheap!

Can't find much about it on the web, though.  That's OK ... it's not going anywhere.

Comment by Seorie O'Gallowa on April 14, 2012 at 6:33am

Hi all, I play an '87 DY72 12 String Cedar / Mahogany. A very lively sounding guitar.

Oooops I've just realied it's a Kazuo Yairi, I'm in the wrong place - apologies.


Comment by Alfred Tirella on June 24, 2011 at 10:57am
Join the Yairi/Alvarez group on Yahoo.   Ask a question of YL (Yairi Lover) who is the moderator of the group.  She is very knowledgeable about Yairis.  Both Sada and Kazuo.
Comment by matt welch on March 30, 2010 at 2:04pm
I have a Yairi 710 which I purchsed via Ebay. It needed restoration work which was crried out by Joe White in Ash Vale. The guitar dates from March 1975. I hve no info about this model and can't find anything on the net. Does anyone know anything about these?

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