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Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2013
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.
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!
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.
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.
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