The Yairi factory is in the small town of Kani, in the hills north of Nagoya, Japan. Here they have been making guitars for 80 years. The late Kazuo Yairi was one of the finest and most successful luthiers of our time and helped design and make Alvarez-Yairi guitars for nearly 50 years.
The pride within the factory is immediately evident. Floors are made of mahogany, some walls are rosewood tongue and groove, and furniture is hand carved by the luthiers. The amount of naturally seasoned tone wood is legendary and the production line marries time honored handmade craftsmanship with modern day design and processes.
Every neck is spoke shaved by hand, braces are carved and tops are tuned to perfection. Hide glues are used throughout, and attention to detail and quality of the build is incredible. Alvarez Yairi guitars are beautifully presented, wonderful sounding, luthier-made instruments, which in our opinion are some of the finest guitars in today’s market.
About the Alvarez Yairi CYS70CE
The Alvarez Yairi CYS70CE is fitted with a solid AA Sitka Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides, LR Baggs Stage Element Pro electronics, a classical style body with a superb cutaway, a one piece Mahogany neck, 50/50 semi gloss finish, extended neck joint, the famous Yairi Fan System internal bracing, Rosewood direct coupled bridge, Abalone and Mother of Pearl inlays, Rosewood fingerboard, Rosewood overlayed headstock, REAL bone nut and saddle, Gotoh gold tuners, Ivoroid binding, Ebony bridge pins, Spanish heel neck joint, and a 25.59″ scale length.
The sound of this CYS70CE is absolutely superb. The tone is woodsy and full, with lots of bottom end, but without being boomy. The midrange is loud and clear but not overwhelming, and the top end has lots of sparkle without the “bite” that can be piercing or overwhelm the tone when amplified. The overall sound of the guitar is incredibly balanced, while being very comfortable to hold and play. If we were to rate the Alvarez Yairi CYS70CE, we’d give it a 10/10.
Includes hardshell case
- Series: Yairi Standard
- Top Wood: Solid AA Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood: Rosewood
- Shape: Classical with Cutaway
- Pickup/Electronics: LR Baggs Stage Element Pro
- Neck: One piece mahogany
- 50/50 Semi gloss finish
- Extended neck joint
- Bracing System: Yairi Fan System
- Bridge: Rosewood Direct Coupled
- Inlays: Abalone & Mother of Pearl
- Fingerboard: Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret Inlay
- Headstock Plate: Rosewood
- Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
- Tuners: Gotoh Gold
- Binding: Ivoroid
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Strings: D’Addario EXP
- Top Finish: Natural/Gloss
- Neck Joint: Spanish Heel
- Neck meets body: 12th Fret
- Scale: 650mm / 25.59″
- Body Depth At Heel: 70mm / 2.76″
- Body Depth At Base: 83mm / 3.27″
- Length Overall: 995mm / 39.17″
- Width Body: 375mm / 14.76″
- Nut: 48mm / 1.89″
- Includes hardshell case