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Like what you see? All photos are of the exact instrument you will receive.
What's the deal with refurbished?
This instrument is stamped "used" on the back of the headstock by the manufacturer-authorized refurbisher. Why? It was deemed to have a cosmetic imperfection or to need a repair. Check the description to see exactly why this instrument is considered refurbished. We scrutinize every instrument and pass along all information from the refurbisher so that you know exactly what you are getting.
This particular guitar took a hit on the edge of the treble side lower bout early in its life, either at the factory or on its way to a dealer or its first customer. This caused some damage to the top and binding in the area, which has been professionally repaired and refinished perfectly smooth by an Alvarez-authorized refurbisher. There was a little scuff on the back of the body which has been sealed smooth as well. We have included close-up photos of each so you can take a look.
This all-solid dreadnought produces an exceptionally vibrant tone with a punchy but controlled bottom end. The midrange is rich but defined, while the upper register sings smoothly right up through the reaches of the cutaway. Outfitted with an LR Baggs pickup and preamp system with discreet soundhole-mounted tone and volume controls, this Yairi is equally stage- and studio-friendly.
How Does It Play?
The neck is a beautiful V profile at the nut, gradually becoming a C towards the heel. The string action is currently 7/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret and 5/64” on the high E string. This spec allows the strings to be superbly resonant yet still easy to play. If you prefer even lower action, just let us know and we will be happy to accommodate!
This guitar will ship in a new TKL hard case as pictured.
Top Wood: Solid AAA Sitka Spruce
Body Finish: Natural/Gloss
Back and Sides Wood: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Neck: One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint
Bridge: Ebony Direct Coupled
Inlays: Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard: Ebony with 12th AA Fret Inlay
Headstock Plate: Rosewood
Nut and Saddle: Real Bone / Tusq™
Tuner: Gotoh 510's Gold with Ebony Buttons
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Bracing Systems: Handcarved FST2 - Forward Shifted, Asymmetric Tone Bars
Neck Joint: Dovetail, Extended Neck Joint
Neck Meets Body: 14th Fret
Number of Frets: 20
Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs VTC Element System
Overall Length (mm): 1030
Body Width (mm): 400
Body Depth at Heel (mm): 100
Body Depth at Base (mm): 125
Scale (mm): 648
Scale (inches): 25 1/2
Number of Frets: 20
Nut Width (mm): 44
Nut Width (inches): 1 23/32