There have been many regular line models of guitars made over the years by Yairis factory located in Gifu, Japan. Some models were made only for export. Great majority of Kazuos models have never been distributed in USA or Europe.Guitar you are looking at, was made in 1979 and was priced 60 000 yen, while yearly starting salary of Japanese college graduate was around 95 000 yen. As it is true with countless other Kazuo Yairis instruments, this guitar proves that very often the major difference between all solid woods guitars and those made with non-solid b/s is their prices. The construction of this wonderful guitar is based on Martin blueprints, while the looks inspired by Grammer guitars. I wont however call it a copy of either one. The word copy suggests a product of somewhat lower quality than the original, while this guitar can easily beat many quite expensive brand-new Martin guitars. It offers impressive volume and superb response.
Basses are deep but very clean. Trebles are metallic but very sweet at the same time. All notes have their unique colors, all are super clear and super well separated.
When chords/arpeggios are played guitar releases a bounty of overtones and harmonies. With its current action it plays ultra-easy. Despite its age this guitar remains in very good structural but less than excellent cosmetic. Its body bears several light dents and scratches (only few of them can be described as conspicuous) few dents on the back of the neck (one relatively large and deep) and few abrasions on the back of the headstock and along its edges.None of these imperfections affects the sound or playability of this gorgeous instrument. Ery importantly neck is straight, frets are in very good shape and. Which allows for very low action without any noticeable buzzes. Top: Solid Spruce with Martin style X bracing with scalloped braces /lacquer. Back & Sides: semi-solid Brazilian Rosewood. Laminated is quite unfortunate term regarding Japanese made guitars. These plates were made from 2 layers of solid wood glued together with natural resins.
They were made so well that they performed as good as solid woods while being far less expensive in guitar production and far more resistant to cracking in regular use. In recent years Kazuo Yairis descendants and many other guitar makers around the world adopted a new term "semi-solid" to more accurately describe these plates. Neck: Mahogany with 2-way truss rod. Fingerboard: Striped Indian Ebony or Brazilian Rosewood.The action is set to 2.20 mm under E6 and 1.8 mm under E1, with still extra room on the saddle. All you need to do is. Notify me within 48 hours after receiving the guitar. Pack guitar the same way I do it, using the same box and materials and s.
Hip it back to me within 24 hours after "return notification". The item "VERY RARE MADE IN 1979 KAZUO YAIRI YW600G TRULY WONDERFUL ACOUSTIC GUITAR" is in sale since Friday, April 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "victork1962" and is located in Alpharetta, Georgia.This item can be shipped worldwide.