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  • Re: H.Yairi 1969 - worth major repair?

    Absolutely. Thats a rate guitar my friend. Plus, it has sentimental value. If you don't do it, you'll save money--but you'll spend that on something else.

    mwbpaperboy 9 hours ago
  • Re: H. Yairi guitar - worth repair?

    If it is a classical guitar, then no.If it has pins to take silk & steel strings then maybe. Most of the value in a Yairi guitar is the top.Sorry, just my

    lbrous2 10 hours ago
  • H. Yairi guitar - worth repair?

    Greetings, I've found the Wilson H. Yairi guitar that my father had given me in the 80's and which I'd promptly sat on it when it was under a blanket :-| I'm

    fmacondray 11 hours ago
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This is a discussion group for guitar lovers and fans of master luthier Kazuo Yairi and the great line of guitars created by his craftsmen in Japan for distribution under the Alvarez-Yairi name (St. Louis Music Co.)in the United States and the K. Yairi label throughout the world. The photo section contains images of the hand manufacturing process and some interesting designs. Feel free to post links and on topic info concerning these works of art as you see fit.

For more than 70 years, the Yairi family has pursued the art of guitar making from a small factory hidden in the hills of central Japan. Today, Kazuo Yairi continues his family's tradition of crafting some of the world's finest guitars using time honored materials and techniques. In an era where many guitar manufacturers have employed computers, lasers, and robotics in a race to produce more guitars faster, Yairi chooses to create guitars of distinction the old way...by hand.

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  • Aug 8, 2001
  • English

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