According to the K. Yairi catalogs the back and side woods are "Coral Rosewood". Specs on the CY130 classical from 1987 list the sides and back as "Coralmsb923
Hi I looked at your pics, beautiful guitar! What are the back and side woods? ... From: Dan Will meigsdanwill@... [yairiguitars]tiw57
Yes Yairi did patent the idea, that's why you only see it on his guitars. ... From: Dan Will meigsdanwill@... [yairiguitars]tiw57
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.
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