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 Post subject: S. Yairi 950 ca. 1977
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:10 pm 
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I'm digging through my pile of things to do for when I have free time. I didn't actually think I'd ever get there, but with everything else on pause...

Anyone have any experience with these guitars? It appears to be an excellent guitar. Seems to be all solid wood. The back and sides are rosewood. Does it look like Brazillian?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:30 pm 
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As I recall, Yairi had a good reputation.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:45 pm 
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I remember playing a few back then. They made a nice guitar for sure.
They weren't inexpensive guitars.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:25 pm 
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These were great guitars including the steel strings. This one looks like EIRW to me but It's hard to tell from here.

They were well made and are very serviceable so it can be repaired and kept singing for years to come.

And yes they were not cheap and IMO were some of the better imports back in the day when imports were often not great guitars.

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