The wonderful thing about making acoustic guitars is they are incredibly sensitive and complex instruments. Decades, careers, lifetimes have been spent trying to perfect or find the sound in the luthier’s head, but often it eludes us. Only time, experimentation and experience can help us get the results we are after.
Alvarez-Yairi guitars have held a special place in players hearts for nearly fifties years. Some of the greatest songwriters and guitarists ever to grace the planet have played them. So when we came to updating the Alvarez-Yairi Series, we did it with great care and the reverence it deserves.
Two years of development has resulted in us producing the finest guitars we have ever made. Eloquently voiced instruments, beautifully balanced with a charisma and tonal personality you will fall in love with.
The all-new Alvarez-Yairi Series is simply superb.
Alvarez-Yairi Masterworks are handmade instruments, carved and built by the most experienced luthiers at the K. Yairi factory. This new series was developed over a two-year period by Alvarez and the K. Yairi team, a partnership that is now nearly fifty years old.
Our aim throughout development was to produce guitars that have a “near perfect” balance between strength and vibration resulting in instruments that are incredibly responsive, but can also deliver enhanced sustain and durability. The hand carved, FSTII bracing system allows the guitar to freely respond giving a truly enjoyable and unfailing player experience.
Each note is full and rounded; they have lots of bass and a wonderful sparkle to the trebles. The build quality is flawless and Masterworks delivers fantastic intonation all along the fingerboard.
Every brace is hand carved, every top is tuned and every neck profile is individually spoke shaved to exacting standards. New Masterworks are stunning and intimate, elegant guitars with great balance intonation and a truly wonderful tone.