If you look good and sound good, you usually have a great gig; this was the premise behind our Stage Series. Great looking, great sounding guitars with just the right amount of decoration.
Like all Alvarez-Yairi they are handmade instruments with unsurpassable build quality, intonation and response. The DY1TS and WY1TS feature all round abalone purfling and an exquisite vintage sunburst finish. The cedar takes on the sunburst very different to spruce and creates an extraordinary deep and rich look to these guitars.
Bob Weir of course made the WY1 famous and is a Yairi classic stilled played by Bob today. This model features a natural AA Western Red Cedar top with Herringbone purfling. All the three models have Indian Rosewood back and Sides and come with a cutaway. There is a little touch of abalone in the headstock and at the 12TH fret too, just to set them off and give them a very distinct, elegant look.
We also wanted to make sure that Stage Series sounded just as good acoustically as they do when they’re plugged in, so these guitars are not just gigging tools but also superb for acoustic work and recording. They feature the FSTIIM bracing system, Yairi’s wonderful Direct Coupled Bridge and Extended Neck Joint which all help to deliver class leading tone, durability and all round player experience.
Our choice of partner when it comes to electronics is B-BAND®. We love their patented Emfit™ film pick-ups, which reproduce the natural sound of the guitar very closely. The XOM system in the SYS650 is a dual pick up system which allows you to blend between the under saddle Emfit™ film pick-up and the soundboard transducer pick up. So if you need a focused sound for lead work or more air from the body for big open chords, the SYS650 delivers.
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The XOM (Cross Over Mix) system combines the best aspects of the UST under saddle and AST soundboard pickups into one complete source. By sensing the guitar from two separate locations and combining what each pickup does best, the XOM system has a very rich and complex sound that further augments the already superior sounding Emfit film pickups.
The ideal process for authentic acoustic sound comes from combining the high frequencies of the AST and the low frequencies of the UST, making a sound that is much more complex, true and pure. In addition, the XOM pan pot allows the player to select between UST / AST mix and the UST alone or one of the many possibilities in-between for unlimited possibilities.
The player will find the XOM to be an amazingly flexible sound manager resulting in an elegant transparent tone at any performance level.
Alvarez-Yairi Stage Series are professional level, acoustic electric guitars with an awesome tone both on and off stage. They are incredibly beautiful guitars and with the SYS650 on board, they give the performer all the tools they need to get the sound they want in a live situation.