Alvarez-Yairi Standard

FY70CE

Yairi Standard Folk/OM, Natural/Gloss Finish

Key Features

Series
Alvarez-Yairi Standard
Top Wood
Solid AA Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood
East Indian Rosewood
Shape
Folk/OM
Neck
Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint
Bridge
Rosewood Direct Coupled
Inlays
Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard
Rosewood/12th Fret Inlay
Headstock Plate
Rosewood
Nut & Saddle
Real Bone
Tuner
Gotoh Chrome
Binding
Ivoroid
Bridge Pins
Ebony
Strings
D'Addario EXP16
Accessory
Deluxe wood case
Pickup / EQ
LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
MSRP $2,199.00
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Dimensions

Overall Length (mm)
1017
Body Width (mm)
386
Body Depth at Heel (mm)
85
Body Depth at Base (mm)
107
Scale (mm)
635
Scale (inches)
25
Number of frets
20
Nut Width (mm)
44
Nut Width (inches)
1 23/32

Product Materials

Series
Alvarez-Yairi Standard
Top Wood
Solid AA Sitka Spruce
Top Finish
Natural/Gloss
Back & Sides Wood
East Indian Rosewood

Additional Details

Neck Joint
Dovetail, extended neck
Neck Meets Body
14th Fret
Number of Frets
20

The Alvarez partnership with the Yairi family of luthiers in Kani, Japan is a cherished part of our 50 year history.   Kazuo Yairi’s influence can be seen and heard in every guitar we make, from his innovations in bracing and instrumental architecture to his knowledge of tonewoods and their specific attributes and characteristics.

Alvarz Yairi guitars represent our flagship guitars, where each instrument is treated and prepared as a handmade work of art.  Each brace is carved by hand, each neck is spokeshaved to perfection.  Tonewoods of the highest grade are naturally seasoned for years to decades before being used in the production process.

The FY70CE features our FST2 bracing system, a very forward shifted X-brace design which was the result of years of research and development.  FST2 features  hand scooped scalloping to the main braces and asymmetric scalloping to the two tone bars.  In this way, we optimize the separation between each string and maximize balance and projection.

We take the same deliberate approach to our finishes, which range from shimmering natural satin to breathtaking sunbursts and shadowbursts.  Careful preparation and years of experience allow our craftsmen to keep the finish thin which allows our high grade tops an excellent rate of vibration and movement.

Players love Folk/OM or OOO shapes for their wonderful balance across all strings, making them ideal for fingerpicking.  The FY70CE has been carefully designed to take advantage of a folk shape’s best properties.  It features a solid AA grade sitka spruce top, and is and fitted with the LR Baggs Stage Pro and Element pickup system,

The StagePro Element is a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers  easy battery access and a full chromatic tuner and three band EQ.  Unlike common undersaddle pickups that are dependent on string compression for their sound, the Element Pickup was engineered to mirror the soundboard’s actual movement as you play, reproducing the natural sound of the guitar very closely.

Further innovation comes with the Direct Coupled Bridge. This system really shows off the craftsmanship of which these guitars are made. The DC Bridge means the pins actually go into the top of the guitar, taking the vibration to the heart of the soundboard and at the same time hugely increasing the break angle from the saddle to the top. This increased down pressure raises string tension, giving the guitar a very responsive feel and adding quality to its volume and sustain.  Other presentments include hand cut and assembled pearl and ablone inlays, ivoroid binding, ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge and ebony bridge pins.

Like all Yairi Standard Series this guitar is made from premium tone wood that has been seasoned naturally for 5 to 15 years in the perfect climate of Kani.

Kani is in the prefecture of Gifu in the hills north of Nagoya. This wood preparation and environment for building guitars is very important to the structural integrity of the instrument and will help to ensure decades of stability and performance from your Yairi.

Experiencing an Alvarez Yairi is to experience the very passion that drives us.  These are truly marquis instruments, and represent what’s at the heart of the Alvarez culture: Continual improvement and attention to detail that will give our players a lifetime of musical fulfillment.

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