Alvarez-Yairi Masterworks


Yairi Masterworks Solid Spruce Jumbo Guitar, Natural/Gloss Finish

Key Features

Alvarez-Yairi Masterworks
Top Wood
Solid AAA Sitka
Back & Sides Wood
Solid Flamed Maple
Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint
Ebony Direct Coupled
Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Ebony with 12th AA Fret Inlay
Headstock Plate
Nut & Saddle
Gotoh 510's Gold with Ebony Buttons
Bridge Pins
D'Addario EXP16
Deluxe wood case
MSRP $3,299.00
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Overall Length (mm)
Body Width (mm)
Body Depth at Heel (mm)
Body Depth at Base (mm)
Scale (mm)
Scale (inches)
25 1/2
Number of frets
Nut Width (mm)
Nut Width (inches)
1 23/32

Product Materials

Alvarez-Yairi Masterworks
Top Wood
Solid AAA Sitka
Top Finish
Back & Sides Wood
Solid Flamed Maple

Additional Details

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

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 JYM80 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.

There’s nothing more satisfying than the power and punch a player can get from a jumbo shape, and our JYM80 looks absolutely beautiful with its rippling solid flamed maple backs and sides.  The JYM80 has been carefully designed to take advantage of a jumbo shape’s best properties.  It features a solid AAA grade sitka spruce top.

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 Masterworks 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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