Alvarez-Yairi Honduran

PYM60HD/14

Honduran Parlor, Natural Gloss Finish

Key Features

Series
Alvarez-Yairi Honduran
Top Wood
AAAA Solid Adirondack Spruce
Back & Sides Wood
Solid Vintage Honduran Mahogany
Shape
Parlor
Neck
Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint
Bridge
Ebony Direct Coupled
Inlays
Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard
Ebony / 12th Fret Inlay
Headstock Plate
Ebony
Nut & Saddle
Real Bone
Tuner
Gotoh 510's Gold with Ebony Buttons
Binding
Ivoroid
Bridge Pins
Ebony
Strings
D'Addario EXP16
Accessory
Deluxe wood case
MSRP $3,999.00
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Dimensions

Overall Length (mm)
1005
Body Width (mm)
361
Body Depth at Heel (mm)
84
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 Honduran
Top Wood
AAAA Solid Adirondack Spruce
Top Finish
Natural/Gloss
Back & Sides Wood
Solid Vintage Honduran Mahogany

Additional Details

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

This magical line of guitars came about almost by accident. As we were detailing the specs of a guitar we were making for a wonderful player called Jack Pearson. It was thought that Adirondack spruce paired with Honduran mahogany would be the best combination needed for the artist’s tonal requests.

Mr. Yairi amassed an incredible amount of tonewood throughout his life and although most is in or around the factory, some was stored on a piece of land he owned some miles away. We would go and see the wood on every trip, it became a ritual after lunch, but because most of it had darkened due to the elements we were never sure what all of it was. Looking back now I sometimes think he may have been thinking, ‘One day they will realise what is in here’.

Well that day came, and what we found in terms of tonewood, was pure gold. Perfectly conditioned billets of old growth Honduran mahogany that had been naturally seasoning for around 50 years…unbelievable.

Had we not discussed Honduran for Jack’s guitar and started the conversation at the factory that lead us to believing there was Honduran on the land, we may have never known it was there. This series celebrates this amazing wood, arguably the best tonewood of all, and it also celebrates Mr. Yairi’s lifelong (and beyond) commitment to his art.

The Mahogany has been paired with AAAA Adirondack spruce and an OM model is available in all solid Honduran. Sonically they’re incredibly full and powerful with huge clear bass and mids. They’re almost intuitive in the way they respond and draw the player in and then take them away. You will lose hours in your day playing one of these amazing instruments.

This PYM60HD Parlor has a wonderful tone packed into its diminutive body, with clear shimmering trebles that are perfect for ragtime and bluesy picking.

The guitar itself is very light in weight due to the quality of the wood and thin finish, you feel it resonating as it instantly responds to your requests. Its projection is open and its volume is excellent. Being a Yairi it’s intonation is incredible and the all round spec of the guitar is of the highest level with the amazing Gotoh 510 tuners and ebony bridge, fingerboard and headstock veneer.

Honduran Series are some of the best guitars Alvarez-Yairi have ever made and offer incredible value for such highly specified, inspiring handmade instruments.

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