The back and sides of the body were made from mahogany and the neck was nato. Excellent condition with just a bit of belly that you'd expect in a 40+ year old 12 string. A few frets are worn and it has a few nicks and scratches but is still a prize. Gbase is also a good tool to use, although this particular model did not come up. There has to be a number somewhere on that guitar.
It has 60897 above the 5031 inside on the neck part. One is an Artist Series, and was produced during the mid to late 80's. Alvarez has generally produced acoustic and acoustic-electric guitars,. According to information on the inside of my guitar, it was made October 22, 1980 22-10-80 , it is a solid spruce top with rosewood back, sides, and fretboard, and a mahogany neck. This makes this model a collectors piece. Can't wait to play it! Which then I do and come up with very little.
Deluxe gold die cast tuning gears with amber buttons. The downvote button is not a disagreement button, its for getting rid of irrelevant, rude or other posts that don't add anything relevant to the sub. Yairi Discussion Group Guitarsite Alvarez-Yairi- K. If it were made in Japan it would be more valuable than the more recent ones which are of Korean origin. It was dreadnought acoustic guitar:.
I resurrected this thread as it has some good info in it already. Finding where and when Asian made guitars are made is not easy. At the twelfth fret the Midnight Special had distinctive bird wing style inlays. Pick it up in a pawn shop in Louisville, Ky. Example: 2009 would be 09.
Feel free to post pics of your own gear, cool gear you saw online or anything else as long as it complies with the rules. Founded in 1965 as a result of the partnership between Japanese luthier Kazuo Yairi and American investors, St. Since 5847 is a 12 string model, and I cannot find a 5347, I am assuming this is a 5947, but I cant find a pic to confirm. It's easy to play and has a nice full sound. It has incredible sound and is so sensitive. It has been so long ago that I don't recall what I paid for it, but I think it was a chunk. Emperor Year 1970 Showa 45 1971 46 1972 47 1973 48 1974 49 1975 50 1976 51 1977 52 1978 53 1979 54 1980 55 1981 56 1982 57 1983 58 1984 59 1985 60 1986 61 1987 62 1988 63 1989 Heisa 1 1990 2 1991 3 1992 4 1993 5 1994 6 1995 7 1996 8 1997 9 1998 10 1999 11 2000 12 End of Emperor Date Code Straight-up ask them cause it's confusing with such unfamiliar dating techniques.
I don't play this guitar and it has been in its hard case for the past 15 years. I was given this model guitar in 1976,. Turn the banjo over and on the rim or just below the neck, you will find the serial number either stamped or on a clearly marked sticker. This is found on the inside of the body, opposite from the neck and tuning pegs. Does any one know where I can find this information? So, some models during a span of a few years during the slow change over, will have both Emperor codes, and the new coding, which is that the first two numbers are the last two of the year made.
There are a few exceptions, especially after 1999, when they started to change how they date them. Our tone woods are carefully cured; our components such as neck blocks and wood joints are carefully designed. It has a spruce top with three ply binding around the body and a black pickguard. There seems to be quite a few Model numbers in the Alvarez Yairi lines. It came in natural or sunburst finish.
It may be a perfectly decent guitar but it has no real collectable value. I did do some looking around. The back, sides and neck were made from mahogany. Yairi and early Alvarez Yairi models used the Emperor dating code…these are the numbers stamped on the heelblock of the guitar. .
Alvarez made this guitar as a copy of the Gibson Dove and consequently, were sued by Gibson so they had to change the model. They are in sequential order with 01 corresponding to January, 02 corresponding to February, and on through December with 12. Gbase is also a good tool to use, although this particular model did not come up. You an also go to a guitar store and ask them to look it up in their Blue Book. I've searched google and ebay with no helpful results. It can be tedious but you may find your answer there. The purpose of this page is to make it easy for printing the entire listing of composers so no fancy colors.
Not a booming Martin or anything, but a very nice mid-level guitar. I think tuning it was his problem, so he never bothered with it much. An Alvarez Yairi of course would be worth a lot more. In the years between 1970 and 2000, these initial numbers referred to the emperor of Japan at the time. But having a difficult time finding detailed info on Alvarez. Locate the serial number on your Alvarez banjo.