I bought it used in a local music store and didnt look at the model or anything just picked it up and played it and loved it, now im just curious about it. My father passed away about two and a half weeks ago. Based on the similarities to yours I would date it around the same years, '77-'80. Does the label tell the country of origin? The reason I got the urge to date it is because I have finally decided to restore it. My Alvarez guitar: Model no.
Use advance search to look at completed auctions. The inlaid Tree of Life design on the rosewood fingerboard adds to its graceful distinction. You an also go to a guitar store and ask them to look. I will see if I can find anything else out about it. He was my next door neighbor and was and currently is one of the greatist violinists in the country today. You an also go to a guitar store and ask them to look it up in their Blue Book.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by - Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Based on feedback from members, we have decided to not go ahead with those changes. I did a quick Google search and could not find any website to help date this production guitar. Nothing to lose if it's still driving you nuts. Finding where and when Asian made guitars are made is not easy.
I know the model name due to an Alvarez advertisement clipping that depicts the model I have. In 2009, Mark Ragin brought the management and distribution of the guitars back to St. The first two numbers correspond to the year of the Emperor of Japan at that time. I'm by no means an expert on Alvarez acoustics, but I hope that info offers at least some help. The serial number is F408010225. Has a crown on the neck top, is mahogany on the sides, and a natural looking front. Example: 2009 would be 09.
There are a few exceptions, especially after 1999, when they started to change how they date them. Possibul somewhere to find our the price on it now. I have another Alvarez from 1981-2, that adjusts in the sound-hole. The discussion thread on the is! 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. It has fine projection, sensitive response, and speedy action.
If you guys ever see one at a pawn shop, pick it up quick!! Does the label tell the country of origin? Locate the serial number on your Alvarez banjo. Sides and back of flame grained rosewood are bound with ivoroid. I still play this guitar socially and professionally and never tire of comments about the quality and tone of the sound. Good luck with the search! Takamine guitars are made at the foot of the Takamine mountain in Sakashita in Japan; the company has been producing guitars for over 40 years. Gbase is also a good tool to use, although this particular model did not come up. Anyone who looks at buying a vintage Alvarez should bear this in mind if the action is high. I have a 1977 Alvarez catalog--it lists the Alvarez Tree Of Life , model 5056.
I believe he needed money badly. Read the next two digits. Mine is a 5059 autumn heringbone model and there is actually a production date on the tag in the sound hole of 1978. Yairi guitar that I bought second hand about 24 years ago. If you contact me with some info I can be a little more specific. Buy her a set of strings first, and maybe she will give you her number.
I have heard of some poeple reffering to these as Yairi built guitars even though they don't carry the Yairi headstock logo. There seems to be quite a few Model numbers in. Search in titles only Search in Acoustic Guitars only. Or plug it into Google to find how much stores are asking for this model. Alvarez used 4 digit model numbers for pre-1999.
And also case bag to have the object into. I was wondering if you can shed some light on my questions. When other guitarists are around they always seem to want to play my Alvie when given a choice. Pick it up in a pawn shop in Louisville, Ky. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? If you do use heavier gauge strings, you might want to de-tune when putting away the guitar. If it were made in Japan it would be more valuable than the more recent ones which are of Korean origin. Even the Alvarez website only explains.
By reading the number stamped on the heel block of your Yairi, you can tell in which year it was made. I did a quick Google search and could not find any website to help date this production guitar. An Alvarez Yairi of course would be worth a lot more. If it were made in Japan it would be more valuable than the more recent ones which are of Korean origin. Please send a post if you found something.