Santa Monica Arts Parents Association – SAMOHI Orchestras Spring Auction 2021
Auction Ends: May 9, 2021 09:00 PM PDT


Alvarez Yairi CY118 1991 Classical Guitar With Alvarez Case

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Estimated Value
$995 USD
$850 USD to steveaustin
Number of Bids
13  -  Bid History

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Item Description

This is a hand-made Alvarez guitar by the one and only Kazuo Yairi in Kani, Japan. This beautiful classical guitar has a solid cedar top, laminated Brazilian rosewood back and sides, with an ebony fingerboard and ebony reinforced neck. This classical guitar is a discontinued model and is otherwise commercially unavailable. Though preowned, the passage of time has done nothing to diminish its sound or playability. It has been lovingly cared for and always kept in climate controlled storage. Because its structural condition is so good, its voice is still robust and clear, and its playability remains smooth and comfortable. The hard carrying case is included, as well as the original craftsman tags and information packet. 

From the Alvarez-Yairi website: "The Yairi factory is in the small town of Kani, in the hills north of Nagoya, Japan. Here they have been making guitars for 80 years. The late Kazuo Yairi was one of the finest and most successful luthiers of our time and helped design and make Alvarez-Yairi guitars for nearly 50 years. Every neck is spoke shaved by hand, braces are carved and tops are tuned to perfection. Hide glues are used throughout, and attention to detail and quality of the build is incredible.?


DONATED BY: The Hawkins Family

Item Special Note

Winning bidder will be notified in May and item will be available for pickup in Santa Monica at that time by mutual arrangement. Items can be mailed/shipped with insurance at the winning Bidder?s expense (est: $120/UPS Ground), and tracking number will be provided. Thereafter, the shipping company or agency, not Samohi Orchestras, is responsible for successful delivery. In the event that a company, organization or event goes out of business, is cancelled, or is no longer able to provide the donated service, your contribution will become a tax-deductible donation to Samohi Orchestras and no refunds will be issued.