The Alvarez Yairi YB70 Baritone is a fantastic instrument, tuned from B to B, with a solid AA grade sitka spruce top and finished in a beautiful natural satin. Playing a Baritone is an entirely different sonic dimension to a standard guitar shape. Playing in a lower register can renew older tunes and inspire brand new ones, and playing a Baritone is an experience every guitarist should have.
Like all Yairi Standard Series, this guitar is made from premium tonewood 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 helps 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.
Top Wood Solid AA Sitka Spruce
Body Finish Natural/Gloss
Back and Sides Wood East Indian Rosewood
Neck One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint
Bridge Rosewood Direct Coupled
Inlays Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret Inlay
Headstock Plate Rosewood
Nut and Saddle Real Bone
Tuner Gotoh Gold
Bridge Pins Ebony
Strings D’Addario EXP23
Accessories Deluxe Wood Case
Bracing Systems FST2 – Forward Shifted, Assymetric Tone Bars
Neck Joint Dovetail, Extended Neck Joint
Neck Meets Body 14th Fret
Overall Length (mm) 1080
Body Width (mm) 434
Body Depth at Heel (mm) 102
Body Depth at Base (mm) 119
Scale (mm) 704
Scale (inches) 27 23/32
Number of Frets 20
Nut Width (mm) 44
Nut Width (inches) 1 23/32