Photos are of the actual instrument being sold, serial 75310.
The FY70CESHB features our FST2 bracing system, a forward shifted X-brace design which was the result of years of research and development. FST2 features center scooped scalloping to the main braces and asymmetric scalloping to the two tone bars. In this way, we optimize the separation between each string and maximize balance and projection.
Players love Folk/OM or OOO shapes for their wonderful balance across all strings, making them ideal for fingerpicking. The FY70CESHB has been carefully designed to take advantage of a folk shape’s best properties. It features a solid AA grade sitka spruce top, a rich shadowburst finish and is and fitted with the LR Baggs Stage Pro and Element pickup system.
The StagePro Element is a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers easy battery access and a full chromatic tuner with three band EQ. Unlike common undersaddle pickups that are dependent on string compression for their sound, the Element Pickup was engineered to mirror the soundboard’s actual movement as you play, reproducing the natural sound of the guitar very closely.
Alvarez-Yairi represents our flagship guitars, where each instrument is treated and prepared as a handmade work of art. Each brace is carved by hand, each neck is spokeshaved to perfection. Tonewoods of the highest grade are naturally seasoned for years to decades before being used in the production process.
Further innovation comes with the Direct Coupled Bridge. This system displays the craftsmanship with which these guitars are made. The DC Bridge means the pins actually go into the top of the guitar, taking the vibration to the heart of the soundboard and simultaneously increasing the break angle from the saddle to the top. This increased down pressure raises string tension, giving the guitar a very responsive feel and adding quality to its volume and sustain. Other presentments include hand cut and assembled pearl and abalone inlays, ivoroid binding, ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge and ebony bridge pins.
We take the same deliberate approach to our finishes, which range from shimmering natural satin to breathtaking sunbursts and shadowbursts. Careful preparation and years of experience allow our craftsmen to keep the finish thin, allowing our high-grade tops an excellent rate of vibration and movement.
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.
This guitar is in factory fresh condition, and does not have any dings, dents, or play wear. It will ship with the original Alvarez hardshell case. DuBaldo Music Center case candy included!
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Top Wood Solid AA Sitka Spruce
Body Finish Shadowburst/Gloss
Back and Sides Wood East Indian Rosewood
Bridge Pins Ebony
Neck One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint
Bridge Rosewood Direct Coupled
Inlays Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard Rosewood/12th Fret Inlay
Headstock Plate Rosewood
Nut and Saddle Real Bone
Tuner Gotoh Chrome
Bridge Pins Ebony
Strings D’Addario EXP16
Accessories Deluxe Wood Case
Bracing Systems FST2 – Forward Shifted, Asymmetric Tone Bars
Neck Joint Dovetail, Extended Neck Joint
Neck Meets Body 14th Fret
Number of Frets 20
Pickup / EQ LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
Overall Length (mm) 1017
Body Width (mm) 386
Body Depth at Heel (mm) 85
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