WY1 – Yairi Stage Series Folk-size, Natural Satin Finish.
Manufacturer supplied photos, we will update this page with photos of the actual instrument when it arrives.
The WY1 features a solid Western Red cedar top, Rosewood back and sides, and a Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard.
A statuesque guitar, wonderfully dressed in natural satin, the WY1 so beautiful you actually may find it hard to take them on stage, but please do. They are great sounding instruments both on and off stage and of course harness Yairi’s historic build quality, so gig away; they are super durable, unfailing instruments.
The WY1 has an extended dovetail neck construction that maximizes the energy transfer between the neck and body. It also allows for a wider range of rod adjustment and decreases the risk of any neck/body irregularities.
Further innovation comes with the Direct Coupled Bridge. This system really shows off the craftsmanship of 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 at the same time hugely 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.
Like all Yairi Masterworks this guitar is made from premium tone wood 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 will help to ensure decades of stability and performance from your Yairi.
This guitar is brand new, with no dings, dents, fretwear, or shop wear and has not been put on display in our retail store. The guitar will come with the original hard-shell case, and will include the legendary DuBaldo Music case candy.
If you have any questions about this item, payment plans, or sales tax outside of CT you can contact us through messaging/email or by phone. Sorry, no international sales or shipping are available for this item. No trades, please.
Key Features Series: Alvarez-Yairi Stage
Top Wood: Solid AA Western Red Cedar
Back and Sides Wood: Rosewood
Shape: Folk/OM w/ Cutaway
Neck: One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint
Bracing System: FST2M – Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
Bridge: Rosewood Direct Coupled
Inlays: Abalone and Mother of Pearl
Purfling: 1.5mm Paua Abalone
Fingerboard: Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret Inlay
Headstock Plate: Rosewood Nut and Saddle: Real Bone
Tuner: Gotoh Gold Binding: Ivoroid
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Strings: D’Addario EXP16
Accessory: Deluxe wood case
Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
Overall Length (mm): 1010
Body Width (mm): 386
Body Depth at Heel (mm): 100
Body Depth at Base (mm): 117
Scale (mm): 635
Scale (inches): 25″
Number of frets: 20
Nut Width (mm): 44
Nut Width (inches): 1 23/32″