The Alvarez partnership with the Yairi family of luthiers in Kani, Japan is a cherished part of our 55-year history. Kazuo Yairi’s influence can be seen and heard in every guitar we make, from his innovations in bracing and instrumental architecture to his knowledge of tonewoods and their specific attributes and characteristics.
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.
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.
Alvarez-Yairi has its roots in classical guitars, and since the 1960s we’ve learned how to take full advantage of the seasoned tonewoods, structure and bracing of the classical shape, producing tone that has inspired some of the best players around the world. The Yairi workshop has been building concert classical guitars for nearly 85 years and are renowned around the world for their exquisite quality.
The CYM75 is beautifully voiced with Yairi’s take on a traditional fan style bracing system and of course a Spanish heel neck joint. It is a very tasteful classical guitar with elegant appointments, purflings and inlays. It is superbly responsive and balanced and generates a warm and inviting tone you will adore. The CYM75 features a solid AA grade cedar top and is finished in a beautiful natural gloss.
Like all Yairi Masterworks, 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.
Body Finish - Natural/Gloss
Back and Sides Wood - Solid East Indian Rosewood
Shape - Classical
Neck - Mahogany
Bridge - Rosewood
Inlays - Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard - Ebony
Headstock Plate - Rosewood
Nut and Saddle - Real Bone / Tusq™
Tuner - Gotoh
Binding - Brown ABS
Bracing Systems - Handcarved Yairi Fan System
Neck Joint - Spanish Heel
Neck Meets Body - 12th Fret
Overall Length (mm)995
Body Width (mm)375
Body Depth at Heel (mm)97
Body Depth at Base (mm)100
Scale (inches)25 1/2
Number of Frets19
Nut Width (mm)51
Nut Width (inches)2 1/16
Gator Padded Gig Bag included
The guitar had a minor bridge repair (re-glue) by an Authorized Technician. It is hardly noticeable and does not affect the guitars tone, play-ability or structural integrity in any way. It was done professionally and will never pull up again. Otherwise, it is in near mint condition played for testing purposes only.
We are an authorized dealer for brand approved manufacturer refurbished guitars. These guitars are sent directly from the manufacturer to the authorized refurbishing center where they are fully inspected, set up and cleared by a certified technician. They are sent there for many reasons, including: returns, cosmetic flaws, minor repairs, surplus & discontinued or last years models. The guitars serial number may be partially altered and/or replaced and the back of the headstock is lightly stamped "used" by the authorized refurbishing center per manufacturer agreements. These guitars are the next best thing to buying new!