Alvarez Owners/Lovers

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by Steadfastly, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. Paul Rathjen

    Paul Rathjen Member

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    Yairi are underrated. I had a WY1K in the early 2000’s I shouldn’t have sold. I’ve been looking for one again!

    I have two beat up Alvarez I bought off eBay that were cracked and had them repaired. $150 each for artist models and though they aren’t as nice as my Taylor and Martin, sometimes they make me question If $2000 guitars are necessary especially at my skill level. I used them for alt tunings so I’m not stressing my nice guitars, and don’t worry about hydration and dings.
     
  2. Adagietto

    Adagietto Supporting Member

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    I got a Blues51 as an inexpensive utility guitar and it became a daily player. It's a cute little guy and works great when playing with others (a little light on bass, it pumps out the mids and is plenty loud).
     
  3. realbluesoldkid

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    I own (two months) a - I suppose discontinued - MFA70ce , great guitar though a little dark . Anyone agree with me ?
     
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  4. Turbo Gerbil

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    I picked up a Masterworks parlor 12 fret slothead used a bit ago which is pretty outstanding. all solid woods, impecabble quality, sounds better than other similar guitars from Martin and others I tried and way cheaper. I also have Yairi Classical which I love also.

    The Chinese Alvarez Masterworks may be the best price/performance out there at the moment. I do think it helps that all Alvarez instruments are inspected and given a very complete final setup when they arrive here.

    I really want one of the 12 fret Yairi dreads.
     
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  5. Steadfastly

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    If you mean dark as more bass than a Gibson or Taylor, I agree. They approach a Martin sound on the base side but with a bit more articulation in the mids.
     
  6. david57strat

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    I've had this AD-CK60 (Koa top) since April of 2001. Hated the electronics, and eventually had a Baggs iBeam active pickup, a killer setup done on it, with chrome Grovers, installed I love it. It's the only acoustic guitar I have left, and I won't ever part with it.

    It practically plays itself.

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  7. Texsunburst59

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    I've got my eye on a '75 Alvarez Yairi DY-90 that's hanging on the racks in a little out of the way pawnshop about 35 miles out of town.

    They're asking $1K,but I've bought quite a few guitars over the years from them, they'll let me have it for $531 + tax.

    It will hang there until I can get the money to go get it.

    I just got my '81 Martin 7-28 out of layaway yesterday, so I cash poor.

    I've got a couple of strats I'm going to put on Facebook Marketplace, and price them to move.

    I don't want to get too cocky and think that that Alvarez will be for several months, but with everything that's going on, who knows.

    Anyway here's some pics of the guitar I took at the store a few weeks ago.

    '75 Alvarez Yairi DY-90:

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