From Alvarez-Yairi -
“Both traditional and innovative, the DYM70RSB instils instant desire in anyone who plays it. The 12th fret join to the body brings the scale length down which in turn lowers the tension of the strings. This feature along with the 1 ¾” (45mm) nut make for a great fingerpicking instrument with plenty of string spacing and a wonderful response to a lighter attack or big open chords.
Solid Sitka with Solid Indian Rosewood is still a combination hard to beat when wanting to build a powerful, dynamic and charismatic instrument. The wood choice also helps us deliver a really durable instrument suitable for a wide range of playing and musical styles.
While the DYM60’s strong mids and warm tone will suit most player’s requirements, we think the DYM70 will suit every players needs. It’s simply a beautiful and wonderful guitar to play.
The DYM70 never seems to run out of punch, its dynamic range is vast, and it listens to your needs. Stroke it and will whisper as quietly as you want it to, strum it as hard as you can and it will keep singing as loud as you need it you.
Everything is apparent in this guitar - bass, mids and trebles work together, they don’t fight with each other, therefore the player is free to approach the guitar from the song’s requirements rather than having to compensate for the instrument’s overly lively or under performing response.
You may have gathered we really love our DYM70’s guitar and we think you will too.
Like all Yairi’s the DYM70 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.
The DYM70 is our line in the sand, from here on in it’s the guitar that sets the standard for all our future development. From the outset it was this model that we built dozens of samples of, tweaking the construction and bracing along the way to find the sound we wanted. We believe this is one of the best guitars in the market, an unfailing instrument that delivers player satisfaction note after note.”
Series - Alvarez-Yairi Masterworks
Top Wood - Solid AA Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood - Solid East Indian Rosewood
Shape - Dreadnought, Sloped Shouldered
Neck - One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint
Bracing System - Handcarved FST2 - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
Bridge - Ebony Direct Coupled
Inlays - Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard - Ebony / 12th Fret Inlay
Headstock Plate - Rosewood
Nut & Saddle - Real Bone
Tuners - Gotoh 510's Gold with Ebony Buttons
Binding - Ivoroid
Bridge Pins - Ebony
Overall Length – 1025 mm
Body Width – 400 mm
Body Depth at Heel – 100 mm
Body Depth at Base – 125 mm
Scale – 648 mm = 25 1/2"
Number of frets - 20
This guitar is in brand new condition. It was bought by its one owner direct from USA last year, and has been played only lightly at home.
At the moment is seems the only way to procure one of these gems is to buy overseas. RRP on these is US$3000 (approx AUD$4100 at the time of writing) plus GST + duty + shipping + insurance.
It is a stunning sounding instrument built with fantastic attention to detail by Yairi Masterworks in Nagoya, Japan. It has no blemishes or marks of any kind and would suit a new buyer with a decent discount from new price.
Comes in its Yairi hard shell case in new condition.
Video demo of same model - https://youtu.be/flAOlXO8W-8