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The Alvarez Yairi DY 58 Dreadnought Nine is a nine string model. It has single bass strings (E A D), but the treble strings (G B E) are doubled up to give that 12 string jangle where it matters without the extra tuning hassle of a full 12 string.

On Alvarez (older) models, the SN is of no use in dating, as these were made in several different factories in Japan (early 1970’s into early
1980’s)…and if there were ever any records kept by the factories, they don’t know where they are now.  Both K. Yairi and early Alvarez Yairi models
used the Emperor dating code…these are the numbers stamped on the heelblock of the guitar.  There are a few exceptions, especially after 1999,
when they started to change how they date them.  So, some models during a span of a few years during the slow change over, will have both Emperor
codes, and the new coding, which is that the first two numbers are the last two of the year made.


Alvarez yairi serial number dating


Alvarez yairi serial number dating