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1965, hand made in Japan, Sadao Yairi Soloist guitar with hard case

1965, hand made in Japan, Sadao Yairi Soloist guitar with hard case

1965, hand made in Japan, Sadao Yairi Soloist guitar with hard case 1960s vintage Sadao Yairi Classical Guitar hand made in Japan by this little-known relative of K Yairi. This handmade guitar sounds amazing. The sound that it produces shows that these Yairi guitars deserve their reputation for sound and build quality. These S.Yairi classicals are now starting to be justifiably appreciated. He made good guitars under many names: Sada, S. Yairi, Sadao Yairi, Yairri Gakki. I’ve had a few of his models. He made the “Artiste”, “Soloist”, “Classic” and the “Concert”. This particular model was made by Yairi for B & M of London. The instrument produces a rich tone. It has a spruce top, and has what appears to be Mahogany laminate back and sides. Sadao Yairi used the better laminate construction method of using three layers of tone woods. The idea was to increase strength but without sacrificing tone quality. There are no nasty splits to the body. There is a split just to the left of the bridge. It is 85mm long. I have pressed the area around it, on the soundboard. It is stable. To the left, is another hairline split. It is shorter. The solid spruce top is structurally sound. It’s clear this is a beautifully made instrument. Even the top purfling is well matched and all intact. The Rosewood fingerboard (with nickel frets) is in very good shape and has 5 Mother of Pearl side dots. There are some very small marks on the back of the neck, where it has possibly been rested against something. The neck is pretty straight. To the naked eye, there’s hardly any warp at the headstock end. The action is very good, at around 2.5/3mm. The sides and back of the body have a few very minor marks and scratches. The tuners are all original and work well. 25 ½” scale length, 49mm at the nut, 60mm at 12th fret. If you like quality guitars, but don’t want to pay for a 10/10 condition one, then this is a great buy. You can’t far wrong buy owning this B & M Classic Model by Sadao Yairi

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