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An acoustic-electric from Alvarez that looks just as impressive as its history.
Alvarez-Yairi represents their 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.
The GYM70CESHB features Alvarez's FST2 bracing system, a very forward-shifted X-brace design which was the result of years of research and development. FST2 features center scooped scalloping to the main braces and asymmetric scalloping to the two tone bars. In this way, they optimize the separation between each string and maximize balance and projection.
Alvarez takes the same deliberate approach to finishes, which range from shimmering natural satin to breathtaking sunbursts and shadowbursts. Careful preparation and years of experience allow their craftsmen to keep the finish thin, allowing their high-grade tops an excellent rate of vibration and movement.
Grand Auditoriums, like this GYM70CESHB, are perfect all-round instruments, adept at both strumming and fingerpicking and ideal for a guitarist needing a guitar that can do it all. The GYM70CESHB has been carefully designed to take advantage of the Grand Auditorium’s best properties and is fitted with the L.R. Baggs VTC system with Element pickup and soundhole console.
Further innovation comes with the Direct Coupled Bridge. This system displays the craftsmanship with 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 simultaneously 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. Other presentments include hand cut and assembled pearl and abalone inlays, ivoroid binding, ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge and ebony bridge pins.
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 the company. 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 players a lifetime of musical fulfillment.
- AAA Sitka spruce top on a solid East Indian rosewood body
- One-piece mahogany neck with an ebony fretboard
- Ebony direct coupled bridge, real bone nut and Tusq saddle
- Gold Gotoh 510 tuners with ebony buttons
- Deluxe wood case included
Create your sound with a guitar that's made history. Order today.
GYM70CESHB Yairi Masterworks Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:Body
- Body Shape: Grand Auditorium
- Top: AAA Sitka spruce
- Back & Sides: Solid East Indian rosewood
- Bracing system: Hand-carved FST2, scalloped forward shifted X, asymmetric scalloped tone bars
- Neck type: One-piece
- Nut width: 1-23/32” (44 mm)
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Neck joint: Dovetail
- Scale length: 25.5” (648 mm)
- Fingerboard: Ebony with 12th AA fret inlay
- Inlays: Abalone and Mother of Pearl
- L.R. Baggs VTC Element system
- Tuners: Gotoh 510s, gold with ebony buttons
- Bridge: Ebony direct coupled
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Saddle & nut: Real bone/Tusq
- Headstock Plate: Ebony
- Case: Deluxe hardshell
- Binding: Ivoroid
- Strings: D’Addario EXP16
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.