Alvarez 5014 Guitar
Alvarez is the name of a company based in USA that provides guitars, especially, Yairi guitar by the popular name Alvarez-Yairi. It is a popular patronymic surname in the Spanish language that means Son of Alvar, which is an old Castillian name. The Alvarez line of guitars is the outcome of an exclusive relationship with Kazuo Yairi of Japan, whose family has pioneered crafting fine hand-made acoustic guitars. The specialty of Alvarez-Yairi guitars is that they are totally hand made, and each guitar has a unique quality giving them its peculiar sonic, and cosmetic character. Yairi is the name of two Japanese luthiers who were skilled in building hand-made acoustic guitars. In the 1960's and 1970's these guitars were made by Sada Yairi, under the name S. Yairi. These guitars are now made by Sada's son Kazuo Yairi, under the name K.Yairi. These guitars are made by hand by Yairi in Kani, Gifu, Japan. The Alvarez 5014 guitar comes in with solid tops, made from a choice of colors such as black, sunburst, or blonde. It is also made in a variety of body styles such as dreadnoughts, archtops, cutaways, acoustic, electrics, jumbos, etc. They also come in fingerboards and headstocks, nickel hardware and exquisite white pearl inlay. These guitars are made with the finest select tone woods such as North American spruce and cedar for the upper parts, while seasoned mahogany wood are used for necks and bodies. For the rest of the body, premium-aged rosewood, mahogany, maple and koa are used. The Alvarez 5014 guitar is now a vintage model that is seldom available.