1981 Alvarez-Yairi CY-130 Classical Guitar

No arguments, here! This is a seriously-made, great-feeling, great-sounding old classical. It was made in Japan by the Yairi folks for the Alvarez-Yairi brand and features a solid cedar top and fan bracing as well as a traditional, fairly long scale length.

The top has aged to a glorious red-orange and the soundhole rosette looks gorgeous. Add to that a carved headstock veneer and... yummmm. If I were a fan of classical necks I would scoop this up in an instant. As it is, I'm thinking bad thoughts about thinning it up side to side...

Repairs included: a mild setup.

Top wood: solid cedar

Back & sides wood: ply rosewood-like?

Bracing type: fan

Bridge: rosewood

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: mahogany

Action height at 12th fret:
3/32” overall (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: medium tension

Neck shape: medium D

Board radius: flat

Truss rod: non-adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium-wider

Scale length: 26 3/16"

Nut width: 2 1/16

Body width: 14 3/4"

Body depth: 4"

Weight: 3 lbs 9 oz

Condition notes: this is a clean guitar. I mean -- it's almost relentlessly clean for its age. There's only minor usewear throughout and the finish looks great save a little ghosting on the bridge finish. It's completely original, too.

It comes with: a fantastic TKL hard case.