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Dan wrote at 2014-12-23 04:14:53
I dont agree. I think the Alvarez guitars from that era were made better and based on the Martin d28. Some models like the Slm model was made at St. Louis Music. If the guitar was purchased for $199 in 1978, respectfully add $5 per year based on condition. An old guitar is really worth what someones wanting to pay for it anyway.

I have a 5025 model and it sold for $140 on ebay. It cost $199 in 1978. Hard to beleive that the value would decrease after 36 years.

Dan McGraw

Belleville Il

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Alvarez/Alvarez Yairi, K. Yairi, S. Yairi, and Yairi and Son. There are also a few export models, Wilson and Samick by S. Yairi. NOTE: Due to very limited info available on K. Yairi, S. Yairi, and Yairi and Son models, without photo's I won't be able to do the research necessary to try and find the answers you want. Even then, we are talking about 50+ Years of guitar manufacturing, with hundreds of different models. A lot of which were exported to other countries, where info is even harder to find, so, I can't guarantee that I will be able to pinpoint your EXACT model! I will do my best to gather as much info, and answer your questions. PLEASE, if you have questions in regards to OTHER BRANDS, use the Guitar-General catagory, as I won't be able to help you.


Research over the past 4 years, and have been answering posts on both the Alvarez Message Board (over 500 up to now), and, the Yahoo Yairiguitars group. Opened new Alvarez (guitars and banjos), Alvarez Yairi, K. Yairi, S. Yairi Yahoo Group after Alvarez MB stopped working.

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