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Hi,

I've had a Yairi flamenco for about 10 years that I'd like to find out more about.  I'm hoping you're still in the business of providing valuable information for owners!  The labels has Sadao Yairi as the luthier (I have two other Yairis which are Wilsons) and the model is F-2.

Please let me know if anyother information is needed.  I appreciate your guidance--

Lonn Maier

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Hi Please send me pictues of the label, headstock and rosette as well as a full body shot front and back. S. Yairi (Not to be confused with K. Yairi of Alvarez fame) had alot of variations of tone woods and designs variations within the same model number and designation. Thanks

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Kevin Dunham

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Sigma by Martin guitars, Vintage Asian Import Guitars, acoustic guitars, american guitars, vintage music gear and vinyl record albums

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I am a scholar and researcher of vintage Asain Import guitars and my area of expertise is Sigma by Martin fretted instruments imported by C.F. Martin & Co. from 1970-2007. I have been compiling materials and studying Sigma since 2008.

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I have my own website, www.nossigmaguitars.com, a blog, Sigma Martin Memo's, I am a consultant on the Vintage Sigma Guitars Facebook page and am an editor of the Sigma Guitars Wikipedia page. I am also writing a book on the sigma line and have just returned from MArtin in NAzareth where I was granted access to and permisiion to reproduce Sigma by MArtin materials by Dick Boak, Archivist at Martin. Martin customer service representatives now refer Sigma by Martin inquiries that they cannot answer to me.

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My book propsal is currently under review by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publshing group and an article I wrote for Vintage Guitar Mazine is under advisement.

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Studied at Linn Benton Community Collage in Albany Oregon and Marylhurst University in Portannd, Oregon. I have been a lifelong musician and student of guitars and am a guitar tech.

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