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TABLE OF CONTENTS 01 Alvarez Line Introduction 02 Alvarez Regent Series 06 Alvarez Artist Series 10 Alvarez Fusion Series 12 Alvarez Masterworks Series 15 Alvarez Part Number Legend 16 Cases 17 Electronics 19 Yairi Line Introduction 20 Yairi Masterworks Series 22 Yairi Signature Series 24 Yairi Standard Series .

all the way up to the Masterworks Series of professional guitars which offer superb tone via solid backs. Our collection of premium musical instruments and the skilled professionals who play them are a testament to this ideal. ALVAREZ line introduction 1 . playability and aesthetics.superior instruments for discerning musicians For more than 40 years. Regardless of the player. tops and sides. The Alvarez line is all-inclusive. Alvarez has a quality instrument that has been custom-designed for that purpose. from the Regent Series entry-level guitars. Alvarez has displayed an unwavering commitment to acoustic guitar quality. their ability or their budget.

99 Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Black Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners ALVAREZ REGENT 3 .99 Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Left-handed Model Available ($409.99 RD210 | $369.BUDGETS ARE FLEXIBLE.99 Dreadnought Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Gig Bag Included Dreadnought Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Lightweight Hardshell Case Included RD410 RD410BK | $369. RD010 | $229.99 Dreadnought Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners RD110 | $269.99) | $369. A wide variety of body styles and colors offer personal choice for the beginning guitarist.99 Dreadnought Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Professional touches like dovetail neck joints and die-cast tuners ensure exceptional playability. Some models even offer solid tops and built-in electronics. RD2104VP | $299. QUALITY IS NOT Alvarez Regent Series guitars embody the concept of true value.

99 | | $549.99) Folk Solid Mahogany Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners RD4102CBK RD4102CSB RC210 | Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Black Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Fishman Presys Preamp 4 RD210SB Alvarez regent $549.99 RF210 | $369.99 Dreadnought Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Brown Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Lightweight Hardshell Case Included Dreadnought Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Sunburst Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Lightweight Hardshell Case Included Folk Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Folk Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Lightweight Hardshell Case Included RD210C RD4102C RF300 RF4102C | $519.99 | | $399.99 Cutaway Folk Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Fishman Presys Preamp $249.99 Classical Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners Alvarez Regent 5 .RD210BR $399.99 RF010 | $229.99 | Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Sunburst Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Fishman Presys Preamp $549.99 | $549.99 | $399.99 Cutaway Dreadnought Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners 2-Band EQ Lightweight Hardshell Case Included Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Chrome Die-cast Tuners Fishman Presys Preamp Left-handed Model Available ($569.

99 Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Left-handed Model Available ($699.SOLID TOPS AND EXOTIC TONEWOODS Alvarez Artist Series guitars feature solid wood tops and come in a wide variety of distinctive tonewoods.99 Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Black Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Alvarez Artist 7 . Ever y model features enhanced cosmetic touches AD410 $449. headstock and soundhole rosette. AD410-12 | $549.99 AD222C | $649.99 | Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners AD411 | $499. Intricately figured tonewood choices include Spalted Maple and Bubinga.99 Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners like beautiful pearl inlays for the twelfth fret.99) | $699.99 12-String Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Cutaway Dreadnought Dao Top Dao Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp AD410C AD4104CBK | $669.

yet able to communicate volumes with the silence.99 Folk Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners AF222C | $649. deep resonance.AD411C | $699. Strangely. electric or otherwise.99 Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Rosewood Back/Sides Sunburst Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners AC460 | $449.99 Cutaway Jumbo Solid Spruce Top Spalted Maple Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp AJ418C-12 | $949. AJ418C | $899. My quest lead me to Alvarez guitars. and an organic chime that says more in three notes than I have typically been able to say in 40. subtle.99 Cutaway Bass Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Fishman Presys Preamp It is like a biological extention of myself..99 | Cutaway Classical Solid Cedar Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp guitar as the natural extention of that search.. Love these acoustic guitars.99 12-String Cutaway Jumbo Solid Spruce Top Spalted Maple Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp AB4102C | $749. The acoustic that I use has become one of my top three personal favorite guitars ever. I had not considered an acoustic AF410 | $499. That search lead me to a ‘clean’ guitar sound that was expressive. 8 Alvarez artist ALVAREZ ARTIST 9 . but in thinking of it. I realized that the naked truth of man and music is almost best expressed by a piece of wood and your soul via the hands.99 Cutaway Folk Dao Top Dao Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp AC460C $799.99 Classical Solid Cedar Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners DEVIN TOWNSEND I have been searching for the ultimate expression of human to instrument for many years now.99 Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp AD511SB | $799. I feel my identity in it.

emulating classic microphones in studio environments.ULTRA-SLIM DESIGN FOR THE GIGGING PROFESSIONAL Alvarez Fusion Series guitars feature ultra-slim chambered bodies. which give the user a choice of four Acoustic Sound Images.99 Cutaway Chambered Folk Quilted Maple Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Fishman Aura IC Preamp FCC7103 | $1.549.999.499.99 Cutaway Chambered Classical Cedar Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Fishman Aura IC Preamp Alvarez Fusion 11 .99 Cutaway Chambered Folk Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Black Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Fishman Aura IC Preamp feedback. FCF7403 | $1. Both classical and folk body styles are available and all Fusion Series guitars feature Aura IC electronics. providing the artist with a genuine acoustic feel and sound without the risk of show-stopping FCF7103 | $1.99 Cutaway Chambered Folk Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Fishman Aura IC Preamp FCF7103BK | $1.99 Cutaway Chambered Classical Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Fishman Aura IC Preamp FCC7603 | $1.499.499.

M a s t e r w o r k s g u i t a r s o f f e r MSD610 | $599. FLAWLESS BY NATURE Alvarez Master works Series guitars feature masterful design and premium p l a y a b i l i t y.TRADITIONAL BY DESIGN. but clearly professional look. C r a f t e d e n t i r e l y o f s o l i d w o o d s .199.99 | $1.349.99 Small Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners MSD610 Gig Bag Included Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Mahogany Back/Sides Vintage Tint Black Die-cast Tuners Modern Foam Core Case Included MD660 MD710-12 traditional styling and rich intonation. | $1.099.99 MD6104 | $899.99 Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Cedar Top Solid Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Modern Foam Core Case Included Alvarez Masterworks 13 .99 Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Modern Foam Core Case Included | $1. Fine details like abalone rosettes and inlays create an understated. Every guitar comes with a modern foam core case to protect your investment in quality.99 Dreadnought Solid Cedar Top Solid Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Modern Foam Core Case Included 12-String Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Modern Foam Core Case Included MD711 MD660C | $1.399.

99 Alvarez model names tell you everything you need to know about the guitar’s various physical characteristics .99 Cutaway Classical Solid Cedar Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Modern Foam Core Case Included Monte Montgomery Description: ALVAREZ ARTIST SERIES.99 Classical Solid Cedar Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners Modern Foam Core Case Included | $1. BLACK Color Suffix: Additional Model Information 4th Number: Special Model Designation 3rd Number: Back & Sides Wood 2nd Number: Top Wood 1st Number: Model Level 2nd/3rd Letter: Body Type 1st Letter: Series Series Body type A: Artist F: Fusion M: Masterworks P: Professional R: Regent S: Signature T: Traditional B: Bass BN: Banjo CC: Chambered Classical C: Classical CF: Chambered Folk D: Dreadnought DT: Dreadnought Thin F: Folk FT: Folk Thin J: Jumbo M: Mandolin P: Parlor SB: Small Bass SD: Small Dreadnought 0: Entry Level 1: Laminate Satin Finish 2: Laminate Gloss Finish 3: Solid Top Satin Finish 4: Solid Top Gloss 5: Solid Top Ornate 6: All Solid Satin Finish 7: All Solid Gloss Finish 8: All Solid Ornate 9: All Solid Premium top wood back/sides wood special model designation additional model info color 0: Mahogany 1: Spruce 2: Dao 3: Maple 4: Figured Maple 5: Koa 6: Cedar 0: Mahogany 1: Rosewood 2: Dao 3: Maple 4: Figured Maple 5: Koa 6: Figured Mahogany 7: Bubinga or Java Ebony 8: Spalted Maple 0: Made in Japan 2: Fishman Preamp 3: Fishman AURA Preamp 4: Variation No Designation: N/A A: A Style Mandolin C: Cutaway E: Electric F: F Style Mandolin FL: Fretless S: Solid Top No Designation: N/A AV: Antique Violin CSB: Cherry Sunburst DVS: Deep Violin Stain BK: Black BR: Brown SB: Sunburst WR: Wine Red No Designation: Natural spruce Model level cedar figured mahogany Mahogany rosewood I bought my 1987 Alvarez dy62-c guitar “Excalibur” at Parker Music in Houston.099. Some people say that I’m crazy for touring the world with only one guitar.399. VARIATION. SPRUCE TOP. plus $150 cash. 14 Alvarez masterworks bubinga Koa Dao maple figured maple spalted maple . DREADNOUGHT.399.699. a Boogie amp (with flight case). MAHOGANY BACK AND SIDES.99 MD711C | $1. Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Sunburst Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners Modern Foam Core Case Included Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Modern Foam Core Case Included AD4104CBK MC761 MC761C legend | $1. SOLID TOP GLOSS FINISH. I traded a Hamer electric guitar. body style. Texas in 1988. CUTAWAY.the series. I say I’m crazy smart.MD711SB | $1. wood type and much more.

99 5-ply arch top hardshell case with molded canvas. FISHMAN PRESYS »» 3-band EQ »» Easy-to-read chromatic tuner »» Phase inverter 16 Cases * Not available for individual sale. but sized for the very small MSD610. Included with every Yairi guitar. they may also be purchased separately by body style: »» Classical (CC1) »» Dreadnought (DC1) »» Folk (FC1) »» Jumbo (JC1) »» Thin Dreadnought (TDC1) AURA IC Modern Foam Core | $119. Electronics 17 . leather binding and handles. They offer plenty of exterior storage and feature backpack style straps for easy transport.Traditional Hardshell | $119. they may also be purchased separately by body style: »» Classic (CC2) »» Dreadnought (DC2) »» Folk (FC2) »» Jumbo (JC2) »» Thin Dreadnought (TDC2) Lightweight Hardshell* This lightweight hardshell case comes with all color variations of the following models: »» RD210 »» RF210 »» RD210C »» RF210C »» Found on the fusion series »» Four selectable Acoustic Sound Images »» Emulates vintage and contemporary microphones System 600T MK II »» »» »» »» »» 3-band EQ w/sweepable mid Adjustable notch filter Built-in chromatic tuner -20dB pad and phase inverter Aux input with separate gain control FISHMAN PRESYS+ »» »» »» »» 3-band EQ Easy-to-read chromatic tuner Phase inverter Notch and Brilliance filters MSD610 CASE* Similar to the Modern Foam Core bag.99 Ultra-lightweight Foam Core case with built-in hygrometer. Included with every Alvarez Masterworks Series guitar.

Indeed. By the time he completed his apprenticeship.TIME HONORED HAND-CRAFTED WORKS OF ART Over and over. his guitars are literally pieces of functional sculpture. his guitars were recognized as being of superior quality in both appearance and function. Just as other artists have done through the centuries. Yairi line introduction 19 . design and execute exquisite guitars. those fortunate enough to work with Kazuo Yairi have been struck with the parallels between this guitar artisan and other fine artists. he began serving this apprenticeship when he was eleven years old. The pieces he creates can be compared to works of art. Kazuo Yairi is a master luthier and craftsman. With careful and meticulous guidance he learned to plan.

99 Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Kihada Back/Sides Natural Finish Vintage Nickel Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included DYM95SB CYM95 naturally air-season tonewood provide grain detail and coloration that is simply not available in the modern world.399.99 | $3.99 DYM95 | $2.PRIVATE SELECTION OF PATIENTLY AGED TONEWOODS Yairi Masterworks Series guitars are hand-crafted out of all solid woods from the legendary private tonewood selection of master luthier. | $2. Kazuo Yairi.499.199. DYM85 | $2.199.99 Cutaway Folk Distressed Solid Spruce Top Solid Ovangkol Back/Sides Natural Finish Antique Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included $2. Classic. Yairi Masterworks 21 . I t ta k es a beating and k eeps on bleeding .99 Classical Solid Cedar Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Solid Rosewood Back/Sides Sunburst Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included FYM96C | Ani difranco THE WY1BW IS A good little guitar . Patiently aged. understated detail work and unmatched playability define the series good enough to be hand signed by the master himself.599.

The slope shoulder cutaway dreadnought also includes System 600T MKII electronics for live performances. the WY1BW is a cutaway folk design that features a custom-designed preamp/EQ system utilizing an internal condenser mic and bridge piezo blended with a unique crossover-based design.699.IN THE GAZE OF THE SPOTLIGHT’S EYE Based on Monte’s battered 1987 DY62C. but distinctive look. THIS TIME FOREVER Directly from the specifications of Bob Weir’s original prototype. Yairi signature 23 . WY1BW | $2. but enhanced with a distinctive 12th fret “bolt” inlay. the MMY1 features the broken-in vibe of a distressed spruce top and a laminated mahogany/ maple neck designed to withstand the intense stress of a Monte MMY1 | $3.99 Cutaway Folk Solid Cedar Top Coral Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners Custom Dual Transducer Traditional Hardshell Case Included The maple/herringbone body binding offers a subtle.99 Cutaway Dreadnought Distressed Solid Spruce Top Burled Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Locking Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included Montgomer y performance.399.

folk and classic body styles are available.STANDARD GUITARS THAT ARE ANYTHING BUT DY40C Yairi Standard Series guitars all feature solid wood tops and are handcrafted in the shop of master luthier.399. DY91C | $3.99 Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included Cutaway Folk Solid Cedar Top Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included WY1K WY1TS | $2.199. Perfect for the professional.199. each extremely | $1.99 DY62C | $2.599. each a unique work of art.99 | $2. A wide variety of dreadnought. Kazuo Yairi.199.99 Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Nickel Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Cedar Top Burled Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included DY84C WY1 playable.99 Cutaway Folk Solid Koa Top Koa Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included | $2.199.949.99 Cutaway Folk Solid Spruce Top Flamed Maple Back/Sides Sunburst Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included Yairi Standard 25 . the majority of Yairi Standard Series guitars feature cutaways and integrated electronics.99 Cutaway Dreadnought Solid Spruce Top Flamed Koa Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included | $2.

599.99 | | $2.199.99 Cutaway Classical Solid Spruce Top Indian Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners LR Baggs Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included 26 YB1 yairi standard | $1.99 | $1.99 Cutaway Jumbo Solid Spruce Top Lacewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners System 600TMKII Preamp Traditional Hardshell Case Included Baritone Jumbo Solid Spruce Top Coral Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Die-cast Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included CY116 CY118 | $1.599.99 Classical Solid Cedar Top Brazilian Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included .99 Classical Solid Cedar Top Burled Mahogany Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included Classical Solid Cedar Top Coral Rosewood Back/Sides Natural Finish Gold Tuners Traditional Hardshell Case Included CY128CE CY140 | $1.999.899.GY2E $2.899.

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