Mr. Yairi amassed an incredible amount of tonewood throughout his life and although most is in or around the factory, some was stored on a piece of land he owned some miles away. We would go and see the wood on every trip, it became a ritual after lunch, but because most of it had darkened due to the elements we were never sure what all of it was. Looking back now I sometimes think he may have been thinking, ‘One day they will realise what is in here’.
Well that day came, and what we found in terms of tonewood, was pure gold. Perfectly conditioned billets of old growth Honduran mahogany that had been naturally seasoning for around 50 years…unbelievable.
The Mahogany has been paired with AAAA Adirondack spruce and an OM model is available in all solid Honduran. Sonically they’re incredibly full and powerful with huge clear bass and mids. They’re almost intuitive in the way they respond and draw the player in and then take them away. You will lose hours in your day playing one of these amazing instruments.
This DYM60HD Dreadnought is a powerful guitar with a rich voice. It’s very warm sounding with as much low end as any player should need but yet very balanced with round full trebles.
Series; Alvarez-Yairi Honduran
Top Wood; AAAA Solid Adirondack Spruce
Back & Sides Wood; Solid Honduran Mahogany - Seasoned for Min' 40 Years
Neck; Mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish
Bracing System; Handcarved FST2 - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X