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.
This FYM66HD OM is a stunning little guitar made from old growth Honduran Mahogany which has been naturally seasoning for 50 years in the perfect climate of Kani, Japan. The 66HD has a rich voice; very warm sounding with wonderful strong mids and round full trebles.
The guitar itself is very light in weight due to the quality of the wood and thin finish; you feel it resonating as it instantly responds to your requests. Its projection is open and its volume for an OM body size is loud. Being a Yairi it’s intonation is incredible and the all round spec of the guitar is of the highest level with the amazing Gotoh 510 tuners and ebony bridge, fingerboard and headstock veneer.
Series; Alvarez-Yairi Honduran
Top Wood; Solid Honduran Mahogany - Seasoned for Min' 40 Years
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