Alvarez Yairi Standard DY70CE Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Cutaway With Case
The Alvarez partnership with the Yairi family of luthiers in Kani, Japan is a cherished part of our 55-year history. Kazuo Yairi’s influence can be seen and heard in every guitar we make, from his innovations in bracing and instrumental architecture to his knowledge of tonewoods and their specific attributes and characteristics.
Alvarez-Yairi represents their flagship guitars, where each instrument is treated and prepared as a handmade work of art. Each brace is carved by hand, each neck is spokeshaved to perfection. Tonewoods of the highest grade are naturally seasoned for years to decades before being used in the production process.
The DY70CE features our FST2 bracing system, a forward shifted X-brace design which was the result of years of research and development. FST2 features center scooped scalloping to the main braces and asymmetric scalloping to the two tone bars. In this way, we optimize the separation between each string and maximize balance and projection.
This DY70CE Dreadnought is a powerful guitar with a rich voice. It’s very warm sounding with as much low end as any player would need, yet very balanced with round, full trebles. It has been carefully designed to take advantage of a dreadnought shape’s best properties. It features a solid AA grade sitka spruce top and is and fitted with the LR Baggs Stage Pro and Element pickup system.
The StagePro Element is a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers easy battery access and a full chromatic tuner with three band EQ. Unlike common undersaddle pickups that are dependent on string compression for their sound, the Element Pickup was engineered to mirror the soundboard’s actual movement as you play, reproducing the natural sound of the guitar very closely.
Further innovation comes with the Direct Coupled Bridge. This system displays the craftsmanship with which these guitars are made. The DC Bridge means the pins actually go into the top of the guitar, taking the vibration to the heart of the soundboard and simultaneously increasing the break angle from the saddle to the top. This increased down pressure raises string tension, giving the guitar a very responsive feel and adding quality to its volume and sustain. Other presentments include hand cut and assembled pearl and abalone inlays, ivoroid binding, ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge and ebony bridge pins.
Like all Yairi Standard Series, this guitar is made from premium tonewood that has been seasoned naturally for 5 to 15 years in the perfect climate of Kani.
Top Wood Solid AA Sitka Spruce
Body Finish Natural/Gloss
Back and Sides Wood East Indian Rosewood
Neck One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint
Bridge Rosewood Direct Coupled
Inlays Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret Inlay
Headstock Plate Rosewood
Nut and Saddle Real Bone
Tuner Gotoh Chrome
Bridge Pins Ebony
Strings D'Addario EXP16
Accessories Deluxe Wood Case
Bracing Systems FST2 - Forward Shifted, Assymetric Tone Bars
Neck Joint Dovetail, Extended Neck Joint
Neck Meets Body 14th Fret
Number of Frets 20
Pickup / EQ LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
Overall Length (mm) 1030
Body Width (mm) 400
Body Depth at Heel (mm) 100
Body Depth at Base (mm) 125
Scale (mm) 648
Scale (inches) 25 1/2
Number of Frets 20
Nut Width (mm) 44
Nut Width (inches) 1 23/32