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Pre Owned Alvarez Yairi Masterworks GYM70CESHB Acoustic Electric Shadow Burst With OHSC

SKU 84ALV003
by Alvarez
Original price $ 2,199.99 - Original price $ 2,199.99
Original price
$ 2,199.99
$ 2,199.99 - $ 2,199.99
Current price $ 2,199.99

Used And Vintage Acoustic Guitars

Here is a prime example of the great partnership between Alvarez and the the Yairi family of luthiers in Kani, Japan, this Alvarez Yairi Masterworks GYM70CESHB in Shadow Burst.  A truly amazing guitar indeed.  We just scored this one, and were immediately impressed.

Kazuo Yairi’s influence can be seen and heard in every guitar they 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.  Like all Yairi Masterworks, this guitar is made from premium tonewood that has been seasoned naturally for 5 to 15 years in the perfect climate of Kani.

Grand Auditoriums like the GYM70CESHB are perfect all-round instruments, adept at both strumming and fingerpicking and ideal for a guitarist needing a guitar that can do it all. The GYM70CESHB has been carefully designed to take advantage of the Grand Auditorium’s best properties and is fitted with the LR Baggs VTC system with Element pick up and soundhole console.

The GYM70CESHB features the FST2 bracing system, a very 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, they optimize the separation between each string and maximize balance and projection.

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 features include hand cut and assembled pearl and abalone inlays, ivoroid binding, ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge and ebony bridge pins.

This is a truly impressive guitar, in excellent condition, and at a great price.  It's been setup to play perfect by the techs in our shop.  The original hardshell case included.  If you're in the market for a guitar like this, you've found what you're looking for here.


  • Top Wood: Solid AAA Sitka Spruce
  • Body Finish: Shadowburst/Gloss
  • Back and Sides Wood: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Neck: One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint
  • Bridge: Ebony Direct Coupled
  • Inlays: Abalone & Mother of Pearl
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with 12th AA Fret Inlay
  • Headstock Plate: Rosewood
  • Nut and Saddle: Real Bone / Tusq™
  • Tuner: Gotoh 510's Gold with Ebony Buttons
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP16
  • Accessories: Deluxe Wood Case / US Only
  • Bracing Systems: Handcarved FST2 - Forward Shifted, Asymmetric Tone Bars
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail, Extended Neck Joint
  • Neck Meets Body: 14th Fret
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Pickup / EQ: LR Baggs VTC Element System


  • Overall Length (mm): 1028
  • Body Width (mm): 402
  • Body Depth at Heel (mm): 97
  • Body Depth at Base (mm): 118
  • Scale (mm): 648
  • Scale (inches): 25 1/2
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Nut Width (mm): 44
  • Nut Width (inches):1 23/32