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Posted: 9/23/2023 5:53:49 PM EST
fnh
Link Posted: 9/23/2023 6:51:45 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/23/2023 7:51:58 PM EST
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I'm missing the photos.  Just saying that is a forum violation.  Or if it isn't it should be,  
Link Posted: 9/23/2023 8:20:51 PM EST
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Monte Montgomery is a big fan of them and has his own signature model.



Monte Montgomery NAMM 2007 "Six String Wooden Friend"





Monte Montgomery "All On Me"



Monte Montgomery - "Could've Loved You Forever"
Link Posted: 9/23/2023 8:21:45 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/23/2023 8:45:07 PM EST
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Sweet.  While I don't play dreads often good ones can be awesome sounding.  I've never played a yairi.  Would love to A/B it to some of my guitars.

Link Posted: 9/23/2023 9:04:57 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/23/2023 9:42:11 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/23/2023 9:43:13 PM EST
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Dear God she is big but feather light - i haven't weighed her, but it's striking to almost strange. And like no other cedar I've ever experienced. Delicate defined warmth when whispered, and cannon projecting spruce like clarity, when beat. She's a gem, at least to me.

I have not kept up with how production has progressed and the Co news since Kazuo Yairi passed, but IMHO based upon their heritage and the pride I believe they take in their art (pride is probably a poor choice of words for the JP company - it's maybe something I'd have to ponder for the term), I would suspect they are still outstanding, assuming they are still being MIJ.
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I would assume the quality is still very high.  As high as when he was alive?  I don't know.  But very high.  Same with Fender electric guitars made in Japan.  Very high quality instruments easily as good as made in USA.

Link Posted: 9/23/2023 10:01:49 PM EST
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I have an Alvarez Artist that I picked up in a pawn shop in a college town in ‘94 that sounds amazing.
Link Posted: 9/24/2023 12:46:17 PM EST
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A DY99 or DY98 with the Modulus Graphite neck is a dream guitar for me.  Pretty rare and quite expensive when they come up for sale.
Link Posted: 9/24/2023 2:31:55 PM EST
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Played one from the late 70s and it was a fantastic guitar.
Link Posted: 9/26/2023 11:38:03 AM EST
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Is it cedar or just old?
Link Posted: 9/26/2023 2:24:34 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/26/2023 3:02:37 PM EST
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Cedar, but I'll also bet the wood was aged fairly old when it was built.
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I have a Seagull S6+CW with a cedar top.  Love the sound of cedar.
Link Posted: 9/26/2023 3:41:21 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/26/2023 7:51:35 PM EST
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Me too
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At one point I had a cedar Alvarez nylon.  Sounded pretty but not loud enough for me.
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