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Main Forums => Other Guitar Makers => Topic started by: abalone at last on March 20, 2014, 02:55:27 PM



Title: Master luthier Kazuo Yairi dead at age 81
Post by: abalone at last on March 20, 2014, 02:55:27 PM
 Kazuo Yairi passed away earlier this month. I got the information from the Alvarez website. Though from a different culture, I think he was cut from the same piece of wood as JCL, Bob Taylor, and others who have inovated , improved, and expanded on the guitars that we play and love. Like the others he took the handbuilt instruments approach and built it into the computerized factory approach that is the norm for the big guitar makers today. I respect him for the high quality and great sounding Yairi and Alvarez guitar he has offered us through the years.


Title: Re: Master luthier Kazuo Yairi dead at age 81
Post by: sutton on March 21, 2014, 11:06:06 PM
I owned one and it was a beauty. 


Title: Re: Re: Master luthier Kazuo Yairi dead at age 81
Post by: Strings4Him on March 21, 2014, 11:42:33 PM
The Yairi Masterworks guitars are truly world-class.  Mr. Yairi will be missed for his passion.