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CYM75CE Yairi Masterworks, Classical

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 instrument architecture to his knowledge of tonewoods and their specific attributes and characteristics.

Alvarez-Yairi represents our 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.

Alvarez-Yairi has its roots in classical guitars, and since the 1960s we’ve learned how to take full advantage of the seasoned tonewoods, structure and bracing of the classical shape, producing tone that has inspired some of the best players around the world. The Yairi workshop has been building concert classical guitars for nearly 80 years and are renowned around the world for their exquisite quality. The CYM75CE is voiced with Yairi’s take on a traditional fan style bracing system and of course a Spanish heel neck joint. This is a tasteful classical guitar with elegant appointments, purflings and inlays. It is superbly responsive and balanced and generates a warm and inviting tone you will adore.

The CYM75CE features a Solid AAA Western Red Cedar top and is finished in a flawless natural gloss. It is fitted with the LR Baggs VTC and Element pickup system.

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.

Kani is in the prefecture of Gifu in the hills north of Nagoya. This wood preparation and environment for building guitars is very important to the structural integrity of the instrument and helps to ensure decades of stability and performance from your Yairi.

Experiencing an Alvarez-Yairi is to experience the very passion that drives us. These are truly marquis instruments and represent what’s at the heart of the Alvarez culture: Continual improvement and attention to detail that will give our players a lifetime of musical fulfillment.


Key Features

  • Top WoodSolid AAA Western Red Cedar
  • Body FinishNatural/Gloss
  • Back and Sides WoodSolid East Indian Rosewood
  • ShapeClassical
  • NeckMahogany one piece. Spanish Heel neck joint
  • BracingHand Carved Scalloped Fan
  • BridgeRosewood
  • FingerboardEbony
  • Headstock PlateRosewood
  • Nut and SaddleReal Bone / Tusq™
  • TunerGotoh Gold with Pearloid Buttons
  • BindingBrown ABS
  • StringsD'Addario EJ44
  • AccessoriesDeluxe Wood Case / US Only
  • Bracing SystemsHandcarved Yairi Fan System
  • Neck JointSpanish Heel
  • Neck Meets Body12th Fret
  • Number of Frets19
  • Pickup / EQLR Baggs VTC Element System


  • Overall Length (mm)995
  • Body Width (mm)375
  • Body Depth at Heel (mm)84
  • Body Depth at Base (mm)97
  • Scale (mm)650
  • Scale (inches)25 19/32
  • Number of Frets19
  • Nut Width (mm)51
  • Nut Width (inches)2 1/16


  • Neck JointSpanish Heel
  • Neck Meets Body12th Fret
  • Number of Frets19
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