Alvarez Yairi DY-59

Vintage Alvarez Yairi DY-59 Anniversary Guitars for Sale.

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Alvarez Yairi DY-59 Specs:
Dreadnought with Solid spruce top,
Rosewood back and sides,
14-fret mahogany neck,
20-fret ebony fretboard,
Dot inlays
Fancy inlay at 12th fret
Rosewood peg head overlay
Ebony “direct coupled” bridge
Cream body binding
B-W-Tortoise plastic-w-b top purfling and outer sound-hole rosette
Tortoise plastic sound-hole rosette
Chrome tuners
Natural satin finish
15-3/4″ lower bout
25-3/8″ scale
1-11/16″ nut width
Metal plaque on back of headstock reads “Anniversary Edition DY59, SLM 1922-1987”
Made in Japan


  1. I have a DY 59 39304 from 1987. It is for sale!

    What´s the value today? Never been played due to hand-injury the week after purchase! ABSOLUTE MINT CONDITION!!!

    1. Hi – In mint condition, your guitar is probably valued between $500-$600 USD.

      I’ve played one for about 25 years and it is my favorite. Depending where you are, I might be interested in buying it. Can you post pictures, etc.?



  2. I have the same guitar and there is no way i would let it go for 5 or 6 hundred dollars. My brother boughr his in a pawn shop in chicago for 7.50. They are worth more today. I’d keep it. it is only going up in value each year

  3. Indeed. Bought my dy59 in a music store used back in 94. Have a few other guitars now – always buying the ones that speak out to me – and none of them come close to the pure sound of the Yairi. I wouldn’t want to sell any of my instruments, but if I had to – the Yairi would be the last to go. My thoughts. Stole mine for 450. They were asking 675. Manager was audibly pissed at the shop minder for agreeing to my bid (had been gone for lunch). Bottom line is you seldom see these guitars for sale. For good reason. People keep them. :). Wouldn’t take 3k for mine.

  4. I have a Yairi DY59 guitar. It’s the best I’ve ever played. Years ago, I had a Maton Colonial acoustic, Australian made. A great instrument, but the DY59 leaves it for dead, with great power, tone and sustain, plus it looks great. I have several guitars, and the DY59 is the last one I would sell.

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