Alvarez-Kazuo Yairi WY1K KOA Acoustic Electric Bob Weir Model (Grateful Dead)
A stunning combination of select tonewoods and unparalleled hand craftsmanship.
Handcrafted in an old-fashioned workshop in a Japanese mountain village under the personal guidance of master luthier Kazuo Yairi, Alvarez Yairi guitars are made with extremely choice tonewoods. The woods are naturally air dried and crafted into instruments with individually hand-shaped bracing and dovetail neck joints. This WY1 model is constructed of premium Hawaiian koa for a completely unique look and warm, powerful tone.
Yairi's brilliant design innovations include an extended neck tenon for a wider range of rod adjustment and no neck/body irregularities. A unique coupled bridge design removes the forward pull from the bridge itself for greater stability and lighter bracing, leading to freer tone.
This Virtuoso model comes with the expressive System 600T MK II electronics for premium acoustic-electric amplification. Other enhancements include a bound ebony fretboard, abalone rosette, multiple body binding, bound ebony headstock veneer, and gold die-cast tuners with amber buttons.
Hawaiian koa back, sides, and top
Bound ebony fretboard
Dovetail neck joint
Multi-ply body binding
Gold die-cast tuners with amber buttons
System 600T MKII electronics for premium acoustic-electric amplification