Alvarez guitar serial dating
Louis Music's founder, Gene Kornblum, met Kazuo Yairi, a Master Luthier in Japan who produced handmade concert classical guitars. Louis Music and the Yairi factory started to design and develop steel string acoustic guitars and imported them into the United States. In 2009, Mark Ragin (owner of US Band & Orchestra and St.
Similar instruments were also sold under the factory brand of “K. From 2005 to 2009, the brand was owned by LOUD Technologies, which also owns Mackie, Ampeg, Crate and other music-related brands.
my is dark maroon color and i got it from my brother it is a very nice guitar as for as sounds and looks it is still in ment condition no scratchs are chips in it i know it can be worth 150.00 to 350.00 I've had mine since 1989, and have been offerred over K for it several times. Another 5031 model was produced during the mid 90's as a Professional Series guitar. I have an Alvarez 5031, but I bought it in 1977 or 78 (don't remember exactly), but I know it wasn't 1980 or later.
It plays great, and I wouldn't part with it for the world. One is an Artist Series, and was produced during the mid to late 80's. It has 60897 above the 5031 inside on the neck part.
Look for the brand name decal on the guitar's headstock.
While many of its models are produced in China, the top-tier Alvarez-Yairi instruments are handmade at the Yairi factory in Kani, Gifu-Japan, part of the legacy of Kazuo Yairi, the late master luthier.
If anyone has one, don't let someone rip you off by offering you anything under 00 for it! Each time I've had to have it serviced, the guys from the back room come out to tell me what a great guitar it is and that they were passing it around to check it out. Another 5031 model was produced during the mid 90's as a Professional Series guitar. Front is medium light (not sunburst), sides and back are dark. I have an Alvarez 5031 "Classic Guitars" that has an inspection date of 3-10-73, stamped on the tag inside. It is a burnt orange top with a butterfly pattern around the sound hole. It sounds warm and very nice compared to an "off the shelf" new classical from Guitar Center.
I have one, its a nice guitar, I think 0 would be way worth it, that's what I bought mine for in '00. Not a booming Martin or anything, but a very nice mid-level guitar. Another 5031 model was produced during the mid 90's as a Professional Series guitar. I have a 5031 I received as a high school graduation present in 1985. It certainly sounds miles better than any 0 guitar you can buy today! One is an Artist Series, and was produced during the mid to late 80's. It has beautiful inlay around the sound hole (butterfly like graphics among the rings), beautiful binding, nice etching on the metal around the tuning heads . It has been so long ago that I don't recall what I paid for it, but I think it was a chunk. The past threads on this model all talk about the 80's and 90's. I bought it new for 0 at a quality music store in Biloxi, Mississippi in late 1975. I believe 0 in 1975 is worth about 0 in todays dollars.
This number can be used to date a guitar and in some cases tell where it was made.
Serial numbers tend to be stamped or written somewhere on the headstock or neck joint of the guitar.