The WY1TS is a statuesque guitar that is wonderfully dressed in vintage sunburst with abalone perfling all around the body and is so beautiful! It is a great sounding instrument both on and off stage and of course harnesses Yairi’s historic build quality, so gig away; it is a super durable, unfailing instrument.
This guitar is fitted with the fantastic LR Baggs Element pick up and StagePro EQ for optimal live performance. The StagePro Element is a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers easy battery access and a full chromatic tuner and three band EQ. Unlike common undersaddle pickups that are dependent on string compression for their sound, the Element Pickup was engineered to mirror the soundboard’s actual movement as you play, reproducing the natural sound of the guitar very closely.
The WY1TS has an extended dovetail neck construction that maximizes the energy transfer between the neck and body. It also allows for a wider range of rod adjustment and decreases the risk of any neck/body irregularities.
Further innovation comes with the Direct Coupled Bridge. This system really shows off the craftsmanship of which this guitar is made. The DC Bridge means the pins actually go into the top of the guitar, taking the vibration to the heart of the soundboard and at the same time hugely increasing the break angle from the saddle to the top. This increased down pressure raises string tension, giving the guitar a very responsive feel and adding quality to its volume and sustain.
Like all Yairi Masterworks this guitar is made from premium tone wood 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 will help to ensure decades of stability and performance from your Yairi.
Series: Alvarez-Yairi Stage
Top Wood: Solid AA Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides Wood: Rosewood
Shape: Folk w/ Cutaway
Neck: One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint
Bracing System: FST2M - Forward Shifted, Scalloped X
Bridge: Rosewood Direct Coupled
Inlays: Abalone & Mother of Pearl
Purfling: 1.5mm Paua Abalone
Fingerboard: Rosewood with 12th Abalone Fret Inlay
Headstock Plate: Rosewood
Nut & Saddle: Real Bone
Tuner: Gotoh Gold
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Strings: D'Addario EXP16
Pickup/EQ: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
Accessory: Deluxe wood case
Top Finish: Tobacco Sunburst/Gloss
Number of Frets: 20
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Neck joint: Dovetail, extended neck
Neck meets Body: 14th Fret
At PC Sound, we check out our instruments and provide a general setup before placing them out for sale to ensure the instrument is in the best possible condition. However, if you purchase this instrument to be shipped, sometimes a minor adjustment may be needed once it arrives to you due to changes in temperature, humidity, shipping, or individual preferences. If temperatures are very cold or hot, please allow your instrument to sit in the box or case for at least 24 hours to allow time for it to acclimate.