ALVAREZ YAIRI FY 40 (Carolina FOLK)

  • Alvarez Yairi FY 40 (Carolina Folk) acoustic guitar

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1976 to 1981

The Alvarez FY 40 (referred to in the catalogs as Satin Folk, Carolina Folk or Mahogany Folk) model was available from around 1976 until the early 1980s, and was part of the Bicentennial Folk Series. The top was solid Canadian spruce, back and sides were Oceanic mahogany, fingerboard and bridge were Indian rosewood, and the neck was Indonesian mahogany. Tuners were chrome Japanese Gotohs.  Also available was the FY 40B with maple sides and back.

Source: Alvarez Yairi catalogs 1976, 1980, 1981

Specifications (18)

General

Dimensions
40 × 15.25 × 4.25 in
Finish colorsnatural finish
Made inJapan
Number of strings6 strings

Neck

Body fretNeck joins body at 14th fret
Neck jointset neck
Number of frets20 fret
Peghead (headstock)veneer headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Body

Body sides materialmahogany body sides
Body styledreadnought-size body
Body top materialspruce body top
Soundhole rosette3-stripe rosette
Soundholeround soundhole

Hardware

Bridgerosewood bridge
TunersGotoh tuners

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markerssnowflake fingerboard position markers

Prices (3)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1976$300newguitar-listList price
1980$465newguitar-listList price
1981$495newguitar-listList price

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