Up for sale, a 2017 K. Yairi LO-65 dreadnought acoustic guitar finished in satin Honey Burst, in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Well-kept and crack-free, this Yairi is complete with its original factory paperwork and hardshell case. Prized for their tonal balance, considerable headroom, and hand-crafted artisanship, K. Yairi instruments are made in the mountains of Honshu, Japan to a very high standard, continuing the legacy of legendary Japanese luthier Kazuo Yairi. This model was crafted exclusively for Japanese and European markets.
Scaled down slightly from a traditional dreadnought, the LO-65 features a 385mm (15 1/8”) lower bout width, and tonewoods include a solid, X-braced spruce top paired with mahogany back and sides, as well as a mahogany neck capped with an ebony fingerboard. The instrument is particularly warm-sounding, with a tonal balance and clarity indicative of the Yairi name. The ebony fingerboard ensures a certain glassy treble articulation, and there’s a sweet, gentle character to the sound when strummed lightly. Weighing 4lbs, this guitar has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 12-54 strings and comfortable action.
The one-piece mahogany neck features a slender soft V-shaped profile carve with modest shoulder, measuring .760” deep at the 1st fret and .870” at the 9th. On the ebony fretboard, the slender frets retain their full factory height, showing only very light wear beneath the B and high E strings on the crowns of frets 1-5. This guitar plays comfortably in every register up the 25.4” scale, and the carved bone nut measures 42mm (1.650”) in width. The headstock face has a rosewood veneer with an offset K. Yairi logo and cupid inlay. The Gotoh tuners turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch, with like-new chrome plating.
On the body, the white ebony bridge sits flush with the spruce top, and the saddle has ample height. The LO-65 features an abalone rosette, as well as a clear pickguard and K. Yairi signature branded into the treble-side lower bout. The Honey Burst satin finish is framed by multi-ply binding, and cosmetic wear is limited to a few very minor marks on top and a few shallow nicks on the neck profile carve, none of which impact playability in the slightest.
The original K. Yairi-branded hardshell case is included, along with the hangtags, factory paperwork, and original bill of sale.