Well, here is the genuine article - a High Profile, full weight, engraved and gold-plated pre-war flathead tone ring: go. I am attempting to include links to history and pictures of some of the extra special entries. If you have corrections or additions, please contribute by sending me an email: dan "at" banjophiles .
Founded in 1975 by Janet and Greg Deering, we are proud to have grown to become the largest manufacturer of banjos in America.
This number can be used to date a guitar and in some cases tell where it was made.
We are VERY pleased to present a very special example Alvarez Yairi .
It is my goal to provide a resource for people interested in the history of vintage banjos and also the re-creation of that desired "old" banjo tone, focusing on recordings of various banjos with different components and setups. It sported it's original plectrum neck for 71 years....
There are numerous offerings in the marketplace today, all of which claim to be the secret to that "prewar" tone, driving the need for an objective source to sift through all of the "snake oil" and "voo-doo" and hear for yourself! here it is with a 5-string neck I finished for it, along with an original 5-string presto tailpiece that I found on an old TB11.
We are VERY pleased to present a very special example Alvarez Yairi . We have also observed increased numbers of degranulating mast .
Is the a link to a site where I can find guild guitar serial numbers, especially the old ones But dating my guitar .
Alvarez instruments are known for their tone and feel and some of the most amazing artists over the last ﬁve decades have gravitated towards the brand and its guitars. This collaboration turned out to be a remarkable success and our Alvarez-Yairi guitars are still handmade in the Yairi factory today, in the small town of Kani, Japan.
Its image is synonymous with quality and innovation. In the late 60’s the company began working with Master Luthier, Kazuo Yairi.
From about 1962 on and especially since 1970 there have been a large number of oriental manufacture banjos made to answer the demand.
By far and away most of these are entry level 5 string instruments, yet the basic construction for tenor, plectrum and guitar banjos is similar with a different neck and number of strings, so the information here applies to them also.
From information on the Internet concerning dating these, the guitar's serial number would .