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By reading the number stamped on the heel block of your Yairi, you can tell in which year it was made. The first two numbers correspond to the year of the Emperor of Japan at that time. It is in very nice shape, sounds great, and I love it already, but it still can't touch my 1970 Martin.
It sounds and plays like many fine guitars that are sell for three or four times the price that I could sell this instrument for. I replaced the tuners, and had some work done on the bridge.I always hated the floating metal bridge, so I had someone fill it in with wood and replace the saddle.