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NGD All Mahogany OM

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Torz Johnson, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Torz Johnson

    Torz Johnson Friend of Leo's

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    Alvarez-Yairi FYM66HD

    I don't think there are too many of these, based on their story of a re-discovered stash of 50 year old Honduran old growth mahogany. Once the stash is used up, that's it. There are also a spruce topped Dreadnought and OM in the series.


    The dreadnought would have been great but I've already got some dreads. I really wanted something different so I got the all-mahogany OM. So different from my other guitars with their big bodies and spruce tops, and that's great because now I have a variety of acoustic tones at my fingertips.

    Look at that wood, I could almost eat it. :)

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    That is gorgeous! I really like the Alvarez acoustics!
     
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  3. Pickingthru

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    A fine looking guitar. Bet it sounds good too.
     
  4. harpdog

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    Beautiful! My all hog 000 12 fret is my favorite
     
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    Beautiful guitar! Congratulations and enjoy it.
     
  6. howardlo

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    OM and OOO and OO are far nicer IMHO are far nicer sounding than dreads((unless you are playing bluegrass). I have many and all mahogany guitars sound great and warm. Love my two all mahogany guitars, one OOO and one parlor.

    Great guitar you have there.
     
  7. zombywoof

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    Cool! Alvarez issued other spruce top models last year built with 50-year old mahogany bodies so they must have uncovered a pretty good stash. I recall back in the 1990s Martin acquired a small amount of old growth Engelmann spruce but in their case it was only enough to turn out a total of four guitar tops.
     
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    That's a great looking guitar. Congrats and HNGD.
     
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    No pickguard to hamper the sound eminating from the soundboard (top) of your guitar. Nice
     
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    Sweet looking guitar! I bet it's a blast to play. And I'm another all-mahogany fan.
     
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    Very nice.

    For reference: https://www.alvarezguitars.com/guitar/fym66hd/

    All solid back/sides too. I like that Alvarez (Yairi) has given a good amount of attention to examining/re-examining the design of the bridge. That with the saddle, really determine the drive/output of the top.
    (I am biased, I have a CY140 Yairi from the 80s -- which is one [my only!] really good guitar).
     
  12. Torz Johnson

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    It actually does have a pickguard, a very thin clear one. Even in person it's hard to see. I may take it off one day, but for now it's not bothering me.
     
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    That's a beauty. Wear it out!
     
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    What a beauty! Big congrats.
     
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    She's purtty! Congrats!
     
  16. Old Deaf Roadie

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    Very nice!! Enjoy!
     
  17. Randypttt

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    That's a gorgeous guitar. I haven't played a Yairi since, idk, early 80s? Always thought they were nice sounding guitars. Had a nice acoustic myself at the time so interest was low.

    Since then I've acquired this Collings Small Jumbo and noticed that the shape and size seems similar to your OM.
    I suspect they sound nothing alike which attests to the difference in bracing and incremental shape of the upper bouts and maybe the depth of the body. And all that mahogany!

    I always think the OM models are more 'parlor' style with that focused mid-range and even across-the-board tone. I played a Martin Eric Clapton sig I think is an OM. Lovely sound.

    My Jumbo is all big bottom end, crystal bright top end and the liquid mids. Got to be careful where you strike a note. Buts that what I love about jumbos.

    Love to hear a sample of your Yairi.

    Cheers mate, enjoy



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    Very nice!
    I have a lot of respect for Yairi.
    I owned a WY-1 when I was too young to really appreciate it. I sold it to fund a Dreadnaught Takamine, which I still have 28 years later so, no regrets.
    Had my tastes been a bit more mature, I’d have hung on to it.
     
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    Just dawned on me that I have an all-mahogany 000 size guitar built with 79 year old wood as it dates from 1942. Mine, however, is ribbon mahogany. Real stripey. But you got the love the more compressed sound of a mahogany top guitar.
     
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