Alvarez yairi serial number dating
I have a friend take a look now and then, HE KNOWS Mandolins! I'm going to go by there today and see if they still have it!The Mandolin Store: My dad told me that he traded this mandolin to Larry Sparks father for Gibson Dove guitar at Shohamy's in Franklin Ohio (I may not be spelling that correct) - this was like a small flea market............... Bernie - it's a little place where people trade guns and pocket knives mostly................. I assume it's still there and all I know is it's in Franklin.3) The only identifying number I can find (without somehow checking the neck block) is a small, old sticker on the back of the headstock reading 29219.4) The tuning gears are open-backed; a feature I have not seen on any other Alvarez model I have inspected. 5) The soundboard appears to be solid spruce, the back and sides are solid flamed-maple, and the neck seems to be rock maple.The number appearing on the sticker does not follow the algorithm Alvarez-Yairi lists on their website to date a particular instrument.If I had to guess, I would say it is late 70's-early 80's, but this is just a guess.The only difference is Jan Bloom made me an engraved truss rod cover and, I had to get a new case.I have a slight "sinkage" problem but not dangerous. Is that the small pawn shop right on the corner of Main and Rt. I have been past that place several times in the last year and never thought to stop --that they would have had a Dove in there would never have remotely occured to me.
Funny thing is, all these years later, I've STILL never come across an Alvarez F-4 ! That F4 style was a model A910 Somerfield Florentine............dad had one of those. I did find a picture of it in one of my books................is that a beauty! I talked with my dad and he's going to send me some pics - I will post them here once I get them. Thanks Well, the one in the ad is "twin" to the one I bought in 1974 at "Homespun Music" here in Kalamazoo. This seems like a great community, with a wealth of information, and Im glad I discovered this place.I recently acquired an old (oldish) Alvarez F-5-style mandolin.My dad told me that he traded this mandolin to Larry Sparks father for Gibson Dove guitar at Shohamy's in Franklin Ohio (I may not be spelling that correct) - this was like a small flea market............... It was the second one trhough the store and I bought it "blind" The day it came, I was tarring a roof with a guy I used to play with.We wnet down as soon as I could scrape enough tar off my shoes to get down without making his mother furious about her floors.