Obitury- Kazuo Yairi (1932-2014)

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K. Yairi Guitar Co., Ltd., a high-quality acoustic guitar manufacturer, and a legendary luthier in Japan, passed away of multiple organ failure on March 5. He was 81 years old.

Yairi never thought of expanding production as incoming orders increased after 1965 saying, "Given the materials we use for our guitars and manufacturing processes, we can't logically raise our production volume. I don't sell musical instruments, but sell satisfaction to our customers." Monthly production of K. Yairi guitars remained mostly unchanged until today between 700 and 750 units though sales value significantly gained year after year. 

He built guitars for great artists like Paul McCartney and Keisuke Kuwata to name just a few.

He was loved by guitarists and industry members for his passion for guitar and music, and friendly character.

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