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James A. Showalter
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Re: We who love Japanese classical guitars - Delcamp

Post by James A. Showalter » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:37 am

it is small, light and I can take it to sofa
What kind of guitar is this?
1972 Ryoji Matsuoka, NO 18
1990 Takamine C132S
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Post by rinneby » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:29 am

James A. Showalter wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:37 am
it is small, light and I can take it to sofa
What kind of guitar is this?
Its a Takeharu "Lady" (I think)

/J
1962 - Rokutaro Nakade
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2007 - Curt Claus Voigt
2017 - Tobias Braun

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Post by Ruki1414 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:59 am

Yes. Takeharu "Lady" LGT-31b, made by Kiso Suzuki.

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Post by Nappingdog » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:32 pm

That’s a nice lady!
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Sakurai no 5 1975
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Post by James A. Showalter » Sun May 06, 2018 1:17 am

I'd bring that one home and introduce her to the family.
1972 Ryoji Matsuoka, NO 18
1990 Takamine C132S
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (D28, MC28, D12-28, J-40)
National Resonator Guitar
Les Paul

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Post by madrilla » Fri May 11, 2018 5:00 pm

James A. Showalter wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 1:17 am
I'd bring that one home and introduce her to the family.
I'd just be a little careful, this is the LGT & b model.

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Post by James A. Showalter » Wed May 16, 2018 11:03 pm

Can't touch that!
1972 Ryoji Matsuoka, NO 18
1990 Takamine C132S
2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
Martin Guitars (D28, MC28, D12-28, J-40)
National Resonator Guitar
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Post by keithwwk » Thu May 17, 2018 7:19 am

Hi all,

Just gotten myself another Japanese guitar, Ryoji Matsuoka M20 come with solid Cedar top. No series # and year written on the label, but a date code stamped on inner neck heel indicate 1978 made. Lightly build with fine thin coating without any thickening residual left on edges or tricky corners.

Check through the net saw few listed Ryoji Matsuoka guitar labeled Model No.20 sell as M20 I think there is confusion between models. I also not sure how many variations of M20 out there, but mine is clearly not laminated top but solid top (However, after much careful inspection again, the M20 is actually laminated instead of solid. . :P)

Previous owner bought this M20 based on his guitar instructor recommendation and marked date of purchase on the soft black bag indicate 7th July 1980. By touching, it has simple 5 fans brace. The guitar, to me, is lively, nice and can sing out clear voice even plucked very softly. Sweet :lol: Happy :mrgreen:

Edited: Correct the year of made
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Antonio Picado Model 60 Spruce 2017
Esteve Mod 1.4ST Spruce 2003
M.Sakurai No.5 Cedar 1976
Ryoji Matsuoka M20 Cedar 1978
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Post by Jacek A. Rochacki » Thu May 17, 2018 10:24 am

- congratulations on acquiring this guitar, I hope that it will bring you much of good joy :) I wonder how it compares to your Picado model 60 ?
Antonio Picado, model 60, 2015, Cedar/IRW. Scale 640 mm.
Antonio Picado, model 62, 2018, Cedar/Madagascar Palosanto. Scale 640 mm. Doble Tapa.

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Post by keithwwk » Fri May 18, 2018 4:07 am

Jacek A. Rochacki wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:24 am
- congratulations on acquiring this guitar, I hope that it will bring you much of good joy :) I wonder how it compares to your Picado model 60 ?
Thanks Jacek :merci:... All guitars I own has their own sound. It is good to have choice :lol: I think the M20, consider its level in their family, sound pretty good but not bettered than the Picado 60.

Pardon me, was over confidence, after much careful inspection again, AB to my other solid top guitars, the M20 is actually laminated instead of solid. Even so, it is has surprisingly clear and even tone across fretboard. This is obvious compared to Esteve Mol1.4ST which is solid top. Both guitars got kind of sweetness in tone that I like.

I edited my previous post to correct information to avoid confusion.
Antonio Picado Model 60 Spruce 2017
Esteve Mod 1.4ST Spruce 2003
M.Sakurai No.5 Cedar 1976
Ryoji Matsuoka M20 Cedar 1978
Yamaha G225

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Post by Jason » Fri May 18, 2018 10:28 am

andreas777 wrote:
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:49 am
rinneby wrote:Pm send regarding the Yamaha's./Jon
Thank you for your suggestions and the effort with the links. The two models, G-160 and G-220, were the top-of-the-line models of its time with solid tops, they are quite rare compared to other 'G' models, and I will wait with my purchase until I see one of these two models (in the right condition).
I have a 70's g220, in mint condition, very nice little guitar. :)

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Post by rinneby » Fri May 18, 2018 11:04 am

With all this talk about Ryoji Matsuoka I picked up my old -72 this morning and it really shined. Great tone and easy playability! A great guitar for sure.

/J
1962 - Rokutaro Nakade
1992 - Manuel Bellido
2007 - Curt Claus Voigt
2017 - Tobias Braun

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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