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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?
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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
1964 - Masaru Kohno No.7
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Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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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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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
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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
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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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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 ?
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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.
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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
1964 - Masaru Kohno No.7
1984 - Asturias 3456C John Mills
1996 - Masaru Kohno Maestro
2017 - Karel Dedain
2017 - Tobias Braun

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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Post by ChristianSchwengeler » Tue May 29, 2018 10:36 pm

Just for the record I want to post some pictures of a Ryoji Matsuoka NO.50 (1976) that my friend and client Jorge Oliveira has imported from japan a few month ago. It was again the same story - portuguese authorities did not care in any way about rosewood, and I find this always funny when I see all the hassle about it on the forum. Even if it was a more complicated dispatch this time, and not very cheap either. The guitar had a few dings and rather cheapish tuners, the rest is really good. This is a very balanced instrument with good trebles, and good tone seperation, cristal basses, and a rather clear and bright sound. Body resonance is about A. We put now this instrument for sale as it needs to be played by someone who needs a better instrument. The price is 950 € hard case incl. ex shipping EU sales only. If you are interessted you can PM me.
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Post by James A. Showalter » Wed May 30, 2018 1:35 am

post some pictures of a Ryoji Matsuoka NO.50 (1976)
That is really nice.
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Post by GuitarsWeB » Thu May 31, 2018 2:07 pm

Anyone here know anything about a T. Matsuoka M60F flamenco guitar? Say, the original retail price, naturally, they are/were made in Japan. Are they about on par with the old 1970's (flamenco) Aria, Crown, Yamaha, etc made my Roji Matsuoka ?
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