Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by rinneby » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:25 pm

Hank Matallana wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:22 pm
Hi Jon,

That's interesting. I too have seen mostly mortice joint, although I am the custodian of a rare bird: a Spanish Cedar/Brazilian 68' No.15 kohno built like cedar Fleta with the tradition spanish heel. It consistently smells like a cigar box when I take it out. It's capable of a bit more dynamics than other Kohnos I've tried. Not too sure if it's because of the neck angle or because of the bracing pattern used. I have a photos somewhere if you'd like to see them.

Hank
Yes, Kohno did start to use the Spanish heel construction in 1965-1966 I believe. All guitars he and his factory built after this period is Spanish heel.

Photo's are always lovely!

/Jon
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2007 - Curt Claus Voigt
2016 - Pete Beer

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by Hank Matallana » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:34 pm

Yeah, Fleta used the mortise joint for awhile too, and then went back to building guitars with a spanish heel. Kohno was probably heavily influenced by him.

Thanks,

Hank
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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by rinneby » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:43 pm

Hank Matallana wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:34 pm
Yeah, Fleta used the mortise joint for awhile too, and then went back to building guitars with a spanish heel. Kohno was probably heavily influenced by him.

Thanks,

Hank
Very much so!

/Jon
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2007 - Curt Claus Voigt
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Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by HNLim » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:44 pm

What is the value of a 1976 MASARU KOHNO No,20 and what is it made of?
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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by rinneby » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:57 pm

HNLim wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:44 pm
What is the value of a 1976 MASARU KOHNO No,20 and what is it made of?
Spruce top, Brazilian back and sides. If its in good condition around 3000-3500 Euro. It's "real value" is higher, but they seldom fetch that price.

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by KraftDinner » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:21 pm

City and Country: Toronto, Canada
Make: Sakurai-Kohno
Model: #7
Date of Production: 1975
Date of Acquisition: 2018
Price of Acquisition: $900 CAD
Top: Cedar
Back: Indian Rosewood
Side: Indian Rosewood
Neck: Cedar
Fingerboard: Ebony

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by KraftDinner » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:54 pm

I came across this http://www.kohno-guitar.org/faq/index_e.html on the Kohno Sakurai website and was wondering if people actually follow this recommendation:
I play guitar everyday. Do I have to release tension of string every time I am not play?
Yes. Please make full turn (wind down) the strings turning around the buttons 2 to 3 times every time after playing.

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by KraftDinner » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:03 pm

Another recommendation on the Kohno Sakurai website here: http://www.kohno-guitar.org/faq/index_e.html is:
After you play the guitar, clean your guitar with a soft cloth ( ex. silicone cloth).
Is the "silicone cloth" referred to a gun cloth like this one?: https://www.amazon.ca/Hoppes-No-Silicon ... B000VYL3EM

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by astro64 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:53 pm

KraftDinner wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:54 pm
I came across this http://www.kohno-guitar.org/faq/index_e.html on the Kohno Sakurai website and was wondering if people actually follow this recommendation:
I play guitar everyday. Do I have to release tension of string every time I am not play?
Yes. Please make full turn (wind down) the strings turning around the buttons 2 to 3 times every time after playing.
No, never done this, guitar doesn't need it, some claim it may lengthen bass string life.

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by martinardo » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:17 pm

Congratulations KD on the #7. It looks great and in pretty good condition. Have you entered the confusing, un-ending Maze

that is String Choice ? :wink:
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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by KraftDinner » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:48 pm

martinardo wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:17 pm
Congratulations KD on the #7. It looks great and in pretty good condition. Have you entered the confusing, un-ending Maze

that is String Choice ? :wink:
Thanks martinardo. I think the strings the guitar came with are a mix of Augustine Red and Blue. Not exactly sure of that but I found two partial packages of strings with those labels inside the case.
I think I will try the list mentioned on the Kohno-Sakurai website first and take notes before I try to venture into that maze. :lol:

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by rinneby » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:31 am

KraftDinner wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:21 pm
City and Country: Toronto, Canada
Make: Sakurai-Kohno
Model: #7
Date of Production: 1975
Date of Acquisition: 2018
Price of Acquisition: $900 CAD
Top: Cedar
Back: Indian Rosewood
Side: Indian Rosewood
Neck: Cedar
Fingerboard: Ebony

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Excellent price. Congrats!

/Jon
1964 - Masaru Kohno No.7
2007 - Curt Claus Voigt
2016 - Pete Beer

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by beanctr » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:27 pm

Wow that's nice. I'd take that over a Cordoba or Yamaha any day! R
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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by Baryll » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:24 pm

rinneby wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:25 pm
Hank Matallana wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:22 pm
Hi Jon,

That's interesting. I too have seen mostly mortice joint, although I am the custodian of a rare bird: a Spanish Cedar/Brazilian 68' No.15 kohno built like cedar Fleta with the tradition spanish heel. It consistently smells like a cigar box when I take it out. It's capable of a bit more dynamics than other Kohnos I've tried. Not too sure if it's because of the neck angle or because of the bracing pattern used. I have a photos somewhere if you'd like to see them.

Hank
Yes, Kohno did start to use the Spanish heel construction in 1965-1966 I believe. All guitars he and his factory built after this period is Spanish heel.

Photo's are always lovely!

/Jon
Hi,
That's true for sure. I'm not certain whether it was mentioned somewhere on this forum before or not, but it is worth mentioning the Japanese luthiers, while cooperating with the Spanish masters, plagiarized all their work (bracing patterns and so on) and said :bye: to Spaniards... Correct me if I'm wrong. I might have jeopardized my future here :mrgreen:
Regards,
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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by dta721 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:28 pm

Baryll wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:24 pm
...
Hi,
That's true for sure. I'm not certain whether it was mentioned somewhere on this forum before or not, but it is worth mentioning the Japanese luthiers, while cooperating with the Spanish masters, plagiarized all their work (bracing patterns and so on) and said :bye: to Spaniards... Correct me if I'm wrong. I might have jeopardized my future here :mrgreen:
Regards,
Przemek
Masaru Kono went to Spain in 1960, apprenticed for six months at the workshop of Arcángel Fernández. So he formally learned Spanish guitar building from Arcángel Fernández. In 1967, he was awarded the Gold Medal at the Elizabeth’s Concourse International Guitar Building Competition in Belgium. Among the judge’s panel were Ignacio Fleta, Robert Bouchet, Joaquín Rodrigo, and Alirio Díaz.

The above info can be found/plagiarized online using Google :wink: !

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