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.Hank Matallana wrote: ↑Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:22 pmHi 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.
Photo's are always lovely!