DE €.1990 OBO Masaru Kohno No. 8 Spruce/IRW 1972, Stuttgart, Germany
- Type / luthier: classical, Masaru Kohno
- Year of construction: 1972
- Scale length (mm): 660
- Nut width (mm): 52
- Top: solid Spruce
- Back / Sides: solid Indian Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Tuners: 39 mm spacing (Gotoh?)
- Finish: Cashew
- Sound: deep bass with clear singing treble
- Condition: in very good
In regards to the age of the guitar, it’s in a very good condition. It has some harmless superficial marks on soundboard and back (belt buckle?). One repaired very fine hairline crack under the bridge and one repaired very fine hairline crack on back. All are professionally repaired by famous luthier Gropius. The ebony fingerboard is also refretted by the same luthier. He said that this is the hardest ebony he ever worked on.
Sides, neck, head and mechanics are all in good condition.
- Price: €1990
, including a Hiscox
case. Buyer pays actual cost for shipping and payment fee if applicable. Please feel free to make a reasonable offer.
- Viewing / trial possible: Yes, in person, delicious espresso/cappuccino included
- Location (nearest city): near Stuttgart
Masaru Kohno-sensei started making guitars in 1948.
In 1960 he went to Spain to study the classical guitar lutherie intricacies with Archangel Fernandez.
He then continued improving his guitars in Japan and in 1967 he won the gold medal in Elizabeth's Concourse Belgium, an international competition in guitar lutherie (Fleta and Bouchet were the judges among others).
He died in 1998 and his workshop is continued by his nephew, Masaki Sakurai-sensei.
Kohno & Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch
When I got this guitar from a guitarist, who now mainly plays steel string, it had already one very fine hairline crack on soundboard and one on the back. I suspect it’s due to the improper storage in an untight case without humidifier for a long time. I then let the cracks repaired and also new frets installed. The jobs are professionally and wonderfully done by famous luthier Gropius.
In regards to its age, the guitar is in a very good condition, and is ready to be played.
It is a wonderful spruce/rosewood guitar, with which I hate to part.
Only selling to fund a commission with a delcamp luthier, which will be finally built soon.
Due to the Indian Rosewood (no CITES certificate), I can ship the guitar within European Union without problem.
Please consult for shipping outside EU.
I'd be happy to answer your questions or send you high quality pictures.