Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

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Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by binhph82 » Thu May 28, 2015 10:32 am

hi everyone,
I am a new comer. As I have a classical guitar label Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 that I don't know what kind of back and side wood. Could you consult to me? Pls look at the pics below.
Thank you!!

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Re: Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by dandan » Fri May 29, 2015 12:47 pm

Looks like Brazilian to me. I'm sure someone more informed than me will be along soon to give a more conclusive opinion. Beautiful guitar!
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Re: Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by TheEvan » Fri May 29, 2015 1:49 pm

Me too. That is a beauty!

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Re: Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by petermc61 » Fri May 29, 2015 1:59 pm

Brazilian.

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Re: Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by chiral3 » Fri May 29, 2015 9:17 pm

Without hearing it, visually there are certain aspects of that guitar that suggest it is very nice! My how the flow of cash has changed. A young luthier using good materials, good craftsmanship, and a good design would probably have less challenges selling in Japan now as compared to the 70's. Braz +4.
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Re: Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by mk49 » Sat May 30, 2015 2:55 am

Very nice Brazilian.

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Re: Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by HNLim » Sat May 30, 2015 6:24 am

90% BRW, it could however be laminate. Can you take a photo through the soundhole showing the heel-block?
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Re: Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by Peterson2 » Sat May 30, 2015 11:58 am

that is wonderful brazillian - rich and dark, quite straight grain and close grain, - old growth. rare quality now. the rosewood is seeled inside aswell, that is a good idea for brazillian which is prone to cracking. i like the overkill purfling around soundboard.

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Re: Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by brian » Sat May 30, 2015 5:10 pm

purfling and rosette look
like hauser2 inspired to me.
great looking guitar all round!!!
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Re: Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by Brian McCombs » Sat May 30, 2015 7:23 pm

Yah that's looks like a real nice guitar.

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Re: Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by tateharmann » Sun May 31, 2015 1:15 am

Looks like BRW to me too. If you like inside and the grain pattern matches the outside...it might even be solid :)

Beautiful instrument. Love the rosette!
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Re: Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by binhph82 » Sun May 31, 2015 6:43 am

Dear all,
Thank you for your comment!!
The top of this guitar to me is very special, it was made from two thick solid wood, upper is Solid Sitka Spruce, below is Solid Western Red Cedar ( I believe ). Pls look at the pic below.
There is a people who has experiences about guitar said that, this is a laminated technology was been creative by American in 1970's to reach full sound range of the both wood Sitka Spruce and Western Red Cedar.
Does any body know about this technology? Pls consult.
Thank you!

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Re: Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by petermc61 » Sun May 31, 2015 7:43 am

The TOP looks like cedar to me.

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Re: Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by Brian McCombs » Sun May 31, 2015 9:29 am

Yes, It appears to be cedar on the outer surface and I see a wider grained wood (or I think I see) inside. I'm not sure where the laminated top technology originated....I would not think the US, I would suspect laminated tops were used in Europe before we would have seen it here, but that again is just a speculation. The guitar looks to be well executed. I like the green and amber lines.

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Re: Kazuo Ichiyanagi No.300 classical guitar

Post by TheEvan » Sun May 31, 2015 12:06 pm

Get a mirror. I'd bet what you're seeing is simply soundhole reinforcement.

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