Masaru Kohno of Toshimaku, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Year:

    1983 - model 'Special'. Labelled dated and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    CITES-certified Brazilian rosewood; mainly straight-grained in the sides and back centre. The purfling and back centre-strip are extensively-decorated.
    Body length:- 487mm.
    Top bout:- 280 mm wide & 97 mm deep.
    Waist:- 240 mm & 99 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 367 mm wide & 96 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a very silky, fine-grained front. The rosette, matching purfling and bridge tie-block decoration are all signifying the 'Special' model. The front has an asymmetric, 6-fan-strut layout and more top cross-bars than a Torres system for example.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers tuning machines with engraved brass sideplates, white buttons and white mother-of-pearl buttons, all mounted on a rosewood-faced head.

  • Scale:

    66cm - yet very comfortable to play - with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    53mm at the nut with 43.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1725 grams

  • Condition:

    The guitar is in very good, well-cared-for condition.
    The front was re-polished with shellac by Peter Barton some time ago.

  • Comments:

    The guitars of Masaru Kohno have always been very well-respected for their precision of build, their uniformity and balance of sound throughout the range and have been used by many professionals over the years.
    This one is particularly even and well-balanced with great clarity throughout.
    Sensibly-priced, this represents the top end of Japanese lutherie.

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  • Price:
    GBP 3,995 including original case. Commission sale hence no additional VAT to add.
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

+ 44 (0) 1732 453 523

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