Tamura model P50

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Tamura model P50

Post by Thura2017 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:58 am

Hi,
Does anyone have some idea about the specs of Tamura model P50 1970 made? Appreciate very much for the inputs. :merci:
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Re: Tamura model P50

Post by rinneby » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:13 am

Thura2017 wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:58 am
Hi,
Does anyone have some idea about the specs of Tamura model P50 1970 made? Appreciate very much for the inputs. :merci:
You should post this in the "We who love Japanese classical guitars" thread instead. However, this is most likely a long scale guitar, 660 mm or even 662-63, 52 mm nut. Solid top and probably solid back and sides, indian rosewood. A very Ramirez 1A inspired guitar.

/Jon
1965 - Masaru Kono No.5
1973 - Ryoji Matsuoka No.80
1976 - Kazuo Yairi YC-250
2007 - Lorenzo Frignani

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Re: Tamura model P50

Post by dandan » Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:06 pm

I just acquired a 1979 Hiroshi Tamura no.10. Bit more recent, so its a 650, but probably similar spec otherwise. Solid spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides. I'd be interested to know what the bracing is like on a 1970 p50. I was expecting mine to be a Ramirez style guitar but the bracing is actually more of a Hauser style. 7 strut fan, with bridge plate and closing bars.
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Re: Tamura model P50

Post by rinneby » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:38 pm

dandan wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:06 pm
I just acquired a 1979 Hiroshi Tamura no.10. Bit more recent, so its a 650, but probably similar spec otherwise. Solid spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides. I'd be interested to know what the bracing is like on a 1970 p50. I was expecting mine to be a Ramirez style guitar but the bracing is actually more of a Hauser style. 7 strut fan, with bridge plate and closing bars.
Great find! I have a P100 from -1979, I guess its the same, somehow... Need to work some things out with the action, so haven't played it yet.

/Jon
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1976 - Kazuo Yairi YC-250
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Re: Tamura model P50

Post by dandan » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:01 pm

rinneby wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:38 pm
dandan wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:06 pm
I just acquired a 1979 Hiroshi Tamura no.10. Bit more recent, so its a 650, but probably similar spec otherwise. Solid spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides. I'd be interested to know what the bracing is like on a 1970 p50. I was expecting mine to be a Ramirez style guitar but the bracing is actually more of a Hauser style. 7 strut fan, with bridge plate and closing bars.
Great find! I have a P100 from -1979, I guess its the same, somehow... Need to work some things out with the action, so haven't played it yet.


/Jon
I think it is the same guitar, but maybe made for different markets. As far as I can tell, the P series were made for export. It is an excellent sounding guitar. Not at all what I expected, like I said, I was expecting a Ramirez style guitar, but an excellent sounding guitar nonetheless.
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Re: Tamura model P50

Post by rinneby » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:34 pm

dandan wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:01 pm
rinneby wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:38 pm
dandan wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:06 pm
I just acquired a 1979 Hiroshi Tamura no.10. Bit more recent, so its a 650, but probably similar spec otherwise. Solid spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides. I'd be interested to know what the bracing is like on a 1970 p50. I was expecting mine to be a Ramirez style guitar but the bracing is actually more of a Hauser style. 7 strut fan, with bridge plate and closing bars.
Great find! I have a P100 from -1979, I guess its the same, somehow... Need to work some things out with the action, so haven't played it yet.


/Jon
I think it is the same guitar, but maybe made for different markets. As far as I can tell, the P series were made for export. It is an excellent sounding guitar. Not at all what I expected, like I said, I was expecting a Ramirez style guitar, but an excellent sounding guitar nonetheless.
Please post some pictures of it at the Japanese thread!

/Jon
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1973 - Ryoji Matsuoka No.80
1976 - Kazuo Yairi YC-250
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Re: Tamura model P50

Post by Thura2017 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:47 am

rinneby wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:13 am
Thura2017 wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:58 am
Hi,
Does anyone have some idea about the specs of Tamura model P50 1970 made? Appreciate very much for the inputs. :merci:
You should post this in the "We who love Japanese classical guitars" thread instead. However, this is most likely a long scale guitar, 660 mm or even 662-63, 52 mm nut. Solid top and probably solid back and sides, indian rosewood. A very Ramirez 1A inspired guitar.

/Jon
Thanks rinneby for your kind input. I got a chance to get a deal at good price from one seller although there is very visible crack on the top, but the seller back out and wanted to keep it for the sentimental reason.
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Yamaha CG111s
Yamaha CG112Ms
Yamaha CG151c
Yamaha CG171s
Yamaha CG180sca
Yamaha CG192s
Yamaha SLG130nw
Antonio Picado model 60
Amalio Burguet 3A
Alhambra 5PA PT
Antonio Lorca model 12
Cuenca model 40R
Esteve 4st
Takamine C128
L Luthier Sig 08

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Re: Tamura model P50

Post by rinneby » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:50 am

Thura2017 wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:47 am
rinneby wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:13 am
Thura2017 wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:58 am
Hi,
Does anyone have some idea about the specs of Tamura model P50 1970 made? Appreciate very much for the inputs. :merci:
You should post this in the "We who love Japanese classical guitars" thread instead. However, this is most likely a long scale guitar, 660 mm or even 662-63, 52 mm nut. Solid top and probably solid back and sides, indian rosewood. A very Ramirez 1A inspired guitar.

/Jon
Thanks rinneby for your kind input. I got a chance to get a deal at good price from one seller although there is very visible crack on the top, but the seller back out and wanted to keep it for the sentimental reason.
No need to worry, they are quite common in Japan, I'm sure you will find another one if you like. Buyee is recommended.

/Jon
1965 - Masaru Kono No.5
1973 - Ryoji Matsuoka No.80
1976 - Kazuo Yairi YC-250
2007 - Lorenzo Frignani

You are the instrument, not the guitar

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