Was hoping to get some help identifying this mystery guitar (please see link below). Needed to get an inexpensive flamenco/classical cutaway for a conversion into a nylon/electric. Found this guitar on an auction site in Japan thinking it would be a perfect beater to fix up and install the PU. Really surprised when I received it today. Everything is solid wood, no laminates. Here are the specs:
Total Length: 985mm
Body: W: 287, 237, 360mm; L: 485mm; D: 90mm
Neck Width: Nut: 52mm; Neck/Body Joint: 62mm
Table: Cedar(?) w/ 1912 Ramirez style bracing
A few of the braces have popped off and the top has a small crack that can easily be fixed. The bracing, neck joint, binding, purfling, etc... is finished with a high level of proficiency. No labels, no stamped serial numbers...but a really unusual looking headstock. Maybe a private builder? It is quite heavy for a classical. Can't use Photobucket anymore for 3rd Party Hosting; so I'm trying out Flickr, but can't seem to get that working either. I'm hoping this link will work. I have a feeling this might be a Local Japanese Luthier's work? Or maybe a product of one of our CGF folks?
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks a bunch in advance!
'06 Asturias Prelude S; '02 Yamaha CG101; '68 S. Nogami Concert Tenor; '67 Hashimoto No. 232