Congratulations. A agree with you on the Shinano guitars. I have a No.83 (supposed to be one of the top-models during the 60s), and while the build quality is a little "so so", it sounds very sweet in a good way and plays easy. It's also very lightly built.ghitarist wrote: ↑Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:10 pmMy recently purchased Grand Shinano GS250 (700$ shipped), spruce top, laminated sides and back, had sent the all-solid Kremona Fiesta FC (900$) on sale without doubts. Nowadays all solid guitars sound so damn muddy compared to this vintage...
If you have the chance, try a Grand Shinano , you'll receive a harp-like brilliance and crystal clear, extended trebles for much less i've payed.. Just have the patience. e - b a y is a good place for hunting these guitars
However, my guitar is in desperate need of new frets, as well as a new nut and saddle, and I'm not sure I want to spend 300 Euro on that. Time will tell.
All the best from Sweden