andreas777 wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:16 pm
rinneby wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:21 am
Great find, and + to me for that educated guess
For me it's interesting to see that this guitar is quite heavy with its 1750g, heavier than most of my other classical guitars that fall in the range 1630g-1730g. One reason could be the Yamaha-typical neck that is slightly thicker than the necks of other brands or luthiers. Jon, with all the Japanese guitars you own or have owned, what are your experiences with neck shapes and weights? Is this a criteria for you when you buy a guitar?
I tend to like guitars that falls in the category of normal to lightweight, as heavy builds (often) makes the sound stay inside the guitar, often in combination with a thick layer of lacquer. Regarding necks, it differs from guitar to guitar, but if I could choose I'm not a fan of too thick necks, that is fairly common on Japanese guitars, like Yamaha's or 70s Kohno/Sakurai, for example. Then again, many of the Japanese guitars that I own and owned feels really good despite these things, my Matsuoka No.80 for example is quite heavy with a fairly thick neck, still its play easy and feel great.
So to answer your question: No, this is not a criteria when I buy my guitars, as most of the time I cannot even try before I buy.