Correct, only the "S" from the Conservatory Series had solid top. With that said, I once had an old Ibanez from the 70s with laminated top, it was awesome
How's it going?Jorge Oliveira wrote: ↑Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:59 amI'm tracking the package and, Indeed, it arrived to Lisbon this Monday, October 2nd. Since then it is "Held for customs inspection"... . Apparently, they are already messing messing with it... But tell me, Jon, how did you receive your Japanese guitars? Are they delivered directly to your home? Did you have to collect them at some Post Office depot? And how did you pay the customs duties?
Sorry to hear that, but it will all work out in the end I'm sure. On all my packages it said "musical instrument" as well as the cost, directly form Japan, strange. EMS shipping.Jorge Oliveira wrote: ↑Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:15 pmVery, very slowly, Jon . The package arrived in Lisbon on Monday a week ago and only last Friday afternoon I received a letter from the Post Office asking for information concerning the cost of the "object", its packing and international shipping. They asked also for proof of payment (the Pay Pal invoices), etc. This letter took longer to travel from Lisbon to Cascais (some 40 km) than for the guitar to travel from Tokyo to Lisbon! I sent back all the requested information by e-mail on the same day and I'm now waiting. Unfortunately, as of tomorrow I'll be out of Cascais for a week, touring the North of Portugal with a Dutch couple we are friends with since our days in Mozambique in the seventies. Most likely, when the notice from the Post Office to collect the guitar arrives I won't be here...
The label is genuine for sure and the headstock looks like Rokutaro Nakade. It's probably some kind kind of special model made in the late 60s or early 70s. It looks high end for sure, the tuners are replaced though.
No, I think it's either added later, or means something. Sorry I can't be more specific
Something is not quite right here. The label looks much older than the rest of the guitar.
Agreed. But the headstock looks Nakade right, even though it almost looks like plastic is added on top? Could it be an older guitar that has been restored in 97? Or even worse, a cheapo turned into a "Nakade"dandan wrote: ↑Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:52 pmSomething is not quite right here. The label looks much older than the rest of the guitar.
It's a strange one. The headstock is similar, as are the bridge and rosette, but the whole guitar looks too new apart from the label, which looks old. It's as though the guitar was built in '97, but with the date printed on an old label and stuck on. It looks like a well made guitar. Everything I've read suggests Rokutaro Nakade died sometime in the '70s. The latest guitar I've seen was 1974. Perhaps one of his sons found an old label and decided to build an homage to his father, using his signature headstock and rosette design?rinneby wrote: ↑Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:15 pmAgreed. But the headstock looks Nakade right? Could it be an older guitar that been restored in 97? Or even worse, a cheapo turned into a "Nakade"dandan wrote: ↑Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:52 pmSomething is not quite right here. The label looks much older than the rest of the guitar.