We who love Japanese classical guitars - Delcamp

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Post by andreas777 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:03 pm

rinneby wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:25 pm
andreas777 wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:54 pm
Here as promised some pictures of my 1968 Nogami with cedar top. The guitar has a good sustain and is louder than expected:
Nice vintage look for sure. Do you like it? :) My Nogami sounds kind of old, somewhat dry and woody. Basses are quite deep.

/Jon
Yes, it's better than expected, even my luthier was surprised about the sound quality. With the new finish and the polished frets the guitar looks almost new, and you would never expect that it's almost 50 years old. Unfortunately there is a 'cloud' effect in the new finish on the sides but my luthier promised to fix it asap. I haven't played this guitar very long, and for me it is mainly a collectible item. At the moment I play my Torres-style guitar by Philipp Lerche. I hope I find some minutes soon to post a few pictures and write a review about Philipps' guitar.
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Post by madrilla » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:55 am

I recently received my Yairi. It has a cedar top and rosewood back & sides. I can feel a brace going diagonally up past the soundhole. Does that indicate Ramirez style bracing? It sounds warm, dark and full and it's a definite improvement on my Admira.

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Post by rinneby » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:06 pm

Dear friends. I have now updated our list of Japanese luthiers. 104 and counting!

Akihiko Yamashita
Akio Naniki
Alberto Nejime Ohno
Atsushi Nakamura
Daisuke Kuriyama
Hakusui Imai
Hideo Ida
Hideyuki Ezaki
Hiroaki Honma
Hirohiko Hirose
Hiroshi Abe
Hiroshi Komori
Hiroshi Tamura
Hiroumi Yamaguchi
Ichizo Kobayashi
Iuchi Koji
Jun Nakano
Jun Ohnishi
Kaoru Ono
Katsumi Arai
Kawada Ikkoh
Kazuo Hashimoto
Kazuo Ichiyanagi (Kazuo Toshi)
Kazuo Sato
Kazuo Yairi
Kazuyuki Kawamura
Ken Tamura
Kenji Watanabe
Kiyohide Oku
Kiyohide Shoji
Kodama Kanoh
Kuniharu Nobe
Kunihiko Ichiyanagi
Kuniyoshi Matsui
Makoto Teramachi
Masafumi Nobe
Masahiro Tanabe
Masaji Nobe
Masaki Sakurai
Masanobu Matsumura
Masaru Kohno
Masaru Matano
Masashi Takata
Mass Hirade
Michihiro Matsuda
Mikio Hongo
Mitsuharu Hoshi
Mitsuru Tamura
Naohiro Kawashima
Narutaka Nagasue
Noboru Nakayama
Norimitsu Tsutsumi
Osam Nakayama
Osamu Nakade
Osamu Sakamoto
Osamu Tomita
Rokutaro Nakade
Ryoji Matsuoka
Saburo Nogami
Sadao Yairi
Sakae Ishii
Sakazo Nakade
Satoru Sakuma
Seiji Inaba
Seiji Kamata
Seizo Shinano
Shigeru Namiki
Shoji Nobe
Shuichi Komiyama
Shunpei Nishino
Shunsuke Yokoo
Sumio Kurosawa
Tadao Sato
Taizo Minezawa
Takahide Kaneko
Takao Yamanashi
Takashi Miura
Taro Maruyama
Tasaki Morio
Tatsuhiko Hirose
Teruaki Nakade
Teruji Yamano
Tetsuo Kurosawa
Toshihiko Nakade
Toshihiko Tanaka
Toshihiko Tokugawa
Toshihito Maruyama
Toshio Kato
Tsunao Kubo
Tsunesaburo Kurosawa
Wataru Tsuji
Yasuyuki Abe
Yoshifumi Matsumoto
Yoshihiro Inaba
Yoshimasa Kuroda
Yoshimitsu Hoshino
Yoshinori Morii
Youhei Nishino
Yuichi Imai
Yuichi Nagasaki
Yukihide Chai
Yukinobu Chai
Yukio Nakade
Yutaka Iwata

All the best from Sweden
/Jon
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2007 - Curt Claus Voigt Torres

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Re: We who love Japanese classical guitars - Delcamp

Post by Beowulf » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:58 pm

Toshio Kato (Yamaha GC30, GC70)?
Akio Naniki (Yamaha GC71, Designer GC32/42/82)?
Naohiro Kawashima (Yamaha GC82)?
1971 Yamaha GC-10

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Post by rinneby » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:15 pm

Beowulf wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:58 pm
Toshio Kato (Yamaha GC30, GC70)?
Akio Naniki (Yamaha GC71, Designer GC32/42/82)?
Naohiro Kawashima (Yamaha GC82)?
Thanks Beowulf, Toshio Kato was added before but somehow got removed. Anyhow I've now added them!

/Jon
1992 - Manuel Bellido
2007 - Curt Claus Voigt Torres

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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Post by rinneby » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:17 pm

double post
1992 - Manuel Bellido
2007 - Curt Claus Voigt Torres

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Post by Beowulf » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:30 pm

rinneby wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:15 pm
Thanks Beowulf, Toshio Kato was added before but somehow got removed. Anyhow I've now added them!
/Jon
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1971 Yamaha GC-10

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Post by rinneby » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:29 pm

Today the sun was shining here in Sweden, so I took the liberty to recorded a few of my "not so expensive" guitars. No equalization, just a tiny bit of reverb. La Bella 2001 medium tension strings:


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All the best from Sweden
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1992 - Manuel Bellido
2007 - Curt Claus Voigt Torres

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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Re: We who love Japanese classical guitars - Delcamp

Post by Jorge Oliveira » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:18 pm

rinneby wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:29 pm
Today the sun was shining here in Sweden, so I took the liberty to recorded a few of my "not so expensive" guitars. No equalization, just a tiny bit of reverb. La Bella 2001 medium tension strings:

...
All the best from Sweden
/Jon
Uau, Jon, nice guitars you have. Among the four I would put the Nogami in first place and the Nakamura in second :D. But they are all very good, nevertheless. Congratulations for your acquisitions!

My Ryoji Matsuoka is staying longer in Customs for inspection than the Kuniharu Nobe did. Any way, I expect to receive it this week :).
1972 - Kuniharu Nobe #8, 658/51, Spr, RW B&S, Tokio, JP
1979 - Ryoji Matsuoka No.40, 650/51, Ced, RW B&S, JP
1987 - Aria A558, 650/51, Ced, lam RW B&S, Nagoya, JP
2014 - Hermanos Camps Master Nº 3, 650/52, CA Ced, MG RW B&S, Banyoles, ES

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Post by Nappingdog » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:36 pm

Hello! I️ was wondering if you have any knowledge on the Takamine hirade h-15 guitars? Thanks!
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Post by 630mm » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:15 am

Hi Jon, thanks for the comparisons and the reminder of how much I need to learn that Gary Ryan piece.

Hi NappingDog, I'm also curious about the Hirade models.
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Post by richtm » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:34 am

Hi,

what's about a japenese Maker:
M. Hashimura (not listed above)
:contrat:
The Label says: Torella - Classic Modell Nippon, handcrafted by M. Hashimura, No. 210, 1980.
It's a Torres copy - it's called Torella. Does anybody know this maker? Top: Spruce, Back and sides: Cypress. Tone is clear and singing.

Thanks in advance :merci:
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Ernest Köröskenyi 1977 Cedar top; Pauline Bernabe Especial 2007 Spruce top, Andreas Kirmse 2017 Cedar Double-top

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Re: We who love Japanese classical guitars - Delcamp

Post by KenO » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:17 pm

rinneby wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:29 pm
Today the sun was shining here in Sweden, so I took the liberty to recorded a few of my "not so expensive" guitars. No equalization, just a tiny bit of reverb. La Bella 2001 medium tension strings:

All the best from Sweden
/Jon
Thanks for sharing rinneby!Listened through some nice studio head phones. All beautiful guitars with beautiful resonance. I really like the mid-range clarity of the Nakamura. Surprised by the voice of the Cedar/Zebrawood Tama. You must enjoy playing all of them. Do you have a favorite among these? I'm a bit biased toward the Nogami, and interestingly, my '67 Spruce/BRW Nogami sounds a bit closer to the Nakamura. Nice playing too. I like the tone quality that your fingerpicking draws out of the guitars. Really love listening to comparisons like these. Thanks!
'06 Asturias Prelude S; '02 Yamaha CG101; '68 S. Nogami Concert Tenor; '67 Hashimoto No. 232

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Post by rinneby » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:48 pm

Jorge Oliveira wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:18 pm
rinneby wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:29 pm
Today the sun was shining here in Sweden, so I took the liberty to recorded a few of my "not so expensive" guitars. No equalization, just a tiny bit of reverb. La Bella 2001 medium tension strings:

...
All the best from Sweden
/Jon
Uau, Jon, nice guitars you have. Among the four I would put the Nogami in first place and the Nakamura in second :D. But they are all very good, nevertheless. Congratulations for your acquisitions!

My Ryoji Matsuoka is staying longer in Customs for inspection than the Kuniharu Nobe did. Any way, I expect to receive it this week :).
Thanks! And fingers crossed for the customs then ;)

/J
1992 - Manuel Bellido
2007 - Curt Claus Voigt Torres

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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Re: We who love Japanese classical guitars - Delcamp

Post by rinneby » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:48 pm

630mm wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:15 am
Hi Jon, thanks for the comparisons and the reminder of how much I need to learn that Gary Ryan piece.

Hi NappingDog, I'm also curious about the Hirade models.
You are welcome, and yes, "Birds flew over the spire" is a wonderful piece to play :)

/J
1992 - Manuel Bellido
2007 - Curt Claus Voigt Torres

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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