Yes, but it's not a high end model (to my eyes), since its from the 80s. You can tell by the looks (lack of decorations). A No.80 from the mid 70s or earlier is a high end model for example. Later the 200 and 300 was the top tier, but they where not "better" than a M60/80 from the 70s.joelmalit wrote: ↑Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:13 pm"L" model is designed for ladies. Other Japanese brands such as Grand Shinano also used "L" for their 630. I have a Matsuoka M80R that has solid top so most likely the model 100 has solid top and is one of the high-end model. Mine's "R" stands for Requinto.
You might be right there, but to my eyes this doesn't look like a high-end model. No bridge decorations for example. And I agree, its hard to draw a definite line here... But the label also tells us something:
You're absolutely right, mordent, buying something unseen/untouched is always a risk, which I understand (and have done many times before!).mordent wrote: ↑Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:33 pmThis makes buying unseen without playing the instrument somewhat of a gamble;particularly so if there is damage ,as in this case ,since then it is difficult to sell it again if the sound does not suit or is nothing special.
Another very important point is the action height and the amount of adjustment available at the saddle
A wise choice after all, I guess.hesson11 wrote: ↑Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:56 pmUPDATE:
A huge thank you to all, again, for the wealth of information. I'm sure it will serve me well.
As for this guitar, I decided to pass on it. Too many uncertainties on whether it would be right for me, when I have other guitar goals in sight. The auction ended a little while ago, and someone got it for $202.50! Probably a pretty good deal.
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