Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Postby Semitone » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:00 pm

I guess I'm going to have to become a member of the fan club. Just got my new spruce/maple P.C. (2017)
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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Postby rinneby » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:05 pm

Semitone wrote:I guess I'm going have to become a member of the fan club. Just got my new spruce/maple P.C.

Very nice! Most welcome to the club, you will enjoy your stay for sure :guitare:
/Jon
1965 - Masaru Kono No.5
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1984 - José Giménez No.204

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Postby Grooveman JS » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:37 am

Semitone wrote:I guess I'm going have to become a member of the fan club. Just got my new spruce/maple P.C.



Hello & Welcome to the club.......that's a very unique & good looking :bravo: piece
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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Postby hesson11 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:40 pm

If I may ask, what exactly is it about Kohno guitars that inspires such a devoted following? I'm genuinely curious.

I've never had a chance to play one, and while I've tried to read as much of this long thread as possible, I haven't yet found anything that answers my question. Would anyone care to elaborate or to point me to a particular post or thread that might fill me in on what I've been missing out on?

THANKS.
-Bob

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Postby Grooveman JS » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:27 am

Hi Hesson11 you should go & try play some of these instruments; they're widely available......hear, feel the instrumentl for yourself; that's probably the best way to judge & satisfy your curiosity

Another website with material with a historical context that's worth reading is at http://www.vintagekohno.com happy reading
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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Postby astro64 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:28 am

Kohno won first price in 1967 in Paris in a luthier competition of sorts, beating out Friederich. I think Kohno's guitars are probably the lowest price high quality guitars from the 70's and 80's you can find. These instruments competed directly with Ramirez in the market, and were recognized as concert guitars with big voice and a pianistic character. The 1960's models are different, very special in their own way, since they follow a more traditional building pattern. All of Kohno's instruments seem built very well from good materials with few setup problems. He followed the Ramirez path in the 70's by starting to build long-scale guitars (but with different bracing patterns). The 1960s instruments will get you close to a vintage spruce top instrument like a Hauser or Fleta for a fraction of the price.

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Postby Tom » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:58 pm

astro64 wrote:Kohno won first price in 1967 in Paris in a luthier competition of sorts, beating out Friederich. I think Kohno's guitars are probably the lowest price high quality guitars from the 70's and 80's you can find. These instruments competed directly with Ramirez in the market, and were recognized as concert guitars with big voice and a pianistic character. The 1960's models are different, very special in their own way, since they follow a more traditional building pattern. All of Kohno's instruments seem built very well from good materials with few setup problems. He followed the Ramirez path in the 70's by starting to build long-scale guitars (but with different bracing patterns). The 1960s instruments will get you close to a vintage spruce top instrument like a Hauser or Fleta for a fraction of the price.


Being the owner of a 60's Kohno (Kono) myself, i must say your last statement is spot on!


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