That's a lovely guitar. I'm a cedar fan myself, but spruce certainly does take on a beautiful hue as it ages, doesn't it?
Thank you! And yes
Yes, actually I've never seen a 35 year old in such wonderful condition Regarding the spruce, actually I don't know, it's quite possible. But it could very well ve european spruce too. Yamaha was famous for using EZO in the 70s/80s, Kohno/Sakurai I've not head of.
2500 dollars seems like a good deal. If he is your instructor, the wise thing to do would be to borrow it for a week or so, to see if the 660 scale works out. The action is good?midstream wrote: ↑Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:48 pmI apologize if I should not be addressing this group, but I am very close to purchasing a Khono 15 and need some advice. My instructor, has a 1976 Khono 15 in very good to excellent shape. It is a 660mm. He wants 2500 for it. Of course it sounds beautiful when he plays it. When I play it I am struck by the depth of the base and clarity of notes. I am concerned I may be making a mistake though getting a 660. My hands "spread" is 9.25 inches. I have not played it for and extended amount of time so I don't know if it may be too long a scale. If it is no problem, I don't mind spending the money, it seems a normal price, but if it doesn't work for me, I am concerned about resale with a 660 scale. Am I over thinking or should I just buy a wonderful guitar? Thanks, and happy father's day!
I believe most people keep their guitars at pitch.
Agreed. And welcome to the club!oc chuck wrote: ↑Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:11 pmI believe most people keep their guitars at pitch.
I would say no, don't detune day to day.
If you don't play for a few days or more, detune maybe a half tone.
If you're traveling detune a tone, if your baby is flying detune several tones.
Just my middle of the road opinion...
Congratulations on your new guitar. The Pro J is a lovely instrument.James A. Showalter wrote: ↑Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:34 pmUpdate: I received my 2014 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J this past week. It's a 650mm scale length, 52mm nut, Cedar top-board and I believe CSA Rosewood B/S. It's in exceptional condition which you'd expect from a used instrument this new. I can only compare its tone to my Takamine C132S and my 1st thoughts are that it has more Bass and greater Sustain. I will learn to appreciate it more in time but right now I can admire it for what it is - a beautiful guitar derived from a heritage well founded in the science and art of a Master Luthier. That is in a class by itself for all of my guitars. I am a proud owner. I have one question for the group:
The Kohno website suggests detuning the instrument after each playing session. From the purists perspective that means everyday if that is how often you play. How many people adhere to this rule? Answer Yes, No or Mostly.