GB £..895 Rokkomann TG008J cedar 1972, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire - Sold

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GB £..895 Rokkomann TG008J cedar 1972, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire - Sold

Post by dandan » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:34 pm

Type/luthier: classical/Rokkomann(Takamine)
Year: 1972
Top: solid cedar
Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood double plate
Fingerboard: Brazilian rosewood
Sound: Piano-like, warm tone
Condition: excellent structural condition, no cracks or repairs. Good cosmetic condition, some dings on top and scratches on back.
Price: £895
Viewing possible, no trial period.
Location: Newcastle under Lyme in Staffordshire

This is a unique opportunity to acquire this incredibly rare and stunningly beautiful 1972 Rokkomann TG008J classical guitar. It was built for Rokkomann by Takamine and, like many top of the line Takamine guitars the bracing is similar to the semi-lattice design by Masaru Kohno. This is hardly surprising, as Takamine's head luthier, Mass Hirade, worked for Kohno before joining Takamine in 1968.

Scale length is 650mm and nut width is 52mm.

This guitar was priced at 80,000¥ in 1972, making it a very expensive instrument at the time.

The action is very comfortable at 3.5mm low E and 3mm high E at the 12th fret, making playability excellent. Comes with an old hard case, which is probably not original, but of the period.
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1966 Sakazo Nakade model D
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1977 Aria AG80

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Re: GB £..895 Rokkomann TG008J cedar 1972, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

Post by aon.york » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:42 pm

Hello, I'm not sure I always understand the forum protocols. "Viewing possible, no trial". I presume this means it is possible to trial the guitar at your locus but you won't allow people to take it away for a trial. :) Alex

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Re: GB £..895 Rokkomann TG008J cedar 1972, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

Post by dandan » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:43 pm

Yes, that's what I meant. You are welcome to come and try the guitar, of course!
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Re: GB £..895 Rokkomann TG008J cedar 1972, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

Post by dandan » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:50 pm

aon.york wrote:Hello, I'm not sure I always understand the forum protocols. "Viewing possible, no trial". I presume this means it is possible to trial the guitar at your locus but you won't allow people to take it away for a trial. :) Alex
I see you're in Wetherby! I grew up in Wetherby, my parents still live there. If you're interested I could possibly arrange a viewing in Wetherby.
1969 Rokutaro Nakade A9
1966 Sakazo Nakade model D
1972 Seiji Inaba
1977 Aria AG80

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Re: GB £..895 Rokkomann TG008J cedar 1972, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

Post by dandan » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:08 pm

Guitar no longer for sale as I have agreed a trade with a fellow delcamp member. Please archive.
1969 Rokutaro Nakade A9
1966 Sakazo Nakade model D
1972 Seiji Inaba
1977 Aria AG80

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Re: GB £..895 Rokkomann TG008J cedar 1972, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

Post by rinneby » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:23 pm

dandan wrote:Guitar no longer for sale as I have agreed a trade with a fellow delcamp member. Please archive.
:guitare:
1965 - Masaru Kono No.5
1970 - Sakazo Nakade 600E
1975 - Atushi Nakamura No.15
1996 - Masaru Kohno Maestro

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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Re: GB £..895 Rokkomann TG008J cedar 1972, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

Post by edcat7 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:47 pm

Wow, that was quick. It just shows if a guitar is priced favourably it will sell.
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Re: GB £..895 Rokkomann TG008J cedar 1972, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

Post by dandan » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:16 pm

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, I have had to withdraw from the swap deal, as I find myself in greater need of the money than another guitar. Therefore the guitar is now available for sale again.
1969 Rokutaro Nakade A9
1966 Sakazo Nakade model D
1972 Seiji Inaba
1977 Aria AG80

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Re: GB £..895 Rokkomann TG008J cedar 1972, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

Post by dandan » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:14 pm

Guitar is sold. Please archive.
1969 Rokutaro Nakade A9
1966 Sakazo Nakade model D
1972 Seiji Inaba
1977 Aria AG80

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Re: GB £..895 Rokkomann TG008J cedar 1972, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

Post by rinneby » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:25 pm

dandan wrote:Guitar is sold. Please archive.
:guitare:
1965 - Masaru Kono No.5
1970 - Sakazo Nakade 600E
1975 - Atushi Nakamura No.15
1996 - Masaru Kohno Maestro

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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