US $..750 Aranjuez No.5 (Kohno) cedar 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

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US $..750 Aranjuez No.5 (Kohno) cedar 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

Postby drmlyung » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:54 am

1977 Aranjuez No.5 (Kohno) Classical Guitar in excellent condition
Solid Cedar Top
Solid Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
Ebony Fingerboard
660mm Scale Length
Bone Nut and Saddle

Viewing / trial possible: yes
Location (nearest city): Seattle, WA

Shipping: buyer pay for the shipping and insurance.

Customs Fees: If shipped to outside the United States, the buyer pays all necessary customs fees

The top of this guitar was made in the workshop of Masaru Kohno in a time when his guitars were not yet mass-produced. The guitar was made in the highly regarded Takamine work shop with the excellent craftsmanship and material. (It was said that Mr. Kohno had a hand in the setup of this workshop). This particular guitar is one of the best I’ve had from the Kohno + Takamine shop. Kohno's guitars truly are among the best guitars made in the 1970s in Japan and in the world for that matter. This one is no exception. Even though only the top of this guitar was made in the Kohno shop, its sound proves once again that the top is the most important part for the sound of a guitar.

The guitar is in excellent condition and has one notable ding on the top and some minor scratches on the back of the neck. Apart from that, it’s in great condition. It has no cracks or other defects that affect the sound or playability. The neck is straight and there is more than enough room left on the saddle to lower the action if needed, even though the current set up is already pretty low. The original frets are in excellent condition with no noticeable wears. The playability is very good with no buzzes or wolf notes anywhere, which is typical of Kohno guitars. The action setup makes for a comfortable adjustment of under 4 mm on the bass side and under 3 mm on the treble side at the 12-th fret.

The guitar is a typical Kohno and produces sound at a high volume with very good sustain. The cedar top helps bring a bit more sweetness in the sound and makes the guitar feel more relaxed and more Spanish sounding than the spruce top guitars from the same shop. The sound is very well balanced string to string and all the way down the neck. The (almost) new strings on the guitar are D’Addario EJ-45 Nylon normal tension strings.

If you are looking for a Kohno guitar from this time period, this one can be had for a fraction of the price of one that is completely made in the Kohno shop.

The guitar will be shipped in a old used case, only for shipping purpose, and will be well packed with strings loosened.
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Re: US $..900 Aranjuez No.5 (Kohno) cedar 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

Postby drmlyung » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:42 pm

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Re: US $..900 Aranjuez No.5 (Kohno) cedar 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

Postby drmlyung » Mon May 02, 2016 4:42 pm

More info about Takamine:

"Everyone in Japan knows that Mass Hirade, a pupil of Masaru Kohno, became a Master luthier at Takamine Co. in 1968 and lead this company to the position of a leading guitar maker in the world. It is very likely that Masaru Kohno invested in Takamine Co and became either its owner or co-owner.

Masaru Kohno was very actively engaged in production of Takamine classical models until late 1970s. An example of this cooperation shown up in some of the earlier Aranjuez models, noticeably model no. 4,5,6, that the top was made by Kohno's shop and the whole guitar was assembled by Takamine's team."

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Re: US $..900 Aranjuez No.5 (Kohno) cedar 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

Postby drmlyung » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:33 pm

Price reduce to US $750.

Moderator - Please help me to change the tittle. Thank you.

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Re: US $..750 Aranjuez No.5 (Kohno) cedar 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

Postby drmlyung » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:26 pm

Further inspection found that there is a small dent on the side of the neck near the 3rd fret, about 7~8mm x 3mm.

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Re: US $..900 Aranjuez No.5 (Kohno) cedar 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

Postby George Crocket » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:25 pm

drmlyung wrote:Price reduce to US $750.

Moderator - Please help me to change the tittle. Thank you.


Profound apologies on behalf of the Mod Team. This seems to have slipped the net. The price has now been adjusted.
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Re: US $..750 Aranjuez No.5 (Kohno) cedar 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

Postby drmlyung » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:49 am

No problem and no apology needed.

Thank you for the great help.

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Re: US $..750 Aranjuez No.5 (Kohno) cedar 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

Postby drmlyung » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:32 pm

Still available, and willing to entertain offers.

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Re: US $..750 Aranjuez No.5 (Kohno) cedar 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

Postby NelsonJaramillo » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:48 am

I'd like to make an offer but the site will not let me send a pm.

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Re: US $..750 Aranjuez No.5 (Kohno) cedar 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

Postby George Crocket » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:14 am

That function should be active now, Nelson.
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Re: US $..750 Aranjuez No.5 (Kohno) cedar 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

Postby drmlyung » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:45 pm

The guitar is sold.

Mr. Moderator, please move this post/topic to the archive. Thank you.


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