bullpuppy wrote:I'm looking forward to my first Nakade. Have you had a chance to compare the brothers work? Do they sound similar? I was curious on how his guitars made during the late 60's and early 70's compare to Tamura P60, Khono( Aranjuez No 6 with kohno top) and Matano (Clase 500) that I have in my collection. The models are all concert level with their own character. The Aranjuex No. 6 is a great concert guitar. The two Matano Clase 500 are very impressive and the Tamura is close behind. At this level it is a matter of taste on which one is better. I have read good things about Nakade brothers.
Well, lucky you.
I do not even have one Nakade, let alone comparing the two brothers' productions.
Fellow Delcamp member "dandan" has several Nakade's.
Hope he will chimp in on this thread.
I am just an amateur guitarist who love to research classical guitars made in Japan.
I do have some guitars similar to your collection but not Nakade's.
My opinion is the same as you.
Each of these famous Japanese luthiers can hold their own.
By and large, I think in that era, the objectives were
- Spanish sound
- Deep bass
- Clear trebles
- Balance of Tone up and down
- Ease of play
- Beauty of wood
- Elaborated ornament and hardware
are getting more important as well.