Hard to tell value by just looking at those pictures. Probably solid spruce top and laminated Indian rosewood back and sides. 200-300 Euro maybe? Probably not more, from the looks of it. The Zen-On factory, with Toshihiko Tokugawa as master luthier if I'm not misstaken, produced many student guitars and some mid-range guitars in the 70/80s, also under different labels like "Abe" for example. I would personally not have too high hopes for this one. But who know, maybe its a hidden gemNixonisnow wrote: ↑Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:01 pmSorry to bother again..
Since I received word that the Izumo guitars were meh and unknown for the most part I returned 1 (kept 2) and tried finding a more suitable guitar with different/special specs and I came across this rarity... Can't find anything on the web but I do assume 50th Anniversary means 1983 and I assume a jumbo sized body?
Any help on the wood or value for this one with be very appreciated as always. :-*
I get a good one off every once in awhile, but cross cultural humor is a tough market.
LOL! Of course, I utilize only the finest Master Grade Nanchatte in all of my builds!
I ain't got nada on Noda.Anyone have any information on the Japanese luthier Kimiyoshi Noda?
Nice one Dandan! I remember that guitar you are talking about, it had a pretty "clear and somewhat cold tone" - yet great sustain. Maybe it lacked a little personality so to speakdandan wrote: ↑Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:10 pmHere's a few pics of my latest acquisition. It's a 1997 Hiroumi Yamaguchi A-I. I've been looking for a Ramirez style cedar top for a while and I think this might be the one. It's very similar to the Yamaguchi SS I had a while ago, courtesy of the OP, Jon Rinneby, except it has a slightly softer, warmer tone and is slightly easier to play.
P.S. It's not as red as it looks in the pics.
Nice soundclip! That sounds like a great guitar. Does the No. 20 have solid back and sides?