Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by bzel » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:38 pm

Thanks Martinardo, it's a lovely piece of counterpoint.

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by rinneby » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:18 am

tkoehler1 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:15 am
Just for fun I put a light inside my '68 No. 7 and surprise! 7 fans plus a treble bar.
Nice one, here's my -67 - No treble bar:
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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by Petter » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:18 am

Very nice Jon, looks identical to my '64 Kohno. What is the bracing like on your '64? Same?
1961 Masaru Kono No. 519
1962 Rokutaro Nakade A4
1965 Masaru Kohno No. 4
1976 Sakazo Nakade No. 2000

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Post by rinneby » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:21 am

Petter wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:18 am
Very nice Jon, looks identical to my '64 Kohno. What is the bracing like on your '64? Same?
Actually I don't know, I have not checked my -64 :shock: - Let me come back on this. They do sound quite different though. The 64 is softer/sweeter and the 67 is more clear/bold.

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by Petter » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:05 am

Great! :)

Got a rather large package sent to me today from Japan. Three guitars, one Masaru Kono '61, one Rokutaro Nakade A4 '62 and one Matsuoka no 50 from '76. Should be here in the begining of next week, very exciting!
1961 Masaru Kono No. 519
1962 Rokutaro Nakade A4
1965 Masaru Kohno No. 4
1976 Sakazo Nakade No. 2000

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by rinneby » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:09 am

Petter wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:05 am
Great! :)

Got a rather large package sent to me today from Japan. Three guitars, one Masaru Kono '61, one Rokutaro Nakade A4 '62 and one Matsuoka no 50 from '76. Should be here in the begining of next week, very exciting!
:bravo:
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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by bzel » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:03 am

Does anyone know what difference it makes to the sound if the strutting is fanning out in this pentagon fashion in contrast to the struts being perpendicular, like a rectangular shape, like in the 1987 concert model photo I posted?
Do you have any sound or video samples of you playing the guitar?

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Post by rinneby » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:44 am

bzel wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:03 am
Does anyone know what difference it makes to the sound if the strutting is fanning out in this pentagon fashion in contrast to the struts being perpendicular, like a rectangular shape, like in the 1987 concert model photo I posted?
Do you have any sound or video samples of you playing the guitar?
According to some the rectangular shape, or semi lattice, has more a more modern/piano like sound to it. But that is only half the story as the older instruments from the 60s and early 70s were lighter in construction too. The new instruments are also a little louder.
Me for one appreciate a more "woody" old world/traditional tone. But then again, I'm not a performing professional.

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by madrilla » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:07 pm

Petter wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:05 am
Great! :)

Got a rather large package sent to me today from Japan. Three guitars, one Masaru Kono '61, one Rokutaro Nakade A4 '62 and one Matsuoka no 50 from '76. Should be here in the begining of next week, very exciting!
Nice. Did you use the consolidated shipping option? I thought they would not allow it for guitars.

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by Petter » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:12 pm

Yep, no problem whatsoever. Using zenmarket.jp.

Will get the package on monday, will update if they got here safely. In customs atm in Sweden.
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1965 Masaru Kohno No. 4
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Post by rinneby » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:11 pm

From left to right, Masaru Kohno:

1964: Spruce top, Brazilian back and sides.
1967: Spruce top, Indian back and sides.
1964: Spruce top, Indian back and sides.

They are all traditionally built and sound quite alike. But the 67 might be the "boldest" of them all, sounding like a wise old tree. It has been trough a lot in it's life. With that said, amazing guitars all three in their own unique way, and very very easy on the hands.

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by musguitar » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:20 pm

Ohhh yeah John. The '67 spruce top is dark like cedar.

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by powermrk » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:40 pm

rinneby wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:11 pm
From left to right, Masaru Kohno:

1964: Spruce top, Brazilian back and sides.
1967: Spruce top, Indian back and sides.
1964: Spruce top, Indian back and sides.

They are all traditionally built and sound quite alike. But the 67 might be the "boldest" of them all, sounding like a wise old tree. It has been trough a lot in it's life. With that said, amazing guitars all three in their own unique way, and very very easy on the hands.

Image

All the best from Sweden
/Jon
What are the model numbers, nut width and scale length of your two 64 Kohnos?

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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by rinneby » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:08 pm

powermrk wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:40 pm
rinneby wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:11 pm
From left to right, Masaru Kohno:

1964: Spruce top, Brazilian back and sides.
1967: Spruce top, Indian back and sides.
1964: Spruce top, Indian back and sides.

They are all traditionally built and sound quite alike. But the 67 might be the "boldest" of them all, sounding like a wise old tree. It has been trough a lot in it's life. With that said, amazing guitars all three in their own unique way, and very very easy on the hands.

Image

All the best from Sweden
/Jon
What are the model numbers, nut width and scale length of your two 64 Kohnos?
1. 1964, 650/51 mm - No.7
2. 1967, 655/52 mm - No.5
3. 1964, 650/50 mm - "Model 3-2" - (No idea what it means, but it has much less decorations than my no.7) This model also has a "zero fret".
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Re: Kohno & - Sakurai Guitar Fan Club, Delcamp branch

Post by rinneby » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:16 pm

musguitar wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Ohhh yeah John. The '67 spruce top is dark like cedar.
It's a well used and darkened spruce :)

/J
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