The price was calculated from the model number x 10.000 yen!James A. Showalter wrote: ↑Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:56 amFor a guitar that is almost as old as I am that 1962 is in remarkable condition. A 30T must have been a top end guitar for that day. Does that mean the guitar was sold for 30,000 yen in 1962? I think in 1962 the exchange rate for yen/$ was 400 yen, maybe more but not less (MPC script may have been the valid US monetary exchange but I'll go with 400 Yen as my final answer). That's $75. At some point the exchange rate was revised to 360 Yen/$ so the guitar would have been $83.34. Still pretty cheap but this was in 1962 dollars. Just for historical awareness the rate of exchange was for many years and remained at 360 Yen/$ until after 1972 when Nixon removed the $ from the gold standard. Enough of history, if I am to add another guitar to my collection it will be a vintage Kohno hopefully as nice as this one.
And yes, the information about detuning is exactly what I needed to know. Thanks for the help. I did not want to detune my guitars every day.
Not sure if this applied to your early model already and if not when it had been introduced!
Anyway congrats to this very nice old guitar!