jorpheus wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:39 pm
Also I would apply for membership.
Here is my Terada, model TG-315. Spruce top, laminated back and sides (very beautiful rosewood, also on the inner side, but the pattern is different from the outside). Beautifully carved head, quite special shape. The serial number (heel) is "S 522 020". The bracing is nearly parallel, with a full horizontal bar at the end, looks to me like a mixture of what I know from the later Kohnos and the classic fan-type bracing. It is a beautiful guitar because of the wood and the purflings that use the same pattern as the rosette.
I bought it cheap last year and left it in the case. It needs some work on the action and settings. The sound is nice but probably far from optimum. It is easy to play.
Is it a signature on the label or a print?
Some pictures enclosed,
Hey there !
After nice discussions in the Japanese classical guitar topic (see here
), it appeared that I should move towards this topic on Terada guitars.
Indeed, first page and I discover the guitar I quoted above, which is pretty much the same as mine (same rosette, same purflings, same woods, same carved headstock). You can see pictures of mine following the link above.
It differs in two things :
- the fact that there is no mention of Terada on mine (it says "Estrella, Japan" model EG100).
- Tuners are a bit different (same spirit though)
The serial number is S 515035, which is also pretty close to the guitar above !
Owner of the quoted guitar and initiator of the thread both do not seem to be active anymore but maybe other people can give me informations about two things :
- Anyone heard about unsigned Terada guitar ?
- about the serial number : does the letter correspond to a specific year ? (then digits month/day/number)
In such a case it would give me nice information about my own guitar based on the one quoted !