US $..299 Ryoji Matsuoka No 20 spruce 1974, Englewood OH

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US $..299 Ryoji Matsuoka No 20 spruce 1974, Englewood OH

Post by tkoehler1 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:15 pm

-Type / luthier: Classical / Ryoji Matsuoka
-Year of construction: 1974
-Scale length (mm): 650mm
-Top: Spruce
-Back / Sides: Rosewood double plate
-Neck: unknown
-Fingerboard / (bridge): Ebonized Rosewood
-Nut and Saddle: unknown
-Tuners: believe them to be original
-Sound: Warm and woody, with sweet trebles. Vintage sound.
-Condition: Good except for the tuners as noted below. Various nicks and scuffs consistent with a played 40+ yr. guitar
-Price: $384 plus actual shipping. (Now dropped to $299 plus shipping)
-Viewing / trial possible: Potential buyers are welcome to come and try the guitar
-Location (nearest city): near Dayton, OH

-Other: Up for sale in this vintage Matsuoka. Overall good condition for it's age with the exception of the tuners. They creak like an old ship at sea and the 5th string tuner is starting to wear into itself. So they will have to be eventually replaced. Other than that there are no cracks or serious dings. The action is at 4/3 with no more room on the saddle. The top is in fine working condition with only cosmetic blemishes. The finish has clouded a bit over time on the back and sides but you can still clearly see the handsome and dark rosewood.

The label looks to be hand signed. The guitar has 6 parallel braces with an extra brace on the bass side. The nut is 52mm and the string spacing is 57mm. The neck has a flat D profile. Comes with a flimsy vintage case.

I've heard so many good things about these guitars here on the forum that I bought two - an '84 and a '74. I like the '84 better so I am selling this one at the same great price that I paid for it.

Also this guitar seems to "warm up" when you play it. After about 30 mins it sounds richer than before.

Thanks for looking!

TK


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Re: US $..384 Ryoji Matsuoka No 20 spruce 1974, Englewood OH

Post by richtm » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:34 pm

Looks like a bargain! Good luck with the sales!
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Re: US $..384 Ryoji Matsuoka No 20 spruce 1974, Englewood OH

Post by tkoehler1 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:07 am

Price drop to $299 plus shipping.

TK

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Re: US $..299 Ryoji Matsuoka No 20 spruce 1974, Englewood OH

Post by tkoehler1 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:03 am

Mods this guitar is sold. Please remove, thanks!

TK

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