1977 Masaru Kohno Mod. 15 Concert Classical Guitar


Make: Masaru Kohno
Model 15 Concert Classical Guitar
Model Year: 1977
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Scale: 660mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: Lacquer
Tuners: Gotoh Lyra style
Country: Japan
Condition: Used - Excellent
Location: Tucson (commission sale).

1977 Masaru Kohno Mod. 15 Concert Classical Guitar

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1977 Masaru Kohno Mod. 15 Concert Classical Guitar

3,500.00

Make: Masaru Kohno
Model 15 Concert Classical Guitar
Model Year: 1977
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Scale: 660mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: Lacquer
Tuners: Gotoh Lyra style
Country: Japan
Condition: Used - Excellent
Location: Tucson (commission sale).

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Masaru Kohno (1926-1998) was undoubtly the best known luthier to emerge from Japan. Born in 1926 in Mito City, Japan, and when he graduated from the Tokyo College of Arts and Crafts with a degree in woodcraft in 1948, he was already interested in guitar construction.  In 1960, Masaru went to Madrid and spent six months in the workshop of Arcángel Fernández. As didn't speak any Spanish, most of his time he spent sitting in Arcángel's shop, simply observing him work. Upon his return to Tokoyo, he opened up his own workshop and closely following the construction techniques he learned from watching Arcángel Fernández began building guitars. Obviously, he learned well, for in 1967, Masaru won the Gold Medal at an International Competition in Belgium, judged by Ignacio Fleta, Robert Bouchet, Joaquin Rodrigo, and Alirio Diaz.  Soon, his guitar were being played by major artists such as Julian Bream, Oscar Gighlia, and Sharon Isbin among others. Apart from som minor dings and light scratches, this guitar is structurally in excellent condition-- and is set up well and plays comfortably.