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Old 03-18-2009, 12:39 PM
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Default Japanese Acoustic junkies - show your guitars...

I've been hearing a lot of '70s Japanese knockoffs that are very good guitars. I'm just curious if anyone else has a Made in Japan guitar that they like.

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Old 03-18-2009, 01:05 PM
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My '85 Lowden.

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Old 03-18-2009, 01:24 PM
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It's a classical but I love it so much I'm going to post in this thread anyway. One of Masaki Sakurai's finer pieces of craftsmanship from 1976.

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Old 03-18-2009, 01:33 PM
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Yamaha's Left to right; N500 (Japan Only release), FG350w from Tiawan (love that one too) It is thier "AJ" Great great player, A Handmade LA18 Solid African Mahogany (Looks like the wood Collings uses), Mahogany neck, Ebony Fretboard, it has a special setup for tremendous sustane. The King; FG300, nothing sounds like her. The notes drip with honey.
I have a couple others.
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:29 PM
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Those are not cheap Yamaha's. I have an FG335 from probably around 1980 and it doesn't come close to any of those 4 in terms of eye candy.
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:32 PM
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I'm Japanese and I'm an acoustic junky. Does that count?
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:52 PM
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one of my many Yamaha Dynamics, this is a #1 from the mid/late `50s...





1950 Kiso Suzuki...



1948 Suzuki...

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Old 03-18-2009, 07:56 PM
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early `50s Yamaha Dynamic #50 export model, hard to find in Japan...





1960`s Sadao Yairi...



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Old 03-18-2009, 08:07 PM
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early `60s Yamaha No. 45...





on the left is my $1.oo Masao Koga all laminate that sounds better than you think...on the right is my .21 cent all solid wood made by someone whose signature can not be read by anybody I`ve shown it to so far...amazing pair for a grand total of $1.21 CDN. People think everything is outrageously expensive in Japan but for some unknown reason many old MIJ nylon strings
are still dirt cheap, I have 29 Yamaha Dynamics, 14 of their first run classical types and 7 Sadao Yairis...among other assorted makers...but I`ll stop now `cause there are just too many to post em all.



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Old 03-19-2009, 02:06 PM
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Here's the link to my Japanese '70's Fenders
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:56 PM
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Series I Ibanez Artwoods, post-lawsuit era (1978-1980):

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i have a westminster 12 string model 275 and i love it, i am having a hard time finding any info about it tho besides it being made by some matsasomething company in the 70's i believe
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eh, I'll join in an the thread necromancing.

70's Sekova OM MIJ



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Me and my Takamine EF341SC

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Thats a cool pic!
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