1986 Masaru Kohno "Professional-R" SP/IN

in stock - SKU: GUCLKOH-07699
$ 4,000.00

  Specifications
Year
1986
Top
Spruce
Back & Sides
Indian Rosewood
Scale Length
660 mm
Nut width
53 mm
Finish
Lacquer
Country
Japan
Condition
Excellent
Exchange
ExchangePlus
Luthier
SAKURAI & KOHNO
  Background

Masaru Kohno (1926-1998) is arguably Japan’s most important luthier, and of course one of the most played, concertized and recorded of the 20th century. Top players of Kohno guitars include Julian Bream, Oscar Ghiglia, Sharon Isbin and Shinichi Fukuda, among others. Although Kohno began building guitars in 1948, it wasn’t until returning back to Japan in 1960, after a 6-month trip to Spain (where he apprenticed with Arcangel Fernandez) that he established his successful workshop. His international debut came in 1967, when he was awarded a Gold Medal at the “Concours International de Quatuor a Cordes et Rencontres Musicales Internationales de Liege” in Belgium (of interest, Daniel Friederich was another of the top winners at this competition).

  Description

This guitar has the classic Kohno sound – clear, woody, and even a bit dark for a spruce. Condition is excellent with no cracks or repairs only minor wear in the finish – with additional wear on the side that touches the leg due to...

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