Masaru Kohno


Masaru Kono  - classical guitar
   
Country : Japan - Tokyo
Year : 1953
Scale length : 65 cm
Top : Spruce
Back & side Maple
Fingerboard : Ebony - 52mm
Body length : 480 mm
Body width : 280/240/364 mm
Body depth 90/ 100 mm
Weight : 1 442g
Action : 3,2/3,5 mm
Condition : Very Good
   
Price : 7 200 euros

 


 

Masaru Kono (Kohno later) is one of the great names in 20th century lutherie. He was born in 1926 in Mito, Japan. He began building guitars in 1948. In 1960 he went to Spain to continue learning his trade in the Spanish tradition, and worked for six months in the workshop of Arcángel Fernández. In 1967 he won the gold medal at the Reine Elisabeth de Belgique Competition over competitors such as Bouchet, Fleta and Rodrigo. He died in 1998. Many great guitar names have played on his guitars.

This guitar was built in the first part of its career in 1953. The notes are silky and vibrant. The tone is smooth and lyrical. A beautiful and rare instrument representing a great historical value, but also pleasant and endearing to play.


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