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Masaru Kohno 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. Julian Bream, Oscar Ghiglia, Sharon Isbin and other great guitar names have all played on his guitars.
This instrument has a wonderful timbre, with round, deep and silky notes. The low setting and thinness of the neck make it pleasant and easy to play. A beautiful and captivating instrument.