Masaru Kohno


Masaru Kono  - classical guitar
   
Country : Japan - Tokyo
 Year : 1962
Scale length : 645 mm
Top : Spruce
Back & side : Indian rosewood
Fingerboard : Ebony - 49 mm
Body length : 490 mm
Body width : 285/245/370 mm
Body depth :

90/95 mm

Weight : 1 532 g
Action : 2,2/3,6 mm
Condition : Very good
   
Price : 5 400 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 (for sound) at the Liege competition against luthiers like Friederich (Bouchet and Rodrigo were on the jury). 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 1962. 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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