He only had Classical and'Folk' guitars made by the world renowned violin makers, Suzuki. This example is very fast to play. See the picks of string over fret height at 2/3rd fret and over the 12th fret.The tone is very mellow but does not swamp the individual strings, meaning she is expansive without wallowing. The adjustable bridge is so useful, even though I have not had to make any adjustments. The Bridge, as you see from the Pic is mature rosewood along with the fingerboard. The remainder is mahogany, solid pieces as were quality high end instruments of that era.
Takeharu, after playing mainly Martin guitars, both Classical and acoustic folk based the style and shape on Martin, and in this case the 1966 D12-35 12 string. A reflection of their value then and still today if you can find one. THIS ONE WAS SET UP FROM WHEN THE LAST OWNER HAD IT. I HAVE NEVER GIGGED WITH IT BUT RECORDED IN OUR ACADEMY STUDIO.
There are use marks as you would expect from a working instrument of this vintage, but the neck is straight, and looks as if the nut cover has not been off for many years. There is a lacquer crack on the neck/headstock join, but no movement, or signs of breakage or damage to it at anytime. There has I think been a repair to the join on the base of the side where the scrap stud is, but no movement of signs from inside to say what happened. Thank you for looking and many happy hours paying her.The item "Takeharu WT-100 Vintage (1978)12 string Guitar made by Kiso Suzuki violin Co" is in sale since Friday, July 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "doctomorga-6" and is located in Middlesbrough. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.