Lovely vintage Marco Polo classical guitar, believed built by Japanese master luthier Sadao Yairi in the 1960s. Unfortunately the interior paper label has gone but the Marco Polo badge on the headstock is obviously genuine and the guitar looks typical of his work.
Google'Marco Polo guitar' (avoiding the Eko model) or BM Soloist for typical examples. The simple, elegant rosette and amazing flamed (I'm guessing) back are similar to other known Yairis.
The machine heads fitted when I bought it were not original and were worn and broken, as were the strings, so I've fitted new ones. I also added a new bone saddle for a little more resonance. Other than the ding on the upper bout (see pictures), which has been drop-filled by a previous owner, there's barely a mark on it. That's less than cost price and I'd highly recommend it if you're having it posted. You're welcome to organise a courier to collect at your own expense and risk.
The item "Lovely vintage Marco Polo / Yairi classical guitar Made In Japan MIJ" is in sale since Friday, October 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "robinson2go" and is located in Exeter. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.Yairi