MASTER D-35 Style Jacaranda Made in 1971. Among the many Japanese vintage brands, the legendary brand, Master, which is extremely rare and has a constant fan search. The master is the original brand of Kawase Musical Instruments, a long-established store in Ochanomizu, and its production dates back to the 1960s. Kawase Musical Instruments has been a long-awaited professional shop for playing acoustic guitar, which is a favorite of professional musicians, since the days before the rise of major musical instrument stores. Looking at magazine advertisements at that time, it seems that they were actually used by many professional musicians.
This time, the arrival is one of those master brands made in 1971, which was relatively early. The SIDE BACK is made of splendid hacaranda lumber, and is now a gem of extravagant specs! Solid spruce TOP, solid hacaranda SIDE BACK back 3 pieces, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard, rosewood bridge, non-scallop bracing, measured 43.5mm nut, 645mm scale dreadnought body.The neck shape is a very general U shape and has a grip that is easy to fit in your hand. Bracing is non-scattering, but the position where X crosses is just halfway between the normal shift and the forward shift. Since the master brand guitar was made entirely by hand by one craftsman, it is also attractive that the specifications vary depending on the item. The sound is a powerful sound of the Showa era! The sound rises sharply, and the low with a thick fundamental tone, the middle with a thick core, and the high that glares rather than glittering are mixed together to create a powerful and dense sound.
Although it is a 3-piece back, it does not feel the sweet squealing feeling of Martin 35. There are many guitars with 3 piece backs in Japan Vintage in the 70's, but the sound is not like 35 without exception, isn't it? This individual also has a wild sound as it is made in the Showa era. It's not an elegant sound, but I think it's a wonderful Japan vintage sound with the scent of the 70's! The condition of the instrument is age-related scratches, usability, aging and repair history, but it can be said that it is in a fairly good condition for an instrument in the early 70's.As for the repair history, there is a crack repair that cracked in a straight line from the bottom of the 5th string bridge on the body top to the end. There is no need to worry about strength as it is firmly adhered and reinforced cleats are struck from the back. The mouth is closed neatly on the surface, and it doesn't feel like a step, so it doesn't stand out very much for the purpose of looking at it, coupled with the weather check. Depending on the viewing angle, you may hardly notice it, but when you change the viewing angle, you can see a faint white streak. There are other small scratches, dents, scratches, etc. On the whole, but it can be said that the condition is quite good for an instrument 50 years ago!
The neck condition is also good and it is almost straight, and the current string height is 2.8 mm on the 6th string side and 2.0 mm on the 1st string side on the 12th fret, which is the best setting. The 6th string side is a little higher than the string height that has become popular in recent years, but the saddle is also considerably higher on the 6th string side, so you can adjust the string height to your liking depending on your playing style. There is still room on the 1st string side, so you can make it a finger-style sticky string height, but I think it's best to play this kind of instrument at the current string height.The frets have decreased overall, but the height of the original is about 60% even at the place where the number is the most, so there is no need to worry about the frets for the time being. An exceptional gem as a single plate of Hakaranda! Please experience the thick Showa sound! Your satisfaction is important to us. We have pride ourselves in the Quality of items we offer. All our items has been checked by technician. International Buyers - Please Note. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "spp-international" and is located in this country: JP. This item can be shipped worldwide.