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1973 Kohno 15 - Classical Guitar

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Masaru Kohno was widely regarded as one of the finest builders of concert Classicals, and our experience with his work will definitely reinforce that reputation. This particular Classical is a 1973 vintage, with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and a tight-grained Cedar top, and has one of the sweetest, most opened-up voices we've heard in a Classical in some time--thanks in no small part to the 660mm long scale setup!

The tone is balanced, with bass notes that are rich and articulate, and the setup is glass smooth and easy on the hands. This #15 model Kohno responds beautifully to both a light touch to a more aggressive attack, and provides consistent projection even with the subltest adagio. The bass notes exude a dry tone that allows them to cut through the mix, complementing the warmth of the middle register. This Kohno has seen many years of great music, and it's got many more years still to come.

Masaru Kohno was widely regarded as one of the finest builders of concert Classicals, and our experience with his work will definitely reinforce that reputation. This particular Classical is a 1973 vintage, ...read full description

    Woods & Trim
  • Back/Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Top Wood: Cedar
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck Wood: Honduran Mahogany
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Rosette: Mosaic
  • Binding: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Bindings: None
  • Headplate: Rosewood
  • Headstock Bindings: None
  • Headstock Inlay: None
  • Top Trim: Multi-Color Wood
  • Back Strip: Multi-Color Wood
  • Fret Markers: None
  • Tuners: Three On A Plate
  • Tuner Finish: Antique Gold With Pearloid Buttons
    Measurements
  • Body Size: Medium
  • Scale: 659.9 mm (26 in.)
  • Nut Width: 52.1 mm (2.05 in)
  • String Spacing: 55.6 mm (2.2 in)
  • Body Length: 19 in.
  • Upper Bout: 11 3/8 in.
  • Lower Bout: 14 1/2 in.
  • Serial #: 130517
  • Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 3/4 in.
  • Body Depth @Tail Block: 3 3/4 in.
  • Frets to body: 12
    Extras
  • Cutaway: None
  • Pickguard: None
  • Case: Hard -
  • Pickup: None
  • Condition: Good. Scattered fingernail marks and smaller dings across top, finish checking at heel cap and neck, small back crack.
Artists who play instruments by this builder: Julian Bream, Oscar Gighlia, Sharon Isbin
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1973 Kohno 15 - Classical Guitar Player Reviews

Player Reviews:

"This Kohno is characterized by bright trebles and an impressively comfortable setup. The voice is clean and opened up, and responds very easily. " - Paul Heumiller