Instrument Details

2007 Matsuda M1, Brazilian Rosewood/Italian Spruce
$21,625 $20,995
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Matsuda
Product Year
2007
Model
M1
Serial #
53
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1063
Condition
Nearly mint. Only the faintest evidence of marks between soundhole and bridge, treble side.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Italian
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony and Rosewood
Rosette
Spalted
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.25 in
Upper Bout
11.25 in
Lower Bout
15.625 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25.25 in
Scale Length (mm)
641.5 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
5 lb. 2 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - AVS
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Description

But rarely do we find such consistent harmony between a builder's visual and auditory aesthetics. But then, Michi Matsuda is that rare luthier. This M1 comes to us from 2007, in Brazilian Rosewood and Italian Spruce, with free arcing purflings and Spalted Maple accents on top. The Brazilian back and sides are rich and dark, with enough wildness to the grain to be eye-catching, but straight enough to be stable and true. Back on top, see how Michi sandwiched Ebony and Rosewood together for a two-layer bridge. We’re not sure of the last time a bridge design struck us as so contemporary, and so approachable at the same time.
Michi carves a swooping thumb rest out of the neck heel to get your left hand a bit closer to the fretboard extension, and the deep florentine cutaway helps even more. Such visual elegance is paired with lush, liquid trebles and surgical clarity in the bass and mids. Even a gentle touch yields up delicious, sweetly sustaining notes, and the setup is butter-smooth and equally tasty.
This Matsuda M1 is simply phenomenal.


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Strength and beauty are the words that come to mind after just a few notes from this guitar. Michi Matsuda did not just create something beautiful for the eyes but also for the ears in this instrument. Melody notes blossom and reach their peak upon the listener’s ears and they are supported beautifully by round and warm bass notes. The attention to detail that you see on the rosette and headstock are echoed in the setup and fretwork. This one plays as beautifully as it looks and sounds. A masterpiece.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ITALIAN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

But rarely do we find such consistent harmony between a builder's visual and auditory aesthetics. But then, Michi Matsuda is that rare luthier.
 

Strength and beauty are the words that come to mind after just a few notes from this guitar. Michi Matsuda did not just create something beautiful for the eyes but also for the ears in this instrument.
 
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