Instrument Details

2015 Matsuda Parlor, Bubinga/Bearclaw Spruce
$25,750
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Matsuda, Michihiro
Product Year
2015
Model
Mini
Serial #
102
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP3002
Condition
Hardly any marks
Body Type(s)
Small, 0/Parlor
Back & Sides
Bubinga
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
none
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Wood Lines
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold with Wenge Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one, ask about options
Body Length
18.625 in
Upper Bout
10 in
Lower Bout
12.875 in
Body Depth Heel
3.438 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
24.75 in
Scale Length (mm)
628.7 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.45 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.15 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.81 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.89 in
Weight
4 lb. 2 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Cedar Creek
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Description

Such a treat to visit with this Parlor model from Michi Matsuda. Not only does Michi manage to build a visually arresting design, he also does so while maintaining utmost attention to the voice of the instrument as well. This is a petite Parlor that very much punches up above its weight. The trebles in particular have real strength to them that grabbed us right out the gate. Michi's inventive flair manifests here with tightly figured Bubinga back and sides, Bearclaw Spruce top, an elevated fingerboard, and one of this two-tone bridges comprised of a Rosewood-Ebony laminate. All this culminates at the headstock rendered in a stair-step pattern that's reminscent to our eye of a Stauffer style headstock with the tuners along the bass side. All told, this 2015 Parlor from Michi Matsuda is a captivating example of when the bleeding edge of modern lutherie works--one-of-a-kind, powerful, and clear.


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I have always loved this model from Michi Matsuda. He's only made a few and it's the perfect companion guitar to have close at hand. With the vintage-meets-modern style as only Michi could do it. I love the custom made tuner buttons and the vintage elements that make it so endearing. The voice is surprisingly big for a small guitar.
 
Wow but this one grabbed me at the first note. I love how Michi manages to reinvent the guitar just a little bit with every single build. This Parlor is simply incredible; the neck profile is just the right thickness, and the weight balance with the body is excellent. Then there's the striking aesthetics, and I actually love the tuner buttons, reminiscent of shamisen tuners--you get to use two fingers and your thumb to turn them, which feels a lot easier on the hands.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 24.75 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
BUBINGA

Such a treat to visit with this Parlor model from Michi Matsuda. Not only does Michi manage to build a visually arresting design, he also does so while maintaining utmost attention to the voice of the instrument as well.
 

I have always loved this model from Michi Matsuda. He's only made a few and it's the perfect companion guitar to have close at hand.
 
Wow but this one grabbed me at the first note. I love how Michi manages to reinvent the guitar just a little bit with every single build.
 
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