2011 Matsuda M1, Brazilian/Italian Spruce
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It’s because of instruments of this calibre that superlatives were invented in the first place. We just landed this incredible 2011 Matsuda M1 in Brazilian Rosewood and Italian Spruce, and let me tell you—no one builds a guitar like Michi. Not only is every detail executed with immaculate precision for a comprehensive and harmonious visual expression, but the skill with which Michi teases tone out of his tops gives this M1 clean and clear note definition, with just enough color and depth to give individual notes an almost palpable presence in the air. The bass strings, mids, and trebles all play nice with each other; no single register dominates the day. Like so many of Michi’s guitars, this 2011 M1 performs like a well-oiled machine.
Check out the abstract geometric inlays across the headstock, and the arcing purflings inlaid into the top to tie the upper bout together with the rosette. See that suspiciously thumb-shaped indentation on the back of the heel? Gets your left hand that extra bit closer to those uppermost frets. A florentine cutaway seals the deal.
A Matsuda guitar embodies best an expression we find often in our little niche of the instrument world: functional art. Something which stands on its own artistic merits, and does so without compromising an inch for that ultimate ideal: tone.
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|Scale Length||25.25 in|
|Nut Width||1.75 in|
|String Spacing||2.375 in|
|Woods||Spruce - Italian, Rosewood - Brazilian|
It’s because of instruments of this calibre that superlatives were invented in the first place. We just landed this incredible 2011 Matsuda M1 in Brazilian Rosewood and Italian Spruce, and let me tell you—no one builds a guitar like Michi