Instrument Details

1972 Kohno 15 Brazilian/Cedar
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Kohno
Product Year
1973
Model
15
Serial #
130517
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5287
Condition
Good. Scattered fingernail marks and smaller dings across top, finish checking at heel cap and neck, small back crack.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Cedar
Neck Wood
Honduran Mahogany
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Multi-Color Wood
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
None
Bindings
Brazilian Rosewood
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None
Body Length
19 mm
Upper Bout
11.375 mm
Lower Bout
14.5 mm
Body Depth Heel
3.75 mm
Body Depth Tail
3.75 mm
Scale Length
25.98 in
Scale Length (mm)
659.9 mm
Nut Width
2.05 in
Nut Width (mm)
52.1 mm
String Spacing
2.19 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

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.

This Kohno is characterized by bright trebles and an impressively comfortable setup. The voice is clean and opened up, and responds very easily.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 659.9 mm
NUT WIDTH 52.1 mm
STRING SPACING 55.6 mm
WOODS CEDAR,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

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