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2005 Matsuda M1 African Blackwood/Adirondack (Red)
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Status
Sold
Brand
Matsuda, Michihiro
Product Year
2005
Model
M1
Serial #
34
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5248
Condition
Excellent. Very faint play wear on the top.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Blackwood - African
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headstock Inlay
None
Tuners
Waverly
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one, ask about options
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
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.2 mm
Nut Width
1.94 in
Nut Width (mm)
49.3 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
*TBD
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Description

In our experience, Michi Matsuda is one of the finest artists working in lutherie today, and it is always a sincere pleasure to have his instruments in the shop. Today we've got one of his M1 models from 2005 decked out in African Blackwood and Adirondack Spruce, and man-oh-man can it sing.

Something about the African Blackwood seems to help open up the middle registers and buff the bass notes until they shine, and with a fabulously tight-grained Adirondack Spruce top, the voice is rich and enveloping, expertly balanced. One of the ultimate fingerstyle guitars, this Matsuda M1 exudes an easy complexity with each note that mirrors the sensation of floating in the ocean, weightless, making it easy to lose track of time and of yourself while playing. The subtly-sunburst Mahogany neck features a wide nut at 1 15/16" which provides wonderful string spacing for complex chords and allows you to better appreciate the precision with which each string rings.

Are you a fingerstylist? Please: do yourself a favor and take this Matsuda for a spin.

Michi's got the chops, that's for sure. African Blackwood is one of my favorite tonewoods, and this guitar helps prove it with its profoundly clear voice and creamy projection.
 
This is one of the most traditional guitars that Matsuda makes and the tone is bright and clear with plenty of support from the mid and bass frequencies to make this a perfect fingerstyle instrument. It's also incredibly beautiful.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.94 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
BLACKWOOD - AFRICAN

In our experience, Michi Matsuda is one of the finest artists working in lutherie today, and it is always a sincere pleasure to have his instruments in the shop. Today we've got one of his M1 models from 2005 decked out in African Blackwood and Adirondack Spruce, and man-oh-man can it sing.Something about the African Blackwood seems to help open up the middle registers and buff the bass notes until they shine, and with a fabulously tight-grained Adirondack Spruce top, the voice is rich and enveloping, expertly balanced.
 

Michi's got the chops, that's for sure. African Blackwood is one of my favorite tonewoods, and this guitar helps prove it with its profoundly clear voice and creamy projection.
 
This is one of the most traditional guitars that Matsuda makes and the tone is bright and clear with plenty of support from the mid and bass frequencies to make this a perfect fingerstyle instrument. It's also incredibly beautiful.
 
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