1986 Yukinobu Chai N606P Niibori Guitar

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About This Listing

Japanese luthier built guitars from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s were of exceptional quality. Many of these luthiers operated small shops with anywhere from one or two master builders to perhaps 15-20 master craftsmen. Bans on certain types of wood were not yet in place, thus allowing these craftsmen to source incredibly high quality wood to build their creations. Additionally, many of the top names in Japanese guitar building were trained either in Spain or under Spanish master builders in Japan. There is no doubt that these guitars are a bargain in today's market, but locating top quality Japanese classical guitars from this era is not always easy. I do my best to make some of these guitars available at a reasonable price. Guitars built using similar materials in today's market will cost you far more than what you pay for a guitar from the golden era of Japanese classical guitars due to the scarcity or complete bans on certain types of wood. Please have a look at what I have to offer and feel free to contact me if you would like additional information about any of these guitars.

Yakinobu Chai is one of the highest regarded Japanese luthiers. He, like many other famous Japanese luthiers, traveled to Spain to learn the techniques of the great Spanish guitar builders, before opening his own shop in late 1960s.

This guitar was made in 1986 for the Nibori School Guitar Ensemble. Yukinobu Chai and Sumio Kurosawa were chosen by Mr. Hiroki Nibori to supply his school with a range of classical guitars, from alto to contrabass.

This particular guitar has no structural issues and remains in perfect functional condition. There are some small cosmetic flaws on the soundboard as shown in the pictures as well as minor surface scratches. The sides and back of the guitar are in excellent condition, with some monor surface scratches, considering its age of 35 years. 

1986 Yukinobu Chai N606P Niibori Guitar

Top: High Grade Solid Spruce

Back and sides: Solid Indian Rosewood

Fingerboard: Ebony

Neck: Mahogany

Nut width: 52 mm

String length (nut to saddle): 650 mm

Action: 4.2 mm 6 sting 12th fret

The guitar will ship in a used hard shell case that is in good condition.

I pack all the guitars I ship extremely well to avoid any issue during transit.

Guitars from this era are superior in quality in almost all respects to the guitars being produced today.

I offer vintage Japanese instruments from the golden era of Japanese classical guitar building. Guitars that range in age from 20 - 50 years are going to have cosmetic flaws that comes with age and use. In most cases, this does not affect the sound or playability of the guitar, but gives today's guitar enthusiast an opportunity to own one of these amazing creations at a reasonable price when compared to the factory built instruments being cranked out of China and other countries that have little to no concern about what a guitar can and should sound like. That come with experience, the kind of experience that the great Japanese luthiers acquired and perfected.

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed2 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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