Very rare Japanese guitar in amazing condition. The guitar is basically like new with the exception of a few light scratches in the back and one light mark in the top that was hard to photograph. See more information on this talented luthier below.

The guitar sounds great and plays like a dream. The color of the cedar top just draws you in and the grain on the rosewood back and sides has great contrast. Comes in a brand new padded gig bag.

Scale Length: 650mm
Nut Width: 51mm
Action at 12F (1st): 2mm
Action at 12F (6th): 3mm
Weight: 1636 grams
Overall Condition: 9.8/10

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This guitar was made by Eichi Kodaira. Eichi Kodaira was absolutely very highly skilled luthier. His business philosophy was to produce very high grade classical guitars which could be available to less wealthy Japanese guitar players at affordable prices. This goal was achievable by using high grade laminates instead of solid woods. Solid woods are much harder to work with, easily crack during the production as well as later during regular usage. High grade laminates perform just like solid woods but are easier to work with and don’t crack that easily, hence their use always leads to lower prices of guitars that often sound as good as 3 x more expensive all solid woods” models. During 1970s Eichi was making guitars with his own label as well as more luxurious looking Ecole guitars, destined mostly for foreign markets. Eichi was absolutely highly regarded luthier not only in Japan.

Established earlier by Masaru Matano Old Asturias workshop was taken over by Rokkomann Co. in 1980 and Eichi was invited to join New Asturias workshop along with 2 other fantastic Japanese luthiers: Masaru Matano & Hiromi Yamaguchi (maker of terrific Cervantes guitars). Asturias today is one of only few Japanese Gakkis where all guitar models are made by hand “old fashion way”. Another such workshop is Kodaira workshop, although remains under Rokkomann umbrella, was separated from Asturias in mid 1980s

Eichi Kodaira’s instruments are very well regarded and a lot of players consider them as the great mid-price range classical guitars.

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Listed2 years ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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  • Eiichi Kodaira
  • K-Standard Rare MIJ!
  • Standard
  • 1998
Made In
  • Japan

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