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Nagoya Suzuki Three S W-30A & SSC 1970 antique violin

Price$950
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Olson Guitars
Cleveland, OH, United States
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Joined Reverb
2018

Nagoya Suzuki Three S W-30A & HSC
Here is an absolutely great find: A
rare, 1979 Kiso Suzuki Three S dreadnought with antique violin finish
is really good shape. Suzuki guitars are getting more and more well
known for being among the best of the lawsuit era guitars. In the
case of Suzuki, they had actually been making guitars since
approximately 1890. Now they aren't there anymore, so this guitar is
NOT being made anymore. The Three S series is truly rare. I'm lucky
enough to have found two of them, both listed here. I have a Three S
F120 in my Ebay store

Now as to the guitar: some say they sound as good as a Martin. Ok.
Do they? To find out I took this guitar to a certain big box store
and asked two friends - one their luthier- to take a blind listening
test. Pick which one is which. One of them couldn't tell the
difference. The luthier got the Martin, but said the Suzuki was so
close that why would you bother buying a Martin! That's why I'm not
telling what store or who the workers were! And I agree. I have a
Masters in guitar performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
I've played for 51 years professionally in every situation you can
image. Concert classical solo guitar, pit orchestras, rock bands,
lute in Early Music ensembles, solo with orchestra and a lot of folk
singing with dreadnoughts. Well guess what? I have one of these same
guitars myself and it is my main dreadnought. The sound is
absolutely amazing. Loud, rich, balanced. Sounds as good as a Martin
D18. 


Here's the stats from an actual catalog from 1979. 


SPRUCE top
Mahogany back and sides
antique violin finish - look at the photos. That's some fine fine finish work folks!
Nato neck w truss rod
rosewood fingerboard and bridge
Deluxe enclosed tuners (two replaced with Grovers) - rest are the originals. 


Martin style X-bracing. 


New (at time of listing! Martin Marquis phosphor bronze strings. 


Deluxe new hardshell arched top Alvarez case. 


Trust me, if you buy this guitar you are going to be as amazed
about the excellence as I was when I first heard it.

The case will be a used soft shell

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