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INCREDIBLE VINTAGE YAMAKI "NEW SONORO" CLASSICAL GUITAR IN EXCELLENT CONDITION See original listing
INCREDIBLE-VINTAGE-YAMAKI-NEW-SONORO-CLASSICAL-GUITAR-IN-EXCELLENT-CONDITION
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It survived in excellent condition. It only has few very minor ....

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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: It survived in excellent condition. It only has few very minor ....
Country/Region of Manufacture:

Japan

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Free Shipping to all 50 US states (UPS Ground) and all European Union countries (USPS International Priority Mail). 

$100 discount on international shipping rates to all other countries covered by USPS International Priority Mail or Global Express Guaranteed. Total shipping cost  to these countries will be no greater than $150.00

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Victorious “Label Free” Guitar Series

This series include high quality vintage guitars made by less known or forgotten, but great guitar makers.

In case of many well established brands, seller can charge extra just because guitar has famous label and logo, no matter what is the quality of the instrument. In this case you pay for guitar only. I am sure that many buyers wouldn’t mind to pay much more for exactly the same guitars if they had “legendary” labels.

These guitars are great opportunity for devoted guitar students, who have limited funds (which is actually the most common situation) to acquire a high grade guitar at very moderate price. It is possible only because the label comes free.

I will do my best to keep this series well supplied.

 

YAMAKI NEW SONORO classical guitar in excellent condition

This guitar was made in late 1960s by Yamaki Co. and remains in excellent condition. It only has few very minor scratches and dents on its top and few minor marks on its back.  

This guitar sounds very Spanish, producing sweet and mellow sound at quite high volume. Notes are well balanced, with good deal of overtones, resonance and great sustain.

It also plays easy. Its current action is set to 4.00 mm under E6 and 3.50 mm under E1, with a little room on the saddle for experiments with lower action.

 

Specifications:

Top: High Grade Solid Cedar

Back & Sides: High Grade Indian Rosewood Laminates

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebonized Rosewood

Scale: 650 mm

Nut width: 51 mm

Guitar will be shipped inside used chip-board case and single box.

 

 Yamaki Guitars History and info:

 

 Acousticguitarforum.com

 

The complex story of Yamaki guitars is entwined with the histories of a number of other Japanese companies. In the late 1940s, brothers Yasuyuki and Kazuyuki Teradaira started working for Tatsuno Mokko, an instrument-building firm that later split into two different companies, one of which was called Hayashi Gakki. In 1954 Hayashi Gakki was bought out by Zenon, a large music distributor. In 1962 Yasuyuki left Zenon to start an instrument distributor he called Daion, which means “big sound” in Japanese. In 1967 Kazuyuki left Zenon to produce classical guitars under the name Yamaki, an auspicious Japanese word meaning “happy trees on the mountain.” By the early 1970s, Kazuyuki expanded the Yamaki line to include a large number of steel-string guitars, many of which were based on C.F. Martin and Co.’s designs and were distributed exclusively through Daion. Along with Yamaki guitars, Daion sold instruments from Shinano, Mitsura Tamura, Chaki, and Hamox, some of which were built by Yamaki at various times, and Harptone guitars, which they imported from the US. 

Sometime in the late 1960s, Daion began exporting Yamaki guitars to America, where they were well received. By the early 1980s, however, Daion felt that the Yamaki Martin-style guitars were getting lost among similar instruments from other Japanese builders like Takamine, Yasuma, and C.F. Mountain, so they redesigned the entire acoustic line and started building acoustic-electrics and solid-body electrics as well as oddities like double-neck acoustics. They dropped the Yamaki name and rebranded their instruments as Daion guitars. Daion began an extensive advertising campaign to introduce the new line around 1982, but this was a time when musicians were more interested in the new MIDI-equipped synthesizers than in guitars. In 1984 Daion stopped importing guitars to America and soon went out of business. Yamaki, on the other hand, survived the downturn of the 1980s and now makes parts for other Japanese guitar companies. 


—Michael John Simmons

 

Some opinions:

wesmantoddshaw.hubpages.com

Yamaki Acoustic Guitars. Very Fine And Rare Instruments.

When talking about Japanese made acoustic guitars people tend to think of Yamaha, Takamine, and Alvarez as being the major brands of acoustic guitars that are made in Japan. Those three companies are the three major companies in Japan that have been and still are making acoustic guitars. But there is also a pretty rare brand of guitar out there that you might run into, and that is the Yamaki brand of acoustic guitar. If you do see one, and it's in playable or repairable condition at all, then I seriously suggest that you buy that guitar if you are financially able to.

I've seen exactly two of these guitars ever. I very much liked both of them. I became acquainted with one just this last week, and couldn't have possibly been more impressed with that guitar. The other one I'd seen once belonged to my grandfather, and I nearly bought it from him at one point. Basically, the two Yamaki acoustics that I've had my hands on both belong to Uncles of mine, and one of those uncles at one point or another had owned both of them.

I can't speak for how truthful or accurate this next thing is, but the story that I was told was that the way that Yamaki was displayed on the head stocks of their acoustic guitars looked so similar to how Yamaha was displayed on the head stocks of their guitars that Yamaha sued, and had the Yamaki company to change things. Here's what I know for certain - I like Yamaha acoustic guitars, and I consider them to be fine guitars, and especially if you buy one of their solid tonewood construction L series guitars - but I'm positive that the Yamaki guitar that I played this past week was better than any Yamaha acoustic guitar that I've ever seen or played, in fact, it was a very comparable guitar in quality to the Alvarez acoustic guitar that I fell in love with once at the North Texas Guitar Centre - but a more expensive or fancier guitar..

Some recent internet postings:

For Sale $695Saint Paul MN, United States - 1 month ago on reachoo.com

1971 Yamaki Concert Grand Classical Guitar: Made In Japan, Solid Cedar Top, Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides, Ebony Fretboard, High Quality Gotoh Tuners, 658 mm Scale Length, 52 mm Nut Width, Hard Shell Case Included, Fantastic Sound, Very Loud! call ...

 

For Sale $235Santa Barbara 93106, CA, United States - 3 weeks ago on craigslist.org

Beautiful rare 1970's Yamaki Daion classical Guitar. Really nice tone and action (will benefit from new strings). Very good condition with just a few very small dents - hard to see. No cracks or fading. One owner from new. Comes with a nice original hard case.

 

Returns

If you are not happy with your purchase you may return the guitar for a full refund. All you need to do is to:

1.    Notify me within 5 days after delivery

2.    Pack guitar the same way I do it, using the same box and materials

3.    Ship it back to me within next 2 days

Another words I expect this “trail” period to occur within +/- 7 days. Naturally guitar has to be returned in the same condition as I ship it to you. This is simply honest offer for honest buyers. My goal is to make your purchase as risk free as possible. I know very well that spending $1000 of hard earned money is not emotionally easy undertaking for majority of guitar lovers. I am sure that reading my feedback can ease a bit your “purchase anxiety” but it still will be there no matter how hard I try. Please believe me I have been “in your shoes” many times before.

Victor

P.s. If you'd like to check my other posted on E-bay guitars click on the links below:

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