Introducing the exquisite Grand Shinano GS-150 custom electric classical guitar, a masterpiece born from the craftsmanship of Seizo Shinano, a revered Master Luthier who founded the esteemed Shinano Guitar Factory during the mid-1960s. This guitar pays homage to his legacy and the revered artistry he infused into his creations.
With profound admiration for Shinano's genius, this instrument is a representation of his finest work, exemplified by the iconic (GS) Grand Shinano and SC series, both synonymous with exceptional quality. As the late 1960s transitioned into the early 1970s, the nomenclature of Shinano guitars underwent a transformation, adopting the distinctive SC and GS model designations.
Crafted in the early 1970s, this guitar stands as a testament to its era, bearing witness to an era of music and craftsmanship that has shaped generations. Priced at 15,000 Japanese yen during its inception, a sum equating to 6-8 weeks of the average Japanese individual's wages, it's a blend of artistry and value.
As evident from the provided images, the guitar remains in remarkable condition. Though the inevitable marks of time are present, they are minor and have not effect on the guitar's timeless and enchanting tone.
The guitar has undergone meticulous restoration, with particular attention to enhancing its braces, resulting in resonant soundscapes adorned with deep bass notes and shimmering trebles. Its tonal qualities are gentle and delightful, a testament to the meticulous efforts invested in its restoration.
Equipped with the Fishman Isys+ pickup and preamp, this instrument is ready for professional use and captivating performances. The preamp system offers complete control, with volume, bass, and treble adjustments at your fingertips. The phase switch functionality eliminates unwanted feedback during stage performances, while the built-in tuner ensures that you are in tune at all times. Operating on a common 9-volt alkaline battery, the preamp will last for many hours.
Sides and back: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany with rosewood reinforcement
Fretboard: Ebonised Rosewood
Nut width: 50mm
Action: 3.0mm on E1 and 3.5mm on E6 at 12th fret.
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