Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)
Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)
Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)
Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)
Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)
Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)
Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)
Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)
Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)
Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)
Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)
Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)
Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)
Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)
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Kodaira AST-50 Artist Series Classical Guitar (1994)

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This wonderful guitar was made by one of the best luthiers in Japan.

Eich Kodaira started making guitars in the 1960s.  Kodaira together with Hiroumi Yamaguchi and Masaru Matano (all master luthiers) set up the Asturias guitar label.

Asturias guitars have always been regarded as very high-grade concert guitars.

Kodaira continued to make guitars under his name while working for Asturias.  Kodaira guitars and Asturias guitars were virtually identical, even the labels were the same.  The labels read: Kodaira Asturias.  

The Kodaira workshop is still operational today with only 3 builders: Kodaira's son and two other family members. 

This guitar has a beautiful tone. It's warm.  It has great note separation, meaning you can hear each note clearly, and the sound seems to radiate and surround you.  This is thanks to its high-grade cedar top.  It has nice deep basses and bell-like trebles.

This guitar is perfect for situations when you want the audience to hear every single note and every single nuance.  And this is the beauty of a cedar top guitar.

The soundboard is tuned to A, so the guitar sings with every note you play.

 

Specifications:

Top: High-Grade Solid Cedar with Ramirez bracing and supporting ring of wood glued underneath sound-hole/lacquer

Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood 

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Frets: Mirror polished steel

Tuning Machines: smooth golden tuners

Scale: 650mm

Nut width: 52mm

String action is approximately 3.50mm under E6 and 3.00 mm under E1 with plenty of extra room on the saddle.