Ryoji Matsuoka M25 (1977) Classical Guitar
Ryoji Matsuoka M25 (1977) Classical Guitar
Ryoji Matsuoka M25 (1977) Classical Guitar
Ryoji Matsuoka M25 (1977) Classical Guitar
Ryoji Matsuoka M25 (1977) Classical Guitar
Ryoji Matsuoka M25 (1977) Classical Guitar
Ryoji Matsuoka M25 (1977) Classical Guitar
Ryoji Matsuoka M25 (1977) Classical Guitar
Ryoji Matsuoka M25 (1977) Classical Guitar
Ryoji Matsuoka M25 (1977) Classical Guitar
Ryoji Matsuoka M25 (1977) Classical Guitar
Ryoji Matsuoka M25 (1977) Classical Guitar

Ryoji Matsuoka M25 (1977) Classical Guitar

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This beautiful guitar was handmade and signed by the master luthier himself in Japan in 1977.

 

The original price was 25,000 yen in 1977 when the annual average annual income was about 70,000 yen, which is about 18 weeks' wage.

 

This guitar is part of the concert series. The same guitar was re-labelled as No.30 in 1976, As No.40 in the late 1970s, as M50 in the 1980s, and M60 in the 1990s. This No.25 is a much higher grade than the higher grade made later in the '80s and '90s.

 

Like all Matsuoka guitars in my collection, this guitar has been selected and further enhanced by myself.

 

This guitar offers a wonderful tone: tight basses and clear super sweet trebles.

 

It has a few signs of wear due to its age but overall is in wonderful condition.

 

Specification:

Top: Solid Spruce

Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood “double-plates”

“Laminated” is not a suitable word for Japanese made guitars. These "laminates" were made from 2 layers of solid wood glued together with natural resins. The Japanese perfected this technique so well these double-plates were as good as solid woods and far more resistant to cracking.

 Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebonized Rosewood

Nut width: 52mm

Scale: 650 mm

 

The action is set to 3.50 mm under E6 and 3.00 mm under E1, with some extra room left on the saddle.

 

Shipping is about $60 Australia wide. For international buyers please contact me for shipping costs.

Please check out the video of the same guitar model.  This guitar is in better condition than the one in the video.

Thank you.