Zen-On Classical Guitar Model No. 85 (1966)
Zen-On Classical Guitar Model No. 85 (1966)
Zen-On Classical Guitar Model No. 85 (1966)
Zen-On Classical Guitar Model No. 85 (1966)
Zen-On Classical Guitar Model No. 85 (1966)
Zen-On Classical Guitar Model No. 85 (1966)
Zen-On Classical Guitar Model No. 85 (1966)
Zen-On Classical Guitar Model No. 85 (1966)
Zen-On Classical Guitar Model No. 85 (1966)
Zen-On Classical Guitar Model No. 85 (1966)
Zen-On Classical Guitar Model No. 85 (1966)
Zen-On Classical Guitar Model No. 85 (1966)
Zen-On Classical Guitar Model No. 85 (1966)
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Zen-On Classical Guitar Model No. 85 (1966)

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This is a perfect example of how good the Japanese were at making "laminate top" guitars in the 1960s.

Laminate is not a proper word to describe the properties of the harmonic top.

Unlike modern "western" laminate tops with are made from 3 layers sandwiched together at 90 degrees with the thickest layer in the middle and positioned at 90 degrees to the strings, the Japanese used 2 very thin layers of solid tonewood glued together at zero degrees, meaning the fibres for both layer run parallel to the length of the strings.  The result is the very loud dynamics and almost as many overtones as a single layer of solid wood.  It is like a double top guitar.

I have also reshaped the braces to make the guitar even more resonant and responsive to the touch.

This guitar has a few signs of normal wear due to its age. But overall it's in wonderful condition.