Another Quality Ibanez Guitar ....This example is MODEL VINTAGE # V302 BS...And it IS A REAL GEM and it has a Premium German Sitka SOLID Spruce Top, WoW! what a nice original finish this one has...AAA Mahogany Sides-Neck & Back "see quality og the grain in the pics" . Lots of Full-and Wonderful rich tone from this baby. Its real ez to play & stays in tune well. It is a crafted in Japan guitar and it compairs favorably to Gibson, Guild or Martin!
Please Note: If you prefer the guitar in Natural and not sunburst see our other listing for another V302 non sunburst we have in stock & available.. thank you for your interest, Joe
SOLD OUT ! We are VERY pleased to present a very special example Alvarez Yairi Classical guitar . The condition of this high end instrument is excellent plus and this guitar is simply wonderful. This is hand built example by The Kazou Yairi himself, Japanese Master Luthier.
For those of you not familiar with the Premier Japanese Master Luthier Kazou Yairi and his masterfuly built instruments you may enjoy this vidio introduction to YAIRI GUITARS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPRyLPouYZM The model is CY116 and is a very high-end professional guitar and is in excellent Plus condition. Only the highest grade woods used as you can see ...choice AAA Flamed-Quilted and is 3-dimensional depth is a work of art as you can see by the pictures. This guitar plays and sound AMAZING and is truly inspirational. This guitar shows very little fret wear. There are just a few minor nicks or scratches which is normal wear for a guitar of this vintage that has been lovingly played. This one is a one owner adult owned guitar and comes with its high quality custom hard shell case too.
Alvarez Yairi CY116 Classical Acoustic Guitar
The CY116's Solid Cedar Top is adorned by an elaborate wooden mosaic rosette. Burled Maple Back/Sides give this classical amazing clarity and warmth like the fiery Andalusian plains that inspired the music that this guitar was born to perform. With room-filling projection, the CY116 is a guaranteed conversation starter. You hear it in the elegant pacing of a classical air. You see it in the vivid charm of a folk dance.
Burled Mahogany Back/Sides
Solid Cedar Top
Scale: 25 1/2" (650mm)
Width at Nut: 2" (51mm)
Ivory Body Binding
Wooden Mosaic Rosette
Gold Vintage Open-Style Tuning Machines
Here we have one of the very finest Alvarez model Martin Copies crafted in Japan from this golden era the 1970's.. This example is a 1978 #5053..with a serial # 30861
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ALL ORIGINAL with the only exceptions being the changed out nut & saddle for the preferable upgrade to a true bone nut & saddle and of course the strings. This is a unique & exotic true Vintage Japanese version of the classic ornate Martin D-45 again this one was Crafted in Japan by one of the finest acoustic instrument builders from this time period Alvarez, This guitar is possibly even a bit more fancy than even the actual Martin D-45 with the intricate exotic woods wow see this examples exotic Beautiful 3-piece back simply gorgeous! The Martin D-45 version just has a 2-piece back in most cases...This example is an Alverez model #5053, with the date stamped inside on the label reads ( 1978 ).,,see pic detail. Bound body(front w/b/w/b/w/b/w, back w/b/w/b),bound neck(white),bound peg head(w/b/w). See the Beautiful detailed Abalone inlay around the sound hole with its white mother of pearl fret markers. With an adjustable Ebony bridge with a bone saddle and the sweet smelling Brazilian Jacaranda Rosewood fretboard its simply stunning. Special truss rod cover that has the word Alvarez in gold lettering and SLM (Saint Louis Music)in gold also. Medallion on the back of the headstock says imported and customized Saint Louis Music since 1922.Select Sitka AAA Spruce top, with old highly exotic looking Jacaranda Brazilian Rosewood - awesome landscape figure sides are very figured exotic looking Jacaranda with slight milking of clear coat still is truly gorgeous.
Smells great. Wonderful exotic figuring.
for the back and sides Better pictures to come soon...The Perfling between the woods on the back is just absolutely stunningly gorgeous,unbelievable craftsmanship!!. I've only seen one other like it. Update = NOW WE HAVE another 5053 in stock as well!....WoW! That's Lightning striking twice... Real difficult to find much info on these rare exotics. A truly Beautiful vintage Japanese acoustic guitar and quite the collectible instrument ...for the person wanting only the best at a fair price...not on sale for $6,000-8000 like the Martin this one is a true bargain Vintage exotic WoW! What a great find. JVG Rated at a solid 8.5/10 very good original Vintage condition. I suggest you get his before she's gone..don't know when I'll find another like it. She's gone sorry sold....
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Here we have another great Yamaha aprox..1972-74 YAMAHA FG160 WOW! . ...This is a Gorgeous MARTIN style REPLICA and for the money compares very well to the original in quality materials used..sweet vintage SPRUCE TOP now wonderfully ambered in color from age just too cool, The Back - Sides & Neck are all made from choice AAA Mahogany just what you would expect from an expensive Martin or Gibson...only you would expect to pay much more for one of those , but this is a rare early non "Nippon Gakki" model with the Red Label from Korea.. These early issue Red Label Guitars from Korea utilize the very same materials that were made in Japan. These components were used under strict quality control and 100% assembled in Korea from the very same vintage wood - components & parts as the Japan made Yamaha's. We have had many of these Red Labeled Yamaha's in the 180's & 160's currently and over the years I see up close and in person the very high grade AA mahogany neck s sides & back & the same nice nickel tuners & hardware the very same one piece solid neck no scarf joint at the back of the headstock area like the later Korean & Chinese examples ... This era exhibits just the same just as nice woods as those Japanese big dollar players but " SOME" not all are hidden treasures and are still a real bargain today when compared to the Japanese Red Label versions or a Martin or even Japan made models of this quality...fit & finish & the materials on this guitar are very nice! This guitar does not take the back seat to the Red Label Nippon Gakki version at all. The action is very EZ to play and the TONE is simply wonderful..The Condition is very good++ to excellent vintage it is not mint,and it is not beat..it has natural minor play wear and dings associated with a well loved and played quality guitar it has all the rich patina now of a true vintage acoustic and is quite beautiful in its own right. This guitar has a good history of care its a California guitar where the climate is stable and quite favorable to guitars and was adult owned & loved. This guitar has the preferable a nice MEATY U Shaped Premium Mahogany one piece solid NECK, the frets are still good, The Rosewood is gorgeous too it looks to be Premium grade as well..You will not be disappointed with this guitar at this price the sound is rich like a an expensive $1,000+ guitar, big tone ...no repairs, structural damage..It comes with a new set of Martin strings installed ready to play out of the box. TRULY STUNNING, SEE MORE ... This baby is nice and sweet in person...very nice, , with a classic MARTIN LIKE feel & Sweet-Tone that simply is very hard to beat. The neck is STRAIGHT and the frets are fine w/plenty of life left,this baby plays real nice she stays in tune very well.. .nice workmanship & choice select materials used....You will not be disappointed with this FINE YAMAHA FG160 guitar with NICE TONE & SOUND...its a real Great Player ....This guitars condition is rated at a 8+ Very good+ or better and is very good to excellent condition only a few very minor dings can be seen. this is a real Vintage guitar" and as you can see its in Gorgeous shape!. no known problems cracks-breaks-repairs with no other known issues at all. This one is is 100% READY TO GO!!! its in very good to excellent condition a solid 8+ OR BETTER. This
Here is another fine example of a Professional high quality Japan Crafted guitars...this one is "cross-braced" and is a Dreadnought style acoustic like a martin type exhibiting superior solid construction as well as the very high grade Mahogany body Top - Sides & Back which appears to be all-solid. The necks fretboard is a wonderful Indian Rosewood. This example is believed to be a Vintage 1986 Model. Serial # 86021355. The sound is rich and expressive and very tonefull as would be expected from a quality built instrument. The playability "action" is great EZ to play and this guitar stays in tune very well to with its quality Original Takamine sealed Chrome tuners "grover type" This guitar is professional grade and will serve you well. This guitar is not a new guitar and IS a real VINTAGE guitar and has mellowed well and its condition is rated a solid 8.5/10 very good-excellent with some natural wear -dings-scratches etc.. Overall appearance is Gorgeous! and is sure to please.
Here we have a cool vintage piece. Made in USA and is highly Possible this is a Gibson Archtop. Great Original condition make this a great find...this one is a Solid 8.5/10 condition. This one still has the original tuners and pick guard too. The neck is straight and the frets are still OK...and wow what a supprise this one plays great!..nice vintage tone...no repairs or damages just natural play wear and dings etc associated with a true vintage player....EZ on the eyes see the great detailed bindings! and wow this baby sounds very nice...great for Jazz
Here we have a very cool vintage Japanese Epiphone 12 string acoustic Guitar. This baby is a real fine player...its ez to play with nice action & tone. The craftsmanship is awesome and the woods are very high end..premium Mahogany neck and sides & back with a Premium Spruce top see pictures for the details...its in Very clean shape and other than a belly bludge at bridge and a chipped nut neither effect playing or sound this is a true vintage player. Rated a solid 8.5-9 / 10 excellent condition. Nice Japanese vintage 12 string for a song.
Talk about sweet... gorgeous exotic Hawaiian woods.... The Beautiful curly Koa wood is so rare it is only found in the beautiful Hawaiian Islands...This example is well over 30+ years old and has mellowed to perfection...Very Clean Original condition WoW!....See the pics This one sounds amazing...talk about fun...I got into the Uke after seeing the Beatles anthology interview footage with George Harrison on Maui at his home had several Ukulele's at his home when company came over usually other pro buddies they would all have one to Jam on....so great footage of George etc....and we go to Maui every year now for the last 7 or so..you see the gorgeous Koa Wood everywhere you go almost...but The Curly stuff like this Uke is Very Expensive, This Uke's neck is arrow straight and is also highly curly & figured.... This one is the REAL DEAL folks and it don't get much better...Made in Hawaii in the 60's...in very good-excellent original condition so light finish checking only adds to the wonderful vintage feel of this great player...no disappointments
All The best! SUPER RARE BRAZILIAN
From Aria Japan Model AT100c
Good Old Wood is best!...This example is the best of and has very nicely mellowed with age to a golden amber High Grade Spruce Top perfection to the Brazilian Rosewood back & Fretboard to Premium Mahogany neck wood this guitar screams out Japanese High Quality Workmanship using World Class Materials!!!....In this time period in Japan several factories set out to build the best guitars in the world...these are among the best of the best "law suit" model era. We have had two identical guitars to this one you see her one was a 72 Tama the other was a 74 Alvarez Yairi 5060 and now, See the Tuners and the Diamond Volute on the back of the neck...This guitar is from 1972 and is about 34+ years old and is in AMAZING condition...Gorgeous Hand work fit & finish. Great Rich Exotic Woods used in the entire construction of this guitar and does absolutely project its amazing resonant tone. The tone is rich and the sound is powerful and it plays very nicely with minimal play wear to frets or wood it is in very good-excellent condition in performance and cosmetics. Japans best...This guitar is RARE and not many of these have survived the decades since they was built. This is exactly like the early 70's Tama another rare and more expensive one from the Ibanez Factory we had from this same time period it was built exactly the same same woods & craftsmanship and NECK's Brazilian Rosewood fretboard with real mother of pearl as this Aria has...same bridge, same tuners...same Killer SOUND!...the Tama was also clean and it sold for $1650....You can own the very same guitar here in this Aria for considerably less, the very same guitar, both are rare.
This guitar comes with a free vintage soft shell case a hard shell case is also available for an additional cost from $75-$125
Super Nice and Rare!
Great Martin Copy from the later 60's This example is a Well Crafted in Japan model with the "orange lable" Nippon Gakki highly collectable now as a great player Martin like player.
Great wood...just see the pics WoW! Sitka Soruce Top, Premium AAA Grade Mahogany neck - sides & back...Made by serious craftsmen high degree of skill and well balanced. Nice big Tone as a Martin same type X bracing and is a proven performer. Nicely aged wood and is a wonderful playing 7 sounding vintage guitar equal to many more expensive builders like Martin. This one has a slight stable old top crack as glued and is not an issue anymore...Plays like butta...You will love the sound!
Here we have a VERY WELL MADE 1978 Vintage Japanese Quality Replica of G!b$@n Dove Acoustic guitar. This is a "SUPERB" top of the line model its Premium woods used in its construction along with very good workmanship see the bindings and the detail wow...and has now over the past 28 years has wonderfully aged into a very nice vintage guitar in its own right. The Vintage aged spruce top is of a high quality on often seen today with a woderful aged finish, also see the sides back & neck all made of premium grade mahogany WoW! The finish is SUNBURST and was done by a master no doubt I compair this very favorably with any G!b$@n for its fit & finish and sound! Believed to be from the same factory as the Aria and a few others exported to St. Lousi music in the 70's...this example is in very good - excellent original condition rated 8.5++/10 Quite a clean example. The frets are in good condition the neck is straight and tuners work well all and all a very enjoyable player with a wonderful rich tone. A Gig bag or case is optional and is available. Dont be fooled by the low price under $400 this guitar would cost over $1200 today out of Japan! Thie is a Bargain find get her before shes gone.
Here we have for your consideration the Booming classic vintage Yamaha FG 160 Acoustic Guitar Made in Japan in the early 70's from Nippon Gakki factory.
This example is an eary 70's a more RARE version Yamaha FG 160 again this example is the Made In Japan Nippon Gakki and not to be mistaken for the similar Korean version of the FG-160 which is also nice but not the same as these apples/oranges this is a great guitar. This example was built over 35 years ago and was built to very high detailed standards workmanship are wonderful quality as well as some of the best woods available in that time period to compete with the great Martin and now this Yamaha is quite well aged and is a true SINGING vintage guitar in its own right. This one has the Amber/Tan label and not the Red Label. The frets have good height and appear newish and though to probably to have had a fret job done sometime in it's past. The guitar has it's natural age and patina with a few expected minor nicks,dings and scratches from a well loved and played instrument.
This fine example is on the way...
We upon receiving we will remove strings clean and detail the guitar oil rosewood and polish finish, set intonation and set up this guitar to play very well and may include new bone nut/saddle/strings we have several of these old Yamahas and they are amazing instruments very well compared to Martin, Taylor, Gibson for there fine construction and playability with amazing tone for this kind of money...
Here s a link to Harmony Central if you care to rehttp://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Yamaha/FG-160+/10/1
All New pics and additional info soon to come...
Interested ? ask
We are proud to offer this very Rare and beautiful and highly collectible vintage 1983 Alvarez Electric/Acoustic 5078 with a les Paul style body shape. Top of the line workmanship fit & finish work here Crafted in Japan this is the limited special production Anniversary model made in 1983. This truly fine rare example comes with its nice original Alvarez black exterior tolex with the blue Martin style plush lined hard shell case. Did we say SUPER RARE....WoW!...we were completely amazed at the fact that this ( Les Paul style baby sounds so great plugged in or unplugged just beautiful. This one has a rich full bodied sound as an acoustic which is hard to find with this thin Les Paul shaped body makes it very comfortable to play long duration and not to mention did we say BEAUTIFUL as well as a real unique player...see the Headstock shape in the pictures this is truly a real beauty.
This one is sure to please the Vintage Alvarez Acoustic lover...
I'm a vitage Alvarez believer & after you see and play and hear this so will you. Condition for a 26 year old vintage guitar this thing is darn near mint with just a few tiny minute dings, see the detailed high res pictures for all the cosmetics, JVG RATED at 9.2 out of 10 ....... any questions? please email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your interest!
Here we have a real vintage Rare IBANEZ CONCORD beauty from the Golden Era of the Best Japanese Martin D41 style guitars period... This example is Ibanez Model #679 and is the Top of the Line and is an exact Martin copy and is a great " Law Suit " model from the era where Ibanez set out to make the best guitars worldwide period...Fit and finish even after 30 years it is simply superior it appears to be thin old school Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish, this guitar was constructed using the best woods very ornate intricate triple bindings with lots of beautiful inlaid abalone on the Brazilian Rosewood fretboard and the spruce top body WoW...please do have a very good look ...This example has employed the best exotic woods in its construction, The top looks to be solid no seam edge showing at sound hole some pick wear and looks solid, the sides & back also look the same on the inside and outside grain matches so again it looks to be solid?.... A high grade mahogany neck, Sitka spruce top, Choice Indian Rosewood sides & back, and what seems to be a beautiful Rich Chocolate brown Brazilian Jacaranda Rosewood fretboard with gorgeous abalone, frets show some wear lower several yet plays excellently all the way up with very good action and fast & plays easily...Neck width is a nice slim-med super comfortable 1-3/4" at the nut with no buzzing all the way up action is good set at 5/32nds @ 12th fret. This guitar has been well played and well taken care of and is a good professional grade instrument ready to record tonight. Cosmetically this is a 8.5 out of 10, A real vintage player that has not been abused at all yet has been lovingly well played its tone has richly mellowed with the years and only improved with its age and now after 30 years it shows this wonderful patina that can not be replicated that only comes with age, vintage is not for everyone some like it new we understand that this vintage Martin Copy Japanese Guitar however is not new or is it in mint condition yet it is very beautiful in vintage terms of mellowing with age and patina Wow this is for the TRUE VINTAGE LOVER... also you Ibanez Collectors of Japanese vintage. Its Sound is second to none it has nicely articulate lows with nicely contrasting bright highs and the mid-range has a good punch and ring when finger picked, full on sweet big tone when strumming open cords. This one is a real pleasure to play and is EZ on the eyes too. These are really great old classic guitars and are getting very difficult to find now in anywhere near this kind of vintage condition...its all original and the original tuners work very well with no need to change them out they are keeping the guitar tuned well...no cracks or repairs non needed , excellent original neck set and angle, intonation is good. This Rare beauty is conservatively JVG condition rated at very good - excellent in a 30 year old Vintage guitar...amazing looks and tone & playability in a real vintage collectible that your not going to want to put down.. Every bit as good as the much more expensive Martin for a fraction of that. Any questions ask? email@example.com
Here we have a very nice well preserved example of an ARIA Vintage 35 year old Japanese Crafted copy of the Martin D-28 Acoustic guitar. This a good high end professional grade Japanese instrument from the highly respected Aria company. The model # 9400. This is the era of JV AAA quality and workmanship with outstanding fit and finish work. This is a very nice example that was constructed with top Quality woods... of the day in this case the TOP is quite nice actually outstanding and has a now over the years nicely aged figured Spruce top, Mahogany sides - back & neck... Please see pics to depict the woods quality & grain. This example also has the Martin style Cross braced body bracing and is very well built. The neck is 1-3/4" at the nut that makes for a very comfy med-slim taper feel that is fast and as straight as when new...The fretboard is exotic Brazilian Rosewood as is the bridge Brazilian..The original neck set is very good to this day action is still good at just 3/16ths @ 12th fret and is EZ to play a real pleasure to play describes this one well. The fretboard itself does show natural play wear as do the lower several frets but just not enough to effect the playability of the guitar with no buzzing at all noted all the way up this guitar plays nicely see pics please. The sound is quality one would expect from a much more expensive big name guitar... deep rich and has mellowed so sweetly with its age. This vintage Japanese wonder has a real beautiful Patina to it that can only come from time this is a real fine vintage player. This guitar is not new or in mint condition it does have several minor nicks - dings hear & their but it has no structural cracks or repairs ever = no repairs needed. This guitar is JVG rated in Very good - excellent 8 out of 10 vintage condition. A REAL Beautiful Vintage Player! Freshly cleaned set up and restrung with New Martin Marquis 80/20 Strings for the new owner to enjoy this beauty and is ready to play & enjoy right out of the box.
Here we have old "3-hole" this is another great Japanese Vintage Guitar! this one is over 40 years old wow! ...its wonderfully aged woods contribute to its rich great sound... this example is one of the greatest Martin style Copies from one of the finest "law Suit" Acoustic instrument builders of Japan Yamaha Nippon Gakki...This model is the very popular FG-140 RED LABEL ....JUST IN!...so more info soon to come please see the detailed pics of this guitar
for a link to many more pictures ( 40 ) or more from every angle
Very good- excellent condition
If your wondering why we call this one "3-hole" is because someone in its past life had an electric pickup of some type and it came to us with 3 tinny holes in the top... we have since filled the 3-tiny holes one on upper treble bout and 2 below the rosewood bridge... we filled & clear coated so its all solid and is very hard to see but are their also a fine hairline crack threw the finish exists at the bottom of the neck the original owner said its been their more than 20 years and has not changed and is solid...if wanted after sale for free at your request fill sand it and fill with lacquer and sand and buff smooth I expect that would do the trick to cosmetically improve the look of that but its really fine as is... What is rare about this oldie but goodie its all original and even has the original gold lined Yamaha logo Hard shell case in pretty respectable shape too...see the extra pics ( I will have a link to those pics posted later ) for those details... Great sound and pretty EZ to play too I just Cleaned it to remove the grime but leave all the original patina and also dehydrated the woods and she drank it up and after drying we finished it of with a fresh coat of wax finish was applied the woods still shine like a shinny new dime.. great old guitar.. JVG Rated in Very good Original Vintage condition with its share of natural play ware visible upon closest inspection of the neck width is 1-3/4 @ nut and the action is set good at 3-16ths @ 12th fret.. the fretboard and frets still playing well no need for a refret some fret indentations yes but its still plays just fine at 80+%, top has aged naturally with nice Patina now and has several fine finish cracks etc..same as a well loved and played 40+ year old Martin would have at several thousand dollars less than a 40+ year old martin. This guitar has been restrung with New Martin Marquis Strings and sounds great...This one you have the option of buying an original vintage Yamaha Hard Shell Case..these cases are rare and hard to find now the handle was warn and has a replacement quick fix and it works perfectly...just $69.00 additional
1969 Alvarez 5053 Acoustic Brazilian Jacaranda Rare Old Script Logo WoW
Here we have one of the very fine Alvarez model#5053 a very High End Japanese crafted Martin D-45 Copy from this golden era. This example is an oldie but a goodie made in 1969 #5053..Bone nut & saddle for the preferable upgrade to a true bone nut & saddle and of course the strings are new Martin Marquis 80/20. This is a unique & exotic true Vintage Japanese version of the classic ornate Martin D-45 again this one was Crafted in Japan by one of the finest acoustic instrument builders from this time period Alvarez, This guitar is possibly even a bit more fancy than even the actual Martin D-45 with the intricate exotic woods inlayed wow see this examples 3-piece back simply gorgeous! The Martin D-45 version just has a 2-piece back in most cases...This example is an Alverez model #5053.,,see pic detail. Bound body(front w/b/w/b/w/b/w, back w/b/w/b),bound neck(white),bound peg head(w/b/w). See the Beautiful detailed Abalone inlay around the sound hole with its white mother of pearl fret markers. With an adjustable Brazilian Jacaranda Rosewood bridge with a bone saddle and sweet smelling exotic looking Rosewood fretboard that is simply stunning. Special truss rod cover that has the word Alvarez in gold lettering. Select Sitka AAA Spruce top, - awesome landscape figure sides are very figured exotic rosewood. Smells great. Wonderful exotic figuring please see the pics. for the back and sides Better pictures to come soon...The superbly detailed ornate Perfling between the woods on the back is just absolutely stunningly gorgeous,unbelievable craftsmanship at this price point!!. I've only seen one other like it. except or the other one we have!!!! yes we have another 1974 available 5053 in stock as well!....WoW! That's Lightning striking twice... Real difficult to find much info on these rare exotics. A truly Beautiful vintage Japanese acoustic guitar and quite the collectible instrument ...for the person wanting only the best at a fair price...not on sale for $6,000-8000 like the vintage Martin would be this one is a true bargain Vintage exotic at under $1500 unheard of.. WoW! What a great find. JVG Rated at a solid 8.5/10 very good original Vintage condition. This one is so very close to our Yairi 5060 we had its amazing...build quality like the Yairi without the signed label...and the price tag for hundreds less a truly great find.
Here we have another very Beautiful and rare "The Aria Model" Vintage Japanese F style Mandolin with such amazing tone!!!
nearing 40 years old these are AMAZING!
This is the rare " The Aria" Model M700 as seen on the Classic inlay in the headstocks Gorgeous Brazilian Rosewood veneer is a super beautiful Japanese example of the highly revered F style mandolin made famous by Gibson. These older models were put out during the 1970s this example was 1973. These premium examples have become so popular with Players & Collectors over the past several years now. The inlays on the neck and headstock and the classic violin sunburst on this model are simply gorgeous! The top is solid tight grained old growth Sitka spruce and the back & sides are premium AAA figured & flamed maple, the neck is Mahogany This particular M 700 is in very good condition with some minimal wear from playing please refer to the pics for those details. The original case and pick guard are also still present and do come with this fine instrument the guard is simply off for now. With the resurgence in popularity of Bluegrass and other music styles utilizing the wonderful Mandolin sound in recordings and live performances these rare Gibson Replicas vintage mandolins have been steadily increasing in popularity and in value because players are catching onto the great old high end vintage Japanese instruments now so the demand has risen accordingly. If you're looking for a great Vintage Mandolin that is extremely well made with top craftsmanship utilizing top the grade AAA woods that have now aged and have a wonderful vintage patina to them these are the affordable Japanese vintage F Mandolin alternative choice to a $5000.00 - $10,000 vintage Gibson F-5 ..thats why many Pros today are seeking the best vintage for a great deal. This Old Aria M700 is simply a great one!.
Here we have a great Japanese high end Martin D-45 style 37+ year old vintage Dreadnought in its prime for great tone.. Made in Japan by Alvarez labeled for "Crown City Imports" store, Alvarez did this in the late 60's threw mid 70's for American shops wanting high end Japanese replicas of great American design guitars in this case the Martin D-45... We have the Identical Alvarez Guitar w/ same woods..& fingerboard inlay work listed as well please see if interested...This example has beautiful patina to its premium woods..wow what a cool find look closely at the pics the Fretboard appears to be gorgeous figured Brazilian rosewood and has fine detailed tree of life inlay what great workmanship!..attention to detail fit & finish & premium woods the " Tri Fecta" of Japanese Law suit guitars..this one has a beautiful spruce top... & gorgeous sides as well, the neck is solid mahogany. The neck is a real nice medium profile with a slight V shape a real nice feel. Frets are very good - 85+% remaining with excellent action this guitar plays like a dream,, freshly set up with new Martin Marquis strings. This beauty is JVG rated at 8.5-9 very good - excellent vintage..not new or mint but very beautiful...plays wonderfully with above average tone... Early Japanese Alvarez factory made instrument Vintage Import labeled by Crown City Imports.... .
This little beauty was built in 1991 Model: D10n- N is for Natural
and is beginning to open up in sound quality over the new issues of the D-10 and is a great value we believe this one is better sounding then new and now is it has freshly been upgraded with a bone nut & new Martin Marquis strings installation just today and now it rings sweet &clear tone much like our vintage Yamaha Fg - Takamine f- Martin d, Yairi.. like tones for a fraction of that...wood & finish on this example is almost mint it virtually looks just as new...9.9 JVG condition rating...nearly 20 years old coming into its own town wise and is almost like new...No problems cracks or repairs...
# Solid Spruce Top
this example has nice straight grain and is in real nice condition
# Mahogany sides/back....again good grain pattern and fit and finish are very nice+++
# Mahogany neck size is medium ++ 1 11/16th" @ the nut with adjustable trussrod...beautiful grain Mahogany with a perfect fit & finish ...neck set original & excellent
# Rosewood fingerboard and bridge..both nice east Indian rosewood .. rich appearance to this example
# Natural/buffed thin Poly gloss body finish / wow!... very nice too
# Black pickguard
# Stained mahogany/buffed gloss neck..nice American size neck not thin like many made today...this one feels American med++ size.. like a Gibson or Martin...
# Quality Chrome die cast tuning machines = work excellent
# Multi lam top binding
# Neck binding
# Soundhole rosette
# Width at nut: 1 11/16th
# Scale length: 25.5"
# Overall Length: 41"
# Lower bout: 15 5/8"
# Upper bout: 11 5/8"
# List Price in 1991: $499.90
# Colors: Natural
Note: All dimensions and specifications are given to the best of our knowledge from actual measurements and/or manufacturer's specifications. Small variances and/or discrepancies may exist.
Just in and as it is priced so reasonably for a clean 21 year old vintage acoustic I believe this will not last long at this price...
better snap her up while you can!
Thanks for your interest
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Here we have another excellent FG160 for your serious consideration the Yamaha FG 160 Acoustic Guitar Made in Japan in the early - mid 70's from Nippon Gakki factory. This example is an early 70's a more RARE version Yamaha FG 160 again this example is the Made In Japan Nippon Gakki and not to be mistaken for the similar Korean version of the FG-160 which is also nice but not the same as these apples/oranges. This example is MADE IN JAPAN and was built well over 35 years ago and was built to very high detailed standards as well as some of the best Exotic grained Honduran Mahogany woods available ( see pics please for that detail ) in that time period to compete with the great Martin and now this Yamaha is quite well aged with beautiful patina of a true vintage instrument and is a true vintage guitar in its own right. This one has the Amber/Tan label and not the Red Label but the golden lable. The frets are very good - original. The guitar has it's natural age and patina with a few expected minor nicks,dings from a well loved and adult respected instrument. This fine example is here and in stock... We upon receiving have remove the strings cleaned and detailed the guitar oil rosewood and polish finish, and this guitar to plays very well and optionally available upgrade if wanted please ask us...may include new bone nut/saddle/ we have several of these old Yamaha's and they are truly amazing instruments very well compared to Martin, Taylor, Gibson for there fine construction and playability with amazing tone for this kind of money... Here s a link to Harmony Central if you care to rehttp://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Yamaha/FG-160+/10/1 All New pics ... Interested ? ask Thanks . .
Here we have a very nice example of the Yamaha Red Label fg230-12... This example is in very good - excellent original condition. The woods used on this guitar are of a very high grade ... spruce top, Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck please see pics for the details but very nicely grained woods!... workmanship is impeccable... the guitar plays like a real with very good action and the intonation is set dead on... The neck is solid Mahogany and is slightly beefy..I love the feel of this guitar and when you hear is you will be in 12 string heaven... no cracks or repairs ... the condition is vintage used its about 40+ years old you know ...with several minimal scratches but still overall a very beautiful vintage guitar. The wood has aged and mellowed with time to yield a wonderful rich tone only a 30+ year old quality instrument can offer. This one has that quaity rich sound along with the playability with the right aging now and with its beauty ...its a no brainier... Also available is a cool $100 vintage hard shell case see pics Thanks for your interest!.
Did I say WoW....your going to love this one...Here we have a VERY rare GREAT FIND and premium example at that this over 35 year old vintage mandolin has absolutely beautiful flamed AAA Fiddle grade Maple to both the back chevron 2 piece & sides .... this piece is simply gorgeous and has an aged & wonderfully grained figured Sitka spruce top this a VERY High Quality. This is a Japanese made Artist grade Mandolin from the prime Japanese Law-suit era ... the very talented Luthiers built this example... this one was made in the mid 1970's at the famous Ibanez factory in Japan this example is cleverly labeled with a beautiful mother of pearl logo then unheard of " CARLO ROBELLI "... This is a Gibson exact REPLICA of the " F Style " MANDOLIN this M-700 M700 ACOUSTIC Mandolin in excellent vintage condition WoW! its so nice dare I say Near Mint...its over 30 years old and has that aged and mellowed tone and has emerged as a great sounding professional quality constructed PRO level beauty that is available for a fraction of what the very same vintage Ibanez or Aria m-700 Logo'ed Mandolin will cost... ( same factory built those to ) same luthiers same materials... as seen with the great original golden plush lined hard shell case.. all & all one of the best sounding & playing mando's available under $1600.00 vintage F style and beautifully flamed & figured Maple ..looks like old school nitrocellulose lacquer but no visible checking cracks but just one short 3" finish check on back and is almost impossible to see... a few buckle mars on back but so faint not threw finish and again almost impossible to see... guard is also in top shape not all scratched up..this baby is in under the bed for 30 years condition it looks more like its one year old condition wise as it is actually 30+ years old...as you can tell the finish has that aged patina and warm appearance of a vintage Mando.. here is a great one w/ its original hard shell case ..WoW!
Its being cleaned up now and is looking as new... the guard's glue just came loose so it will get cleaned prepped & re-glued and ready for another 30 years. I will also be restring her with a new set D'Addario strings we have in stock and set her up... she will ring like a sweet bell and be ready to record with or tour.
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Here we have is one of the finest vintage Banjo's you will ever see. This example is a 32 year old High End no expense was spared. Its super well built with top grade materials like Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and Mother of pearl inlay work just about everywhere WoW!... just have a good look at its AAA flamed Maple back and its AAA flamed Maple Neck.. this one is super nice and well its clean. The action is great and she has a very good feel & sound. More to come soon...stay posted for updates
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SOLD OUT : A real find this one is... not your average vintage Takamine you will soon see its also in amazing original superior condition .. this premium example was hand built by the finest Japanese Luthiers at Takamine Gakki. This prime example is the finest Exotic Brazilian Rosewood we have had in yet and we have had some duzies for sure this true Law Suit era Takamine F375S acoustic guitars we have ever had! wow.. and exact copy of the Genius original Martin design of the D-28 exotic....WoW.. the frets look almost new, Martin bone nut and saddle the "s" stands for solid construction and the Solid Sitka Spruce top is super nice amber with age now over the past 37 years and taken care of this California native guitar exhibits its premium exotic woods very proudly just have a look all round everywhere you look...from the amazing Brazilian rosewood sides & the back is A Gorgeous 3-piece back with intricate inlay work to the premium solid mahogany neck..fit & finish is simply put gorgeous. The neck is nice & straight with a perfect Martin like medium V profile 1-11/16ths @ the nut - the action is very good 3-16th @ 12th fret you can adjust either way to taiste no problem and with the bone nut and saddle this guitar has wonderful tone right up there with the Martin or Yairi this guitar is AAA professional grade vintage and is in 100% condition it is not new or mint with minimal dings its condition is JVG Rated as 9.5 / 10 - excellent vintage = beautiful and exotic... please see the pictures for the cosmetics..these Takamine are built as good or better than the Martin it copies the back is quad braced and the reinforced crossbracing of the top should make this finely built instrument last several lifetimes.. Your looking at the best of the best in Japanese vintage exotic & solid construction in astoundingly nice condition...you simply must play and hear this guitar we love it and so will you.. I can't amagain a cleaner example of this vintage you will not be sorry... exotic Brazilian Rosewood tone woods are the best of the best. No need to spend $3000 or even $5000 or more for such an exotic vintage 40 + year old Martin d28....Find it here Email: email@example.com ..
This is a real nice D-18 it Booms quite nicely with Vintage Tone of that of a much more expensive Big Named guitar for a fraction of what you would pay..its Japanese crafted 29 years ago by the master craftsman in one of the finest Japanese builders factory.. the great Ibanez...the Label inside says... THE MARK OF QUALITY CIMAR Quality Produced under Strict Quality Control by IBANEZ "Made in Japan" Serial # 82110013k ... 1st 2 digits 82 that's the year...now not all Japanese Ibanez old guitars are so great not at all ..many were very low end guitars we saw in the 60's & 70's as a kid myself most were junk or we called them toys.. now that's not true for all of them though I can honestly say that... This is not a cheap guitar nor is it built cheaply ..this example was one of the good impressive one's they used beautiful grade woods on... This particular example it has a Strikingly beautiful straight grained Sitka Spruce Top ... it has ambered nicely now naturally with it's great patina created over the last 29 years . ya don't get that with a new Ibanez or even dare I say Martin with those white looking spruce top "yuck on thanks"... sorry back to this one ... The back sides & neck are all gorgeously grained AA higher grade Mahogany the fingerboard is dark Indian Rosewood with an ebony bridge..even the Original string Pins are aged beautifully amber tipped... I'm lookin pretty hard everywhere and I can not find a crack - separation or a defect to be found anywhere only the most minute microscopic its that clean.... JVG Condition RATED: @ better than average in Excellent used vintage condition wow!..This neck is arrow straight with a perfect medium slim taper neck feels great and action is EZ to play just about perfect...1-11/16ths at the nut very comfortable feel, frets are considered excellent vintage at lest 92%... Comes with a free Chip board case or an optional upgrade to a Hard shell case / ask...
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Here we have another Vintage Japanese GREAT find this example a beautiful pretty much exact copy of a vntage Martin D-45 ... this is a very High Quality built Lawsuit era Aria Pro II Model AW40. Made in Japan. From information on the Internet concerning dating these, the guitar's serial number would lead to 1976 manufacture. However, I could not find the AW40 model cataloged until the late 70's... but its a 76.. is consistent with all others. THIS is one beautiful guitar! it exudes fine detailed craftsmanship this was Aria's flagship dreadnought of this time period with D41-ish features. From an original vintage Aria catalog, AW40 features include: "Dreadnought sized, Solid Sitka Spruce top, Solid Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, bridge fingerboard and veneer headstock overlay with MOP logo, Marquetry Purfling" ( Top looks to be solid with the sides & back appears to me to be laminated )The catalog can be viewed at matsumoku.org, a site that deals with the history of Matsumoku made instruments like Aria, Electra and others. This guitar has the Martin classic snowflake mother of pearl inlays, abalone binding and rosette, and fully bound headstock and gorgeous rosewood fingerboard. Headstock also has a Rosewood overlay. The bookmatched rosewood on the back side is especially easy on the eyes. The guitar is all original with no repairs and with original tuning keys. It is in JVG Rated condition as excellent used vintage 8.8/10 WoW...its 35 years old and the woods have opened up now like fine wine the tone is richer & mellowed as only time can provide. No cracks or repairs ever. It plays very well with good action and has a nice warm rich tone. The Neck is arrow straight. Frets have minimal wear with no buzzing anywhere on the fingerboard....this is the one!
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Just in...We are proud to offer this fine rare example of a Washburn vintage instrument .... This is super guitar! .. Wow talk about some beautiful exotic woods have a look at the Koa sides & back ,its a Solid Sitka Spruce top, Super high AAA grade 3 piece flamed Ribbon Mahogany & walnut neck with the Martin style Diamond Volute on back.... bone nut & saddle this is first class sound & playability & craftsmanship for a song.... Just look at that workmanship.... Great Tone woods with some ager to her now she a real Singer all right... rare to see one of these with such exotic woods makes it specially beautiful. I would compare the feel & tone and volume to that of the Old FG180 Yamaha's very similar ...Just in and its SUPER CLEAN collectors example so get her before she is gone... any questions .... ask please
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Freshly Realeased from the JVG Vintage Vault.....
Just serviced with fresh set up & cosmetic clean up remove grime etc, lube & adjust tuning gears, rehydrate the woods and polish out to the Beauty you see now...detailing & set up here at the JVG shop she's 100% ready NOW and a real rare style beauty too. She's a very clean example of a real Vintage guitar its over 35 years old and is a Japanese Vintage Acoustic guitar. She Plays like butta now!
This one SOLD pictured has been SOLD OUT: This is one of my favorite vintage Alvarez guitars and is always truly a very good surprise just how great these sound / impressive and I have collected more than several over the years of this very model vintage era lawsuit guitar in AMAZING Condition. Here we have a wonderful and very clean example of a Vintage Japanese Acoustic its a late 1970's great Alvarez 5056 with the most intricately detailed inlay work everywhere on the body.... the front & back in Abalone & the fingerboard is rich - dark and wavy grained it looks to be Brazilian Jacaranda Rosewood and has the Gorgeous Tree of Life in mother of pearl & abalone inlayed into the rich rosewood fingerboard WoW!,even the bridge has Mother of pearl inlaid, (you should have a real good look to come to your own conclusions if its something you like ) and the frets are in very good original condition... action is very good nice & low adjustable either way with no buzzing anywhere on the fretboard real nice playing example here folks.. The finish has a natural golden patina as seen to it and this guitar is strikingly beautiful. No cracks, no repairs, very good - excellent vintage used condition and is JVG rated at 9/10 WoW!... She's very EZ on the eyes to say the least and a premium performer this vintage piece has had over 33+ years to age and mellow and was a one owner California guitar in above better than average condition... no splits or cracks or separations or repairs ever...
I believe this to be the cleanest best playing vintage 5056's we have ever had in JVG or seen for that matter. This one is a real pleasure to play!
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Ibanez 12 string Martin style, vintage Natural
High Quality Japanese Ibanez Vintage Guitar ....This example is MODEL# V302 ...And it IS ANOTHER great find this one is in a Natural finish and is a REAL GEM ta-boot and it has a Beautiful aged Premium Solid German Sitka Spruce Top, WoW! what a nice glass like original finish to this one ...again High Grade woods used on this 80's Ibanez AAA Mahogany Sides-Neck & Back "see quality og the grain in the pics" . Lots of volume & is full-and rich tone from this baby.Pics show missing string done while we were cleaning her up they just snapped ... obviously old and so this guitar will come with a brand new set of Martin strings installed for the new owner no worries..... this one is ez to play & stays in tune well. It is a crafted in Japan guitar and it compares favorably to Gibson, Guild or Martin... at a fraction of that cost.
Note: we also have a Sunburst V302 in stock in our listings please see that if you prefer the guitar in sunburst. Thank you for your interest, Joe.
SOLD OUT! Takamine EF406 RARE
Here we have a RARE and GORGEOUS 1999 limited Edition Takamine acoustic-electric guitar, model EF-406. This instrument is a PREMIUM example of a New York or also called a Parlor guitar and is a Hand Crafted in Japan model an amazing example of Japans high Quality workmanship & fit & finish and is truly just as good as it gets. As you can see from the pictures, it is simply gorgeous to look at. It has a classic slotted headstock with Top Quality gold open gears and gold tuners with Pearl buttons. The Top- Back & sides are all a High grade choice AAAA FLAMED KOA with natural Koa color (there is no stain)and none was needed to bring out the AWESOME grain patterns of this Rare Native Hawaiian Wood. The top sound hole apears to be bound or painted and inside looks same as out /all Takamine internet information leeds to say the tops on this model is solid however we can not guarantee this as fact. The electronics are a GRAPH-EX pre-amp system: peizo transducer, with "exciter," volume, bass, treble, and mid controls. It comes with a deluxe, plush hardh shell case, note: In he picture close up of the ack of the headstock you may notice a dull spot running threw the center over the made in Japan tag area this is just a spot of waxed area that was inadvertently missed and not rubbed out... it is fine this guitar is in Excellent used condition.
Here we ( SOLD ) are very proud to offer a USA built Martin Acoustic electric the model # JC-16RGTe.... More info soon to come and more pics as well...
near mint condition like new!
Everyone from Eric Clapton to Sting to Johnny Lang has played a Martin guitar, and professionals and amateurs alike know the bright sparkle and deep, resonant tone that Martin guitars have become famous for, from the most high end acoustics to the Backpacker. Carefully hand-selected tonewoods, master craftsmanship and beautiful finishes and styles make Martin acoustics a class all their own, and must be played to be believed. Martin sets the standard for acoustic guitars, and since 1833 has been a leader in guitar innovation and craftsmanship.
The following info is from Martin.
Martin JC16RGTE Features:
* CONSTRUCTION: 1 Style; Ply Blocks; Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
* BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret CUTAWAY
* TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce
* ROSETTE: Bold Herringbone
* TOP BRACING PATTERN: D1 Hybrid
* TOP BRACES: 1 Style/Scalloped
* BACK MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
* SIDE MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
* ENDPIECE: White Boltaron®
* ENDPIECE INLAY: Black/White Boltaron®
* BINDING: White Boltaron®
* TOP INLAY STYLE: Multiple Black/White
* NECK MATERIAL: Solid Spanish Cedar
* NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval
* NUT MATERIAL: White Corian®
* HEADSTOCK: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Standard Taper
* HEADPLATE: Solid East Indian Rosewood/ Raised Gold Foil Logo
* HEELCAP: Solid East Indian Rosewood
* FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Black Micarta®
* SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
* # OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
* # OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
* FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 11/16"
* FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8"
* FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: 28 Style
* FINGERBOARD BINDING: White Boltaron®
* FINISH BACK & SIDES: Semi Gloss/ Dark Filler
* FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss
* FINISH NECK: Semi Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler
* BRIDGE MATERIAL: Black Micarta
* BRIDGE STYLE: 1 Style Belly
* BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/8"
* SADDLE: 16" Radius/Compensated/White Micarta®
* TUNING MACHINES: Chrome w/ Small Knobs
* RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze
* BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/ Black Dots
* PICKGUARD: I-02 Tortoise Color
* ELECTRONICS: Fishman® Prefix Premium Stereo Onboard Blender
Here we have e very nice example of a great sounding and beautiful Vintage Martin D28 style copy acoustic guitars made by the master luthiers at Yamaha Japan Nippon Gakki.
This is a high quality example folks not to be confused with the Taiwan China made versions.. this is the top of the line made famous from the last 1960's... The workmanship is excellent as is the woods chose he fit & finish is still 90% or better which translates to very good to excellent used vintage condition all-round .. The guitar plays with ease and has been upgraded here at JVG with a bone nut & saddle and a new set of Martin strings for its new owner who is going to love this classic no nonsense full sounding Boomer!... Here is a link to more pics of this fine Japanese crafted Yamaha: https://picasaweb.google.com/gr8bids/80sYamahaFG200TanLable4?authkey=Gv1sRgCO-azJ2orZPeLw#slideshow/5617864934522537362.
Here's a fresh one from the JVG Vault... vintage tone much like an old classic Martin Acoustic
has some wear and has the "feel" just feels great in your hands and plays & sounds wonderful. Good volume and rich sounding lows and very nice.. condition rated at a solid 8.5 / 10 or better no cracks no repairs and plays nicely with original nut & saddle still in place , optional change nut & saddle & set up add $80.00.
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Here we are proud to have in stock today is a Cool one she's pretty rare too its a real vintage guitar its actually 42year old in fact. This is a great old Vintage Goya Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar by CF Martin & company. This guitar was built in the early 1970s in Japan when Martin had thought that it was a good way to address the Japanese high quality lower priced Japanese guitars cutting into their bottom line so Martin commissioned Goya of Japan to build their competitive to the US line "import" line ( Japan because no other country at that time was building anything close to the high quality guitars like Japan was making " China , India, Twain was not even a consideration Japan was in another league obviously to those countries... so Goya was commissioned back in the day this pre dates Sigma Japan... This was built durring the time frame when the Japanes builders had some of the best quality woods available to them and were setting out to show the world what they could really do. This is a great example with both fine quality qoods used from the high grade mahogany to the solid spruce top to the rich dark Brazilian rosewood looking fingerboards they selected wow impressive work...Kept in great shape all these years 42 years see the pics it looks more like its 3 years old then 42... here today for a song we believe this example was built in Nagoya by the great Terada, that is pretty much the Custom shop builders in Japan they are responsible for the GB10 George Benson Ibanez line, They made the high end Ibanez Artists, The Gretch reissues, some other fine models as well as their own Tereda guitars. On to this baby The top is book matched SOLID AAA Spruce and the sides and back are mahogany, probably laminated but they seam to match?. either way *AWESOME* The SB model has a beautiful transparent cherry sunburst finish that is still so glossy looking it can pass for much newer but its 36 years old!. The Neck is also solid AAA mahogany with a beautiful rich looking rosewood fingerboard may be Brazilian Rosewood . The neck is RARE with a nicely v shaped which feels really good to me I think you'll be please with the feel as well. Setup done by our in house luthier & plays like butta now with a new set of acoustic Martin 11's, a $150 value. Now how ya gonna beat that! .
Here we have a great supprise in a Vintage Acoustic guitar. This guitar has great action and is set up to play easily and it also happens to sound great as well. Hohner in the 1980s has some great workmanship & the materials this guitar is made of is better then most I have seen. Just have a good look at the beautiful straight grained Spruce top.. in above average condition no cracks or repairs to report and with a perfect neck-set and neck joint this is a bargain guitar. Your going to be please with this level guitar under $500... WoW!... The Mahogany neck is nice and meaty with a medium profile, good frets at 85% will not need anything for a lot of years yet... New set of Martin Strings have opened this guitar tone up like a piano... EZ to play the tuners do a fine jom as well..See tha back Mahogany wood thats easily AA Mahogany and the finish still SHINES... really a Beauty. Here is a great guitar for a song.
1-11/16ths at the nut.
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What a Beauty! This is a beautiful example of a RARE Vintage Japanese Alvarez 5053 made on 1/11/74. This one is Rare folks with its Old style script logo in mother of pearl inlay check that out...The first thing you can't help but notice on this guitar is how beautiful this guitar looks amazing fit & finish apperance is top shelf..its as good or pretter then others including the Martin ... its not just pretty guitar to look at and admire either it is really well build to play built using some very EXOTIC and beautiful looking tone WOODS as well very high end feel to this one ...as seen in the pics ( new better pics soon to come )It was built using a beautiful grained Sitka spruce top and the gorgeous Back is vivid book matched Brazilian Rosewood as is the sides BR and this examle overall is truly a stunning example, along with the backs center flamed maple section in contrast of the Brazilian Rosewood side sections WoW!, and the beautiful vintage hexagonal cellulloid inlays. modeled after the Martin D41, this guitar is in excellent used vintage collectible condition with only a few finish checks to this guitars glass like finish that one has that warm natural patina only a real 37 year old guitar can earn. Overall very good - excellent vintage condition!
It's bound body is masterfully ornately - multi bound, as is the Honduran Mahogany neck & headstock is bound. Action is excellentt and can be easily adjusted up or down to meet your preference by way of an easily adjustable bridge . Truly is a great playing & sounding highly collectible Japanese vintage guitar in its own right. Its Very rare and it has old Alvarez Script Logo! Who cool is that....This is a super rare guitar that tend to go quickly that is getting harder and harder to find! in any condition let alone like this baby it both plays beautifully but it sounds fantastic!
Let me know if interested
Thanks for looking!
This offering is a High Quality Matsumoku built Japanese made Hummingbird guitar logoed as Pan Custom model HHB " HummingBird High quality Vintage Guitar thats nearly 40 years old and wow its built wonderfully in in super nice condition overall. This guitar Plays easily with its excellent + action it truly plays & sounds like a pro level Hummingbird. Excellent build qualit at nearly 40 years old she still has an excellent Neck Set and was built using high grade beautiful tone woods please see pics for that reference. Condition is in well above average condition for a guitar this age so its very clean looks more like a 2 years old than nearly 40 years old Vintage Japanese Guitar. The neck on this is a veary nice comfortable 1-3/4" at the nut with a medium comfortable soft V feel its a fast feeling neck and is great for strumming and excellent for fingerpicking. She sings clear like a bird with good volume and nice lows and with nice clear highs... I love it & so will you its a GOOD ONE folks. What a beauty all round JVG Rated in Excellent vintage condition no cracks or repairs vintage clean... under $ 500.00 get her before shes gone... get a great nearly 40 year old Great well built Vintage Japanese guitar for a song!.
IN STOCK : new arrival....Here we have the gorgeous hand made in Japan guitar this stylized RARE vintage beauty by Alvarez the Bicentenial model 5039 of which only 800 were made. This example is made with very high quality woods the top is a solid straight grained Sitka Spruce and the body is a a coral Brazilian Rosewood and the back is a statment with its 3 piece with its intricate perfling and detailed bindings truly a work of art to behold. The neck is uniquein that it is a V profile and perhaps a bit more "meaty" then some of our other vintage Alvarez guitars. Notice the beautiful headstock logo on its Brazilian rosewood headplateand isalso multi bound. Fit & finish workmanship is simply top notch. Not the unique inlays on its beautiful rosewood fingerboard again very unique... This guitar exibits excellent volume and has a deep rich complex tone of a true vintage quality instrument and is a true pleasure to play..
IN STOCK:,Vintage well built!...Premium build quality by Lyle crsfted in Japan, solid spruce top, high grade quality Mahogany neck see pics. Neck profile is medium profile very comfortable..NEAR MINT JAPANESE VINTAGE GUITAR ...this guitar is like having a new 38 year old guitar it looks so newish... its finish is still very glass like and has been well taken care of over the years well preserved for YOU. The neck angle is PERFECT , frets still are like new still. The action is VERY nice & low and it plays with ease you will be very pleased indeed with its overall condition this is exactly what we look for at JVGuitars to bring you the best near mint vintage. The back and sides are also not your average run of the mill grain but very beautiful vividly wavy grain looking like some exotic woods for sure stained cherry like they would do with mahogany... very nice detail & binding and perfling work overall..this guitar is a real pleasure to play too and sounds wonderful. Anyone would be very pleased and proud to own this nearly 40 year old beauty..
NEW ARRIVAL......Here we have a real fine overall excellent player in a Japanese 30+ year old Vintage guitar by Aria in Japan a great little copy of the Martin 00018 sure to please have a good look no breaks - cracks or repairs ... better than average condition for its age..
NEW ARRIVAL SORRY SOLD OUT QUICKLY ...She's super clean Genuine Ibanez Hoshino Factory release this is a cool collector piece of Japanese Law-suit modle guitar history WoW is this well made guitar Beautiful in person just impressive . This vintage J200 is now over 39 years old that plays with ease and has a HUGE SOUND... really sweet beautiful tone that rings out pretty loudly and its playability makes this guitar fun to play and an excellent choice in your next cool Japanese Vintage guitar... she's in better than average cond too well taken care of Adult owned right here in California she's in top form folks. With its Nice medium slim taper flamey maple neck 1-11/16ths at the nut. Classic beautiful original pick guard looks exactly like the old age Gibson, the detailed workmanship fit & finish you will be sure to notice and love. Ready to tour or record tonight! every time you pick it up to play. TO SEE THE PICTURE GALLERY OF THIS GUITAR CUT & PASTE THIS LINK THEN CLICK OR RETURN: https://picasaweb.google.com/gr8bids/73ElDegasJ200BlondFlamed?authkey=Gv1sRgCKTqjqGy09roBw#slideshow/5573434646760239042.
: This vintage YAMAHA is one of the greats folks and here for your serious consideration today at Joe's Vintage Guitars.... This is the Classic Vintage Yamaha FG-200 - Nippon Gakki body seems the same specs as the famous FG180...hummm? interesting
She's been lovingly played for nearly 40 years,its beautifully aged now with a great feel & patina only found on real vintage guitars of this age and caliber. This guitar really has nicely opened up over the past 40 years and you just don't get booming bassy tone like this one with a new guitar thats for sure. This example is not mint but is beautiful in its own right, it does have a few nicks, dings and wear but nothing really bad at all really she just looks the part of the 40 year old Martin D28 vintage guitsr. A lot of guitar for not a lot of cash...
Vintage aint goin down..get her at a great price today! Let me know...thanks for your interest, Joe
email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an early one from the Nippon Gakki plant and has a surprising boom even for or a 200 same as our great old red lable FG180 for that matter with no real decernable diference.
I cannot find a serial number but is believed to be late 60's - early 70's
This old girl has Excellent low end sound!!! and tone on this guitar is wonderful - it really booms!
Average vintage wear wich includes minor pick wear, scratches dents & dings for an old vintageguitar. but no cracks to be found, straight neck, trussrod is functioning properly, very good frets still playing well all the way up & down the fingerboard with no funny buzzes or dead spots...
Frets 1 - 5 ( cowboy cord area )have medium play wear but still plenty of life remaining no problemo.
action is very good at 3/32 1st E string @ 12th fret.
Tuners are the original and in excellent working order.
Bridge plate is securely fastened to top.
We have just as a precationary installed A PlateMate brass plate has now been installed to any prevent further wear to bridge plate which is common among these vintage guitars. This brass plate has also contributed to its big booming tone now is even a more rich sounding competitor to a vintage Martin D-28... FRESH SET UP...with Martin Bone & Saddle... this guitar is a wonderfull fun guitar to play lots of bang for the buck factor here..
This guitar is overall a very solid well built guitar that is standing the test of time it also is a great sounding vintage guitar that plays very nicely.
Ya can't go wrong with this wonderful vintage Yamaha FG Nippon Gakki guitar
Has a new bone saddle and Martin Silk Steel strings.
No case included but will protect and properly package for shipping.
PlateMate product works very well and is easily removed if desired. To my ear it enhanced this boom-box's sound quality and is described by the manufacturer as follows:
If you want to protect and enhance the sound and tones and balance out string volume of your acoustic guitar, Mitchels Plate Mate is the way to go. Mitchels Plate Mate is a small piece of brass that is applied without using or altering of tools, and is installed as fast as you can change a set of strings. This was invented and patend mainly to prevent damage caused by ball-end strings on the acoustic guitars bridge plate, it is also proven to enhance volume, tones, and balances out string volume by one of the best acoustic guitar makers in the world. Mitchels Plate Mate will protect your guitar from ball-end strings pulling up threw the bridge plate and possibly cracking the bridge or pulling the bridge off the top of your guitar which would be a very expensive repair bill. It also protects your bridge pins, and saddle by making the string windings stay down in the string holes where they belong. I have used Mitchels Plate Mate in guitars priced from $100 to $50,000 it doesnt matter the price just protect your prized posetion or investment.
They just don't make them in Japan any better than this 34 year old Vintage Solid woods example..How RARE is that Folks WoW that s what I said.. I Have collected just about all of the different Lawsuit era Japanes crafted J200 Replica guitars of the prolific 1970's comming out of just a few factories..this is the best of the best... Rivals the original Gibson in just about every way. This guitar is an excellent straight specimen with a perfect original neck set, low action, tunimatic bridge with individual saddles for excellent intonation setting precission, the Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and ornate bridge that is flat to the top on a flat top beautifully grained Sitka Spruce top...very ornately bound in black & white checkers WoW beautiful fit - finish and Top workmanship went into this extreem example... no neck cracks, no repairs its 100% original with its very rare Black tolex hard shell case with Aluminum railing and Gold plush lined Hard Shell Case.. these cases alone are becommng expensive now... this is the total package example and who know when we'll see another?... this is a great one sure to please with its EZ playing and huge sound it is a genuine pleasure to play. it top condition.. JVG Condition rated EXCELLENT - USED Vintage 9/10 easily only a few hard to see nics it is Very Clean Overall and WAY above average for anything 34 years old...amazing example. Get her before she's GONE!
Let me know if you have any questions
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Here we have a well made in Japan kinda rare to see these vintage Fender Japanese acoustics now days... interesting well built and is still beauty ..its all mahogany body & neck are very well constructed , offering good cross braced body ala D-18/28 seems to be awefully similar?..to my vintage Yamaha FG180 or 200 Nippon Gakki.....that is to say pretty darn nice!.. almost the same guitar but for the Fender's more stylistic headstock top shape that differs from the vintage Yamaha... this was clearly built for Fender as there import in thoses days Japan offered more competitive pricing to us manufactures to produce there line...this offering is really quite a nice guitar in its own right... so now its nicely aged well over the years..nice ring tone to it now, its very good overall condition, but sometime in its past history it received a doink to the binding on the back side lower bout a binding touch up repair has been done ...to the back lower bout and is about a foot long area -replaced ..its on the back bottom like I said so its really out of sight and is out of mind the remainder of bindings are otherwise 100% very nice beautiful actually nice looking tortious style..the rest the body has a few nicks or scars not to bad looking though a real vintage Vibe to it with no major cracks or warpage the bridge & top are tight and flat so its a very sound playing instrument, 1 changed tuner. The minor abbraizions had been lacquer filled to preserve the original finish integrity ..we just built up low spots with matching lacquer to level off to prevent further degradation pealing or chipping those areas have been french polished built up and then excess has been removed elsewhere leaving only the low spots filled then we polished to gloss and well it looks ... pretty darn GOOD now.. she's preserved & fully ready for another 30 years of play... this example has a NICE NECK and she plays great....Worth preserving?...I think so See pics please... This guitar has no structual wood cracks or issues at all just a vintage guitar thats suprisingly such a fine player...action is good not too high at all and it still has room to lower the saddle or nut even more you so the neck set is very good for many years no worries..its a nice sounding & playing 25 years old vintage Japanese guitar...and is overall a nice looking vintage example..stays in tune nicely and is a joy to play... nice vintage Japanese guitar this guitar is JVG Rated: 8.5/10 very good used guitar as descriped ...still oafer 25 years it looks & plays good.
Interested in this beauty let me know..Thanks for looking, Joe email@example.com
Pics soon to come stay tuned!.
Sorry SOLD OUT: Here we have yet another fine example of the highly sucessful series model the 5053. This is an absoutely wonderful example of the great guitars Alvarez was building in the 1970's this example is a 1973 that make this nearly 40 years old. This example is in great condition overall with no structual issues what so ever. The neck set is excellent and connection to body is perfect no cracks or issues..neck is straight , frets are very good, action is good playing size is medium slim profile and is 1-11/16ths at the nut. Tuners are original and working well. Body has no issues either the top is nice and the bridge is the original and is flat to the top with no warping etc... no structual cracks on this guitar have been found upon close detailed inspection..the finish overall is beautiful I found only a few minor nicks or which in an affort to preserve its excellent looking original finish I brush tip touched up 2 specs on the back and a couple around the headstock area and one on truss rod cover ..they look excellent now and will prevent further expantion or pealing of those spots...so she has a clean bill of health and is good for another 40 years. This is a compelation of the high end Martins... the 3 piece back is borrowed from the D-35' with exceptional exotic woods used on this Alvarez 5053 the center is beautifully flamed AAAA maple and the 2 sides & back are Jacaranda Brazilian Rosewood and make for a breathtaking visual. The tone from these exotic woods is rich and well balanced, with articulate highs and good valume and bass responce...This guitar will bring a smile to your face while playing or just looking at it from across the room. This is a very good 5053. Get it before she's gone .
SOLD OUT: Here we had a 40+ year old 1972 Alvarez 5080 Acoustic guitar that was built by the master guitar builder Kuzio Yairi. He used 30 year old vintage aged tone woods when they built this guitar over 40 years ago.. that would make this wood arround 70 years old... Thats right...you can say that about a new Martin can we... not going to get tone like this from a new Martin either. This is one high class example replica of the Martin 000-28 this model is quiet rare and beautifully adorned with exotic tone woods plese refer to the pics. Just have a look at the beautiful exotic old growth Jacaranda Brazilian Rosewood back, sides, fingerboard...headstock overlay .., ebony pins with MOP and brass ring all high end classic detailed appointments... notice the real patina this guitar plays real well and has been played and it shows... in a good way to my eyes.. I love it. So will you just have a look... no visable issues, no cracks to be found, inlays, bindings, pickguard, tuners,frets.....all good..and sound is rich and has a nice sustain and is a pleasure to play... fresh from the JVG shop with a fresh bone saddle & nut & new Martin Marquis strings sweet!
A must HAVE 40 YEAR OLD VINTAGE YAIRI 000-28 STYLE,
Claptons favorite for good reason...
SORRY THIS GUITAR HAS SOLD
Thank you for your interest.
Just in... This one just in ...just a quick listing for now ...when we got it she had rotten strings & some finger grime but is otherwise its turning out to be a really good one. The action is very low this is the one to have with the best of the best features available on even the Gibson...this example has, true straight neck, excellent neck set angle as a result excellent action, intonation is excellent with a tuneamatic bridge with high end ebony brass & abolone bridge pins WoW, sweet rick Brazilian rosewood looking fingerboard as well as the bridge the fret inlays are correct to old Gibson specs pearloid or cellulose nitrate wow!... The beautiful Spruce top has rich patina of a 30+ year old vintage guitar and both the top and bridge are nice and flat to the top, This example is RARE with the actual mother of pearl inlay pickguard like the beat early 1960's Gibson this guitar still shines!...no major cracks of any kind...pickguard has a few minor cracks is all, just setting her up with new set of Gibson strings..cleaned the fingerboard grime & re-hydrated lemon oil the fingerboard... this baby is straight up nice vintage with a big sound & dead on action..the one to own! more complete and better pics SOON TO COME when we have time. STAY TUNED ...
for your interest....
Here we have in stock for your consideration is a very nice vintage dreadnought D18 with some excellent tone woods workmanship & materials in deed this baby is a supprisingly beautiful sounding boomer from a quality Japanese Luthier
Kurosawa these are rare to see in the states. This example is a model B156. The neck is a very nice soft V shape and really has the feel of era Takamine soft V and Alvarez Yairi soft V ..it realy nails the profile of the old martin perhaps a tat slimmer with a 1-11/16ths nut its a very comfortable feel. As you may have noticed this is a beautiful looking example as well its ambered patina is beauty that only comes with age the new one's don't look like this. Beautiful woods on back & sides are a higher grade richly grained mahohany please see pics, the neck is also solid mahogany, the top appears to be a solid top, and I have not seen any wood or finish cracks at all... really quite clean overall. Fingerboard appears to also be rich looking very nice grade rosewood wit its striking diamond inlays made of the old school pearloid that also have that look of 40+ year old vintage patina that is in excellent condition as are the frets... the neck is straight and the action is good and it plays nicely and is a pleasure to play. It still has its original plastic nut & saddle on and could benifit from a bone nut & saddle install and new set of strings, I will leave that uo to the new owner that may like to do that themselfs. The original set up is fine but bone is a proven sustain & tone inprovement. We offer Bone Nut install & set up service as well if wanted just ask... This beauty is really priced to sell at $ 299.00 .
Here we have something quite beautiful and very sweet sounding that I picked up directly from the very talented luthier himself while in Hawaii ...I liked this one because it has some very beautiful intricate inlay hand work see the gorgeous inlaied rosette and fingerboard not overstated just classicly tasteful WoW.. this is a Gorgeous all SOLID WOOD Hawaiian figured Koa Tenor Ukelele. I love the tone of this beauty and so will you its classic Uke tone is rich and full and plays like butta... Top wood : Solid Koa
Back & Sides Material Solid Koa
Neck Material : Solid AAA flamed grade Mahogany, Headplate wood: Solid Koa Strings : Italian Aquila Strings
Fingerboard wood : Solid Rosewood
Bridge wood : Solid Rosewood
Nut Material : Real Buffalo Bone Finish : Polished Satin nitrocellulose instrument lacquer
Scale Length : 17"
Overall Length : 26 1/2 "( 673 mm )
Fingerboard Width At Nut : 35 mm
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 43.8 mm # Of Frets Total : 20
Hand picked for its great solid construction and impecable workmanship fit & finish are top notch, excellent volume & tone -playability and beauty. You will be hard pressed for find one this sweet for twice the price... Just $329. Direct comes with a top shelf hard shell case / included
Here we have a beautiful player with great heritage.. This guitar was an Import from Japan back in 1978 its a very well built guitar and employs the same x bracing seen on Martins. Workmanship is very high as is materials the vintage tone woods are beautifully mellowen and the tone has opened up nicely on this and so the volume is good on this guitar with a new set of straings now sounds like quite big a Piano...clear and clean god volume and reasonible bass.. Very good sound from this one..t also plays quite nicely with good play action not to low not to high...it plays very wel.. structually no cracks or serious anything to speak up just the most minimap superficial nicks as this vintage guitar qualifies for the xcllent vintage condition catagory. The finsh is wonderful and glass like shine to it and has a beautiful warm patine to it you can't get without waiting the near 40 years for it to age this way... this guitar will make somon a wonderful D-18 /28 style instrumnt to enjoy for another 40 years... If your like us you love vintage instruments and this is a bargain of a great lttle player, for a song.. You will be pleased. Thanks for looking if interested contact Joe at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Vintage Yamaha FG 180 Nippon Gakki Red label made in Japan still shines up like glass for an old girl..Aint she perdy ... Love the patina on this one and so will you... Sounds real good sort of like an old Martin , you can have this one for a fraction of what the equivalent Martin would.
Serial number traces this beauty back to late 1969 to early 1970 time period.. they were making them at there best in this time frame today fast forward 45 years later this one still stands head held high sounding just great.. no cracks or damages or repairs plays very nicely. Its hard to believe She's 45 years old ... its a beauty! Let me know what you think.
Vintage Yamaha FG180 Nippon Gakki Red Labeled Japanese work of art..
Here we have s wonderful sounding and playing Vintage Classical guitar that was made in Japan in 1975, 1- California owner took very good care of this Gem the past 38 years , thats right its really hard to tell that this beautiful Suzuki 730 Classical is nearly 40 years old but it is. In top playing condition sounding good and loud when plucked or strumed so and dynamic soft & sweet just as well it can be loud with excellent bass response its a stand out in the tone department this is why I chose is. Its worthy of recording its that nice. Beautiful spruce top , This guitar has not one crack its in very good vintage condition considered vey - good - excellent and is better than average this age..You will be pleased with its beauty and its performance, and if your not familiar with Suzuki Guitars of this era you are in for quite a supprise this is a very high quality guitar and sounds better than 95% of what you find today at 3 times this price made anywhere. I can compare the sound of this Suzuki to one of my Yairi's a Cy116 it had very exotic woods and it too was loud like this one and this Suzuki souds like it di but that Yairi sold for 3 xs time what this one costs. I also have a Suzuki SSS High end Martin copy Dreadnought.. This I is a very good classical by Suzuki..
Sorry Sold out: Here we have s wonderful sounding and playing Vintage Classical guitar that was made in Japan in Just in a wow what a deep rich sound its Japanese crafted in 1971, also with just 1- California owner and condition tells it has been well taken care of the past 42 years , that's right its really hard to tell that this beautiful Suzuki 700 Classical is over 42 years old but it is. Neck is 2" at the nut and weights in at a feather weight of just 3.0lbs that.s right its light as a feather! and its In top playing condition with wonderful EZ to play action sounding REALLY good and loud when plucked or strummed so rich and dynamic soft & sweet just as well it can be loud with excellent bass response its a stand out in the tone department this is why I chose it besides its beauty and condition. This instrument is worthy of recording it sounds that is so nice its over 40 years old and is complex and articulate for the discerning vintage prefered player. The top is wonderfully grained Cedar and is rare for Suzuki... this guitar has not one crack its in very good vintage condition considered very - good - excellent and is better than average this age..You will be pleased with its beauty and its performance, and if your not familiar with Suzuki Guitars of this era you are in for quite a suprise this is a very high quality guitar and sounds better than 95% of what you find today at 3 times this price made anywhere. I can compare the sound of this Suzuki to one of my Yairi's a Cy116 it had very exotic woods and it too was loud like this one and this Suzuki sounds like it di but that Yairi sold for 3 xs time what this one costs. I also have a Suzuki SSS High end Martin copy Dreadnought.. This I is a very good classical by Suzuki. This is a whole lot of guitar for this kind of money... check this baby out closely you will be very pleased...
Pics soon to come!
Excellent vintage condition , Great medium profile soft V neck feels just like the Classic Martin D28
more info to come
but it sounds great and its a great guitar to play because its EZ finger action set up...
This is in top condition no cracks no repairs .
any questions drop me an email
Thanks for looking.
OLD Morris looks to be equal in all respects to our Yairi CY116, exotic wood construction with very nice old woods and excellent workmanship - fit & f instance they make the fit & finish is amazingly nice on the Terada factory made Morris. If your not familiar with Terada they are responsible for some of the finest Japanese guitars on the planet for instance Ibanez George Benson GB10's and all that high end line, most of Ibanez's Artists, and several other top of the line Japanese legends and they know how to make exceptional guitars and this Morris Classical is no different it sounds beautiful and has the vibe that is if you love the looks and feel of a well seasoned fully broken in 40 year patina and your OK with the top finger drag wear your going to love this vintage beauty yes it has plenty of vibe bit it sounds deep and rich too. Nice meaty neck plays easily with great action and with absolutely no cracks oh it has minor doinks and scratches here & there but nothing horrible this guitar qualifies for a VERY GOOD JVG rating overall vintage excellent but with the wear as seen the neck is still pretty slick no major abrasions and the fingerboard is nice too. Yes this is a very nice Ole Classical that has another lifetime of wonderful service to its new owner. I think you will be very pleased. Any questions just drop me an email to JVGuitars@gmail.com . Thanks for looking Joe.
WoW!... Here we have an Oldie but a goodie one of the oldes Japanese J200's of quality we have had in yet... from its serial # we gather this is a 1972 that makes this Vintage Japanese J200 41 years old That explains its loud volume and sweet bass tone it has its aged wonderfully and is ready for another 40+ years of service. This is a cool Lawsuit correct vintage Japanese crafted J200 guitar and it appears to be from the Alvarez factory by its construction -fit & finish the same as the Alvarez 5052 Sunburst J200's and better overall than the Ibanez versions we have had. This has the coveted Open Book headstock shape like the Gibson and all the other details as well...please read on and check out the pics of this ole girl. I know the construction of this Estrada logoed guitar model # 8200 serial # 7261 its very well built and the action is very good. The neck is nice and straight and the inlays are the real deal one's as well made of pearloid like Old Gibson's and really set of the beauty of the Brazilian rosewood looking finger board. The top looks to be a Solid Spruce top, Neck is Mahogany and the sides and back are laminated mahogany... Very well built and structurally vintage excellent no seen wood cracks other than fine finish aging checking to top & back that is exactly like the 68 Gibson we had and so this one is not mint for this reason it has numerous nicks and chips of that nature most of which I touched up with thin Nitrocellulose matching Lacquer mainly to prevent further chipping etc. and so it looks better now as a side benefit and this process has also help to preserve the original finish integrity. This guitar has a couple upgrades I've noticed 1 being the new set of Gold Gibson style tuners and the other is the addition of the Fishman pickup that makes this acoustic J200 capable of plugging into your amp and its electric too and the fishman if fully functional and was a smart install as well no additional holes in the side or top like so many seen from this era this one smartly plugs n at the bottom strap pin which doubles as the output jack... Well done! This Guitar is JVG condition rated: @ Good vintage condition overall and it plays very well. I noticed it could use a new nut and saddle as the current nut was filed pretty low by previous owner and if played hard I get a slight buzz from the D string... that's about it otherwise its very good. We can supply and install a Martin Bone nut & saddle set and set it up for just $160 additional but we wanted to bring in this piece at a great price and some folks like to do that work themselves and save $... if you rather have us do that pre-shipping just let me know I can take care of that for you. Sold without a case but you can add a vintage Chipboard case for just $69.00 Thank you for looking .
sorry SOLD OUT she's gone WoW!.... that's what I said when I first laied eyes on this beauty LOOK at those Gorgeous Spruce top and the rest is Maple , Back & sides look amazing and are AAAAA FLAMED Maple woods WoW!... ** Workmanship - Fit & Finish are typical Japanese high quality with the looks that can compete with most any high end Gibson Historic or even a Classic flamed late 50s early 60s's vintage J200's ...this example is in like newish condition too that's amazing considering a guitar of this vintage( over 35 years old ) it is in top playing condition as well with low comfortable string action its all original and is a great playing J200... THis example was contracted in the late 70s and imported to the use with the logo as seen built in Japan to be sold in the US. You will be hard pressed to find a beautifully flamed vintage example that plays so nicely and sounds soooo good for this kind of price. Get it before she's gone!
This is one of the rare Lawsuit Alvarez Dove guitars you may have heard of. It is the Classic Dove... just take in its beauty this is a Killer guitar in all respects. Its in top cosmetic shape and is a very well taken care of 1 owner California guitar it is not weathered it is not abused and it is not damaged nor has it ever needed repair and it plays like the $3500 vintage Gibson it feels substantial this is not a toy copy this is actually built to compete head to head and when compared to the 70's Gibson I have to take my hat off to this Alvarez. EZ low play action..no visable cracks try saying that about a 40 year old Gibson -Martin or Guild... must have cracks but not this beauty its 40 and its clean I can safely predict that if taken care of I see no reason why this vintage Alvarez Dove would not continue to serve another 40+ years its so well built. The neck is straight, the top is still nice and flat, the bridge is nice and flat and tight to the top... action is nice and low the neck looks nice and straight and it sounds rich full and has great volume. This is one of the really good one's folks...
You will be very pleased with this classic for a song! Pics to come very soon stay tuned... PS its really beautiful!!!! Here is a link to a slideshow of this guitar with many more pictures simply copy & paste it to your browser address bar and click to see them: https://picasaweb.google.com/gr8bids/70Alvarez5024613?authkey=Gv1sRgCO2C0qP_38m37wE#slideshow/5887971558810093266 .
Here we have a SUPER nice High Quality Japanese copy of a Classic Martin D-45 that will give the Martin a GOOD Run for the money....this example was Hand crafted by Terada and was made for MORRIS in 1974 the model is TF-50 This is a std D-size Like the Martin with 15-3/4" lower bout, The 40 year aged tone woods on this are Amazing!!!!...the TOP is SOLID and high grade bear claw Sitka spruce and has a beautifully applied natural gloss finish now with that beautyful 40 year patina you don't find on anything new this is a gorgeous one folks, with absolutely stunning fancy rich looking Brazilian Jacaranda rosewood sides and 3-piece back TONE WOODS and a flamed maple center piece.... WoW, 14-fret mahogany medium profile neck with classic Martin high end style hexagon inlaid on a rich looking Brazilian Jacaranda Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, beautiful patina on its white bound body, neck and headstock, MOP pearl top purfling and rosette, Brazilian rosewood peghead overlay, with vertical TF Morris logo inlay,ala CF Martin you guessed it this is a vintage Lawsuit model no doubt about that. Black dyed " Ebonized" hardwood bridge, tortoise plastic pickguard, gold diecast Gotoh tuners, SUPER NICE "Crafted in Japan" version of a classic American acoustic guitar you know who obviously this is a LAWSUIT vintage Japanese guitar at its finest, ~1-11/16" nut width, 25-1/2" scale, This beauty comes to you FRESHLY JVG Set up with a new Martin natural Bone nut & bone Saddle and a new set of Martin strings. If your looking for a top of the line Martin copy that is extremely well made in top playing condition well this is something you may want to consider..if you didn't already know this Morris was made by the famous TERADA factory they are a custom shop in Japan and make so many guitars for other great company's like the Ibanez Artist line and Ibanez Musician line the George Benson GB line of guitars as well as many other signature guitars all of top world class quality. This Morris is a very well crafted high end example and it rivals the guitar is copies quite well. You will be very pleased with this near 40 year old vintage Japanese collectible. We will take better quality resolution pictures soon to come...Any questions please ask Joe email@example.com .
Here we have a great OM style beauty made in Japan logoed Stafford SF-200F Acoustic Guitar This is a RARE beauty folks...hand built by T. Kurosawa & Company LTD. Very well built quality made vintage Japanese guitar in a very popular OM - 00018 style. Much like the Clapton 000-28 but not Rosewood back and sides like Clapton's but in this case very beautiful AAA Choice Mahogany sides back & neck and a Solid spruce top. Sound is Excellent quality build - fit & finish and attention to detail are excellent...no cracks , no repairs , no checking , no issues...please see the pictures ...excellent TONE WOODS in way above average condition of 33+ years of age and its a beauty!. Just in ask....
1977 Alvarez DOVE crafted in Japan BEST Lawsuit model dove see condition & details its dead on folks.... Simply the most accurately built with excellent grade materials and workmanship its impossible to disagree. From the proper pearloid fret parallelogram markers to the Mother of Pearl inlaid Dove into a cellulose nitrate pick guard, to the bridge with a tunamatic abr-1 installed to its solid spruce top to its open book head stock design...then take into consideration its age is well over 33 years now..its a true vintage classic in its own right!... just in ask if seriously interested in owning this gem today.. This is the best of the best folks! .
Here we have a wonderful example of the Alvarez answer to the classic Martin 000-18 now famously linked to the Eric Clapton version from Martin om guitar today. Imported to the US by Saint Lewis Music 36 years ago. This fine example of the Alvarez 5014 is in excellent vintage condition you will not believe that she is over 36 years old when you see this in person you will realize it has been
amazingly well cared for these past 3.6 decades. Its fit and finish is excellent as is its play action / neck angle ... this guitar is a pleasure to play and is truly EASY on the eyes... The neck is 1-11/16" at the nut and very comfortable to play with very little visible play wear to fingerboard or frets one will notice that this example is WELL above average condition for this age of guitar its really rare to see. Its beautiful SITKA SPRUCE top is solid and the back and sides are excellent grade Mahogany as is the neck please refer to the pics ... with nice details like its herringbone rosette, celluloid tortis pick guard, exotic Brazilian Coral Rosewood headstock overlay this guitar is more fancy than the other 5014's we have had and is in near mint vintage condition. The woods are well aged and the tone and volume has nicely opened up and aged like fine wine it takes time... a lot of guitar for this kind of price. Crafted in Japan over 36 years ago and kept in Amazing condition all these years just for you... Nicely set up with a NEW Martin Bone Nut & compensated bone saddle here at JVGUITARS. get this gem before she's gone! questions let me know... firstname.lastname@example.org
Just SOLD OUT sorry: and it top for this is like a new Vintage guitar NO WEAR to speak of no ding - cracks - issues what so ever this guitar only has the positive effects of time mainly it has a beautiful color to it its finish has anoticable Patina that is clear its warm and beautiful and in AMAZING TOP condition so you should know this example has the solid Sitka Spruce top that loos amazing with well over 37 yearsof aging and patina and none of the beating that can come with some that have been rode hard and put away wet, not this example this isin the upper percentile and the way we like them here at JVGuitars the neck angle is perfect its action is also perfect its nice and low and plays with pleasure and ease. This example has the outstanding grade of AAA flamed mahogany tone woods for its back -sides & neck looks to be Honduran grade mahogany by its grain. Workmanship - Fit & finish You will not find better its impeccable. Top is nice and flat as is its bridge flat and firmly attached. Fingerboard seems fast and nimble with its width measuring 1-11/16ths at the nut... very nice inlay work and choice Rosewood fingerboard with very nice grain as well... If I didn't know better I would seriously suspect this to be Yairi made by the workmanship and materials of its composition this is every bit as good as the top Yairi dred from same era hats off to its Luthier he was no doubt a master builder much respect.
You will be very pleased and amazed with this guitars tone its a gem. .
Here we have the very highly respected ... Alvarez Yairi dy91 ...
This very unique and beautiful guitar is in AMAZING CONDITION and is based on the RARE exotic Hawaiian Koa tone wood and is one of more ornate & fancy D-45 Martin Drednaught Acoustic the Martin retails for well over $7,500 and this guitar offered here at JVGuitars is the Alvarez Yairi answer and is quite a HIGH END JAPANESE HAND CRAFTED GUITAR by one of the greatest Luthiers in Japan....
Reserve your Rare & Exotic Koa Yairi DY91 Today...this baby is in excellent vintage condition...
This is THE DY91 to own...
any questions please email me email@example.com
All the best!
General specs:About the DY91:
These High End Yairi acoustic guitars are Handcrafted for outstanding projection, this example offers enhanced bass response and an articulate high-end register performance. As with this one many are Sculpted from some of the most precious rare sought-after tone woods from all over the world.
This example is Hawaiian WoW!
Here are the Specs:
Handmade in Japan
Saddle & Nut: Bone
Neck Joint: Hand Fit Dovetail
Body Style: D-45 Style Slope Shoulder Dreadnought
Back & Sides: AAAA Figured Koa
Top: Solid German Spruce
Neck: Premium grade Mahogany
Fingerboard: Bound Ebony
Scale: 25 3/8" (645mm)
Width at Nut: 1 11/16"
Fingerboard Inlay: Large Diamond
Body Binding: Ivory & Abalone
Soundhole Rosette: Abalone
Head Overlay: Figured Koa
Tuning Machines: Original Yairi Gold Die Cast
Original Semi-hard shell case:
Case candy Included
Here we have a wonderful made in Japan Takamine from a while back in 1990 this makes it officially a Vintage guitar next year but its tone sounds rich and vintage now!
As you will see looking her over this F349 is GORGEOUS!.... better than average condition in all aspects... few only minor doinks here or there but NOTHING to detract from this Taks sound - playability or sheer playing enjoyment... Excellent ALL Mahogany build construction, high AA grade mahogany, masterfully built - fit and finish excellent, neck angle is excellent so action is very good so playing is a breeze and quite enjoyable not all can state this...its 1-11/16ths at the nut so its a nice feeling medium profile " C " shape, frets are very good - excellent can barely tell its been played in fact if you polish them they will be as new...beautiful quality rosewood fingerboard no dead spots or funny buzzes noted...This guitars wood still shines like glass and overall is an outstanding original example with an addition of the best sounding Piezo transducer cleanly installed if I didn't tell you -you may not have noticed but she is also fully electric and sounds amazing amplified I played her threw my Princeton Reverb amp and it truly sounds bold & rich and rings like a bell with the newish Martin strings I installed (I have played this guitar in my office for a short while ) so they should be done stretching and are clean and ready to perform. This guitar is nearing 25 years old so don't expect a brand new guitar this is a beautiful vintage guitar and has personality and patina of a well treated well loved professional grade instrument. Its in excellent vintage condition. JVG Rated 9/10.
If you want a rich sounding great playing fun vintage Japanese Dreadnought guitar well this one should put a grin on your face when you open her up and see it.
Enjoy! Let me know if interested thanks for looking. Joe
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Here we SOLD OUT: a real nice vintage 1986 Japanese crafted Ibanez LS-300 this is a unique classic series of hand built quality guitars made for a short era in limited quantities is a wonderful example of very good Japanese quality workmanship that were built with good quality materials these have stood the test of time ... post lawsuit era. This full size Dred has a classic sound and has quite nice articulate tone notes ring true & clear. This Mahogany neck is quite nice it has good and low finger play Action and has room to go either way with truss rod not maxed out at all , room to adjust to taste either way...body back & sides are also mahogany with some slight buckle mars on back but not to bad....it came in with fingerboard grime and a broken nut and old rotten strings so we started from scratch & cleaned & re-hydrated the woods especially the rosewood fingerboard was soaked and cleaned with lemon oil I just polished the frets most are showing little to no where and a few lower frets were polished down further leaving only slight signs of past play not taking hardly any off vintage frets and left its original integrity in tact, NECK WIDTH IS its 1-11/16ths nut width medium slim profile neck is very good its easy to play set up nicely...I did replace its nut with a compensated Martin bone nut and installed new strings....while doing this observing closely its overall condition to be excellent ....its top is nice and flat its made of beautiful straight grained Sitka spruce with some nice visible bear claw figure to it the Spruce is Solid it is center seamed 2 - piece, bridge is flat too with no cracks...x bracing is also tight...no cracks or separations, neck is straight to this day this is a great player folks...this tone is great for recording. Its noticeably fast pro feeling neck makes this one a pleasure to play.
These pics were before new strings and clean & set up with new martin bone nut its even more beautiful now. any questions let me know thanks for your interest Joe, You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOLD OUT : in AMAZING Top vintage condition, Plays with ease with nice low action. Solid Sitka Spruce Top amazing Brazilian Jacaranda Rosewood back - sides -Fingerboard - bridge & headstock overlay, bindings are figured and flamed maple wow what a classic beauty. if you have been thinking of getting the late model Glen Fry F360 for $1700+ think again...OWN Vintage , matured aged exotic woods is what make the greatest sounding guitars this baby has it at a great price.. buy the new Tak and 2 years later its worth %%% less, not these exotic tone woods vintage guitars they are going up...mark my words you will do well with this baby... in top all round condition really well cared for and maintained. This guitar is in the upper percentile quality & workmanship just about as good as it gets and dare I say it ...this will give a Martin a real good run for its money folks... Get this RARE beauty before she's gone.. you will not be disappointed. Email Joe at JVGuitars@gmail.com
Here we are proud to present to you a great 42 year old Alvarez Yairi the rare vintage 5075 Model Here are the Specifications
MODEL 1972 vintage Alvarez Yairi 5075 is THE Predecessor to the famous Yairi DY75. This example has aged nicely and has opened up and sings sweetly...it plays wonderfully too... with good action
Its a beautifully aged top just notice that patina only a true 40 year old vintage guitar can get. Then recognize Yairi as one of the finest Japanese Luthiers knowing that when this guitar was built 42 years ago and that many of this guitars tone woods used had aged by Yairi for over 30 years before use likely over 72 years old in some cases,This striking looking vintage top is mad of .....SOLID Sitka Spruce top with noticeable Bear claw figuring to it stunning quality at this price point.
Headstock Logo Rare Vintage Script
CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce
ROSETTE: Style 28 / Mahogany
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Standard ''X''
TOP BRACES: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
BACK MATERIAL: AA Mahogany
BACK PURFLING: Style 28
SIDE MATERIAL: AA Mahogany
TOP INLAY STYLE: Multiple Black/White
SIDE INLAY: none
BACK INLAY: Black/White
NECK MATERIAL: Select AA Select Mahogany
NECK SHAPE: Low Profile / Diamond Volute
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
HEADSTOCK: Solid/Diamond/Square Taper
HEADPLATE: Solid East Indian Rosewood /Raised Gold Foil
HEELCAP: White Boltaron
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4''
# OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
# OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-11/16''
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/8''
FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Style 28
FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss
FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss ;
FINISH NECK: Gloss / satin headstock front & back
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Rosewood
BRIDGE STYLE: Belly
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-1/8''
TUNING MACHINES: Grover Rotomatics Chrome Enclosed
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Quality Martins freshly installed
BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/ Black Dots
INTERIOR LABEL: Signed Yairi stamped 1972
ELECTRONICS: Optional not installed but available = ask
OTHER COMMENTS: All specs same as Martin D-28 but Mahogany body not rosewood
JVG CONDITION RATING 8.8 / 10 very good vintage patina with a few minor nicks, one top impact fracture has been professionally mended looks fine see pics it old and had not mover again in 30 years. Also two hard to see fine line impact top finish 3-to 4" long hairline cracks ...these I french polished into the opening and buffed off leaving only fine line fill to preserve integrity of the original finish also 2 very small nicks on top were filled with aged clear lacquer droplet too and buffed off...top is in excellent vintage condition otherwise.
Back & sides & neck is very clean and above average condition for a 42+ year old vintage D-28....OVERALL this is a very clean original vintage Beauty!
PLAYABILITY and action Excellent easy to play action If your a player pro or novice or a recording artist either pro or inspiring to be this guitar is ready to record or tour tonight! Lots of vintage tone for the player. Enjoy!
Thanks for looking let me know if you would like to purchase this vintage beauty by emailing me. JVGuitars@gmail.com
Here we have one of the REAL Lawsuit Golden era greats from the mid 1970s ALVAREZ J200 Replica model 5052 it’s a pretty darn faithful replica at that just have a look… This example has a solid Spruce top braced like the Gibson it copies , back – sides & neck are All Mahogany, assume sides & back are laminate, neck is solid mahogany. This J200 replica looks like the Vintage Real deal folks it has some dings and minor doinks same as any 40 year old well played guitar will have… bindings shows ambered patina and some cracks or fissures , JVG condition rating is easily 8.2/10 the finish is good it looks correct to Gibson sunburst color it looks amazingly accurate no checking noted in the finish she shines like glass looks like lacquer but its masterfully applied thin poly …. The fingerboard rosewood is of an exotic type likely Jacaranda Brazilian, same with the bridge…. Just in …quick listing by customer request it Could use a new set of strings and perhaps a bone nut and saddle set up, but as is action is good its pretty low and can go lower but what I like to do is to clean and oil fingerboard and inlays aspart of the set up and make this J200 sing and come alive… Big sound and sweet tone from this 40+ year old beauty. Sold is it is –as is for just $899
Optional: –clean & condition fingerboard -supply & install a Martin bone nut & saddle set– set up new Martin strings adjust action to optimum , this service adds $165 this Includes free completely polishing finish of the guitar at this same time JVG AAAAA service
We are very proud to present to you a pleasant surprise I must say from way back when folks this is prime Time beginning of that Golden Era of some of the GREATEST QUALITY Acoustic guitar that FENDER ever had the smarts to
Import… that’s right these are Japanese crafted beauty’s . Built back in the day when Japan had the economy riding high while US guitar builders were getting bought out by business folks not guitar builders and US economy was in the tanker just a little brief history reminder… Fender & Gibson were under the gun to cut costs and re-structure if they wanted to stay alive and that they did…. CBS , Norlin…. And others cut back on the high quality woods they once enjoyed and relied upon the reputation the US had for making great guitars basically reputation from the late 50’s – early 60’s
To about 68-69 or so…. Then quality went down no doubt….
Right then it was prime time for Japan Luthiers to strike and they did…they stepped up the quality from the funny toy grade guitars we saw here in the states back when I was a kid you could get a decent cute player electric guitar at the Pawn shop in about 1965 for about $69.00 in fact my dad bought my 1st electric guitar there for $69.00 … I loved it—it was a “ KENT” and it sounded very good threw my Silvertone amp….. ..Kent is a offspring of Greco which is a factory behind making many brands buildby Fujigen Gekki…. Ok what this Fender beauty traces back to the great FujiGen Gakki in 1974 according to its serial number… making this beautifully preserved SOLID TOP Vintage Japanese guitars 40 years old a true vintage guitar in its own right. It was during the time when this guitar was built that the Japanese Luthiers set out to make some of the most righteous guitars period… fit – finish - workmanship & materials used are the good stuff folks….. This full size Dreadnought Acoustic guitar is a replica of the
Martin designed D-28 known to be one of the finest most prolific designs the US Martin & co ever produced. This Fender F310 is of a High Quality example, The top is Solid Spruce straight grained with some nice figure and wow it has 40 years of patina to its color and finish and overall vintage appeal is
Very strong… I was drawn to this example it sounds deep and rich and complex with an excellent volume
And its highs ring threw when cording and finger picking , This guitars Back & sides are true to the masterful D-28 desigh …. High quality ROSEWOOD just beautifully grained see the pics for more detail
Its absolutely beautiful back – sides are all east Indian Rosewood the fingerboard may be Brazilian Rosewood by its looksa very high grade non theless, the bridge appears to be Ebony wood….. the Bridge is nice and flat to its top which is also nice and straight, action is very good medium low and adjustable.
The top has a couple of minor doinks see the pics not bad at all and certainly nothing remotely enough to detour from its vintage Gorgeous looks , no cracks anywhere found , bindings are very food, overall this guitar is an EXTREMLY CLEAN example aside from the afore mentioned .
This guitar is in top Vintage used condition and is easily a 9//10
Fit and finish I suggest this was built but a high level Journeyman and can compete or compare with
A nice vintage Yairi or Morris or Gibson or Martin for that matter….
JVGuitars is very proud to present to you this wonderfully aged Japanese hand crafted acoustic guitar
built over 40 years ago, what many may not know is that Takamine on these high end models were master built by using aged tone woods of 20+ years of age when built making this a true vintage gem.
This example has been very well taken care of and it shows, this is a California guitar and has not seen the ravages of extreme weather and other extreme changes that can damage 0 warp – dry our and
Split – crack and otherwise severely damage a perfectly good instrument this guitar shows no evidence of any of those common afflictions on the contrary this guitar is rather CLEAN and is crack free, top is pretty flat and its bridge is nice and tight and its bracing ( same as Martin D-28 ) is all good, bindings are all good, frets are good, its neck is excellent!.. one tuning gear replaced no additional holes were made. This guitar is a pleasure to play its action is very good at medium - low it plays and sounds incredible . This guitar has the LOOK it just has it… its GORGEOUS with the beautiful 2-piece center seam Solid Sitka Spruce top , it’s incredibly beautiful BACK & SIDES are Rosewood and are of the exotic TONE WOODS of Brazilian Jacaranda verity and its presence overall is stunning perhaps surpassing that of the
Original Martin D-28 they copied I will let you be the judge of that see for yourself and have a good look
At some old Martins as well this guitar stands toe to toe with any of them.
This example is nice and deep sounding and its volume is excellent.
This guitar is JVGuitars condition rated at 9/10 vintage excellent , it is not new or mint it has a few minor dings as its over 40 years old, it has patina aging that of the color showing on the bindings have
Ambered naturally with age this is what make a vintage guitar beautiful this is in the eye of the beholder.
These exotic TONE WOOD series guitars in this kind of condition are hard to find these days this one is
A real GEM!…… Let me know if interested
Thanks for Looking Joe
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This guitar is very familiar to me as I have had other guitars from another Famous Japanese guitar maker
That was known to make this very guitar already I believe this to have been made by those responsible for the Takamine or Mountain ands Tak made for Washburn import, needless to say this is a high quality
Well built Japanese copy of the Martin D-19 and is Identical to the Takamine F320.
This example was well crafted over 32 years ago making this a true vintage guitar based on the classic These were quite well constructed by any standard fit and finish is excellent typical of this era Japanese crafted and were made with very nice woods too... The top on this guitar is Solid Spruce and is nicely figured and the back sides and neck are all Mahogany, The fingerboard = bridge & head-stock front overlay is rosewood. This combination is know for some sweet mellow tone & good volume...this example is in above average vintage condition its finish still shines like glass and with only a few minor doinks and with its true 32+ years of well taken care of age its natural patina is very nice in deed.
This guitar has the 1-11/16ths nut width it’s a comfortable medium profile neck and it plays with ease and has good action, neck is straight with correct relief and frets are still good at 88%. Tuners are original and are working well, no splits or cracks warps or twists or issues of that nature structural integrity is excellent. Volume is very good, tone is sweet, this makes for a very good playing guitar
That sounds great and is very enjoyable all round for the player. Vintage tone!
.. thanks for your interest if wanted you can contact Joe at email@example.com .
Here we have a Faithful Recreation of the classic Martin D-18 that was well crafted in Japan over 33 years ago. This is an excellent vintage Japanese guitar as it has been well taken care of all these years
And has spent its years in California in the perfect climate to preserve the guitars original structural and cosmetic integrity its fit and finish to this day is still JVG rated at very good to excellent with no cracks or finish checking none – clean and still shines like glass….. its 1-11/16ths at the nut neck is a nice comfortable medium slim profile, neck is straight with correct amount of slight relief, action is good medium low and plays with ease and sound is clear and volume is good, tone is vintage sweet from its
Aged tone woods. This is a true Lawsuit model as it has the direct image shape & size of the vintage Martin it copies is is a very cool D-18 guitar, its 33 years it’s obviously not new or mint but is surely vintage beautiful with its age and genuine warmth & patina and yes a few minor doinks but nothing to detract from its overall appeal.
sorry this has SOLD OUT: Poor mans Authentic Blues Parlor guitar from way back. This is the real deal used over 60 years this is what some poor share cropper genuine American Blues men would have been able to afford back in the day and subsequently used throughout the south by mostly poor Black folks where the berth of the blues was born of course this is from the place where great things happen BORN in USA baby and is widely considered and is acknowledged to be by most all of our greats in US or British Rockers - Jazz players & Country too all these greats players feel that these original US Southland blues is the truest of ART FORM's PURE and RAW ....you feel it in your soul... this original sounds was not overly sophisticated at all it was RAW that was its beauty this sound from this old Stella is Authentic like that and is RAW and its woods are good - solid Burch wood and actually is an excellent tone wood in fact in those days Burch was widely used and my belief is that is a characteristic in the tone of this Original blues... Classic sound to this guitar OK it has it.... I have a few of these Stella's and love them, when you want to record and lay down an authentic REAL old school style rhythm track or play it on your porch swing and sip mint julip from a mason jar to get in the mood you can do it with this guitar its the real deal. This guitar is old did I say at least 60 likely older that being said it plays well it really kinda does... with pretty good action for what it is as good as it was 60+ years ago I recon. Tuners work, body is in good shape it aint goin anywhere its prety well made it has surface cracks and they are there and not a problem they have been there 40 years and have not gotten any worse not in the 15 years I have owned Stella! Like the movie STELLA! I could not resist the reference but I digress, Condition is Vintage good obviously
not new or mint but she is 100% cool Authentic bluesman material if you want that old time Mississippi Delta to Chicago raw blues this old vintage American Icon of a Poor mans Parlor guitar, this is a classic threw & threw... I suppose I could have simply said it sounds good.... ahow ow ow ow.
Here have a real beauty folks it top
playing and admiring condition she sounds just as beautiful as she looks Just look at that gorgeous solid sitka spruce top and well made J-200 pickguard they made back then ( have you seen the new one's? aha ...I like these old onesbetter from Alvarez Japan ) This is a great detailed replica All original and it shows amazing care and handling over its past 38 years old She still shines like glass just have a good look ... obviously she is a real vintage instrument made in Japan's hay day know as Japan's GOLDEN ERA of classic copy guitars mostly pre lawsuit as well as some excellent Post lawsuit examples, this guitar is the TRUE LAW-SUIT version with accurate Headstock specifications, This guitar is masterfully built I must say I have owned many Gibson's since I was 16 and I have immense respect and admiration for the build quality and the sheer beauty of this guitar = better then the majority of the original Gibson in my opinion with this our 1976 example being absolutely Gorgeous top to bottom back to front every detail done so well...check out that Binding wow!, check out the beautifully flamed maple BACK - SIDES & NECK again WoW! The fingerboard looks amazing too its Rosewood is not plain like many Gibby's no not this example its highly figured swirling grain and deep color suggests that it is Brazilian rosewood as is the bridge, note the Tunimatic, gold hardware this guitar has all the top traits I look for all of them.
This example has no damage to it, it is straight, neck is excellent , playability is effortlessly easy, they don't get better than this guitar...no finish cracking or checking this has been a very well maintained California guitar adult owned and this guitar has had the love its elderly past owner.. And yes it sounds HUGE big volume here aith a sweet vibrant rich sounding tone only a real vintage guitar has..
Sorry SOLD OUT fast : New fresh release from the JVGuitars Vintage Vault LOW MILES on this very cool Exotic woods vintage 000-28 one folks RARE NORLIN era "Epi" logo headstock = Epiphone in excellent Vintage Condition. This guitar is in under the bed closet find after 30 plus years , GORGEOUS Tone Woods surprisingly so I must say and in tip top playing condition as well. Play Action is LOW and she plays with ease!... neck angle is perfect to this day, no cracks found anywhere easily in 9.2/10
We too this in Trade its a 1- owner California guitar we removed old strings - cleaned - polished guitar - polished fingerboard and frets ..... this is in excellent vintage used condition. Weight is 4.2 pounds, neck -Nut width is 1-3/4" with a beautiful EBONY Fingerboard - no finger play ruts noted and frets are excellent and polished SMOOTH this plays very nicely! BODY is 18.5" top to bottom Lower bout is 14.5" & top bout is 11" ....check it out with a pronounced V shape lower register and changes to a nice medium profile C on the way up....REALLY NICE feature ... Sound is big for a 000 and is sweet and intonation is good this is a very nice vintage exotic Tone woods 000-28 that will not break the budget priced right simply MUST SEE and hear to appreciate Pics coming soon. Ask JVGuitars@gmail.com
Just in!.... is a SWEET vintage Japanese PARLOR 00 sized type "Contessa" body is 19" top to bottom lower bout 14" upper is 10" Logo is made of Mother of Pearl inlay on its
headstock, this is not our first Contessa we have had several from the 1970s that were all very well built not low end guitars but the opposite in fact and quite iguitars and this happens to be a fine one. Very well crafted fit & finish is very nice in deed, Spruce top & Mahogany back - sides & neck all very good grade of woods as well see pictures to verify this, as you can see she has been well cared for. Neck is 1-13/16ths width at the nut just slightly larger than standard 1-11/16ths and has a nice feel medium profile its nice and straight with excellent play action and is nice and easy to play. No cracks found or any other big disappointments or excuses here it in real good vintage condition all round instrument that shows care, not new or mint as it has been played and she is ober 30 years old in very good 8.5/10 JVGuitars condition rating and sound is nice from this aged tone woods. Made in the Parlor style with very good bass response tone is surprisingly deep and resonant for a guitar of this size - impressive.... weight is just 3.4 pounds. Made in Japan quality a true 30+ year old vintage guitar for a song... Get her before she's gone she's a beauty!
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Here we are very proud to present to you a very finest example of one of the best SOUNDING vintage F340s Lawsuit guitars we have ever had in yet. 1974 Takamine F340s this beauty was built back in the prime Golden Era times making this beauty over 40 years old with well aged tone woods. This example is truly an excellent and faithful Japanese copy of the classic Martin D-18, This one is THE real deal Lawsuit history guitar modeled after the classic D-18. This guitar is in excellent vintage condition ...just in folks….these in this condition do go fast she’s a really really good one ... $
This 1974 Takamine F340s has a Solid 1 piece very good -excellent vintage crafted in Japan. Not new or mint of course…This example goes back some 40+ years folks and its classic silhouette & it’s a Beauty and is looking like a true vintage guitar in its own right just look at its tops color ..thats naturally patina not Faux its genuine vintage Patina make this a top choice for you vintage guitar lovers and its feel is amazingly exact to the vintage late 50s - 60's Martin D-18 the neck feel is just right on. She’s been very well taken care of by it 1 California owner no checking no cracks no nonsense She is a true proven vintage player it does have some minimal natural play wear that is hard to see and a few superficial minor doinks and such but nothing truly major at all and is overall quite beautiful and considered vintage very good+++ - excellent it has no wood grain or seam cracks or separations at all... Its solid Spruce top shows some great looking patina and some nice bear claw figure as well Back – sides & neck are beautifully grained Mahogany. top is nice and flat and its bridge again is nice and flat and tight to its top...no discernible bulge. Neck angle is excellent still no alterations done or needed the action is very good enjoyable and is easy playing and the intonation is nice as well. Original tuners still on board and they are still doing a fine job at that. Freshly set up with a Martin Bone nut & saddle , quality Martin Marquis light gauge strings. This guitar is professional grade and easy on the pocket book too... As good sounding as any US Martin of similar age I ever heard. If your not familiar if with these vintage gems you should try this beauty you will be pleasantly surprised.
In Collector type of condition must see and hear WoW!
Wonderful Japanese quality vintage guitar.
This is a beautiful example of a 34 year old Japanese crafted Ibanez
acoustic guitar that has the tone and the beauty, Love the Sunburst finish on this guitar that did a beautiful job with the thin Poly finish it stands up to the test of time and still shines like glass today just have a good look. It has a Spruce top… cant tell because of the sunburst if its solid or not but will assume its laminated…. Back – Sides & neck are all very nice grade Mahogany. Fit & finish as good as a $2000 guitar of today but this beauty has well aged woods now being well over 33 years old you could spend 3 x times the money and not get a better vintage guitar . The tone is surprisingly rich and with good volume it makes an excellent strumming or fingerpicking guitar. Its playing string action is very good making it a breeze to play and fun. The neck is real nice substantial and a medium profile with a soft V it feels like a vintage Guild from the 1960's ... nice job Ibanez!...Its in very good vintage condition too with several minor doinks to its top and a couple minor on the back and so on but overall its in very good condition both structurally & cosmetically and looks very good overall. The neck's frets are still good and fingerboard and frets have been lightly polished as has the entir guitar cleaned hydrated and polished and just look at the results, a new Martin bone nut has just been fit & installed as well as new Martin Marquis 80/20 Bronze light gauge strings, nicely setup to play very well like a much more expensive guitar now. Original tuners are doing a great job to this day some 34+ years later... Here is a very good Japanese Vintage Guitar of quality for a very good price too, She is not new or mint of course it has doinks and just a couple of fine hairline checks in its top I did not see at first its very hard to see but they are not wood cracks just fine hairlines to the finish and of no structural consequence what so ever. This guitar Plays and sounds very well and will make someone very happy its condition is JVG rated at easily 8.5/10 very good vintage, neck is
straight without cracks fit and finish and workmanship are all in the excellent range. Great Japanese guitar for a great price…
The 1980 Ibanez V300 TV, crafted in Japan over 33 years ago. This guitar plays GREAT!
Here we have another great vintage Takamine this one is a timeless classic recreation of the trusty and also great sounding Martin D-17 , this fine Takamine F349 example was well crafted in Japan nearly 24 years ago. This guitar is a very good++ vintage Japanese guitar and has been well maintained and plays amazingly with great low action still to this day all these years later.
Its made of all Mahogany( other than rosewood fingerboard & bridge ) that is a high grade solid Mahogany neck it really has a nice substantial feel to its medium profile with a 1-11/16ths width at the nut, The sound box is also ALL Mahogany and it offers a nice rich vintage tone one might expect from the company Takamine has copied in this case the Martin D-17 directly, This example’s cosmetic integrity its fit and finish to this day is still pretty nice not exactly like new vintage but is JVG rated at very good with NO major cracks at all and NO finish checking = none – . she did have some small paint chips here and there that we easily matched with clear mahogany stain lacquer applied with a brush tip to the spots only and one spot on the lower treble bout where 3 discolor spots were ( cold be from factory ) it looked original anyway I touched that up a bit as well later I buffed the touch ups back she looks much better now and this will also help to preserve its original finish integrity as well as keeping up her beauty. Great low and playing action on this one it really plays with ease
Take a good look she still shines like glass and her sound is clear and the volume is very good, and tone is vintage sweet from its well
Good and well aged tone woods attribute to making this guitar sound as good as she does. This F349 model is a full size Dreadnought as and she is faithful in its shape & size of the vintage Martin D-17 it copies other than its original design Takamine headstock shape… a very cool D-17 guitar, its 23+ years it’s obviously not new or mint but is surely vintage beautiful with its age and genuine warmth & patina and yes a few minor doinks but nothing to detract from its overall appeal.
Please look her over well feel free to ask any questions.
This is a nice players guitar and is sure to please. It is JVG Rated 8.5/10 very good+ Vintage used condition. WYSIWYG
Amazing workmanship fit & finish is excellent.
Here we have a very impressive Exotic Tone woods Acoustic guitar this is a sweet sounding BASS BOOMER she's also electrified Hidden by a clean install Piezo pickup and the output jack is at the strap end pin no added holes in body you don't know its there but ready when you are / very nice touch.. This is a great high end classic Martin D-45 copy from 1976 Aria Matsumoku factory about 38 years back in the prime Law-suit days made back in 1976 in the midst of the Japanese Golden Era when the Japanese guitar company's really decided to step it up big time in the quality department and give the American guitar greats competition and a real run for there money as they say. Check out some of our other Aria guitars sometime they are impressively built and workmanship is as good as the big US or nicer than in the 1970's US steppend it back up in the 80's but durring the 70's.... They set out to build some of the finest quality guitars fit & finish wise and these series really stepped it up in the detail such as all the fine inlay seen classic abalone perfiling with intricate detail inlay work multi bindings and so on close attention to accuracy bringing a professional grade pro worthy instrument when new...that was nearly 40 years ago its hard to believe but time has been kind to this beauty she's not new of course she's a real vintage guitar and it has some minor nicks and doinks but none take away from its beauty or playability or its great tone. This guitar is JVG condition rated conservatively at very good used vintage condition easily 8.8/10 cosmetics tone-9/10 EZ play -9/10. The 3- piece exotic Brazzilian rosewood is as beautiful as any
vintage Martin D-35,with the wonderful 3 piece back then adding the higher end touch to the top of a D-41 or D45 just unique. The
action on this baby is nice and low, to is also Gorgeously figured Sitka Spruce with real nice color and bear claw figure this is my favorite top oh ya its a solid top and is crack free... she enjoys the classic Martin x bracing and its top isnice and flat and the bridge is nice and flat to the top paper will not pass beneath it.The neck is straight and excellent also no sign of ever cracking where meeting the body it has a good full feel- it feels great in the hands with its nice medium profile not to fat - not to thin at- 1-11/16ths nut width. The Fingerboard is rich looking Jacaranda and is in excellent condition it has Mother of pearl snow flake inlays, its frets are medium vintage and are also very good - excellent with many years left yet before a re-fret is needed.... this is my favorite neck made of high grade beautifully grained Mahogany and it has the classic Martin design Diamond Volute on back a feature of the high end vintage dreadnought often seen on the D-28 & up models from Martin. This Vintage Aria PW60 plays wonderfully and its volume is impressive combined with its EZ playing action feel make this guitar a pleasure to play and you will not want to put it down for hours... Looking for Vintage - Exotic woods - Very good condition - EZ to Play - Ez on the eyes beauty?.......This is the one! Contact Joe today before she's gone.... firstname.lastname@example.org. .
Just in and receiving a new set up with fresh Martin strings .....1973 Ibanez Hoshino Factory made Lawsuit model Gibson J200 copy
The label inside says Sierra made in Japan by Ibanez in 1973.
This is a very well made likeness of the Gibson J200 Jumbo acoustic guitar. Recently taken in on trade we were very pleased to acquire this
Rare early high quality example many more seen from 1976 on this is
A 1973 made beauty. Very nice woods I noticed upon inspection and structurally excellent its top is nice and flat no bulging or bridge pull noted on this one she is excellent, The Solid Spruce top is beautifully grained and its patina and color is perfect with just a few minor doinks / no cracks all bracing is excellent as well… Its back body is Maple and so are the sides and are a nice grade of maple as well its grain is quite striking with no cracks or checking of finish noted no she is pretty clean overall The neck is a nice medium profile C and is 1-11/16 ths at the BONE nut neck is made of solid mahogany and is also in great shape overall also has very nice set of US Grover tuners and no additional holes this one has the classic Stinger on the back like the old Gibsons had, The frets look fine at easily 80 percent left and the fingerboard is of a very high grade Rosewood and looks to be Jacaranda Brazilian Rosewood just beautiful… and straight, Old Gibson style Custom Truss rod cover is also just a nice finishing touch she is ready to play. The play action is excellent it’s low and is also adjustable to your taste easily by the 2 screws at either end of its saddle… Just freshly set-up with a new set of Martin Strings and she rings like a bell now! This guitar sounds GREAT it’s good and loud like the better J200 guitars are known for its tone is sweet from its well crafted heritage and its over 40 years of aging tone woods all this make this an easy choice
If looking for a nice vintage Japanese copy of the classic Gibson J200.
Please note that this guitar as seen in these pictures is a Sierra and not a Gibson as it looks because its previous owner spend some $300 to have the headstock overlay done back in the early 1990s… it has aged well to and looks correct it was done professionally and it looks the part
For a touring musician this is an excellent alternative to touring with your $4000-5000 vintage Gibson, This guitar is a Sierra by Ibanez made in Japan in 1973 and is in very good+ - Excellent vintage condition to this day its finish still shines up like glass,
Pics soon to come
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Excellent action, condition , plays like a $2000 guitar for a fraction, precise Japanese craftsmanship and fit & finish as good as the Martin , sounds absolutely wonderful just released from the JVGuitars Vintage Vauly and its a beauty!
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Info and pics soon to come stay tuned
These f360s are known to go quickly
Ok I know Hondo? .... But this is a good one folks its got a lot going for it really have a closer look, its actually built well it is a beautiful vintage guitar in its own right its condition and patina good looks good sound and easy playability make it an excellent entry or back up choice into vintage guitars, The Top appears to be solid 2 piece center seam spruce top you see grain going from top to bottom with really beautiful straight grain with flame type figuring that is surprising on a Hondo it's unique in that feature and it has that patina I love it caught my eye big time as I got close I couldn't believe it was a Hondo, it's logo has that same font as old Martin & Takamine used this one has the look and feel, but it's action was a little off spec , so I fixed all that it has great action now it's neck set and angle was excellent and I ended up changing its nut & saddle out for Martin born nut & saddle set and a new set of 80/20 strings, this guitar has good volume and sweet tone it rings clear and true with good intonation. It's in very good to excellent vintage condition, it's body & neck has no cracks , no finish checking and still shines like glass it's beautiful just have a look, it's not new or mint it has a couple drinks on its top and a couple on its back too but besides those it's exceptional vintage and plays easy with good low action with plenty of saddle left to lower more down the line of ever needed it's set up to meet or exceed Martin specs for playability.
This is a lot of vintage guitar for this kind of price WOW! .
Fresh releas from the JVG Vintage Vault collection.....Here she is a wonderful sounding Exotic tone woods LawSuit model Takamine from the PeaK and end of this so called Lawsuit copies. What can I say this beauty has it all the Exotic Tone Woods the beautiful TONE the superior workmanship this example exhibits
the care from its one owner. Its condition is better than average it has no cracks, no checking, no warping nothing to report, it does have a very few minor chips or dinks overall way better than average not exactly new or mint like its overall gorgeous and is easily a solid 9.5/10 used vintage excellent, its neck is arrow straight proper relief is set and action is beautifully low and it makes playing this beauty a dream like pleasure. She's been professionally set up with a new set of Martin strings. Intonation is dead on and she rings like a bell. Very rare to see this model up for sale and available to buy this guitar is Amazing and is a keeper.... SWEET!
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Here is a very sweet and Fresh release from The JVG Vintage Vault: This is the Top of the line Japanese crafted Vintage SIGMA DR-41 its Top is beautifully grained with a Solid Sitka Spruce top with gorgeous Patina and lots of Bearclaw figure.. with the looks and feel of a 40 year old Martin D-41 with a solid mahogany neck comfort v profile shape neck with excellent action within Martin specs med-lower end of specs with room to go lower if wanted but its low now , frets are excellent as well, no cracks no damages no repairs a prime example of great Japanese craftsmanship at a top level sanctioned by Martin hand built to specs built to last. and 38 years later it HAS proven the test of time as it is RATED as 9/10 vintage excellent not new or mint but lovingly played with natural patina and is a real Beauty! Interested let me know at email@example.com.
Early 70s Yamaha Nippon Gakki Japan Singer songwriter FG180 has that full deep Martin like sound well this one really has it, this is the one its in top players condition meaning structurally she has excellent BONES no real cracks or issues its neck is straight its action is low and releaf is perfect and frets are very good as is the fingerboard and bindings & bracing are all excellent no general finish checking just what looks to be one small hairline on treble upper bout. I reglued the original pickguard using hide glue & clamped & rolled it out and polished it next day its as good as new, I also cleaned & polished frets , oiled fingerboard re hydrated the entire guitar then next day cleaned it, polished it, changed out theore compensated bone & saddle then restrung it with new Martin Marquis 80/20 - 12's strings and its intonation is dead on and it plays like a million and sounds like it too, This ones neck is nice and full it feels like a nice old Martin or Gibson the made this one very well, again its not new its actually 45 years old now, it has nicks pretty much ever where but its beautiful and feels like a million like an old friend you dont have to worry about taking her out its proven tuff. The original tuners a very good and do a good job still so really if it aint broke don't fix it, with that in mind I left the original nut ...its dead on and its still functioning perfectly and it was really glued on tuff so I didn't want to risk any wood tear out so because the original was very good I left that alone... I did upgrade to some beautiful ebony brass & abalone bridge pins see pics the tone is big deep and rich sounding this is one of the best sounding FG180's we have had yet!
We also have a nice 70s Yamaha FG180 made in Taiwan if interested its also made of OLD tone woods pretty good all round too its $500 if interested
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early Red Lable Nippon Gakki FG150
in excellent Vintage Condition
CLEAN!.............. rare to find one pretty, then to be straight, then sound deep and loud like this one sounds but to have great action too its intonation is dead on upgraded nut & saddle & strings to Martin Marquis 80/20 - 12s This is a pleasure to play with wonderful tone its like 45 years old and the tone woods always sounded great but even better now its the one!!!...
serious collectors guitar and is Recording worthy... shes somthing special.
to buy it contact Joe: JVGuitars@gmail.com
Great guitar in top playing condition, cosmetics also very good
classic D-18 in excellent Vintage used condition JVG Rated 8.8/10 not new or mint of course its over 40 years old and well kept no cracks or issues, neck angle is excellent , frets and fingerboard as a result it has low action, frets leveled & polished and played = very nice,
she just received a JVG set up - up grade to Martin Bone nut & saddle set fit and a new set of Martin Marquis 80/20 - 12s strings she rings like a bell now with nice volume and a sweet resonant vintage wood tone I think you will be very please I am, it plays like a much more expensive guitar and feels like it to. Well preserved with nicks of course but that beautiful patina only a real over 30+ year old instrument gets naturally she still shines like glass!
This is a good guitar and is very similar to our Takamine F340s basically the same guitar in a blindfold test you can not tell them apart BOTH are GREAT D-18 alternatives to the $1700 D-18
this is a lot of guitar for the price.
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Here we have a rather nice rare vintage 1970 Yairi & Son Classical acoustic guitar
It's Label reads...
Hand Crafted in Japan by Yairi & Son
Model # 300
Serial # 177
Pretty darn low serial number 1970 remember she's 45 years old!
Condition overall is very good - excellent used / vintage
Not new or mint of course... Regarding its build quality
She exhibits beautiful workmanship and superior materials
Aged woods of over 30+ years old in 1970 when it was built!
Tone-Woods now are in the 75 year range on this example looks like a
Vintage masterpiece with its patina and look and feel I love these oldies funny thing is It still shines like glass to, amazing really when you think about it.
This guitar has very good deep base tone and excellent volume and plays easily and comfortably the neck is nice and big 2" at the nut nice and wide feel to it. The neck is made of a high grade mahogany see pics, back and sides are also beautiful mahogany, with black or very dark brown bindings for a very classic look, the on the business end she has a wonderful quality solid spruce top with lots of bear claw figuring a really nice sound box it projects very well in deed... As you look at its back side in its entirety top to bottom it's hard to find a blemish I'm sure there are a few minors but it's really looking very clean and with a surprisingly shiny original finish... The front the headstock is pretty clean as well!...notice a bone nut has been fit, frets show little to no wear what so ever more than 90% remaining fret life, the fingerboard shows a little play action remember it's a 1970! ... The top as several chips and drinks and I have addressed them a touch up lacquer pen and just dabbed the tiny chip to prevent further chipping there it as a result after I polished it up turned out pretty darn good looking too,
This guitar came to us as a partial trade with its bridge pulled nearly off by a ding dong previous owner that put regular gauge dred heavy gauge strings on it for long term and it lifted off in time, I removed all that cleaned up the woods & prepped it for a new vintage period correct Jacaranda rosewood classical bridge and glued it with hide glue clamping it up for 2 weeks & set her up with a bone nut & saddle and a new set of Dean Markley strings... This beauty comes with its original hard shell case black Tolex with a plush Marigold lining one bad latch but still functions well good hinges and handle so it's still ok. This is rock solid now as the Yairi & Son label says use only nylon strings. If you just use what Yairi suggested this would have never happened not Yairi's fault just the wild eyed idea gone wrong. Anyways she's back in action and sounding better than ever so if you like these old Yairi & Son classical guitars this may be a good consideration for you....
Let me know if you likeeee.
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Another FRESH Release from the JVG Vintage Vault: Hey Mandolin lovers here we are proud to present a wonderful vintage 40 year old beautiful sounding and is absolutely gorgeous !!! She has chop too well preserved and well taken care of this is the more rare of the Japanese mando's you do see a lot more Aria's & Alvarez but less Ibanez lawsuit version of the famously popular Gibson F5 mando. Excellent workmanship and it's the solid spruce carved example she's in very good - excellent vintage condition with just a few blemishes and yet nothing to detract from its undeniable beauty. This beauty comes with its original hard shell case it's rectangular black tolex with brilliant plugs marigold lining, open its cas and wow she's really striking .... This Iis a rare one folks a must for the ibanez mando fan...
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Just in here we have yet another fresh release from our JVG Vault,Very rare to find them like this is built with the Exotic Jacaranda Brazilian Rosewood tone woods, she's in top shape a players dream with nice low action it sounds rich and well aged after all it is 38 years old with the Patina you will really love. Still shines like glass yes has dings it not new or mint its in very very good condition. No cracks, not checking, chips and doinks but overall very beautiful at any angle... JVG Rated 8,75/10 conservatively. Better than average for this age. Fingerboard looks to be Ebony or ebonized rosewood, ebony bridge, Jacaranda Brazilian Rosewood 2 piece back and sides and headstock overlay, guitar has been cleaned and polished, frets good 92% and polished minimal wear and are considered excellent, neck has a meaty medium profile feel, Tuners are Grovers an all Mahogany neck looks like Honduran Mahogany grain. This guitar sounds loud and sweet. We just set her up with new BONE Nut & compensated Saddle and New Martin 80/20 Bronze strings 11's, Plays with ease very pleasing to play she Rings like a bell!.
Lawsuit Takamine F375s
Hand built in Japan and still in excellent vintage condition!
Build type is Rare Exotic Tone woods series Jacaranda Brazilian Rosewood back-sides-fingerboard & headstock overlay JUST Gorgeous. Its workmanship is really top shelf by any standards, We installed and set up with Martin Marquis 80/20 strings 12's, as well as setting this guitar up with a New bone nut & saddle, Condition is very good with a few minor hard to see scratches on its back you have to look closely sometimes at an angel ( clear coat only not threw to wood ) general play here and there as any 37 year old guitar that has been played would get... dinks and such but nothing major to detract from its obvious outward beauty, This example has an excellent neck its 1-11/16th's at the bone nut, fingerboard is very good as are the frets at 90%, its straight and has a nice meaty feel, has the Martin design detail of the Diamond Volute on back, original tuners are excellent as well, a warm vintage vibe to this 37 year old vintage Gem. Tone is rich with good volume she Sings well!!! JVG Rated 9/10 higher if it wasn't for the few minor clear coat scratches in its clear coat not to the wood that I can see more like swirls and such may be possible to fine grade 3000 wet sand and polish out its possible if it doesn't sell soon when I get the chance I'll do it, its a commitment because it may not sand out alone it may require a few thin clear lacquer applied and buffed out to cure it forever if so a guitar of this caliber deserves the attention.. ( the price will go up after I do that work ) and that really doesn't have to be done to make this guitar just very good -excellent vintage it would bring it very close to mint!.... aside from the few minor scuffs this guitar still qualifies as vintage excellent right now, just thought I would point those out. So to be clear about this listing the way you see it now is the way it is offered.Its a F375s and not the EF375s yet This guitar has a factory installed transducer type pickup installed and it sounds wonderful, Its said to have been installed by original owner in Tokyo by Takamine shop its a very clean job I call it CLEAN where they do not make extra unnecessary holes for output jack instead they use the END PIN hole and its a combination strap pin and or output jack, So this guitar is either Acoustic or Electric really nice in deed in SUPER Condition well above average. This beautiful instrument comes with its original hard shell case it to is in very good vintage condition its heavy duty molded type with plush black interior all functional fully. This is the total package.
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1970 YAMAHA FG75 Nippon Gakki acoustic guitar
Don’t let this Vintage Japanese Nippon Gakki FG75 size fool you its no toy nor is it meek. Good and loud surprisingly so and well balanced tone is very pleasing to play now that she's set up....
Its pedigree heritage is no secret either these early Nippon Gakki’s Red Label were made very well along side of Its famous cousin the FG150 & the FG180 line of guitars made in this era. Yes rightfully known to
Players as excellent sounding guitars built by high quality workmanship skills being well crafted guitars and at the same time Yamaha had upped the anti with the higher quality woods seen in this timeline… old growth spruce and what may be Honduran mahogany neck, mahogany back & sides with a rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
Here we have an excellent example, well built to this day its been lovingly played for over 40 years
So as you can see she’s not exactly like new or mint looking not at all it has lots of minor surface scratching and little dinks but it still somehow manages to overall look very very nice and it has that genuine vintage patina and that aged color of a real 40+ year old instrument of quality in my eye she’s beautiful you’ll have to decide that for yourself, and besides all that it has excellent bones that is to say it has no cracks, no finish checking, no warps, top is nice and flat as is bridge is tight to top, neck is nice full medium profile feels like an old Martin, fingerboard is good only minimal wear and frets are also very good 90%, original tuners still working, she plays action is also very good, this guitar plays wonderfully great for finger picking and or strumming its volume is good and loud and its tone is rich and sweet, Fresh set up with Martin compensated saddle
And a new set of Martin strings this guitar sounds amazing! Ready to go another 40+ years. Its Sound is sweet and shes fun to play, will make someone very pleased.
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.New Arrival She's hear folks.....and wow We are very proud to present to you this wonderful & RARE Vintage Tama 3561 Herringbone Drednaught . If you haven't heard of Tama guitars don't worry your not alone ... Tama lives today as strong as ever but its a DRUM company all owned by Ibanez ... Ibanez set out in 74 to compete with other master builders in Japan like Yairi at Alvarez, So Ibanez came up with this high end Tama brand like Toyota came up with Lexus right...same here there High end division and they launched TAMA Guitars in 1974 and threw 1976 made some of the finest built Japanese high end guitars but they were ultimately loosing money so put an end to the high end Tama guitars in 1976... it was rather abrupt...these fine Tama guitars are now one of the most revered and are among the least produced in those years in few numbers and 40 years later it rare to see on of this caliber being sold these are keepers and collectors collect them but besides that they are great vintage guitars the survivors that is...rare to see them so nice. yes it happens to be a Martin copy its close to the D45 these 3558s were made in small numbers made by Seisakshu Company in Japan between and made only from 1974-76. These were built to rival the top guitar builders in the world and make them as beautiful or more beautiful than the originals they copied. This Vintage Tama guitar plays absolutely great with nice and low finger action and the Tone from this rich sounding Tone woods now some 40 years after manufacture the woods have opened up well and are aged to perfection 40 years and has been well maintained and taken care of all these years In my opinion I don't think you can find a better guitar for 2 x the price and I would put the tone and play-ability of this guitar is right up with any high end guitar produced today. “Tama Classic and Dreadnought Guitar. The finest close grained solid spruce top bound with herringbone & binding detail front & back is simply gorgeous have a look at the pics. Hand-shaped solid high grade mahogany neck for professional performance. rich look in this case coral rosewood back and sides with beautiful binding. The bracing is masterfully hand shaped and sanded precisely for brilliant tone. Elegant, Chrome plated “Smooth Turner” are the famous STAR TUNERS machine head for precise tuning. This is one of the finer most accurately made to Martin specs to come out of Japan at this mid 1970s time frame known as the Golden era of the Lawsuit years... very well crafted by anyones standards this was the elite effort by perhaps the greatest Japanese guitar builder when you come down to it its Ibanez, They did it and did it well now fast forward to today some 40 years later wow to understand that at that time they used woods said to be aged 30 years for these instruments and that someone took such great care in keeping it in this kind of condition for 40 years so that you could have access to such a clean example and an absolutely beautiful and wonderful playing guitar... it pleases me to present this great offering. Its not new or mint its been played and has that natural patina only a real 40 year old instrument gets its overall just gorgeous as you can see but it has small superficial doinks very minor stuff so we can not call a clean guitar mint its been played and yet it is not worn out as its neck is excellent in that its angle is correct and solid and has never changed its string play action is perfect its low and has room to go either way to your taste but to mine its excellent right now... its fingerboard and frets show little wear some 90+% remains and good for another couple few decades. Its spruce top shows patina and is a big part of its beauty the color with its tortious pickguard & harringbone detail is what I like to see wow... see pics, there is one 4" hairline crack on its SOLID Spruce top it had been professionally repaired over 20 years ago and has not moved ever since and it effects nothing and is hard to see.. Its sound is very sweet good volume and is a real pleasure to play. This neck is a medium -slim C profile and it has the classic Martin style Diamond Volute on its back of headstock see pis, This beauty has the Rosewood fingerboard with the snow flake inlay detail its 1/3/4" at the nut and very comfortable to play, its truss rod is fully functional and has the Tama truss rod cover, The headstock Logo is the old sideways T then TAMA all inlayed into the wood with mother of pearl and is quite striking on the Martin style Lawsuit headstock just lovely, The main TONE woods of the guitars body is an exotic grade of Coral Rosewood likely Indian but a premium grade it provides excellent tone! the back body and back of neck appear to be near mint but do have tiny dinks preventing a mint grade its very good - excellent as from 2 feet away looks amazing!.... weight is 5.0 lbs and comes with a bone nut not sure about the saddle its the original and good so we left it like that ...this baby plays wonderfully and is recording worthy! Ready to tour or record tonight!
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