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Masahiro Tanabe

Since childhood, Masahiro was interested in music and handicraft, and when he was 20 he set his heart on becoming an instrument maker. Upon graduating from Hosei University, he began studying under Sakae Ishii at Ishii String Instruments and made about 140 instruments of his own creation while working there.
In 2001 he went to Spain and visited stringed instrument ateliers in various places. He eventually studied under Jose Luis Romanillos at Sigüenza, Spain. After having learnt the traditional crafting method for Spanish guitar, he went back to Japan and established his own atelier in Ashikaga, Tochigi.
While studying under Kaoru Ono with whom he met at a masterclass in Romanillos, he spent about a year doing research and then announced the Romanillos model in October 2002.
This model is made using the genuine traditional method and has caught local and international attention.
Since then, this model has been featured by NHK and various newspapers, and as a result, he has received orders from several foreign guitarists. Masahiro is now the center of public attention as one of only a few young instrument makers. In 2004, he went to Spain and again visited stringed instrument ateliers. Currently,
He carries out research on exquisite instruments and pursues his aim of making ideally sounding instruments.
He also does repair work at the Guitar Shop Aura at weekends.

This guitar is available for export. If you are interested in this guitar, please inform us.shington Convention.

InstrumentMasahiro Tanabe
CategoryJapanese Classical Guitars 〔New〕
Number/ModelClass 80 Hauser I Model
Scale length650mm
Side&BackIndian rosewood
List price¥880,000
Price (tax included)¥836,000

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