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Kaoru Ono

Tuning Machine:SLOANE
String height:1string 3.0mm/6string 4.2mm

kaoru Ono(1954~)is one of the finest luthiers in Japan who for over 30 years now is consistently producing guitars. At first he studied wood technology at the university,and became interested in making guitars.Around 1980,he was apprenticed to Alberto Nejime Ohno. In 2001 he participated in a course of guitarmaking lecture by Jose Luis Romanillos at Siguenza,Spain. And also he met Arcangel Fernandez in Japan and was advised a great deal. So deeply impressed by traditional Spanish guitar style,he explored his own image of sound.

Kaoru Ono Made in 2001. The head design is original, but the internal structure is a so-called Hauser I model with seven symmetrical fan-shaped power trees, a V-shaped closing bar that receives it at the bottom, and a patch plate at the bridge position. It is a specification. The acoustic balance that can be said to be the characteristic of Mr. Ono has already been fully achieved, and the softness, depth, and warmth are added by playing over the years, and the sound is comfortable to the ears. Resonance is set just above G. It can be said that the highly distant pronunciation that the body reverberates without stress is rare in domestic guitars at that time.

Although there are minor scratches on the entire surface plate, it is in good condition with no repair history such as cracks due to the original shellac coating. There is a slight difference in the color of the paint on the part where the scratch guard was attached around the sound hole of the face plate, but it does not significantly spoil the appearance. There is no problem with playability-related parts such as necks, frets, and spools. It is often played in the current situation, but it is one that makes us feel more change.

Orfeo Magazine No.15 features an interview with Kaoru Ono(Masahiro Tanabe、Alberto Nejime Ohno、
Marin Nejime、Yuichi Shimizu、Daisuke Kuriyama)

InstrumentKaoru Ono
CategoryJapanese Classical Guitars 〔Used〕
Number/ModelClass100 Hauser I Model No.122
Scale length645mm
Side&BackSouth American rosewood
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Price (tax included)Please Inquire
optionwith case

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