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Alberto Nejime Ohno

Tuning Machine:Schaller
String height:1string 2.8 mm/6string 4.0mm

Born in 1952, he went to Spain in 1979 to study guitar making under the master craftsman Antonio Marin in Granada, and during that two-year period he worked with Marin almost like a member of the family. After returning to Japan, he presented his work as a gem deeply imbued with Spanish taste, and it came to be regarded as the first authentic Spanish guitar in Japan.
In 1988, he won the Grand Prix at the International Guitar Making Competition in Kutnájora, Czechoslovakia, and his abilities have been highly acclaimed internationally.
His style, with its unrivaled beauty and elegance of appearance, profound, dense, and lustrous tone, and sufficient transparency, has gained more and more maturity in recent years, and his reputation as a coveted instrument for enthusiasts is now firmly established.
He was a member of the jury for the 1st Amateur Guitar Making Contest, participated in the 7th Collier Guitar Seminar in Spain, and was a member of the jury for the Guitar Builder in Yasato. His articles on guitar making published in the magazine 'Gendai Guitar' received a great response and were published in book form. In 2020, his interview and works were featured in Orfeo Magazine No. 15, published by Camino Verde, a French publisher.

Alberto Nejime Ohno's AURA Original Model 2023 is now in stock. Nejime's work has always been rooted in classical aesthetics. This latest work is filled with a profound elegance that can be said to be a recent trend of his, and is a truly unique piece of work.
The sound board is made of Western red cedar, the back and sides of Malaysian blackwood, and the deep, glossy shellac finish gives it the stoic elegance that only he can produce. This piece combines the dense and lustrous characteristics of cedar with the transparent and hard characteristics of Malaysian blackwood. It responds quickly to the touch of the right hand, and from the moment it is played, a full sound image emerges and is sustained with density. The sound is more reminiscent of Daniel Friederich's description of his own work as 'more piano-like than harpsichord-like,' rather than the Spanish sound that Nejime has been pursuing. It is a new phase of the guitar that is different from the modern guitar.

InstrumentAlberto Nejime Ohno
CategoryJapanese Classical Guitars 〔New〕
Number/ModelNo.90 Aura Original model
Scale length650mm
Side&BackMalaysian Blackwood
List price¥990,000
Price (tax included)Please Inquire

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