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Hiroyasu Asakura

Tuning Machine:Schertler
String height:1string 3.2mm/6string 4.5mm

He is a maker with a workshop in Tokorozawa, Japan, where he learned guitar making from Yoshikane Fukuoka for about four years starting in 2001. He has been making mainly modern guitars influenced by G. Smallman, S. Marty, John Gilbert, and others, and his reputation as a luthier specializing in this genre of guitar making, which is still rare in Japan, has been growing in recent years. He has been gaining recognition in recent years as a luthier who specializes in this genre of guitar making, which is still rare in Japan. His guitars are used by up-and-coming young guitarists such as Shin Sasakubo and Hidenari Haginoya.

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a Simon Marty model made by Hiroyasu Asakura in 2013. This model follows the Radial construction by Simon Marty. As the name 'radial' implies, the structure is based on the radial arrangement of the bars around the bridge on the sound board, resulting in increased volume and quicker response.
It was made around the time when Asakura won the first prize in a guitar-making competition, and is a well-made modern guitar that requires a lot of time and effort and is difficult to make.
In addition to the placement of the bars, the guitar has a raised fingerboard for playability from the 12th fret onward, an armrest that contributes to the stability of the right elbow, an arched backboard, and a pin bridge supported by a metal cylinder. The volume and responsiveness, considered the most important features, are excellent. The string height is slightly high yet easy to play.
There is no repair history, and the sound board has a few scratches throughout, but they are reasonable for the age of the instrument. The appearance is impressive with its reddish Central and South American rosewood.

InstrumentHiroyasu Asakura
CategoryJapanese Classical Guitars 〔Used〕
Number/ModelSimon Marty model
Scale length650mm
Side&BackSouth American Rosewood/Mahogany
List priceINQUIRE
Price (tax included)Please Inquire
optionHISCOX Hardcase

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