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Atsushi Yamane

Finish:top:Shellac / back & sides:Shellac
Tuning Machine: GOTOH
String height:1string 3.0mm/6string 3.8mm

Born in Tochigi in 1977. Atsushi Yamane has been interested in and longing for art, crafts, and music since he was a child. After that, he decided to work on making things that would give him the joy of improving after drawing his self-portrait while he was in college. At the same time, he started playing folk guitar at the age of 19, and by chance read an article about a guitar maker in a magazine and decided to go on the path of guitar making. He enrolled in the Guitar Craft Department of the Kunitachi Music Academy, where he studied the production, repair and adjustment of ukuleles, electric guitars and steel string guitars. After graduating, he studied under Eiichi Washimi (mainly steel string guitar production), and after learning the basics of production for 6 years and 9 months, he opened his own workshop in Sano City in 2009.
From around 2014, he started learning to play classical guitar, and started making with the advice of a classical guitar maker. Based on the Romanillos model, he makes a guitar based on the traditional Spanish method, making use of his experience in making and repairing steel string guitars and ukuleles.

This is Atsushi Yamane's classical guitar No. 50 Romanillos model. The internal construction faithfully follows Romanillos, and the overall sound is hard and clear. However, the simple and calm sound that Yamane has cultivated makes this model unique. There is no stress when playing, and even beginners can play with ease. The entire surface is finished in shellac.

InstrumentAtsushi Yamane
CategoryJapanese Classical Guitars 〔New〕
Number/ModelRomanillos Model  No.25
Scale length650mm
Side&BackIndian Rosewood
List price¥550,000
Price (tax included)¥522,500
optionWithout case

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