KASUGA GUITARS

Posted by Rab Hanley on Mon, 12/12/05 - 14:34:59.

can anyone post a link as to where i can view the various models that Kasuga made.
I know they dont exist,but surely somewhere must have a gallery of the models.
Again
Regards from Scotland.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

kasuga

I have a D250 which I will never sell and am so pleased with its sound and playability ....today its getting new strings...awes....I've played it everyday for 21yrs since I purchased it...the sound that comes out is angelic....

Kusaga

I have a F-80, 1967 or older. Could someone give some info on it. thx

Kusaga

I have a 1967 or earlier F-80 model that i can't find anything about. Help would be great. thx

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

I've got a Kasuga F-211 right here! Brilliant guitar but I believe mine is customised. The bridge is ajustable like on electric guitars. It has got some war wounds from all the Irish pubs it used to visit and is played by a lot of todays Irish celeberties.
If anyone has some info about kasuga guitars or this model in particular, please email me!!!!

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

I own a Kasuga les paul ,i beliwve it to be of 1970 build (possibly earlier)it is the finest les paul copy i have played.
in fact i have searched for obout 12 years to find a gibson les paul of the same vintage but of the many i have tried i havent found one to equal my kasuga.
specs are : mahogany body & neck,rosewood figured catved top & headstock, rosewood fingerboard w/block inlays,
as i bought this guitar from an old muso for $50.00 aus, it needed some love,
pickups were replaced with a dimarzio super 3 (bridge)&
an ibanez v2 super 7 (neck)a brass nut & schaller tuners completed the restore and my kasuga is as tonaly & playably awsome today as the hundreds of gigs it has done since i found her in 1997. none of my muso mates (a few who swear by gibson les pauls )can believe the playability & tonal/build quality of this guitar, maybe i found a gem ! as i have not been able to find any info on kasuga archtop solids, i would love to find a gallery and or a link. Cheers ! Wayne , West Australia.

: can anyone post a link as to where i can view the various models that Kasuga made.
: I know they dont exist,but surely somewhere must have a gallery of the models.
: Again
: Regards from Scotland.

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

i have a kasuga classical guitar and am wondering how much it is worth. it is a very basic model. please post a reply on this site.
thanx a lot,
Izak

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

: can anyone post a link as to where i can view the various models that Kasuga made.
: I know they dont exist,but surely somewhere must have a gallery of the models.
: Again
I own a cherrywood Kasuga "gibson 335 copy" I purchased it in New Zealand in 1977 I think. The guitar is beautifully made although the neck is narrower than a Gibson 345 I owned. Yje sound was not that great and it lacked sustain.
I have since had gibson humbuckers, a varitone switch and Grover heads fitted to it.
I'm much happier but have to say I prefer my Es345 !966 vintage.
regards Richard
: Regards from Scotland.

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

I looked Kasuga up and I believe they still are making guitars but only in Japan. I saw ads when I was their in 1982. Here is an article that I got from the web.
http://www.vintageguitar.com/brands/details.asp?ID=94

In May of ’72, a portentous advertisement appeared in The Music Trades. In an ad stretching across the top of a two-page spread, drawn cartoon-fashion with a jet soaring from Japan to the United States, the headline read, “Kasuga Guitars Come To America.” Kasuga was a guitarmaker established in Nagoya, Japan, in the late ’60s. In ’67, Tommy Moore, the successful musical instrument merchandiser from Ft. Worth, Texas, and one of the founders of Hondo, visited Japan in order to strike up a guitarmaking deal. With only a voucher of credit in his pocket and no contacts, Moore hooked up with a Mr. Kaku, who steered him to Tokai Gakki. Tokai had become very successful in Japan making and marketing the Pianaca, a keyboard harmonica used in Japanese schools. On December 15, 1970, Moore and Tokai Gakki entered a joint venture called Tokai USA Inc., and Tokai began making private label and OEM guitars.

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

: I looked Kasuga up and I believe they still are making guitars but only in Japan. I saw ads when I was their in 1982. Here is an article that I got from the web.
: http://www.vintageguitar.com/brands/details.asp?ID=94

: In May of ’72, a portentous advertisement appeared in The Music Trades. In an ad stretching across the top of a two-page spread, drawn cartoon-fashion with a jet soaring from Japan to the United States, the headline read, “Kasuga Guitars Come To America.” Kasuga was a guitarmaker established in Nagoya, Japan, in the late ’60s. In ’67, Tommy Moore, the successful musical instrument merchandiser from Ft. Worth, Texas, and one of the founders of Hondo, visited Japan in order to strike up a guitarmaking deal. With only a voucher of credit in his pocket and no contacts, Moore hooked up with a Mr. Kaku, who steered him to Tokai Gakki. Tokai had become very successful in Japan making and marketing the Pianaca, a keyboard harmonica used in Japanese schools. On December 15, 1970, Moore and Tokai Gakki entered a joint venture called Tokai USA Inc., and Tokai began making private label and OEM guitars.

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

I own a Kasuga Guitar my parents bought through my guitar teacher back in the early 1970's. From what I see through Googling they went out of business.

: : I looked Kasuga up and I believe they still are making guitars but only in Japan. I saw ads when I was their in 1982. Here is an article that I got from the web.
: : http://www.vintageguitar.com/brands/details.asp?ID=94

: : In May of ’72, a portentous advertisement appeared in The Music Trades. In an ad stretching across the top of a two-page spread, drawn cartoon-fashion with a jet soaring from Japan to the United States, the headline read, “Kasuga Guitars Come To America.” Kasuga was a guitarmaker established in Nagoya, Japan, in the late ’60s. In ’67, Tommy Moore, the successful musical instrument merchandiser from Ft. Worth, Texas, and one of the founders of Hondo, visited Japan in order to strike up a guitarmaking deal. With only a voucher of credit in his pocket and no contacts, Moore hooked up with a Mr. Kaku, who steered him to Tokai Gakki. Tokai had become very successful in Japan making and marketing the Pianaca, a keyboard harmonica used in Japanese schools. On December 15, 1970, Moore and Tokai Gakki entered a joint venture called Tokai USA Inc., and Tokai began making private label and OEM guitars.

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

: I own a Kasuga Guitar my parents bought through my guitar teacher back in the early 1970's. From what I see through Googling they went out of business.

: : : I looked Kasuga up and I believe they still are making guitars but only in Japan. I saw ads when I was their in 1982. Here is an article that I got from the web.
: : : http://www.vintageguitar.com/brands/details.asp?ID=94

: : : In May of ’72, a portentous advertisement appeared in The Music Trades. In an ad stretching across the top of a two-page spread, drawn cartoon-fashion with a jet soaring from Japan to the United States, the headline read, “Kasuga Guitars Come To America.” Kasuga was a guitarmaker established in Nagoya, Japan, in the late ’60s. In ’67, Tommy Moore, the successful musical instrument merchandiser from Ft. Worth, Texas, and one of the founders of Hondo, visited Japan in order to strike up a guitarmaking deal. With only a voucher of credit in his pocket and no contacts, Moore hooked up with a Mr. Kaku, who steered him to Tokai Gakki. Tokai had become very successful in Japan making and marketing the Pianaca, a keyboard harmonica used in Japanese schools. On December 15, 1970, Moore and Tokai Gakki entered a joint venture called Tokai USA Inc., and Tokai began making private label and OEM guitars.

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

: : my mum plays acoustic and she purchased a kasuga about 20 years ago. i told her i woukd look it up for her. do you have eny info on a kasuga gu3610 acoustic eny infoi at all would be good. email me at come_on_and_flaunt_it_@ hotmail.com

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

I own a Kasuga Acoustic 6 string guitar. I also can't find any real information about Kasuga International either, but I can tell you about my guitar.

I purchased my Kasuga guitar brand new in 1982. I believe it was made in the late 70's, and had been sitting around in this music dealer's house/shop for a few+ years. Model HC - 500. I believe it is a Martin D-50 copy. It is a very well crafted guitar. The tone is exeptional. Rosewood fretboard, solid spruce top, 2 piece back. Not sure if the back & sides are solid, but believe them to be Brazilian Rosewood. The only alterations I've made is, 1 - brass nut, 2 - brass saddle.

A friend of mine, who owns a Martin, prefers the tone of my guitar over his, and I agree with him. I use light gage strings.

Purchased in Prescott Onatrio Canada for $717.00 (CND $'s) (720 plus taxes).

I've tried many guitars since I purchased my Kasuga, and I still love the action, sound, and feel of my guitar best. My Kasuga is a beautiful guitar. Best money I ever spent.

KASUGA 12 STRING

HI,I HAVE A KASUGA 12 STRING,MODEL NUMBER GU3615,IT HAS A PICK UP WHICH SEEMS TO BE FACTORY,SUNBURST IN COLOUR,ANY BODY HAVE ANY INFO?,,,,,,,LIKE YEAR,THX ANTHONY

KASUGA 12 STRING

HI,I HAVE A KASUGA 12 STRING,MODEL NUMBER GU3615,IT HAS A PICK UP WHICH SEEMS TO BE FACTORY,SUNBURST IN COLOUR,ANY BODY HAVE ANY INFO?,,,,,,,LIKE YEAR,THX ANTHONY

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

i have recently got a kasuga acoustic guitar at a yard sale and what a find it was ....perfect action sound everything....its what i would expect to pay 500 or 600 hundred dollars on for the same quality.....the sad thing was i got it for free.....i had never heard of the company and have been looking for info on prices or even history of the company....sadly i havent found anything anywhere about them...at the quality level on this guitar i cant figure out how a company like that could just disappear...and i agree you cant find a guitar that sounds that good for free

Kasuga 12 String - Model GU3616

Hi all - I just bought a Kasuga 12 String Model GU3616 for AUD$50 at a garage sale
and it came with a stand and electronic tuner. BARGAIN. It is a very sweet unit, has an excellent action and sounds like an orchestra of strings.

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

I reciently obtained an acoustic Kasuga on ebay. Model KF-420 1972 . It is a grand concert style. At first I thought I had gotten a lemon. The tuning Key on the G string was broken and caused a terrible rattle. I bought new tuning keys. The others were cheap and may have not been original. After putting on martin folk silk and steel strings and the new tuner machines I found that I had a great guitar. It rings with the spruce top and rosewood back. Just what I was hoping for when I bought it. great deal on a great guitar. Can't touch at ten times the price.

: I own a Kasuga Acoustic 6 string guitar. I also can't find any real information about Kasuga International either, but I can tell you about my guitar.

: I purchased my Kasuga guitar brand new in 1982. I believe it was made in the late 70's, and had been sitting around in this music dealer's house/shop for a few+ years. Model HC - 500. I believe it is a Martin D-50 copy. It is a very well crafted guitar. The tone is exeptional. Rosewood fretboard, solid spruce top, 2 piece back. Not sure if the back & sides are solid, but believe them to be Brazilian Rosewood. The only alterations I've made is, 1 - brass nut, 2 - brass saddle.

: A friend of mine, who owns a Martin, prefers the tone of my guitar over his, and I agree with him. I use light gage strings.

: Purchased in Prescott Onatrio Canada for $717.00 (CND $'s) (720 plus taxes).

: I've tried many guitars since I purchased my Kasuga, and I still love the action, sound, and feel of my guitar best. My Kasuga is a beautiful guitar. Best money I ever spent.

question about the kasuga kf420

HI there,

I am writing because I recently acquired a kasuga gakki KF-420, and it's missing one bushing, gear and screw for the machine head, so I was wondering what exactly did you buy and where? I am looking to replace all of them, but have no idea how to figure out which ones would work/fit.
Any tips?

Thanks in advance!

Z

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

: I own a Kasuga Acoustic 6 string guitar. I also can't find any real information about Kasuga International either, but I can tell you about my guitar.

: I purchased my Kasuga guitar brand new in 1982. I believe it was made in the late 70's, and had been sitting around in this music dealer's house/shop for a few+ years. Model HC - 500. I believe it is a Martin D-50 copy. It is a very well crafted guitar. The tone is exeptional. Rosewood fretboard, solid spruce top, 2 piece back. Not sure if the back & sides are solid, but believe them to be Brazilian Rosewood. The only alterations I've made is, 1 - brass nut, 2 - brass saddle.

: A friend of mine, who owns a Martin, prefers the tone of my guitar over his, and I agree with him. I use light gage strings.

: Purchased in Prescott Onatrio Canada for $717.00 (CND $'s) (720 plus taxes).

: I've tried many guitars since I purchased my Kasuga, and I still love the action, sound, and feel of my guitar best. My Kasuga is a beautiful guitar. Best money I ever spent.

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

: : I own a Kasuga Acoustic 6 string guitar. I also can't find any real information about Kasuga International either, but I can tell you about my guitar.

: : I purchased my Kasuga guitar brand new in 1982. I believe it was made in the late 70's, and had been sitting around in this music dealer's house/shop for a few+ years. Model HC - 500. I believe it is a Martin D-50 copy. It is a very well crafted guitar. The tone is exeptional. Rosewood fretboard, solid spruce top, 2 piece back. Not sure if the back & sides are solid, but believe them to be Brazilian Rosewood. The only alterations I've made is, 1 - brass nut, 2 - brass saddle.

: : A friend of mine, who owns a Martin, prefers the tone of my guitar over his, and I agree with him. I use light gage strings.

: : Purchased in Prescott Onatrio Canada for $717.00 (CND $'s) (720 plus taxes).

: : I've tried many guitars since I purchased my Kasuga, and I still love the action, sound, and feel of my guitar best. My Kasuga is a beautiful guitar. Best money I ever spent.

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

Hey Will my Kasuga has the same model no` thats strange are you in America as im`e in Australia.

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

I have a Kasuga guitar and have had it since the mid seventies looks as new as the day i bought for $500 its sunburst in color, looks like a blackwood timber, Model no`GU3610. wonderfull sound must be worth a bit by now.

Kasuga Guitar

I also have a Kasuga Acoustic Model GU3610 that I bought brand new here in Perth in 1979.
It is well crafted, also with a sunburst finish and is a great looking and sounding guitar.
It looks very similar to the Gibson Hummingbird model.

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

Does anyone have any info on a kasuga D-300 acoustic?

Re: KASUGA GUITARS

Correction: I purchased my Kasuga HC-500 in 1981 not 1982.

Regards,

Daniel

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Do not include any spaces in your answer.
Image CAPTCHA
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.

Contact | Advertise | Contents | Privacy Policy | Forum

This site is published by Hitsquad Pty Ltd. Copyright © 1999 - 2016 , All Rights Reserved.