Re: Ryoji Matsuoka Classical
I have a Matsuoka Dreadnaught guitar I purchased new in 1975 at a trade show in Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada. It has been a fabulous guitar and compares favourably to my D18 Martin (1966 vintage). It is not a classical guitar. Has a 3 piece rosewood back and sides and solid spruce top. The information on the inside says "RYOJI MATSUOAKA' LUTHIER CONSTRUCCION ARTISTICA GUITARRAS.
ANO, NO340 NAGOYA JAPAN". I have enjoyed this guitar for 33 years and will always be one of the favorites in my collection of 20 plus instuments.I have never seen another Matsuoka guitar like this model.
: Arnold, what did you end up paying for this guitar?
: : : I recently purchased a Ryoji Matsuoka M20 in mint condition. The tone is nice, strong basses, powerful, yet sweet in its intonation. I have owned an Australian Jeff Kemp, which was impeccable. I have also played a Romanillos which is the ultimate in a Classical guitar, (having visited the Semley workshop also!) At present the Matsuoka is the guitar one has when one doesn`t yet have a Romanillos?
: : Man I'd really love a Romanillos, that would just be the best. I know one of my favorite guitarist Antigoni Goni plays on one. She's the best man!!! I'd really love to get myself one but for now I'm settling for a Matsuoka. Thanks for the comments guys, you really helped!
: : Arnold