T. Haruo acoustic guitars

Posted by jb on Thu, 03/15/01 - 16:41:56.

i have a beautiful acoustic guitar that i bought about 15 years ago in california.
it is made by a japanese guitar co. called T. Haruo but i have been unable to find any info on the maker.
its a wonderful d-45 style acoustic with great inlay work.
any info anyone has on it would be great.

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Aria subcontracted to a lot of different manufacturers

Aria subcontracted to a lot of different manufacturers. Post some pics on the HARUO Fanpage on Facebook and I’ll take a look. HARUO/Terada factory in Nagoya is pretty easy to spot.

T-Haruo Aria

Your suspician is confirmed. Aria did have the Terada factory (which Terada Haruo was CEO and master luthier of) manufacture some of it's top of the line Martin clones during 1977-1979. I too have such an Aria branded 1977 T-Haruo 12 string identified on the Aria label as a model AD-65, which is the equivilent of a T-Haruo model T-60. Everything is identical to the Haruos of the same time save for the label, the headstock logo and the missing T Haruo inlay in the fretboard. Absolutely marvelous instruments.

My T. Harou 6-string acoustic model 7 (T-80)

Found almost everything I wanted to know about my T. Haruo guitar in an article from kritmon.weebly.com, including who you are, Dee Tatum; noticed in one of the comments you were starting a newsletter based on these guitars? How do I get that, if you ever started one? I got my guitar in 1980, after walking down a row of guitars and strumming a few seconds on each. As soon as I strummed a chord on the Terada I was sold right then (as was the guitar, to me). As far as I was concerned the beauty of its design was not the first priority with me but is still a lovely second; a guitar that produces such a perfect sound - and looks as beautiful as it sounds, it was the first time I was that excited about getting a new guitar (was my fourth; started with an unknown brand, got stuck with an Aspen with horrible action, traded that in for a Yamaha that got stolen, and then a year later went looking for something special and i sure found it!) I never imagined a guitar even looked like these, with the sound and playability still soooo sweet after 42 years. I've no one to pass it down to who wants to play it and sometimes think about selling it but can't believe they're not worth more than some appraisals I've read in these comments. They were only made for eight years; or is someone else making them now? I don't know a thing about appraising a guitar but for some reason I thought that their not being made since 1982 would be taken into account? Like I just said, I don't know a thing about appraising guitars; if I did I might not've asked the question!
At any rate I'm still curious about that Paper you mentioned wanting to start...

Hey this is a great little

Hey this is a great little walk down memory lane. I bought my first/only guitar when i was 16 at Long and Mcquade music store in Toronto back in 1976, a Haruo model 50(4). it was the closest thing to a Martin I could afford. I didn't know a single chord but I was going to be a rock star!

Well the rock star thing didn't pan out but I pick up that guitar every day and never tire of channeling Neil Young on my T-50.

It is banged up and dirty... but that only makes it worth more to me.... Give me a loved guitar over a 'collector' any day.

So i guess the value is "priceless".

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