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1976 TAMA model 3561 Herringbone D-28 Dreadnaught acoustic guitar High end RARE Japanese guitar WoW!... SOLD OUT |
SOLD OUT.New Arrival She's hear folks.....and wow We are very proud to present to you this wonderful & RARE Vintage Tama 3561 Herringbone Drednaught . If you haven't heard of Tama guitars don't worry your not alone ... Tama lives today as strong as ever but its a DRUM company all owned by Ibanez ... Ibanez set out in 74 to compete with other master builders in Japan like Yairi at Alvarez, So Ibanez came up with this high end Tama brand like Toyota came up with Lexus right...same here there High end division and they launched TAMA Guitars in 1974 and threw 1976 made some of the finest built Japanese high end guitars but they were ultimately loosing money so put an end to the high end Tama guitars in 1976... it was rather abrupt...these fine Tama guitars are now one of the most revered and are among the least produced in those years in few numbers and 40 years later it rare to see on of this caliber being sold these are keepers and collectors collect them but besides that they are great vintage guitars the survivors that is...rare to see them so nice. yes it happens to be a Martin copy its close to the D45 these 3558s were made in small numbers made by Seisakshu Company in Japan between and made only from 1974-76. These were built to rival the top guitar builders in the world and make them as beautiful or more beautiful than the originals they copied. This Vintage Tama guitar plays absolutely great with nice and low finger action and the Tone from this rich sounding Tone woods now some 40 years after manufacture the woods have opened up well and are aged to perfection 40 years and has been well maintained and taken care of all these years In my opinion I don't think you can find a better guitar for 2 x the price and I would put the tone and play-ability of this guitar is right up with any high end guitar produced today. “Tama Classic and Dreadnought Guitar. The finest close grained solid spruce top bound with herringbone & binding detail front & back is simply gorgeous have a look at the pics. Hand-shaped solid high grade mahogany neck for professional performance. rich look in this case coral rosewood back and sides with beautiful binding. The bracing is masterfully hand shaped and sanded precisely for brilliant tone. Elegant, Chrome plated “Smooth Turner” are the famous STAR TUNERS machine head for precise tuning. This is one of the finer most accurately made to Martin specs to come out of Japan at this mid 1970s time frame known as the Golden era of the Lawsuit years... very well crafted by anyones standards this was the elite effort by perhaps the greatest Japanese guitar builder when you come down to it its Ibanez, They did it and did it well now fast forward to today some 40 years later wow to understand that at that time they used woods said to be aged 30 years for these instruments and that someone took such great care in keeping it in this kind of condition for 40 years so that you could have access to such a clean example and an absolutely beautiful and wonderful playing guitar... it pleases me to present this great offering. Its not new or mint its been played and has that natural patina only a real 40 year old instrument gets its overall just gorgeous as you can see but it has small superficial doinks very minor stuff so we can not call a clean guitar mint its been played and yet it is not worn out as its neck is excellent in that its angle is correct and solid and has never changed its string play action is perfect its low and has room to go either way to your taste but to mine its excellent right now... its fingerboard and frets show little wear some 90+% remains and good for another couple few decades. Its spruce top shows patina and is a big part of its beauty the color with its tortious pickguard & harringbone detail is what I like to see wow... see pics, there is one 4" hairline crack on its SOLID Spruce top it had been professionally repaired over 20 years ago and has not moved ever since and it effects nothing and is hard to see.. Its sound is very sweet good volume and is a real pleasure to play. This neck is a medium -slim C profile and it has the classic Martin style Diamond Volute on its back of headstock see pis, This beauty has the Rosewood fingerboard with the snow flake inlay detail its 1/3/4" at the nut and very comfortable to play, its truss rod is fully functional and has the Tama truss rod cover, The headstock Logo is the old sideways T then TAMA all inlayed into the wood with mother of pearl and is quite striking on the Martin style Lawsuit headstock just lovely, The main TONE woods of the guitars body is an exotic grade of Coral Rosewood likely Indian but a premium grade it provides excellent tone! the back body and back of neck appear to be near mint but do have tiny dinks preventing a mint grade its very good - excellent as from 2 feet away looks amazing!.... weight is 5.0 lbs and comes with a bone nut not sure about the saddle its the original and good so we left it like that ...this baby plays wonderfully and is recording worthy! Ready to tour or record tonight!
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Thasnk you for your interest