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Matsuda M1 Cutaway Acoustic Guitar, Brazilian Rosewood & Italian Spruce - Pre owned


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When you say the name Michi Matsuda the world stops to listen. Known as being a true master craftsman and pioneer in innovative design his guitars are never short of exceptional. Managing to blend the traditional lines of luthery with a contemporary artist’s eye for contour and colour each instrument is a one of masterpiece, and this M1 is no exception. From the moment you pick this guitar up you re transcended in to another stratosphere, the trebles from the Brazilian Rosewood are like something we have never heard before (you quite literally do not want to put it down) matched with the power from the 15.5" lower bout makes the over all sound balance articulate and simply outstanding.

This M1 was originally built for a client in the US back in 2005 has a beautiful rich red Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides and paired with snappy tight-grained Italian Spruce for the top.

As with all of Michi Matsuda instruments his eye for design is simple, elegant with a touch of flamboyance, and this guitar is no exception. The Spalted Maple rosette matched with spalted maple inlays on the top and florentine cutaway inlays make this undoubtable a Matsuda.

The inlay fret work on this guitar is of Twin koi fish made from hand dived Abalone from frets five to nine, and just after the scalloped nut there’s a final touch of Spalted Maple veneered to the headstock with gold Gotoh 510 tuners and Ebony knobs.

A particular feature we love on this instrument is the heelblock, as it features Matsuda’s swoop relief carved into the treble side, which in turn keeps your left hand closer to the fretboard when playing in the upper register.

Perfect for the finger style player but will also take a flat pick beautifully and sits with vocals very well.

  • Matsuda 
  • Florentine Cutaway
  • 2005 
  • M1 
  • # 31 
  • Preowned 
  • OM/Concert 
  • Brazilian Rosewood
  • Italian Spruce Top
  • One piece Mahogany neck
  • Ebony Fretboard
  • Ebony Bindings
  • 14 Frets to the body
  • Spalted Maple head veneer
  • Gotoh 510 Tuners 
  • BODY LENGTH 19.375 in 
  • UPPER BOUT 11.25 in 
  • LOWER BOUT 15.625 in 
  • BODY DEPTH HEEL 3.75 in 
  • BODY DEPTH TAIL 4.5 in 
  • SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in 
  • NUT WIDTH 1.81 in 
  • STRING SPACING 2.313 in 
  • STRING SPACING (MM) 58.7 mm 
  • WEIGHT 5 lb. 5 oz. C
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