Specs
scale: 652 mm
weight: 1650 g
body length: 486 mm
nut: 50 mm
upper bout: 282 mm
waist: 241 mm
lower bout: 367 mm
depth: 101 mm
top thickness: 2.8 mm

action - 5th fret: 3.6 mm
action - 12th fret: 5.0 mm
neck size - 1st fret: 81 mm
neck size - 5th fret: 87 mm
natural resonance note: G#
strings: Augustine Regal Black (high treble, low bass tension)

top material: spruce
sides/back material: mahogany
neck material: mahogany
fretboard material: unknown?
bridge material: rosewood?

builder: Takeharu (Kiso-Suzuki), made in Japan
model: Conservarte 441
serial no: 70156
years built: 1973-1979 (in 76 catalog)
original msrp: unknown

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Stuff
The Takeharu was built by the Kiso Suzuki violin company in collaboration with Japanese composer Takeharu Yamamoto. Other than that, it appears little else is known about the brand. It doesn't quite have the presence or projection of some of the better Yamahas but it does have a very clean and balanced sound. And playing it...it's very smooth and easy to play.

Condition
This is a beautiful guitar in very good condition for being over 30 years old. There are a few scratches on the side but other than that, it's very, very clean. The tuners work well, the neck looks straight and well attached. The frets and fretboard show very little wear. The top shows some light pick (or maybe fingernail) scratches but overall the finish is in very good condition.

 

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