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May 2014
more... Builder ProfileJune 2009Hideo KamimotoHiro MiuraMichihiro MatsudaToru NittonoTsuneyki “Tony” Yamamoto

The Shokunin School: Blending Art, Nature and Innovation

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The Shokunin School: Blending Art, Nature and Innovation

Tsuneyuki “Tony” Yamamoto
Dublin-based Tony Yamamoto specializes in one-of-a-kind custom acoustics with double and triple-reinforced truss rods, a unique headstock heel, and tone bars that suppress unnecessary high resonance. Customers work with Yamamoto to specialize three base models: his OMY, which features a cutaway and a 15” lower bout; his OM-sized Talus, which features a unique cutaway shape and an angled neck joint; and his sonorous Baritone, which has a 17” lower bout and a 27” or 28.6” scale length. Yamamoto also makes a version of his Talus with an off-center soundhole that brings the sound of the guitar closer to the player.


 
The Wedge Jumbo features a multi-scale of 27” to 25.5”



 
Yamamoto has a specially adjusted X-bracing pattern for a version of his Talus with an offset soundhole. His standard models feature AAA Honduran or Indian Rosewood backs and sides and AA Adirondack or AAA solid spruce tops.

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