New information about Juan Orozco's
moves in Japan during the seventies
and built under supervision of Mr. Sakurai" . I allready saw a label that
mentioned: Takamine, Kohno and Aranjuez. and thanks again to Dan
Lindsey who is allways searching for new things in this topic to be
discovered. He has a Japanese girlfriend!
This instrument is a 1979 Aranjuez guitar that
Matsuoka produced the higher end Aria guitar models for
Shiro Arai, founder of Aria . These Aria models either have
Ryoji Matsuoka's name on the label or are marked
also made some models for Ibanez, including a few
steel string flattop and archtop models.
Hauser, Kohno and Rubio (David, not GV Rubio) models.
From 1975 to 1980 the company produced their own
line of guitars: the concert, artist and artisan series.
nato neck), M30 (solid spruce top, mahogany neck),
M40 (solid spruce top, mahogany neck). All 3 models
have laminated rosewood back and sides and
have better quality spruce tops, laminated Jacaranda back
and sides, and ebony fingerboards
which had a one-piece classic guitar neck and I believe
laminated rosewood back and sides.
the M300, MH200, M150, M100, M80 and M60.
I know that the M300, and MH 200 had solid
that the M150 had solid rosewood back and sides.
The M80, and M60 had laminated rosewood back and sides
in the Orozco models 8 and 10. Also stamped in the same place.
of wood. I think it to be mahogany. Looking at the outer
ends of the soundhole you might be able to trace two layers
of wood: The soundboard and sticked on it from the inside:
The reïnforcement. The sound was descibed as being of really
high class. A comparision with a José Ramirez R2 and a
Bernabé guitar proved that this guitar was even better.