A network for historic guitars and vihuelas
Well, I went and did it: bought a replica 1800s-type guitar. It's a 1975 Yairi parlor classical, model GL 600, spruce/rosewood (laminated), 620mm scale. Yes it's the one which was on eBay last week. No I did not pay the price shown; the seller and I "came to an agreement" but had to go through with the eBay price due to time constraints. It's a decent enough guitar, but the tuners (40 year old plastic butterfly knobs) are shot. Also it needs a proper bone nut/saddle, as what's there is also brittle plastic. It plays in tune, and the action is comfortable. The neck has a bit more of a V-profile than I am used to. More later, as it evolves from a wall decoration to a playable instrument.