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You'll see the occasional (but rare) one for sale on the Rear Page, but they're big coin.
Never having played one, I can only say that I find them visually fascinating - very much so. As for how they play, fit and finish, etc, I have to believe that craftsmen (and women) who can create this... art!... couldn't be merely making pretty guitars that are more furniture than functioning instruments. 

Of course, they're not made anywhere near New Jersey (or the USA, for that matter).

Their stuff is outrageous

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2 minutes ago, hamerhead said:

Blow the picture up poster-size, frame it, call it a day.

I agree for the most part.

As much as I can look at them all day as guitar porn, I don't know if I would want one. 
While I can marvel at the craftsmanship and artistry displayed in all of their instruments, it's wasted on me given my plebeian musical talent.

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34 minutes ago, kizanski said:

You'll see the occasional (but rare) one for sale on the Rear Page, but they're big coin.
Never having played one, I can only say that I find them visually fascinating - very much so. As for how they play, fit and finish, etc, I have to believe that craftsmen (and women) who can create this... art!... couldn't be merely making pretty guitars that are more furniture than functioning instruments. 

Of course, they're not made anywhere near New Jersey (or the USA, for that matter).

Their stuff is outrageous

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Some cool looking stuff there!!

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The workmanship is incredible. Possibly my favorite guitar company from a purely ogling perspective. 

Kinda reminds me of a cross between Scott Walker and Malinoski, but surpassing both in design and execution. 

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Love the straps they pair with the guitars as well. I can't imagine they aren't exceptional playing guitars. Tones must be interestingly different with the multiple single coil arrangements.

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Interesting and attractive-for-curiosity's-sake aesthetics, but at initial perusal, I don't 'get' the pickup configuration. Appears to be something that would be confusing.

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22 minutes ago, Willie G. Moseley said:

Interesting and attractive-for-curiosity's-sake aesthetics, but at initial perusal, I don't 'get' the pickup configuration. Appears to be something that would be confusing.

Confusing? It is all relative.....

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Have a Very Jerry day!

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Nippon? From their website,

Acknowledgement

People who inspire and support us.Thank You!

  • Fred Watanabe / our teacher who has been truely supporting us.
  • Taku Sakashta / great guitar luthier who gave us a chance to make guitars.
  • Shuji Tanaka / helps us with selecting and seasoning wood material.
  • Shigeo Otaki / helps us with making letterings for our effectors.
  • Kazuharu Nagayama / Professional designer who helps us design logomark.
  • Yasuhiro Nakaoka / Professional photographer who advices us taking pics.
  • Katsunori Oohira / helps us with phosphorescence paint.
  • Toru Nittono / great guitarmaker who inspires us a lot.
  • James Heidrich / helps us a lot in everything in US.
  • Kenichi Shiho / helps us making electronic circuits of our effectors.
  • Hiroatsu Araki / helps us making this website "stilllife".

and few links of our favorites

  • Syra Larkin / Artist we love.
  • Pianoteq / We respect their stance to developing instruments
  • THD Electronics / Makes nice high quality tube amplifier.
  • James Trussart Custom Guitars / Great guitar luthier, making one and
  • only sound
  • and more

    Takako & Toshiaki Yagi , Wakabayashi Shouten , Rie Azuma , Yutaka & Keiko Maki
    Gregg Mulroy , David Messier , Jake Coyner, Masahiro Baba , Masayuki Yasuda
    Kazuhisa Koshiba (SLOWHAND) , Norio Yanai (MUSICAL BOX)

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                                                         I don't believe anyone could deny how much crazy skills go into making something like this. You see so many of these types of guitars at NAMM. Innovative  beautiful works of art that also serve as functioning instruments. No dollars spared on materials or labor time so the sky is the limit as to how far you want to take it. They sure are beautiful and fun to look at and for someone with deep pockets and looking to explore outside the usual norm they do have customers. I have never owned a "Boutique" guitar other than a Hamer as I have always been far to much a traditionalist when it comes to guitars, maybe that's my loss. 

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2 hours ago, Willie G. Moseley said:

Interesting and attractive-for-curiosity's-sake aesthetics, but at initial perusal, I don't 'get' the pickup configuration. Appears to be something that would be confusing.

At our age, a lot could be confusing😃

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13 hours ago, Drew816 said:

Seen them before, some amazing work and creativity. More "art" than working guitar, but there's nothing wrong with that if you have the coin and these are you.

 

 

12 hours ago, soli'd said:

The workmanship is incredible. Possibly my favorite guitar company from a purely ogling perspective. 

It depends on what you like, or don't like, in/on a guitar.  For me, I'm not a fan of the 'patchwork' look.

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22 hours ago, hamerhead said:

Blow the picture up poster-size, frame it, call it a day.

Verily. If Picasso had rendered his vision via guitar design, those would be the result.  Impressive attention to detail, but I don't find them appealing....at all. YMMV.

 

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On 12/20/2020 at 9:17 PM, RobB said:

I don't care how, "beautiful", these are. They remind me of something you'd see at a community craft fair. I wouldn't rest a cup of coffee on one.

I was actually thinking that's about all I'd want to do with them.

 

And I don't even drink coffee.

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4 hours ago, cmatthes said:

I was actually thinking that's about all I'd want to do with them.

 

And I don't even drink coffee.

And I'd be the schlemiel who knocks the coffee all over those er um "pickups".

Seriously though... just what sort of chops would you need to be able to not look like a total douche playing one of those? That Italian kid who plays classical guitar on an electric could pull it off... Matteo Mancuso? Did I get the name right? My blooze lawyer level of playing is just not sufficient...

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9 hours ago, cmatthes said:

....And I don't even drink coffee.

That's why you're so damn grumpy.

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