Jagard JF-150 Folk Size Acoustic 1977
Jagard JF-150 000-style acoustic, made in Japan 1977 approx. Jagard branded guitars were made in the famed Terada factory, the same place Gretsch Pro Series guitars come out of today. It's a well regarded factory for good reason: they've been making gorgeous instruments for a long time now. This one is based on the famed Martin 000-28, so it's a small-bodied steel-string made from the classic spruce/rosewood tonewood combo. It's a comfy little player: the small body is easy to get your arms around and the neck is an agreeable, slim, soft-V shape. It's got a crisp, balanced tone that's great for fingerstyle playing or rhythm stuff; it's a tasty mix of body and definition. The few decades have lent the finish a pretty vintage glow, it's got that certain chíc that comes only with genuine age. This would be a great little couch strummer or beginner guitar, it's a very agreeable creature.
Model: Jagard JF-150
Made: Japan, 1977 approx, Terada factory (serial S719005)
Finish: natural, gloss poly
Body: 000-28 style; laminate spruce top, laminate rosewood back and sides
Neck: mahogany, rosewood fingerboard, dovetail joint, 24.8" scale, 15" radius, soft-V profile
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and back. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back and some rub wear only. The back has widespread light scuffs and surface scratches, no major marks. The sides have minor dimples on the top side of the neck joint, in the elbow area and on the bottom side down from the bridge, no major marks though. The front has no major marks, just some dimples around the outside edge and some play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets look nice and even and in pretty good shape, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 12/54 Moonshiners strings.