(SOLD) Jagard JF-200 Folk Size Acoustic 1978
Jagard JF-200 000-style acoustic, made in Japan 1978. 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. This model was a couple of notches above the basic offering in it's day, so it's got some gorgeous abalone binding around the top and rosette. This is a really lovely and agreeable little guitar, it's a perfect couch strummer.
Model: Jagard JF-200
Made: Japan, 1978, Terada factory (serial S821105)
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. The headstock has some minor dimples on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimple son the back only. The back has widespread very light scuffs and small dimples but no major marks. The side have a few scuff marks on the bottom side from the shoulder around to the end pin. The front has some discolouration on the back edge and shoulder and some light scuffs from play on both shoulders and the guard. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).
Playing condition notes: action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets look great, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 12/54 Moonshiners strings.