(SOLD) Yasuma Custom Newance F1600H Folk Acoustic Guitar
Yasuma 'Newance' F1600H folk size acoustic, cherry burst, made in Japan around 1975. There's not a whole lot of info out there on Yasuma guitars, but they were a well renowned small manufacturer int eh 60s and 70s, largely offering Martin style guitars. This little cutie appears to be based loosely on a Martin 00-18, but painted up in a Gibson-style cherry sunburst and blessed with hummingbird-style guard. It's got a solid spruce top, contributing to a balanced tone with plenty of tope end snap and a tasteful midrange with plenty of natural complexity. The neck is comfy and still straight after all these years, and the smaller body size makes this a perfect couch strummer. This one surely has some songs to write, are you gonna help it out or nah?
Model: Yasuma Custom Newance F1600H
Made: Japan, 1975 approx (serial 502573)
Finish: cherry sunburst
Body: solid spruce top, laminate mahogany back and sides, approximately 00-size/shape
Neck: mahogany, rosewood fingerboard, 40mm nut, 580mm scale, set neck
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor scuffs on the end and back. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread light scuffs and surface scratches arounf the whole body but no major marks. The sides have some minor scuffs around the whole body and a patch of rub wear on the elbow area. The front has a patch in the elbow area where the finish has been repaired, dimples around the back edge and some standard play wear on the guard and shoulders Overall: very good condition (7.5/10).
Playing condition notes: action is moderately, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets have some normal wear, but they're pretty even and recently polished, 6/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 12/54 Moonshiners strings.