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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,craigack
Date: 11 Dec 16 - 12:45 AM

I have had a Mountain guitar for over 20 years,(bought in the early
1990's. t's in great shape, and I recently added new D'Addario strings, and it sounds very much like a vintage Martin! I plan on keeping it and passing it onto next of kin.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Kitty
Date: 05 Sep 15 - 04:20 AM

Just found this.. my guitar seems to be an exact copy of this Martin D 28
http://www.luckyguitar.com/store/products/vintage-1978-martin-d-28-w-ohsc/


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Kitty
Date: 05 Sep 15 - 03:39 AM

Oh, and I would LOVE info on my W200! I know nothing about it, other than what I have read here about other models but not mine specifically.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Sep 15 - 03:32 AM

I have a Mountain W200 that I received as a graduation present from my family in 1978. I didn't play it much because the action is so high it just kills my fingers. Just got it out and really want to play, I may just need different strings. It has a deep full sound, absolutely beautiful. In mint condition, wouldn't part with it for anything.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 13 Sep 13 - 12:32 PM

I was given a new Mountain M38 in 1989. It was purchased in San Diego, probably at Guitar Trader. It looks like a Martin D18. Solid spruce top, probably laminate mahogany sides/back and mahogany neck. The headstock lettering is basic, not the flowery "CF Martin" copy from the models in the 1970s. I believe these were produced in Korea and lots of them were imported through San Diego in the late 1980s. I've played this guitar quite a bit through the years, usually as my beater. It has some dings in the finish, but otherwise it has held up really well. I recently replaced the tuning heads, nut, saddle and bridge pins, and I set up the action properly. It now plays great and has a really nice boomy and mellow tone. Great for fingerpicking and aggressive flat picking. I've never seen another Mountain guitar in person.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,W. Bendler
Date: 23 Aug 13 - 08:40 AM

I have a Mountain WH-350. It is a copy of a Guild D55 but it has a 3 piece back and some extra abalone inlay that the Guild doesn't have. Solid spruce top and laminated rosewood back and sides. It sounds like an old Martin to me. Just an awesome guitar.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 06:36 AM

Brendan B:

Do you still have that Mountain.

Emailme at sevenmorelives@yahoo.com Im interested


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: BrendanB
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 01:12 PM

My wife has a mountain guitar that she has not used for years (she sold out to melodeons - lots of melodeons!)
She would sell it for about £150 if anyone was interested.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Jim - guest.
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 09:02 PM

Hi Folks. Hayashi was in fact sued by Martin. Hayashi was buying Martin wood blanks out of San Diego for some of their Mountain guitar models and was sued for patent infringement in 1983. By the end of 1984 Mountain copies of Martin guitars were no longer allowed to be exported from Japan for sale in the US - so I am suprised to see that so many people have picked up Mountains 'new' after '85.

I have a Mountain M-40 that I would sell in the $ 400 range. The guitar is in pristin condition with the excepption of some bruising in the varnish about an inch long at the base of the top, with a bit of very minimal separation. I don't think it fair to repair it, the new owner should see it and decide if a luthier is in order. vinyleraaudio@gmail.com if interested. j


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 09:01 AM

Hi SRS
Thankyou for your help. i hadnt a clue where to start!


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 05:55 PM

Try Guitar Site re: Mountain Guitars or the teaser for an auction value site Worthpoint. Since they have a sale price it is probably eBay, and if you poke around long enough you might land on the old eBay sale to see what that result was without having to join the place.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,kelkel11
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 05:14 PM

Hi,clearing out my partners garage i found an old guitar... which id like to sell if its worth anything? can anyone help me out please it says Mountain w120


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Rob Tillett
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 01:55 AM

I had a fabulous Mountain guitar in the 70s and 80's. It was a copy of a Gibson Hummingbird, and one of the best guitars I have ever played. Unfortunately it was stolen during the 90's in Adelaide, from West Terrace. I mounted a Cadillac badge on the head. I really miss that guitar... I'd love to have another one, but I believe they are out of production. Maybe I'll have to buy a Gibson, or an Epiphone to compensate.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 09:08 AM

I've bought a "mountain Steelstring guitar, build in the usa. its built of sapele and sitka, handcraftet. i know nothing bout the company, but it is an awsome instrument. can anyone tell my something about this company or about my guitar? thx, malles


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Aug 11 - 09:13 PM

I have a Model W-150.
I purchased it in spring of 1978 in Cambridge, England for about 50 or 55 Pounds. Mine came with poor quality tuners, that I replaced with Schallers. The guitar has decent sound for the price. Overall quality is middling to good for the price. A decent guitar to learn on if you get one with a decently straight neck.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Jeannie
Date: 22 Jul 11 - 11:32 PM

I have a Mountain M-35 guitar. I can't find much information on it. It is great condition. Anyone know anything about it, I would appreciate some information.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Guest,Ryan
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 09:55 PM

i recently found a Mountain guitar. I actually found it in the trash. I thought it was a martin and was surprised when i saw otherwise. It has the original sticker in the body that says M21 but no serial number. only other information is that it has Grover tuners any help?


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,guest too
Date: 05 Jun 11 - 02:12 PM

I just found a hayashi martin copy sounds very much like the the cf mountain any info on these would help.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,GHook
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 02:08 PM

I have the W400D that has a non laminate sound board and the straight across headstock with CF Martin est 1948 in Martin Gold Leaf. My wife gave to me as a B-Day present about 10 years ago. She got it in Asheville when we were passing through. The guitar is amazing IMHO. I have played it with buddies who own Guilds, Martins and even a Taylor. They were amazed at how well they play.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 09:54 PM

I have just rediscovered my old Mountain guitar packed away in the cupboard. It is a CF model W400D serial No. 608310.I bought it about 1974 and has hardly been used. It has the Mountain logo down the headstock and inlay down the neck between the frets all in what looks to be mother of pearl.The top seems to be a light spruce with mother of pearl inlay to outside edge and around sound hole.The neck,sides and back are dark timber.The back is in 3 sections.It's in the original case also.I was told at the time that I bought it that "The Eagles" used these guitars for the accoustic work on "hotel California" but cant verify this. Maybe somebody can check this out.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Dec 10 - 08:29 PM

I forgot to say it was a second hand guitar.The older it gets the better it sounds particularly with new strings. I shall bring her to a luthier very soon to have it checked. It has been played a lot.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Dec 10 - 08:01 PM

I bought my Mountain W230 in France between 1978-79 serial number inside the body:51.11.27. It was aI only realized this was a Martin copy until this year when I seriously considered buying a real Martin D28 or HD28.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Nov 10 - 02:56 PM

i bought my D500 early 80's in berkeley,ca. brilliant bright sounding. never saw another one. so glad to have read this. but not many 500s out there?


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Martin
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 09:48 AM

Hey, glad to see some fellow interest in these old japanese acoustic guitars. I write a blog about a whole range of these old guitars that you might want to check out:

http://vintagejapaneseacoustics.blogspot.com/

As for some info, Mountain was one brand produced at the Hayashi Gaki guitar factory in the Matsumoku region of Japan in the early to mid 70's, along side Nashville acoustics and Pearl acoustics for a few years, before production of Rider acoustics and Headway in the later part of the 70's. Headway continues to this day. This was one of the finer guitar factories in that region, with higher end models being easily equal to the American counter-parts they copied.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: preacher
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 10:25 PM

someone help me....I have a Sigma DR7...made in Korea...paper label inside says made and imported for the CF Martin organisation Nazareth Pennsylvania, USA....serial #9654....It sounds great, in good condition....What do I have?      email: lanier@iolbv.com


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,evanstk
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 07:26 PM

I forgot. This is a fantastic guitar. I have Martins, Gibsons, Yamahas, Alvarez, and several hand made units. This guitar will hold with most of them. LOTS of volume and great tone. I had another with the CF Mountain logo on the peghead, small body (00-18ish) that was OK but nothing like this one.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,evanstk
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 07:22 PM

I have just purchased a Mountain W400D and I am doing research on it. My serial number is only one number off from "Ted" who posted on 06 April-08. I would like to contact him if possible.
evanstk@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 01:59 AM

I have a Mountain guitar that says "M 34" on the inside label. I'll sell it with its case or trade it for a resonating round neck guitar with a case.
Ray
Arby19@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Di
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 12:46 PM

Yes after looking up gibson I can see now that it is a gibson humming bird copy too.Thanks


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,guest, Di
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 12:36 PM

I have a mountain guitar my parents bought new for me in the late 70s, I played it in lessons for about a year. It is virtually brand new to look at, it is w250, red in colour fading to orange/yellow at the centre, it has a inlaid shell in pairs going down the frets and the name mountain in shell too across the top. I have left it strung since (bad person) in storage and don't know if I should get it restrung and tuned up by a music shop as i am thinking about going to lessons again, it still sounds good even now. I could not part with it, it has a honey eater bird sucking nectar from a flower and a butterfly on it too. Anyone seen one like it?


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Bill
Date: 01 Apr 10 - 09:43 PM

I have a Mountain that I don't know much about except what I've read in here. Mine doesn't say made in Japan on the inside lable. It says M38 and a serial number. That's stamped over the paper that says mountain and that's surrounded by some paisly looking art. Does that sound familiar to anyone??? I'm just looking for how old and is it worth anything?? Japanese?? btw, this guitar sounds awesome!!!


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,alison
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 11:43 AM

I also have a CF MOUNTAIN. I love it to pieces, it sound really great to play, got a good rich sound, loud without being over bearing. it was bought for me when I was 14 by my parents for me back in the mid 80's from a guitar shop in Bristol, England. it was 2nd hand then, it is a W120 model I think, it is hard to read as it hasn't been printed on the label very clearly. it is so funny when people come to the house you should see their faces when they think from a distance it is a martin, I would love to own a martin so I could compare the two, but from what I have read on other sites, the mountain does sound better. I cant imagine ever wanting to sell it, as it is quite sentimental to me.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 08:09 AM

I also have a mountain guitar which I bought in a music shop in Bournemouth/England (model W120) around 1985/86 it cost about 30 pounds, I was 19 years old,she has been within arms reach ever since.. more than half of my life! she was kept as "bond" by my then landlord on many occasion when I was broke :))) I could never part from such a loyal companion regardless how much she is worth or how much somebody would offer me, new strings last week and a general clean up ...she sounds better every year !


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Wayne in Ontario Canada
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 09:26 AM

I have a Hayashi acoustic that i purchased from a co-worker in late 70's. It has solid top rosewood sides and a 3 pcs rosewood back the name Hayashi inlayed down the head between the tuning keys inlay all around the face the sound hole and big blocks of inlay in the frets on the neck and through the 3 pcs back. Beauitful looking guitar and has great sound. inside the sound hole it has MOUNTAIN stamped Model # W400DE and Serial 603095 made in Japan. I like at lot of others from reading above are trying to find out the history of these guitars with little success. Mine dont say Mountain on the head inlay it say Hayashi and mountain stamped inside . can anyone help or does any know of another one with Hayashi inlay


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Mike - Adelaide SA., Australia
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 04:45 AM

Haven't seen any references yet to the Mountain guitar I own. It is a Gibson Hummingbird copy, with Mountain across the top of the head above the tuners. (Google a pic of a Gibson Hummingbird and you'll see the almost identical guitar just subst' the word Mountain for Gibson across the head!!)
Purchased it new from Ron Pearce Music in Hindley Street Adelaide in 1976 - cost me about $200 back then.
Just had it re-fretted and new Grover tuners and a set of new strings - plays like new. I had a pickup fitted to it back in about 1992 - a bit 'trebley' thorugh an amp but I complensate by beefing up the bass volume a bit.
Wouldn't part with it for quids !

regards to all, - greetings to Andrew (also from Adelaide judging by his post)
Mike


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Tim Galland
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 04:09 PM

I have a mountain (model W230) It was only recently when I started looking at Martin Guitars, it suddenly occured to me that this guitar I brought in a dickensian guitar shop (long gone!) in a very run down area of Nottingham way back in 1979 !was possibly a Martin copy! Having looked for information I still cannot find any info regarding this model. Strangely enough like the previous contributers I have always felt very attached to this guitar, it has a certain something... I brought it for about £80 which then seemed like a small fortune (on a student grant). Since then it has taken a very bad knock when performing that resulted in a serious crack at the nut between neck and head. It was fixed but appears to be coming away again. Surprisingly it still plays like a dream. Any one any ideas as to Model, history, repair possibilities, value??? Having read the above comments I am now taking much better care of it!!


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 10:56 PM

Like one other commenter stated, I purchase my CF Mountain acousital 6-string guitar from Jim's House of Guitars in San Diego, CA in 1990. I took lessons for 6 months with a very progressive teacher who played backup guitarist for several groups. He loved my Mountain. My model is a W400D. It has a light spruce top body with three piece rosewood back and sides. The front opening is inlayed with abalone and has abalone inlay on the neck in several fret positions. This CF Mountain is like new and has always been stored in a hard case lined with scratch proof soft simulated sheepskin. I also have a Wittner GT2 battery operated quartz tuner. In 1990 (around Thanksgiving time) I bought the guitar and tuner, case and leather strap. The guitar alone was priced at $645.00 (U.S.), tuner was $48.00 (still like new). I bought this guitar specifically for its great throaty sound. Only for a sound price would I consider selling this investment piece guitar. Serious inquiries only. Bob


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,i buy mountain guitar
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 08:01 AM

If someone want to sell his mountain guitar
I want to buy it
contact me bodossianr@yahoo.fr


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,RE: Would you like to sell your mountain?
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 01:57 AM

3catsnotdog: mla7811@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,3catsnodog
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 03:05 PM

Would anyone like to sell or trade their Mountain. I have a Yamaha 12 string and a Johnson square neck resonator. Either or would be fine with me. My name is Mike and you can reach me at mla7811@yahoo.com
                                                 Thanks


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: 3catsnodog
Date: 05 Aug 09 - 09:39 PM

Does anyone know where I could find a Mountain acoustic? When I was in college a friend had one that I really liked but I could never find a store that sold them. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thank you. mla7811@yahoo.com   -Mike


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 03:13 PM

I got one like you described I believe. It's a cross between a D28 and D35 i.e. has a two panel back with white binding on the neck and the three point headstock with the "gold satin CF Mountain" in Martin style written on it.

Sounds great; very happy except some dude at Gruhn Guitar hurt my feelings; calling it a "cheap Japanese knock off" that was "laminate" I can see the wood grain matches in and out, so I know it's not laminate but I'm not sure it it's actually Brazilian Rosewood or Indian. I appears to be Brazilian. Sure is loud though, a real "Canon" of an acoustic. Cheap tuners (just old looking). Stays in tune decently though.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,SantaCruzScott
Date: 11 Apr 09 - 08:07 PM

Unknown Mountain?? I got mine in a pawn shop in Arizona in 1977. D-35 copy exactly but the logo on the headstock had been sanded off. It played pretty well and still does. I just found a serial number on the inside - that's all, The SN is 7505/20. If this makes any sense to anybody, please let me know.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Ray S. "Gentry"
Date: 01 Mar 09 - 03:39 PM

Jim Bass's guitar in shop in San Diego sold Mountain guitars in the early eighties. I bought one #541015, model 100. It turned out to be one of the best things I ever did. I keep it looking and sounding pristine. I would never sell it.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,pribking
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 02:26 PM

Bought a Mountain, model M39 at a garage sale a few years ago. OM size with rosewood sides/back and nice inlay on headstock and neck. Think I paid $175 for it, which was quite a bit since I knew nothing about the brand other than it looked great and sounded pretty darn good. Picked up a Martin case for it today at another garage sale. Definitely a keeper.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,Tricia Frith
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 10:54 AM

I have a 'Mountain' 6-string acoustic guitar, bought as a present in 1980. I always thought it was a copy of a 'Martin' - is this right? I shouldn't think it was very expensive but I'm sure it was second-hand then. It sounds o.k. but I was thinking of upgrading and getting something with a thinner neck to make playing barre chords easier as I have unusually small hands and fingers, even for a woman, although it's neck is one of the thinner ones. I like the sound of Ovation, Cort and Tanglewood. Any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: Naemanson
Date: 22 Jan 09 - 08:43 PM

My brother-in-law is Japanese (living in Japan)and is willing to answer questions or find answers for you. His hobby is fixing cheap guitars and making them sound better. He'd love another excuse to visit the instrument shops in Tokyo. PM me with your email address and I'll pass it on. Alternatively you can ask specific questions and I'll pass them along.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,obadu
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 10:57 PM

I just acquired a classical guitar in a 2nd hand shop, very good condition... The label inside says "Rokkomann, handmade, 'handwritten' date: 1968, 'handwritten' model # G600."
It is beautiful, w/spruce top and rosewood sides and back, solid I think, great sound, very lightweight. Anyone know anything about this? ...Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: GUEST,stom
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 04:18 PM

I've had my Mountain since 1975ish. Can't remember the name of the store in Hawaii that I bought it from. The model # is either a 400 or 500 since the number before the two zeros didn't print on the wood for some reason. Probably a poor stamp contact. My sister had a small bodied Martin and I must say that I always preferred her guitar over mine. That Martin sound was so full even for such a small body. I still love my Mountain and I've kept it in great shape.


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Subject: RE: Mountain Guitars (japanese 70's brand)
From: scarrabri
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 01:55 PM

Hi i have a mountain guitar model W120 i think it is a martin copy,it plays very well but is a little scratched,and has a few marks on it,i bought it back in the 80 s i dont remember how much i paid for it,just bought a yamaha f 310 which is brilliant for £80,best wishes


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