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bobby b

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Well, I couldn't resist.

 

Came across this old MIJ parlour/OM guitar, that looks like a baby hummingbird!

 

It is a 1977 Yasuma , solid top, mahogany b/s ...... sounds like a small guitar but it is quite loud and responsive, plays good looks good too.

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Man, that looks in terrific shape for it's age.

 

Nice looking MIJ 'Bird knock off.

 

Probably would give a Norlin 'Bird good competition. . B)

 

 

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I will post up pics of both later this eve when I have both of 'em together, to give you a better idea of its size.

It is in pretty good shape, there are a few small scratches, none go through the finish though. Funny thing is, besides the size, it is a pretty good clone in most aspects except for the headstock/logo, it is more of a a Martin type script. Most other HB clones I have seen have pretty hideous pickguards, this one I like, IMO it looks fairly accurate.

 

A few more pics.....

 

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5E65P15J23Ma3Fa3o9c71fa049b8249a71d4d-1 by bobbyjeepyj, on Flickr

 

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5F75H95Md3Kb3kc3L9c71bc45c9d9f021104a-1 by bobbyjeepyj, on Flickr

 

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5L35I15Fb3I73L23Nfc710f7e869f9e6d1ade by bobbyjeepyj, on Flickr

 

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5Fc5M65Jd3E83G33H8c719b50721e40d31161 by bobbyjeepyj, on Flickr

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They met today.....

 

Great to see them together.

 

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Untitled by bobbyjeepyj, on Flickr

 

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Untitled by bobbyjeepyj, on Flickr

 

 

The tone is not quite as deep as the real thing, the body is fairly shallow in comparison, but it has a nice shimmer to it when played lightly/medium, it is loud when played hard but sounds a bit boxy when pushed to hard.

For the little $$'s I paid for it, well worth having, makes me smile just looking' at it.....lol

 

 

 

Been a hectic few days at work, I'll try and get a sound clip posted up soon for ya's.

 

Cheers.......

 

bobby

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