I have a Hohner Ovangkol/spruce I agree not as much bass. I would classify it as between Indian rosewood and maple in that it has the clarity of maple buttiw57
Ovangkol sounds a lot like rosewood with not quite as much low end. My YM-2 has a cedar top w ovangkol back & sides and sings like an angel. It is with out albrous2
Thanks Lewis -- Do you know anything about their tone?markmcgoniglelcsw
This is a discussion group for guitar lovers and fans of master luthier Kazuo Yairi and the great line of guitars created by his craftsmen in Japan for distribution under the Alvarez-Yairi name (St. Louis Music Co.)in the United States and the K. Yairi label throughout the world. The photo section contains images of the hand manufacturing process and some interesting designs. Feel free to post links and on topic info concerning these works of art as you see fit.
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