This gorgeous find of a guitar was made in the 70s by Kyoto Japan's long-established brand "Chaki". Incredible shape and plays amazing.
Mr. Junkei Chaki founded "Chaki Stringed Instrument Mfg. Co., Ltd." in Kyoto, and mainly produces contrabass / wood bass . After that, from the 1960s to around 1973, the pick guitar (archtop guitar) was made by the maker Shiro Tsuji . The company name was changed to "Chaki". A long-established handmade brand that manufactures flat-top guitars as well as pick guitars. They use a method peculiar to Chaki called "half-shaving" that prevents aging and gives durability.
The P-100 unit was a high-end model, and was a pick guitar with a body width of about 17 inches (about 426 mm) and has a Florentine type single cutaway.
The know-how of making incredible contrabass added to the construction of p-100s. The top arch is still beautiful and sturdy.
The P-100 is a gorgeous burst. The top is a veneer with a rich volume and outputs a great tone.
Spruce top, maple side, and back, maple 3-piece neck, dark ebony fingerboard.
It has a luxurious look, multi-binding with a pearl head neck, and a block inlay. The frets are in a fine state, easily 80% + and are shiny.
Considering the model year, there are few very minor scratches on it from decades of use, Though they are surface only and do not impede on the sound or playability, and are very hard to notice.
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We have played it both plugged in and unplugged. The sound is gorgeous in both states.
Side and back: Maple
Neck: 3 piece maple
nut width: about 43 mm
Scale: about 640 mm