Shinano SC 20

  • Shinano SC-20 classical guitar

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The Shinano SC 20 (Shinano Concert model #20) was a classical guitar, hand made in Japan since the late 1960s.

Specifications (11)

General

Finish colorsnatural finish
Made inJapan
Number of strings6 strings

Body

Body back materialrosewood body back
Body sides materialrosewood body sides
Body styleclassical style body
Body top materialspruce body top

Neck

Body fretNeck joins body at 12th fret
Number of frets19 fret
Peghead (headstock)slotted (open) headstock

Hardware

Tunersclassical tuners

Prices (3)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2011$300good
2011$300good
1975¥200newMyrnabought new in Japan for equivalent of $200. still have it!

Reviews (1)

Shinano SC 20 reviewed by Myrna

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I have owned this guitar since 1975. It is soooo mellow -great sound,beautiful wood. I have 4 guitars but this is the last one I would ever give up. As for durability...its 40 years old! no cracks, minor dings (my fault) . i have replaced tuning keys and strings. That's all. The wood is beautiful still.

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2 Comments

Shinano SC20

I bought one of these about a month ago at an auction. I didn't know when it was made, but it had beautiful wood and was in almost like new condition. Nice to find out it was likely made in the 70's. It has Rosewood sides and back, a spruce top, and nice binding. It was missing a string, and I got it really cheap, under $50. Sometimes you just have to go on what you see, and I saw a well made guitar. Neck is fairly straight, but I had to trim down the bridge to lower the strings a little and it is an excellent player now. I'm very happy with it .

Shinano SC20

I found this amazing guitar at a local music store. I had never heard of the maker but saw the "handmade in Japan" label and knew I was dealing with something most likely from the 70's. It is in mint condition though and VERY nice quality. It has become my favorite, go-to guitar for concerts and daily practice. So nice and light and responsive. 650 scale too. I paid $300 for it and it even came with a vintage hard shell case. Just AMAZING! If I find another Shinano someday it will, without question, be mine too.....without a second thought. I feel very lucky to have found this. I honestly would have paid $2000 for mine and still think it was a deal....no lie.....it is THAT good.......luthier quality!