苅部のちょっと気になる一本!! 第四弾 - TC楽器 - TCGAKKI


4th Kawai "MOONSAULT" -Connected by the romance of the universe-

Hello Calibe m (__) m

The customer who read the previous special feature "Ibanez" "Paul Stanley" Signature Model !! "received warm words.
Thank you very much for everyone who saw it m (__) m !!

A lot of guitars are available every day, but in that case ... guitars with a strong presence are in stock !!

The guitar introduced this time is "Moon Salt" made by the domestic brand "Kawai", which is also known for pianos.

What is kawai ...

KAWAI (Kawai Musical Instruments / Kawai Musical Instrument Manufacturing) was independent of Kawai Koichi, who worked for Nippon Musical Instruments (currently Yamaha Co., Ltd.), and established the Kawai Musical Instrument Institute in 1927.
Manufacture and sale of musical instruments centered on piano. * Currently, electric guitars/electric basses, etc. are withdrawn from manufacturing.
He started the production of classical guitars in 1958, began producing electric guitars for exports to the United States in 1963, and in 1967, the Tesco merged and expanded production and export.
In the 1970s, while producing copy models under the Tesco brand, the production of OEMs for domestic from the mid -1970s, about 20 years of experience in 1977, finally announced the original model. It is a brand that has a history of more than 50 years.♪

◎ Kawai'80 MOONSAULT

 

 

[SPEC]

Body:

Mahogany

Neck:

Mahogany

Fingerboard:

Rosewood

P.U:

DSU Humbucker

Weight:

3.3kg

 

An unusual crescent -type body shape that will be distinguished.
Kawai has begun making original model guitars on the theme of "the story of the universe," from the background of the 1970s, including the Apollo plan in the United States, which has achieved the landing of the moon, as well as the Apollo plan in the United States. 。
Announced at the 1977 musical instrument fair and was in the spotlight, released in March 1978 as an original Kawai original guitar.
At that time, the novel guitar design that overturned common sense. And control with a built -in preamplifier and effector ...
In the 1970s, which is spurred by the electric girger boom, domestic guitar makers are one of the ultimate in a copy of a copy of a copy of a real vintage replica !!
The original Moon Sart is produced from March 1978 to February 1985, and since then, has created various affiliated models, and has been produced and replicas, and is still very popular, even now, has been very popular. is!!

Let's take a look at the whole picture (∩ ̄∇ ̄) ∩

body

 

The unusual crescent -type body shape is calculated by reassuring ergonomics -based data.
Based on that data, the design has been re -designed many times, and the unique cruish moon -type body that was born tends to be considered to be emphasized on the looks, but the calculation based on "human engineering" quickly makes the balance and ease of playing. Finished in a priority shape.

Uses acrylic for pickguards

The bridge uses Badas.
* This will be replaced.

The coloring is "Moon Light Yellow".

At the beginning of the release, there were two colors, Silver Burst and Cosmo, but after that, various coloring, such as Moonlight Yellow, Crystal (acrylic body), metallic red, etc. of this unit, appeared.

head

 

At first glance, the head looks like a normal design ...

The characteristic design that is sharp like a corner is imagined by "star".

The jet -black universe is scattered with crescent inlays and stars on the head top

And the truss rod cover is a rocket type that is said to be "Apollo 11".

Once again ... Close -up (∩ ̄∇ ̄) ∩ !!

It expresses the rocket flying out of the space with the head (´ ▽ `)

The pegs are made of GROVER 102.

At that time, the silver coloring and market price were fixed, so
Like the bridge, the pegs and metal parts are naturally used with silver and color parts.

Fingerboard

A unique position mark.

  

 

Expressing the full moon -crescent moon (fibutsu?) And the phases of the moon♪

Inlay

The position mark is a white butterfly shell,

Mexico shellfish on the binding inlay

A polite work to the corner part !!

The details are also carefully made (*´ω `)

neck

The neck has been finished in an original shape using an ergonomic like a body so that it can play without discomfort even if the person who played the fender / Gibson system could change without any discomfort.

Joint

 

A set neck method is used for the joint part of the neck and body.
Cutting curves to reduce stress in high -position is applied to achieve smooth fingering.

Control

A circuit that combines a variety of switches and preamplifiers like B.C.RICH, using "Fender and Gibson's sound with a single guitar!"

The concept is "almighty", which can output both hambucker sounds / single coil sounds for the pickup.

 

Equipped with two original "DSU Hambucking Pickups" ヽ (´ ▽ `)/!!

The control is

(1) Master volume
(2) Preamplifier volume
(3) Master tone
(4) Pickup selector.

The mini -switch is seen from the topogur switch side,

(5) ON/OFF of preamp
(6) Booster/Distortion
(7) Dual sound switch (coil tap)
(8) Phase switch

Will be.

Naming little story

The naming of "Moon Sart" is a great Ultra C technique that was created by Mitsuo Tsukahara, who belonged to the Kawai Gymnastics Club at the time.
It was used for the finish of the iron bar, and was a deciding technique when Tsukahara took a brilliant money medal during the 1972 Munich Olympics.
The person himself called "twisted once in the back", but the foreign announcer called "It's like a space swimming !! Moon Salt !!" It was settled, and at the time of the name of the guitar, he recalled at the head of the development team, and named it with the wish of "I want you to play the guitar with the image of a puller jumping into space."

At the end...

In the feature of this "Kawai Moonsault", this time, we also created with reference to catalogs, magazines, the Internet, and customer opinions m (__) m.
I hope we can make this corner while being helped by customers in the future m (__) m
Although it is in a short corner, it will be updated as needed if there is a little unusual guitar or interesting guitar.♪

... Then, until the next special feature (´ ▽ `)