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F. Hashimoto W340

Not for sale The owner does not want to sell this guitar (2009-10-18)
Price paid : US $ 400.0



F. Hashimoto W340


Not sure what year it was made??? I bought it new in a music shop in Regina Saskatchewan back in the 70's. The W340 to me is a copy of the Martin D-41. Someone asked about the makers of this instrument the sticker on the inside indicates "Maruha Gakki MFG CO Ltd. of Japan" I've added a under saddle pickup (fishman) and I use a Yorkville acoustic amp with Martin Acoustic SP Phosphor Bronze light strings. This has been a rock solid guitar with a great sound for many years. The inlays are in great shape. The bindings on the neck and body are all intact. The tuning keys have been solid and once you get past the first couple of tunings on new strings it will stay in tune for days. I purchased this for about $450.00 with a hard shell case and I've never regretted that purchase yet. I use it daily and I would not trade it for anything at twice the price. There are some great guitars made these days but you need to shell out a couple of grand to get what you want. The comment about the plastic bridge is correct and my next upgrade on this W340 will be to add a bone bridge and bone string pins.



Not for sale The owner does not want to sell this guitar (2009-10-18)
Price paid : US $ 400.0



Post a comment on F. Hashimoto W340 :

R. Perry - Kimberley, B.C. Can. said...
Wow! Your's seems to be a little more ornate than my 340. Mine has abalone top binding while your's seems to be different? As well, mine has smaller fret markers - (snowflake) 3 pce. bk?

R. Perry said...
Answering "hoar"... I paid 6 or 7 hundred 4 my 340, mainly 'cause it's mint & the 3 piece back captivated me. Mine is solid rosewood back & sides (NOT laminated) has monster tone & has to be, easily, equally well made as D41-35... So, In condition mine is in? No less than 2 grand!!

marty said...
i have the same guitar ith maruha inlaid in the headstock. just bought a martin d41 so it becomes my beach beater but it's a great guitar. i spent lotso luthier money. new frets, tusq saddle and nut and it plays phenomenally. sticker inside says maruha gaki as ell. nice to see another.

phillip@rogers.com said...
I have an old F. Hashimoto W315 Got it in 1976 for my 16th birthday, still play it today i love it

Joar said...
Hi what do you think a hasimoto w340 in good condition would be worth today?

Rick Perry said...
I have a w340 that has all the appointments shown on the front of yours..... but the back is stunning! Ivoroid bound sides and a 3-piece rosewood back!? 2 dark triangular outside pieces with 2 inlaid bindings separating the very much lighter in color middle piece! All 3 pieces are nicely figured. The whole effect reminds me of a D 41 crossed with a D 35! The sound is as described by others: Super! I added 6 ebony bridge pins inlaid with a dot of abalone - it already had a bone saddle. I'd sell mine though because a Guild came along and stole my heart!

Rick Perry [again] said...
If code is correct as described by Tim - Mine was built on October 25th 1975. R.

Dirk said...
Hi, I\'m from Belgium, bought one in 1978. Today, 30+ years later it is still a perfect guitar to me. No regrets here!

Dirk said...
Hi, I\'m from Belgium, bought one in 1978. Today, 30+ years later it is still a perfect guitar to me. No regrets here!

Tim said...
I have the exact same guitar that my father gave to me. It is my favorite piece of property that I own today. I wouldnt trade it for the world. If you look through the sound hole, up towards the neck, you will see the year it was made. Mine says 760727. This is the year/month/day. So mine was made in 1976, July 27th.