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Michi Matsuda's gunpowder scorched guitar

Issue 201 October 10, 2013

West/East concept guitar: Michihiro Matsuda taught guitar design at Galloup Guitars' Northwoods Guitar Seminar in August. We were lucky enough to get this video as Bryan Galloup interviewed Michi about his unique gunpowder scorching.
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Extra video for our Japanese friends: Michi describes his concept guitar at the Northwoods Seminar (speaking in Japanese).
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In this Trade Secrets Video:
Bryan Galloup interviews Michihiro Matsuda
Scorched finish achieved with gunpowder instead of hot irons
Michi's finishing technique tests his shop's smoke alarms!
Closeups of the extraordinary detail of Michi's work
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