Friday, March 14, 2008

9512 front

13 comments:

jimmuso said...

this has the serial number 11110
either the 1st or the 10th built perhaps ?
hand built and signed by suzuki
pre 1960 again perhaps ?

comments would be appreciated.

dave key said...

I own a 9512 with a serial No 11117 and also signed by Suzuki. This guitar was bought new by my dad and would have been sometime in the late 60's. I was just in the process of restringing it and thought I'd check the model out. It has a nice finish and decent tone.

ddrew said...

I have 11129. Signed. Lovely low action. Best guitar I have, and I have a few.

MW Sound said...

Hi Tomas. I own one of these too. The serial number on mine is 00627. The label is different to yours - simpler design, no signature. Not sure how the numbers work, but if Dave Key's Dad's guitar - ser: 11117 - is late 60s, might mine be much earlier?? Not desperate to know, but curious. Best acoustic I've ever had. Will never sell. Marcus.

jimmuso said...

the first ones were hand built by suzuki and the label signed to signify this I believe. It follows therefore that only a limited amount of hand built guitars were made.

tomas said...

5-digit usually the first number is significant, so these were probably 1979 or 1971 (models listed in above comments)

icebound said...

I own a 9512, serial 11140 signed.
The guitar really came alive when I used heavier strings. What strings are others using.... very nice build quality on these guitars I have owned mine for about 20 years after spotting it in a second hand store.

Aleutia Shannon said...

was given one today with a serial number of 10503 the label is a circle & not signed, anyone know how old this guitar is ? I was also really surprised at how good it sounded for having bad strings on it & being left in a kids wardrobe. I think I've stumbled onto a gem here

Tom Hawk said...

Mine has a sn# 01050

Tom Hawk said...

Mine has a sn# 01050

Tom Hawk said...

My 9512 has a sn# 01050

antony chipperfield said...

What strings you using

antony chipperfield said...

What woods were used on these 9512 models I have a 1971 jap serial no 11118

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