Miyadaiku is the highest form of Japanese carpentry, known for complex interlocking wood joinery. A select few individuals master the necessary skills, dedicating their art primarily to shrine building (or maintenance), with some recent emphasis on commercial architecture.
Begin with Tsunekazu Nishioka for a glimpse into the discipline associated with this craft.
Design simplicity is difficult to achieve. It requires elimination of the unnecessary, and full considered attention to blending individual elements within a whole.
You'll notice there are never straight lines in examples of miyadaiku because the human eye prefers subtle curvatures of nature even when achieving geometric consistency.
I finished surgery late at night almost everyday. Today I got called from my office to receive a big UPS parcel in the evening. I ran to plastic surgery office excitedly to open the box.
Current impression is:
Flawless guitar condition, perfect curly wood grain and sturdy wood work. Flawlessly selected Swamp Ash wood grain (attractive and harmonious). Light warm wood color contrasting to selected black ebony fretboard and hardware (classic look).
Very comfortable narrow neck that can not be any better for my left hand. Intonation stability is flawless. String action is low without buzzing. Strong bolt-on joint without any truss rod. Neck recesses allow deepest approach to deepest fret with ease. The big black side marker is the best idea to see fret position clearly in the stage darkness without any need for front marker.
Body contour is versatile in any playing posture. No painful compression point at all (arm, chest, thumb, leg). Self balance on the lap while the sitting is perfect without need to have guitar strap.
It has complex traditional woody guitar sound but each playing note is definitely more complex with overtone. For me I prefer mid position pickup selector that combines warm neck PU with bright bridge PU. Tone styler 10 positions that I tend to use the brightest position.
The only improvement that I would like is more prominent black label of your name.
Thank you to build it for me with care in details. I hope to merge and grow in skill with this guitar forever. Million thanks to you my friend and genius luthier.
PHOTOS: Moment of anticipation (above). Maple & ebony neck adds organic depth to the sound. The neck is stiff and resonant, using a proprietary carbon steel & carbon fiber neck core structure that is lightweight yet facilitates vibration. Advantage Neck Profile™ for playing comfort (below).
A carbon fiber structural support integrates with a specially designed internal body chambering system that increases bass presence and acoustic responsiveness, compared to conventional guitar construction. The sound chamber vents through concealed ports located within the pickup cavities on the front of the guitar.
Natural swamp ash generates a warm clear midrange. Swamp ash is particularly known for its "snap" and "spank" which is why it is considered the finest wood for early Fender Telecasters. Miyadaiku will easily achieve traditional vintage tones, especially combined with a Fender tube amp. A real treat!
Miyadaiku has exceptional low-mid warmth and mid-range growl. The high-end clarity features chime and sparkle as well as excellent string-to-string note separation. Overall, the tone of Miyadaiku is warm and organic yet clear and open.
I absolutely love this guitar for fingerstyle and also jazz chord playing. Body contours are ergonomic and sculpted. It is perhaps the most versatile sounding guitar I have yet built.
• Natural swamp ash
• Chambered with concealed sound ports
• Carbon fiber structural support
• Advantage Neck Profile™
• Fretboard Flare™
• Flatsawn eastern maple neck
• Ebony fingerboard
• American walnut position markers
• Carbon steel & carbon fiber neck core
• Extended heel bolt-on neck joint with stainless steel fasteners
• 24.625" vs. 25.625" multi-scale
• 24 frets (polished stainless steel)
• TOONE & TOWNSEND Precision Tuning System
• 3D controls
• Custom OEM DiMarzio Jazz/Metal pickups
• 5-way switching with coil split (all modes hum-canceling)
• 10-position ToneStyler EQ