Morales Custom From Zen-On Music Company, Japan – D28 Clone


Condition: Very Good
Finish: Natural
Make: Morales Custom
Model: M28
Year: 1970s
SKU: 14183 Category:


Zen-On was a music company in Japan in the late 60’s into the 70’s. They had a lot of companies that built for them. This guitar doesn’t appear to have a model number anywhere but it is modeled after a Martin D28. It plays and sounds wonderful.  I own an Alvarez Tree of Life from 1983 that is a fine guitar and this one reminds me a lot of that one.

Some of the best luthiers of the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s were in Japan, the likes of: Toshihiko Tokugawa, Shoichi Yanagisawa, Hiro Tamura and Saburo Nogami.


Top: Thin plate of very tight grain “semi-solid” Spruce/Martin style X bracing with not scalloped braces /ultra-light gloss finish

Back& Sides: “semi-solid” Rosewood plates /ultra-light gloss finish

Neck: Mahogany with 2-way truss rod

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Nut width: 43mm (1.7″)

Scale: 655 mm (25 3/4″)

Hard Shell Case Included

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 50 × 20 × 8 in


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