Mandolin and Guitar Research Articles

I have made available PDF files of all issues of Takei Morishige’s journal Mandorin to Gitaa Kenkyu Shiryo (Mandolin and Guitar Research Articles) which was published from January, 1942 to November, 1943. Each issue was only 4 pages and printed on a single, folded piece of newsprint. The journal ended publication due to a paper shortage during the war. Takei’s publishing activities started in 1916 with his journal titled “Mandolin and Guitar”.

UPDATE May 2011: A table of contents list in both Japanese and English is now available.

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Introduction to the History of the Guitar in Japan

This article was first published on Matanya Ophee’s Guitar and Lute Issues site in 1997 and later on my personal site icoldwell.com.

The original title was An Introduction to the History of the Guitar in Japan Including Notes on the First Appearances of the Guitar in Japan and Detailed Biographies of Major Guitarists First Active in the Pre-war Period.

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