Yosegi means “wound-together wood”

IYosegi is a Japanese marquetry art born more than 200 years ago in Hakone, Japan.

Coated Yosegi on guitar body

Coated Yosegi on guitar body

Body top became flat and restrained colors, but the textures remain beautifully visible

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Varnished guitar body and neck before assemble

Varnished guitar body and neck before assemble

This was sent from Hakone to a high-end guitar manufacturer, giving birth to the world's first-ever Yosegi guitar.

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Yosegi Zuku on electric guitar body

Yosegi Zuku on electric guitar body

The guitar body with Zuku attached is amazing and much more beautiful than the photograph shows. Zuku textures look like real silk fibers.

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"Zuku" is about 0.15 mm in thickness

"Zuku" is about 0.15 mm in thickness

it becomes durable and long-lasting after being firmly attached and coated on wood parts of musical instruments.

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“Zuku” is made by slicing a side of the seed block

“Zuku” is made by slicing a side of the seed block

“Zuku” is made by slicing a side of the seed block as thin as paper with a Japanese-style plane.

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Natural wood colors woven together in geometrical patterns become Seed Wood Block

Natural wood colors woven together in geometrical patterns become Seed Wood Block

These wound together wood pieces that have each pattern are combined to make a big seed block.

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 Yosegi means “wound-together wood”

Yosegi means “wound-together wood”

Yosegi marquetry is created by cutting wood into thin sticks, with triangle or square-shaped sides, and winding them together to show geometrical patterns.

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Yosegi is a Japanese marquetry art born more than 200 years ago in Hakone, Japan

Yosegi is a Japanese marquetry art born more than 200 years ago in Hakone, Japan

Features of Yosegi are natural wood colors woven together in geometrical patterns.

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Winding woods together for geometrical patterns

Winding woods together for geometrical patterns

wood sticks, with triangle or square-shaped sides, and winding them together to show geometrical patterns

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Winding woods by hands

Winding woods by hands

wood sticks, with triangle or square-shaped sides, and winding them together to show geometrical patterns

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