I wish I could give you more information about this neat classical or parlor guitar, but the label is not very informative and there is no model number anywhere I can find. I’m guessing it was one of the less expensive classical guitars made in Japan in the 1960s and ‘70s. Decca apparently was a line of Pacific-rim instruments that were imported by Decca Distributing Corporation of N.Y. I have been told that the “Decca” name was used for a full line of stringed instruments, including classical, flat-top, and electric guitars and basses--and even mandolins, banjos, and violins.
Although I have no factory specs to offer you, I can tell you it has a spruce top and what looks like mahogany back and sides with a mahogany(?) neck. The 12/19-fret rosewood(?) fingerboard ends at the classical-style slotted headstock with plain chrome tuners with pearloid buttons. There is a multi-stripe rosette in excellent condition, and the traditional tied classical bridge. There is, of course, no pick guard, but the clear natural spruce finish contrasts nicely with the black body binding.
The spruce top and glossy back and sides are in nearly perfect condition except for a few very superficial dings and bruises which barely even show in the pictures. This is really a slick little instrument for the money, and plays and sounds as good as it looks. Its reduced classical size and light bracing make it extremely comfortable to carry and play, while its 2” nut and nylon strings make it easy to play for an extended time. All in all, it’s a perfect studio ur “beater” guitar for an experienced player, or a wonderful introduction to guitar studies for the gifted beginner.
Buyer pays a flat rate of $38 for shipping to the lower 48 states; shipping costs elsewhere will be negotiated as necessary. Payment by Paypal is preferred; cashier’s checks are acceptable, but checks must clear before the guitar will be shipped.
I have made every effort to describe and picture this instrument with scrupulous accuracy; its return will not be accepted unless it can be shown that it was egregiously misrepresented in this listing. Please check out the pictures and ask any questions you might have before offering to buy it.
Payments by Paypal, cashier’s checks, money orders, or personal checks are acceptable, but all payments must clear my bank before the guitar will be shipped. I will CONSIDER reasonable offers, even including installment payments and trade-ins, but generally since I already attempt to price my guitars very competitively, unusual deals must be unusually sweet.
From henceforth [that's how retired English teachers talk], insurance and shipping to the lower 48 states is $55 due to constantly rising shipping costs unless a specific listing says otherwise; shipping costs elsewhere will be negotiated as necessary. I have sold guitars to Russia, Japan, Australia, and over 50 other countries, as well as almost every state in the USA. Since some of my guitars travel thousands of miles, I take care to use lots of packing materials, protect the neck inside the case, and of course de-tune the strings.
I make every effort to describe and illustrate each guitar and case with scrupulous accuracy. However, many of my instruments are well-played vintage items which are many years old, and I am not a luthier. One should assume that any guitar will require some set-up to satisfy your personal requirements, and that not every flaw or ding will be seen/recognized/described in the listing. Thus the return of an instrument will not be accepted unless it can be shown that it was egregiously misrepresented in this listing. Please read the listing carefully, check out the pictures, and ask any questions you might have before offering to buy.