The Guitar Gallery Forums - The Guitar Legacy of Matsumoku

Q&A, discussion, and information for the labels covered by The Guitar Gallery (Specifically and exclusively guitars made by Matsumoku up to 1987)
It is currently Fri 01 Jul 2022 08:17 PM

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 15 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct 2015 08:20 AM 
Offline
Virtuoso
User avatar

Joined: Sun 15 Jan 2006 04:52 PM
Posts: 1566
Location: Absolute Stupidity, Missouri
Is there anyone here who can translate the specifications in a couple of Japanese catalogs? Some models covered there were not covered in the US market catalogs.

I'll even buy you a virtual steak dinner and digital beer! :D


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct 2015 04:00 PM 
Offline
Virtuoso
User avatar

Joined: Tue 27 Oct 2009 02:53 AM
Posts: 478
Location: Strailya
Hi Crusty,
I use the Google Translate app for android, it allows you to scan text with a phone camera & then translates it for you.
Not sure if the iphone version can do this.
It works surprisingly well.
I even use it to translate the Nav screen on a Japanese import Vehicle I have.
Give it a go.
Cheers.

_________________
My Guitars- http://matsumokuguitars.com/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct 2015 04:17 PM 
Offline
Virtuoso
User avatar

Joined: Sun 15 Jan 2006 04:52 PM
Posts: 1566
Location: Absolute Stupidity, Missouri
I've already tried that. No worky. :cry:
A couple of OCR sites complained right off the bat that the images were of too poor quality. The ones that did try spat out gibberish. Broken Japanese-English-Hieroglyphics-Alien-Lost Language type gibberish. :-?

I also have a French Vantage Acoustic catalog that is of too poor quality for OCR. Guess I should have stayed in High School, eh? :lol:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct 2015 06:15 PM 
Offline
Virtuoso
User avatar

Joined: Wed 05 Jul 2006 03:40 PM
Posts: 2596
Location: Mount Hunter, NSW, Australia.
I can ask my niece who is both married to a Japanese and lives there; they've both been helpful to me in the past?

_________________
FWIW, an after market esoteric nut is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, and a great way to convert your money into someone else’s.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct 2015 06:22 PM 
Offline
Virtuoso
User avatar

Joined: Sun 15 Jan 2006 04:52 PM
Posts: 1566
Location: Absolute Stupidity, Missouri
I'm not going to pass up any help at all! Just be sure they don't mind. I don't want to put them out.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct 2015 06:23 PM 
Offline
Virtuoso
User avatar

Joined: Wed 05 Jul 2006 03:40 PM
Posts: 2596
Location: Mount Hunter, NSW, Australia.
Righto. I'll see what she reckons.

Copy of message sent to her FB page....

"Hey, there, Debs... how's things?
I have a request... you may or may not know that I collect guitars from a certain Japanese manufacturer of the mid 80s, and there is an online presence for these with catalogues being scanned in etc. Now, most of these scans are English language, but the bloke who runs the website has some Japanese language ones - you can see where this going, right?! ;-) - which we'd love to have translated!
Would you or Hide - or both of you! - be even remotely interested in helping out?

Cheers and beers

John"

We'll see what happens.

_________________
FWIW, an after market esoteric nut is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, and a great way to convert your money into someone else’s.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed 21 Oct 2015 09:34 AM 
Offline
Virtuoso
User avatar

Joined: Sun 15 Jan 2006 04:52 PM
Posts: 1566
Location: Absolute Stupidity, Missouri
I know you sent me an update on this but for the life of me I can't find it in PMs or on FB.

I believe the answer was yes. I'll need to zip them up and send them to you. If it's a go send me your email address in a PM and I'll get them to you.

Many thanks to you and your Niece!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed 21 Oct 2015 04:01 PM 
Offline
Virtuoso
User avatar

Joined: Wed 05 Jul 2006 03:40 PM
Posts: 2596
Location: Mount Hunter, NSW, Australia.
:D I sent an email to your rathole address... PM coming!

_________________
FWIW, an after market esoteric nut is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, and a great way to convert your money into someone else’s.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu 12 Nov 2015 05:30 PM 
Offline
Virtuoso

Joined: Wed 10 Sep 2008 03:05 PM
Posts: 2137
Location: Gothenburg Sweden
Crusty.
Shoot Ohjay an e-mail. He´s your man.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu 12 Nov 2015 06:45 PM 
Offline
Virtuoso
User avatar

Joined: Sun 15 Jan 2006 04:52 PM
Posts: 1566
Location: Absolute Stupidity, Missouri
He a user here? Do you think he would mind? I have a handful of Japanese catalogs.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group