Masaki Sakurai, a renowned Japanese guitar maker, is known for his exceptional craftsmanship and his contribution to the field of guitar making. He inherited his passion for guitar making from his uncle Masaru Kohno, who was one of the most respected guitar makers of his
Sakurai started his career in the field of electrical engineering, but after graduating from Sophia University in 1967, he joined the family business “Kohno Guitar Manufacturing” to continue the legacy of his uncle. Over the years, he honed his skills and became a master of the craft.
In 1988, he won the prestigious first prize at the fourth international Paris Guitar Making Competition, which cemented his reputation as a world-class guitar maker. His guitars are highly sought after by musicians and collectors alike due to their impeccable craftsmanship and exceptional sound quality.
Experience the exceptional craftsmanship of the Maestro RF-13 Ki Ju 64 cm guitar, a limited-edition work of art celebrating the 77th anniversary of an internationally acclaimed luthier. Born from the hands of a winner of the prestigious first prize at the 1988 Paris Guitar Making Competition, this guitar is more than an instrument; it’s a testament to world-class guitar making.
Each of the 77 meticulously inlaid mother-of-pearl Sakura petals and engraved tuners symbolize a year in the life of the luthier, adding a unique touch to this collectible piece. The 77th anniversary occurred in 2021, which is why this brand-new guitar has a 2021 label on it. This collectible piece is no longer in production, adding to its allure for musicians and collectors worldwide.
Closely following the design of the renowned Masaki Sakurai RF guitar, this model features a fusion of the finest woods, a sophisticated bracing pattern, and a profound sound profile. From bold trebles and resonant basses to expressive middle voices, the sound this guitar produces satisfies even the most discerning guitarists’ highest expectations.
Acquiring this Maestro RF-13 Ki Ju 64cm guitar is not just about owning an instrument, but possessing a piece of history intertwined with Masaki Sakurai’s illustrious legacy. It’s an opportunity to experience the unparalleled sound and craftsmanship that comes from the hands of a world-class luthier.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Back and sides:||Madagascar rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||G#/A|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|