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.
The Maestro model, the highest model in the Sakurai-Kohno series, is considered one of his masterpieces. It is made with the finest materials and embodies the traditions of the Kohno family. The Maestro model is known for its ease of playing, large sound volume, and rich sound colors.
Sakurai’s legacy continues to live on through his guitars and the countless musicians inspired by his work. He is considered one of the greatest guitar makers of his time, and his contributions to the field of guitar-making will be remembered for generations to come.
Please note that the photos of this guitar are general product representations and may differ from the actual instrument.
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#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|
|Case:||Hard Shell Case|