Masaki Sakurai, the nephew of the great Japanese master luthier Masaru Kohno, was born in 1944. He studied electrical engineering at Sophia University and became part of” Kohno Guitar Manufacturing” in 1967, after graduation. In 1988, he won the prestigious first prize at the Fourth International Paris Guitar Making Competition. Masaki Sakurai’s guitars are of impeccable craftsmanship and are known for their easy playability and great volume of sound.
This superb “special” model is recognizable by its asymmetrical bridge and sculpted head. Masaki Sakurai built this guitar in the continuity of his uncle Masaru Kohno’s guitars. It showcases the aesthetics, marquetry, carving details, and the sound of Kohno guitars. This model is built with the extreme precision associated with the highest quality of Japanese craftsmanship. It also features a beautiful selection of precious woods and great attention to detail.
This brand-new cedar top instrument is characterised by its round and lyrical trebles. Furthermore, the warm basses and velvety middle voices enrich the entire sound palette. Although it is a new guitar, it already sounds very open. Also, the comfortable playability due to its pleasantly shaped neck and its overall warm voice make this guitar an excellent concert 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/G#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|