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 first prize at the Fourth International Paris Guitar Making Competition. Masaki Sakurai’s guitars have impeccable craftsmanship and are known for their effortless playability and great sound volume.
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 characterized by its round and lyrical trebles. Furthermore, the warm basses and velvety middle voices enrich the entire sound palette. Due to its openness, this instrument is very satisfying to play and responds well to the attack of the right hand. Furthermore, the comfortable playability due to its pleasantly shaped neck and huge volume make this guitar an excellent concert instrument for any playing situation.
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:||–|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|