1999 Sakurai-Kohno "Professional-R" SP/IN
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Designed by Japan's most recognized luthier, Masaru Kohno
, this instrument is a first-rate concert guitar, and was completed by Kohno's nephew Masaki Sakurai. The instruments from this era have been played by Oscar Ghiglia, Eduardo Fernandez and Shinichi Fukuda, and a string of top-players have played them in the past, including Sharon Isbin and Julian Bream, among others. The rosewood sides and back on this instrument are stunning and the German spruce top is perfectly quartersawn with plenty of silk and a gorgeous dark, amber color. Playability is excellent. Tone is lovely with very, very good volume. We would recommend this guitar to anyone including a performing musician or recording artist. Although a used guitar this instrument is in fine condition with no damage or repairs and only minimal playing wear.
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Luthier Bio: Masaru Kohno