1981 Masaki Sakurai "15" CD/IN


Year: 1981 Top: Cedar
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood Scale Length: 650 mm
Nut Width: 51 mm Finish: French Polish Top
Country: Japan Condition: Excellent
Case: Yes Exchange Policy: ExchangePlus


ITEM: 07463


Mr. Masaki Sakurai is the nephew of the greatest luthier from Japan, Masaru Kohno, with whom he worked with, and learned the craft of guitar making. Although clearly influenced by his uncle, Sakurai also infuses his own personality into his guitars. A modest look at this instrument reveals a beautiful, classic design - perfectly executed. The double ebony reinforcing strips in the back of the neck allow for a very accurate setup, so the action is low and easy without buzzing. The stiffer neck also improves sustain. The cedar top has a warm and fat sound while still retaining the clarity and balance of a great warm spruce guitar. There is plenty of power here for any concert situation, including ensemble settings. Condition is excellent with no cracks and no repairs - only some wear in the finish from regular but respectable use. Overall, a very charming instrument which we can recommend to anyone looking for a top-quality concert instrument at an incredible price.

Orfeo No. 15: The Guitar in Japan

Luthier Bio: Masaki Sakurai

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