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Sakurai Kohno

Tuning Machine:GOTOH
String height:1string 2.8mm/6string 3.5mm

Masaru Kohno was born in Mito, Ibaraki in 1926, he started making guitars in 1948, studied guitar making in Spain in 1960, and won a gold medal at the International Guitar Competition in Belgium in 1967. A pioneer in high-end guitar production in Japan, this brand still has a large number of fans. The guitars have a beautiful appearance with high workmanship, are easy to play and always stable, and above all, match the tastes of the Japanese people in terms of both tone and playability. They are also highly regarded overseas as the top of the Japanese brands.
Masaki Sakurai was born in Tokyo in 1944. He graduated from Sophia University, Faculty of Science and Engineering in 1967, and at the same time joined Kohno Guitar Manufacturing, where he learned guitar making.
In 1988, he won the first prize at the 4th International Guitar Making Competition in Paris.
The model he won at that time has become one of the most popular models in his current lineup as the PC (Paris Competition) model.
After Masaru Kohno passed away in 1998, he took over the workshop and continued to make guitars under the 'Sakurai Kohno' label, while at the same time continuing to make guitars under his own brand, Masaki Sakurai. The brand is characterized by its high crafting precision, use of high-quality materials, and beautiful appearance.
The guitars are especially suited to the physique and tastes of the Japanese, and their outstanding ease of playability and stability have gained great popularity overseas as well, earning them the same international reputation as Kohno guitars.

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a Sakurai Kohno Maestro model in good condition, made in 1999. 1998 was the first period when Masaru Kohno passed away and the brand was inherited under the 'Sakurai Kohno' label, and this is the top-of-the-line model at the time. It has Kohno's unique and complex construction, and the grade of the materials used is extremely high. There are some dents and scratches around the sound hole, but considering its age, it is in good condition. The string length is 660mm.

InstrumentSakurai Kohno
CategoryJapanese Classical Guitars 〔Used〕
Number/ModelMaestro FA0304
Scale length660mm
Side&BackSouth American Rosewood
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Price (tax included)Please Inquire
optionwith Lightweight Semi Hardcase

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