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C-489, Masaki Sakurai (Japan)

A new guitar from Masaki Sakurai, the nephew of the greatest luthier from Japan, Masaru Kohno.

Mr Masaki won the first prize in the 1988 Paris International Guitar Luthiers Competition with this “PC” or “Paris Competition” model, the instrument featured is the same exact design as the 1988 guitar which won the prize !

A gorgeous instrument in every way, elements in the headstock and rosette are suggestive of Bouchet guitars while the thick maple binding harkens back to the early Madrid school.

Warm basses with piercing round trebles, comfortable to hold, ease of play with its low action, concert level projection…

A must try and such a rare find…



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Masaki Sakurai

“P.C. Paris Competition” model

Built in the year 2018

650mm scale with 52mm nut

Cedar top

Central & South American rosewood back & sides

Spanish cedar neck with ebony reinforcement

Gotoh 35G510 tuners with aluminium roller and shell buttons

Central & South American bridge & headstock veneer

Nitrocellulose laquer finishing

Hard shell case included

Additional information

Weight 11 kg
Dimensions 114 × 51 × 21 cm
C-489, Masaki Sakurai (Japan) | Grand Salon de Guitare