Sakazo Nakade

  • Year: 1963
  • Scale: 650/51 mm
  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid Indian rosewood
  • Condition: B
  • Price: 1900 Euro 1500 Euro

A beautiful Japanese classical vintage guitar. This rare instrument was built by Sakazo Nakade, one of the most acclaimed Japanese luthiers, and represents everything that I like about old guitars. A wonderful patina, rich tone, nice playability, really good volume and not least a guitar with a soul that feels inspiring to play. Solid spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides and ebony fingerboard. The guitar may look a bit worn with its crackled lacquer, but is in very good condition without any cracks or repairs. The scale is 650/51 mm and the action is low without buzzing and the neck is nicely shaped. New frets since 2020. A real catch to say the least.

Orfeo Magazine #15 – English Edition – Spring 2020