Sakazo Nakade

  • Year: 1967
  • Scale: 652/52 mm
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Condition: B+
  • Price: on hold

A wonderful Sakazo Nakade from 1967 with beautiful patina and seducing old world sound. A traditionally built instrument with solid spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides and ebony fingerboard. Sound-wise, this guitar has everything you could wish for from a vintage instrument with deep bass, appealing midrange and charming trebles. This in combination with good playability makes the guitar very accessible and easy to like. The action is set to 3,5 mm on the bass side and 2,7 mm on the treble. No cracks or past repairs. The Japanese label means that this guitar was not ment for export and is therefor quite rare here in Europe, or in the rest of the world for that matter.

Sakazo Nakade and his brother Rokutaro are known as the first Japanese luthiers to have traveled to Spain in the 50s to study in the workshops of José Ramirez and Hernandez y Aguado. According to many, Sakazo Nakade is therefore considered the founder of the Japanese school of Spanish lutherie. Many Japanese luthiers trained with the Nakade brothers.