DG 2015 Masaki Sakurai Classical Guitar


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This guitar is brought to you by Dream Guitars

A guitar which plays this smoothly should be illegal. It's practically criminal, the balance across the registers, the pianistic separation of the strings, the heft of the bottom end, the way the trebles fill the room, and somehow retain a gentleness at the same time. Heck, it's even a crime to call this a used guitar--practically brand-new from 2015, with not a scratch to be found. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Maestro-RF from Masaki Sakurai. With Central American Rosewood back and sides and a Spruce top, she sings in a voice equal parts vigorous, rich, and articulate. This isn't your grandpa's Classical, either: the Maestro-RF features an elevated fingerboard, which allows for easy access to upper frets and modifies the break angle of the strings over the saddle, increasing the amount of vertical force being applied to the Spruce top, whch increases the responsiveness of the plates and dramatically enhances the sustain. Moreover, this shifts where the soundhole is projecting outward, which translates to more of the guitar's sonorous voice in the player's ear. If you haven't played an elevated fingerboard Classical yet, this is your chance! You won't be disappointed.

"So beautiful. I'm a big fan of raised fingerboards like this one; they're an elegant solution to several issues with upper fret access and fretboard extensions causing cracks when the extension expands and contracts so much more slowly than the top wood. In addition, this guitar has a stellar voice, with a particularly expressive low-end." - Paul Heumiller, Dream Guitars

Body Size: Medium
Scale: 650 mm (25.6 in.)
Nut Width: 50.8 mm (2 in)
String Spacing: 57.2 mm (2.25 in)
Body Length: 19 in.
Upper Bout: 11 1/2 in.
Lower Bout: 14 1/2 in.
Serial #: F0917A
Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 1/4 in.
Body Depth @Tail Block: 4 in.
Frets to body: 12

Cutaway: None
Pickguard: None
Case: Hard - SuperLight hard foam
Pickup: None
Condition: Mint

Woods & Trim
Back/Sides: Central American Rosewood
Top Wood: Spruce
Fingerboard: Ebony
Neck Wood: Cedar
Bridge: Rosewood
Rosette: Mosaic
Binding: Rosewood
Headplate: Central American Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: None
Top Trim: Marquetry
Fret Markers: None
Tuners: Gotoh
Tuner Finish: Gold with Black Perloid Buttons