1998 Kazuo Sato Spruce CSA
|Model||1998 Kazuo Sato Spruce CSA|
|Condition||Pre-Owned – very good condition, see below description|
|Tuners||Premium Tuning Machines – I’m not certain of the make but they are excellent|
|Case||Japanese Black HSC – very nice|
|Top||Select German Spruce|
|Sides/Back||Old World CSA|
|Neck||Mahogany with Ebony inserts|
|Head Plate||CSA Rosewood|
|Binding||Rosewoods and Maple|
|String Spacings||44mm-50.5mm-57mm at 1st fret – 12th – saddle|
|Overall length||38 5/8″|
|Body length||19 1/8″|
|Upper bout width||11 1/4″|
|Waist width||9 1/2″|
|Lower bout width||14 1/2″|
|Body depths||3 1/2″ & 3 5/8″ – she’s a touch wider than most|
|Weight of Guitar||3lbs. 4 oz. – weight not including case|
|Action||4.1mm & 3.5mm at low E 12th fret unfretted|
|CITES||Ineligible due to CSA RW and year of the guitar|
1998 Kazuo Sato Spruce CSA
Just Arrived! Built for the 1 owner, who purchased it directly from Kazuo in Germany, this is a beautiful example of Sato and his work with clear voices and powerful basses blending together for a more than pleasing classical experience. He was a very clean and precise builder, as evidenced by my internal inspection of the guitar. Very nice work. The simplicity of the rosette and binding work is very attractive.
The guitar has most definitely seen play time. There is clear evidence of honest playing wear on the top, nail marks, rasqueado, a string ding behind the treble E, etc. Photos will show all of this clearly. The CSA is exemplary, having been expertly repaired by Matt Rubendall of Brooklyn, who I personally know and implicitly trust with work of this nature.. I’ve just cleaned and polished the guitar, fretboard cleaning and oiling, with a normal tension bass E and everything else a high tension, thus sounding rounder and warm, with a clear sing to her voice and excellent push from the basses and mids. This is a seriously nice and beautiful guitar in every way.
Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?). My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar. I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything. Thanks. Rich
MP3 Audio – 190607-1998 Kazuo Sato Spruce CSA – bold and beautiful (sounds like a soap opera?), man alive, this is a great guitar with superb power and clarity.
My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.
Premium HSC is included in your purchase price.
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Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.
This classical guitar carries NO Warranty as it is a pre-owned instrument.
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