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2010 Kazuo Sato Prelude, Indian Rosewood/Alpine Spruce
$5,665
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Sato, Kazuo
builder
Product Year
2010
Model
Prelude
Serial #
n/a
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2311
Condition
Top marks at waist and lower bout. Some side marks at lower bout, and back marks at center.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - East Indian
Top
Spruce - Alpine
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
U
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
French Polish
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Alessi
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one, ask about options
Body Length
19.125 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
14.375 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
3.875 in
Scale Length
25.6 in
Scale Length (mm)
650 mm
Nut Width
1.98 in
Nut Width (mm)
50 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.818 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.925 in
Weight
3 lb. 11 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Superior
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Description

This 2010 Prelude model from Kazuo Sato offers a smooth, even voice with lovely articulation across the registers; we’re smitten. Indian Rosewood back and sides paired up with Alpine Spruce on top (aged 20 years beforehand! making this a 30-year-old top today), Mahogany neck, and Alessi tuners for added elegance. This lovely number has opened up handsomely in the intervening years, and we’re excited to report it has a lively projection waiting just under the surface with a heavier attack. French Polish throughout, plus an under-four-pounds play weight, makes for an easy, responsive playing experience. We’re excited to see where the next 10 years takes this one!


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Kazuo Sato’s Prelude model is the top of the line, and for good reason. The 20-year-old Alpine Spruce top, over Indian Rosewood, lends power and a dynamic color palette to the voice, especially in the warm bass register and a fat, juicy top end.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.6 in
NUT WIDTH 1.98 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ALPINE,
ROSEWOOD - EAST INDIAN

This 2010 Prelude model from Kazuo Sato offers a smooth, even voice with lovely articulation across the registers; we’re smitten. Indian Rosewood back and sides paired up with Alpine Spruce on top (aged 20 years beforehand!
 

Kazuo Sato’s Prelude model is the top of the line, and for good reason. The 20-year-old Alpine Spruce top, over Indian Rosewood, lends power and a dynamic color palette to the voice, especially in the warm bass register and a fat, juicy top end.
 
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