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2015 Sakurai Maestro-RF Central American/Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Sakurai, Masaki
Product Year
2015
Model
Maestro-RF
Serial #
F0917A
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5155
Condition
Mint
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Cedar
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Marquetry
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Gotoh
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
14.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3.25 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.59 in
Scale Length (mm)
650 mm
Nut Width
2 in
Nut Width (mm)
50.8 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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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.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.59 in
NUT WIDTH 2 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE,

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.
 

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.
 
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