Taku SAKASHTA 17″ Archtop – Loaded with BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD!

  • Unique ID: Taku Sakashta 17 Arch
  • Product Type: Guitars
  • Make: Taku SAKASHTA
  • Model: 17" Archtop
  • Year: 1999
  • Price: SOLD
  • Color/Finish: Blonde
  • Availability: Sold
  • Condition: Excellent
Taku SAKASHTA 17″ Archtop – Loaded with BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD!

Taku Sakashta masterpiece!  An impossibly rare custom 17″ Archtop from a 1-owner collection.  Amazing story accompanies this piece.  The owner inherited a Brazilian Rosewood bed; Taku was SO interested in the wood that he took in the entire bed in partial exchange for this piece.  SO this very guitar has genuine FURNITURE GRADE BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD !  Taku used the rest of the wood in other pieces.  The top is German Spruce.

ALL the dark woods shown are the Furniture Grade Brazilian Rosewood.  Board, Tailpiece, Binding, Bridge, Neck Heal, Headstock overlays and pickguard.

The final product weighs just 5lb-10oz.  IT literally took 4.5 years to complete showing the perfectionist work ethic Taku embodied.

The tailpiece is totally floating and it is custom created to match the curvature of the top & allow for a strap.

Even the pot for the single volume control is a super expensive one from a medical device company.  No expense was spared here.  Nothing but the finest in details, woods and of course craftsmanship.

Custom form fit Calton Case is included of course.

The only consideration of note is the owner had Taku inlay his name at the 12th fret. Most will elect to keep this feature as a sign of provenance; however, it is an easy task for your luthier (at your expsense and risk) to swap this out for the inlay of your choice.

This piece has no fretwear and no repairs.  Only the very slightest faint ‘contact’ hairline swirls on the back (NO not buckle rash…just touch swirls from super light contact).

Whether you are a player, artist or collector THIS is an investment grade piece for your collection.  You many never have this opportunity to acquire another.  Total 1-off.

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    Mint - Perfect condition with no modifications or repairs. Original case and factory paperwork should be present.Near Mint - Incredibly light wear with no modifications or repairs.Excellent - May have light use throughout, instrument well cared for.Very Good - Minor cosmetic damage and some parts may be unoriginal.Good - Average wear and /or several modification form original spec. May be in need of repair.

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