A new Sakurai Concert-R is around 4000 Euro + taxes and shipping if ordered directly from Sakurai. Higher models doesn't necessary mean "better" guitar, only different. I will send you a PM with more info.jamesvd wrote: ↑Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:21 amApologies if my questions are out of topic.
How do you think about a deal of £3500 (EUR 4000) for a Masaki Sakurai Concert-R Year 2017 Spruce (like new)?
Is it worth to buy higher models (Sakurai PC, Maestro, Concert-J)? I played a Sakurai PC and don't think the difference between PC and Concert-R should cost you twice as much.
If you order Sakurai Kohno directly to ship to Europe, what will the cost for each model above likely be?
Any comment would be appreciated. Thanks
It's not bad at all, for a 2017.
Nice one Petter, at that price a real steal for sure! Amazing condition too. 1600 dollars including shipping + taxes?Petter wrote: ↑Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:14 amIMG_20190218_231006.jpg
Received my first Kohno yesterday, delivered in mint state from Japan!
City and Country: Stockholm, Sweden
Date of Production: 1965
Date of Acquisition: 2019
Price of Acquisition: $1600 USD
Back: Indian Rosewood
Side: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard: Ebony? Might be dark rosewood as well.
Well add me to the fan club as well. First impressions: fantastic playability, great action at 3.5mm low e and 2.8mm high e with plenty of saddle. Scale is 630 mm, not 635 as advertised.
It seems to be totally untouched, no scratches or marks in the finish. Frets seem like new, fret ends are sticking out though. Probably stored a little too dry.
Tone is fantastic, great direct from the case strung up with new strings. Full and earthy, warm but still very clear sounding trebles. Despite shorter scale it is full bodied.
It is being rehumidified now, soundboard had a very slight concave and fretboard had shrunk.
I am extremely pleased!
SickPetter wrote: ↑Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:48 amThanks Jon! Indeed, incredibly cheap especially for the time-capsule condition of the guitar.
Yes around 1600 usd including tax shipping etc.
Yes, the pics on the auction site are very low res. Bit of a a gamble to bid but sometimes it can be very rewarding!