Really gorgeous expert-built Japanese Vintage Folk Acoustic by Kasuga.
Made in the heyday of collectable Japanese instruments at Kasuga Gakki . They were one of the big 3 guitar factories in Japan and in fact were one of the first established in 1935 in Nagoya by Kazuyuki Kasuga during the 1960’s & 70’s they shipped guitars under their own brand and made for other brands. By the 1980’s they were completely an OEM brand manufacturer making instruments for ESP, Burny, SAGA and Yamaha among others.
These don’t come up for sale very often and as such it’s difficult to find information on them. This one is priced low due to the cosmetics only.
- Aged Spruce Top
- Aged Rosewood back/sides
- Mahogany neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Frets are in great condition
- Intonation is solid
- Action is medium to low – plays easily
- Fretboard smooth
- Tuners in great condition
Tokai quickly found it couldn’t keep up with demand, so it found a factory that could meet its quality standards: Kasuga.