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Kazuo Sato was born in Tokyo in 1946, he began studying lutherie in 1965 with luthier Kuniharu Nobe. He moved to England in 1971 where he built guitars in the David Rubio workshop, stamping his initials "KS" on the internal heel above the label. In 1974 he set up his own workshop in Hekelgem (Belgium), before moving to Saarlouis (Germany) in 1976 where he's remained to this day.
This model, called "Prestige" is one of his top concert models. Aesthetically, it is a gorgeous guitar, remarkably elegant with its beautiful tulip design mosaics rosette and general refined sobriety. Only the choicest tone woods were used.
This guitar's great power does not lessen its lyrical charm nor the quality of its timbre. The notes are flexible and colourful (Kazuo Sato’s instruments are indeed renowned for the amazing richness of their tonal palette).