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Sugi Guitars
The Guitars from Nagano are as Diamonds
Date:09, Feb, 2017
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Sugi Stargazer
SSS R ALD/AT FRD
Body: Alder
Neck: Aqua Timber Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Pick Up: Jazzy Cat
It is quiet difficult defining what the wonderful guitar is. Then, I've got to consider what's in common among good guitars. They say guitar sound's up to the material wood. We can say good wood is a seed of good guitars, therefore.

"Sugi Guitars" is a brand established by a guitar builder Sugimoto Makoto in 2002. The workshop is standing in Matsumoto, Nagano now. Their guitars and bass guitars use rare fine woods like spalted maple (*) and then, we can say theirs are good ones. It's difficult for the major companies like Gibson to realize because they almost need mass production.

To know "Sugi Guitars," we have to first get what the builder Mr. Sugimoto is. His first step was study in the US. He learnt the ABC of guitar repair there. Back in Japan, Sugimoto joined Fujigen Inc. Many years passed by as an artisan, which made him guess "Should I go on nothing but OEM all my life? I want to create my original guitars!" By that decision, he built his original brand.

With his skill and uniqueness, Mr. Sugimoto has helped a lot of popular guitarists like Steve Vai, Lee Ritenour, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Phil Collen, Steve Miller and so on. His great ability's not held inside any more.

While he studied about guitar repair in America, he got a sense that said "We might be unable to win against America in music, but may be able to win in making musical instruments!" Life is often developed by a gut feeling, neither a project nor consideration.

"Sugi Guitars" always has nothing in stock. For the prices and rarity, it's not true there aren't difficulty to get their instruments. I believe there's value, for all guitarists who desire to meet the best partner, to get over the difficulties, however.




* Spalted maple's technically not a specific species of maple, however rather a general description of any kinds of maple which's been on the initial stages of decay. It's difficult to process the ones.



Sugi Guitars - Official Website






 

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