Philipp Lerche wrote:Do you think it has the ergonomic benefits that Mr Sakurai mentioned ?
He said that it would be easier to play because of a more natural hand position.
In 2006 I purchased a 2004 Sakurai-Kohno not knowing about all the tiny little things, Sakurai san disclosed in the video and which are dedicated to improve playability. My subjective impression was, why the hell did I tortured myself all the years with my previous guitar!
When I exchanged the previous guitar with a 1979 Yairi guitar for travel etc. it became obvious that this wow effect was not only related to the shorter scale! Wonder if her fingerboard might be radiused somehow because playabilty is really close to the Kohno irrispective of its 664 mm scale!