Designed by Japan's most recognized luthier, Masaru Kohno, this instrument is a first-rate concert guitar, and is now made by Kohno's nephew Masaki Sakurai. This is the cedar-top version of the well-known spruce counterpart - these instruments are currently being played by Oscar Ghiglia, Eduardo Fernandez and Shinichi Fukuda this concert season, and a string of top-players have played them in the past, including Sharon Isbin and Julian Bream, among others. The guitar features Indian rosewood sides and back and Canadian red cedar top. Playability is excellent. Tone is lovely with very, very good volume. The guitar is in good structural condition but has quite a few small scratches and some mild playing wear.