Friday, February 19, 2010

RIP Taku Sakashta of Sakashta Guitars

A piece of shockingly bad news.

Taku Sakashta, 43, of Sakashta Guitars was found slain with multiple stab wounds near his workshop at Rohnert Park, CA on February 12th. 

Sakashta, a Japanese native, was known for his exquisitely hand-crafted guitars and custom-wound pickups.  Robben Ford, most notably, has been using a black Sakashta 'Noupaul' extensively and featured the instrument on the cover of his 2007 Truth album.

Bill Krinard of Two-Rock Amplification, Sakashta's neighbour in Rohnert Park said, "The whole world will suffer a little bit.  Definitely some of the finest guitars in the world."

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the killing.

(Story : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20100215/NEWS/100219666/1350?p=3&tc=pg)

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