Friday, February 19, 2010
RIP Taku Sakashta of Sakashta Guitars
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)