For over 40 years now, premium classical guitars have been made in our workshop. However, the history of Sato Guitars goes back a lot further than that, taking us all the way back to the 1960s. In 1965 Kazuo began an apprenticeship in Tokio with the master luthier Nobe in Tokio. Six years later, in 1971, Kazuo went on to Oxford/England to the well known master luthier David Rubio. Under his guidance Kazuo began building lutes and guitars. Subsequently he founded his first workshop in Belgium in 1974. Two years later he relocated to Germany. He continues to come up with new ideas and innovations to drive the development of the traditional classical guitar to this very day. Kazuo‘s second passion in life is the photography (s. Flickr).