September 20, 2010

Sakashta guitars. Works of art.

Unfortunately Taku Sakashta was killed in february this year.  I didn't know and was shocked to hear this.

Police said a Rohnert Park man was found slain outside a guitar business in an industrial park area of the city early this morning.
Lt. Jeff Taylor said the man's name is not being released until the family positively identifies his body.
The body was found outside Sakashta Guitars at 643 Martine Ave. Calls to the business were not returned this afternoon.
Taylor said the wife of the business owner told police her husband did not return home Thursday night. She found the business "in a suspicious state" when she went there and called police around 3:50 a.m., he said.
Police arrived within two minutes and confirmed a crime had occurred at the business, but Taylor would not disclose the nature of the crime.
Police then searched the area and found the homicide victim's body outside the shop.
"The dead man is most likely the owner of the business,'' Taylor said.
Sakashta Guitars' Web site says Taku Sakashta is the designer and maker of the hand-crafted guitars.


  1. Wonderful guitar! Saw him play it live this year (concert with Bill Evans). Too bad the luthier got killed!

  2. I updated the item with the sad news.