Testimony From Guitarists
I designed this guitar with Kz Guitar Works and we went for a semi hollow body guitar with a single humbucker for simplicity. When I play live I primarily use a bridge position humbucker. I like playing around with the volume and tones to create more sounds rather than use the other pickups. It also has a fat 50s style neck. I love this guitar!
Brent Muscat (Guitarist, Ex. Faster Pussycat)
“I am so happy to have this handcrafted guitar built for me and my style of playing. It is versatile and the sustain is awesome. I’m able to play not only rock and roll but clean country as well. I’ve never played a guitar like this before in my life Its resonance is in there and the sound and vibration of it just so awesome. I’m really excited to play it live, bring it out, and show it off. I gave it a name….since it is from Japan I have named it ” SAKURA ” which means Cherry Blossom, because it was built in Spring and from Japan and right around the time that the cherry blossoms were blooming. I couldn’t be happier. Thanks to Kz Guitar Works.”
Daniel Gomez (Guitarist, We Will Rock You Musical)
“The first time I saw the Kz One Standard design, I had to blink once or twice. That was a truly inspired vision; a high quality crossover between legendary old lady, a kahler loaded 84 guilds, a double cutaway Les Paul with a contemporary twist and Kz’s own flavor. It is amazingly designed by master luthier, Kazutaka Ijuin, at the Kz Guitar Works for a wider public segment than just the queen aficionado and ready for the professional player that is searching a versatile weapon of choice. It is a guitar for pretty everything on the set. The guitar keeps the flame on classic designs, but reassigning them on a more player friendly package with clever and minimal switching method. It is providing a full array of vintage and contemporary tones, wide trusty vibrato system and locking tuners for excellent and expressive performance. This guitar has both classic and avant-grade look and feel.”
Kazumaro Kominami (Guitarist)
“In my previous live performance, I used a Kz One and this time I used a Kz One Standard. I totally felt the difference between two, which comes from originality of Kz Guitar Works. This does not mean the guitar has a tricky uniqueness to play, but actually very easy and fit to your hand naturally.
Though it is an electric guitar, yet it also has an acoustic sound quality.
It has a single coil and wide range, but it has enough power to produce the great sound. The Kahler Tremolo for the bridge works smoothly, and all the parts that compose this guitar create a variety of sound like magic.
I look forward to seeing further progress for this guitar, and hope everyone would have a chance to experience this magical sound of the Kz One Standard.”