Up for sale, an Iroha Sakura electric guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Crafted in Kyoto, Japan, Iroha continues the tradition of inspired offset design with the Sakura model. Featuring a maple neck, slab rosewood fretboard, and solid basswood body, this time-tested tonewood platform offers a smooth, neutral platform for the humbucker/single coil pickup combination. Outfitted with a Fender Pure Vintage ‘52 Telecaster pickup in the neck position and a Seymour Duncan SH-1 PAF at the bridge, the neck position has a sweet bell-like response, while the Seymour Duncan PAF is powerful, dynamic and harmonically rich. Lightweight at 6lbs 8oz, this Iroha has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, accurate intonation, and low action.
The maple neck has a slender C shaped profile with good shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges. The thick slab rosewood fretboard is a dark, tight-grained cut featuring a modern, player-friendly 12” radius, pearl dot inlay, and pristine stock jumbo fretwire. The guitar plays well up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod, offering easy access to the upper registers thanks to the contoured neck heel. The scale length is 24 3/4“, and the nut measures a slender 1 1/2“ in width. The large paddle-shaped headstock features the Iroha logo and set of Gotoh tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
The electronics function flawlessly, with full-size USA-made 500K CTS pots, a Sprague tone cap, and a three-way pickup selector governing the pickup pair. The chrome plated six-saddle bridge and pair of knurled knobs shine like new, and the three-ply white pickguard follows the body shape, complementing the gloss rippled metallic Blue Burst finish. Cosmetic wear is limited to light marks and faint finish scratches mostly relegated to the back and lower bout body edge. The neck sports a smooth satin finish with a few faint marks that are not distracting to the palm.
A gigbag is included.