Furihata Arata joined the factory during 2009. At that time, he participated in the making of the Headway Standard series doing preparation and processing of the raw materials. He was also in charge of ukelele production. Then for a while, he worked with electric guitars, and after that, he went back to acoustic guitar making. Only this time, he was working on the Aska team build series under the direct care of veterans like Yasuo Momose and Masato Yasui, working on various different areas of the guitar making process. Learning the entire process in a detailed manner and internalizing how to obtain the optimal sound when creating an acoustic guitar.
He is a cheerful and lively person, a mood maker of sorts in the Aska team. Guitar making is not a one-man job, but rather a team effort. And that’s where Furihata shines, bringing a good balance and atmosphere to the team.and in doing so, brings also a lot of trust from one another. as craftsmen.
HXD-280CUSTOM: The main feature is the back design made out of 3 piece Quilted mahogany design that alongside the Indian rosewood used for the rest of the side and back combined for a high-quality, beautiful looking result. The contour cut is gentle on the elbow and hands giving you a really pleasant experience.
"This model has a really solid core sound thanks to its rear shift, a shallow elbow contour, and a back contour. I aimed for a stronger sound and I think I managed to get there.
Additionally, I had the player’s comfort in mind when creating this guitar, so I went for a design with shallow contours to the elbow and back. The back has a curved 3P unique design made with Quilted Mahogany in order to give it a unique look and sound.
Please don’t miss the chance to give it a try!”