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.
HD-280CUSTOM: A custom model made inspired in one of Momose’s original models. Despite its simple appearance, this is a guitar made out of one of the highest quality woods and is full of luxury. Adirondack spruce is used for the body top and Indian rosewood is used for the side back
Production limited to a single unit.