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Kent Nishimura - Shima Enaga (KN-SE)

Total Length 41"
Body Shape Jumbo Cutaway

Master Grade European Spruce
Back & Sides

Master Grade Bubinga
Fingerboard HPL Ebony

5-piece Mahogany
Headstock Bubinga
Nut & saddle Cow Bone
Nut width



Bubinga and Purple Heart
Fretboard Inlay

Abalone Seashell (Shima Enaga)
Finish PU Gloss
Strings D'Addario XS
Tuners Gotoh 510


The Natasha KN-SE (Kent Nishimura - Shima Enaga) is a guitar model designed by Kent Nishimura in collaboration with Natasha Guitars. The idea originated in late 2022 when Kent was impressed by a Natasha Rainleaf. Having acquired other Natasha instruments, he developed trust in the company's craftsmanship.

In 2023, Kent formed a close relationship with Natasha's team, particularly with Aaron Zhao and Bob Ma. The design process started after NAMM Show and Soundmesse Osaka in April and May, respectively.

The guitar's design focuses on simplicity and high quality. Kent opted not to include his name on the guitar's design, allowing players worldwide to enjoy it without any association. Bubinga wood, with its beautiful patterns, was chosen for the back and sides, ensuring a powerful low-midrange bass tone. European Spruce as the top wood provides strong mid to high range capabilities. The woods were meticulously selected during numerous trips to suppliers.

The fretboard inlay features the Shima Enaga, a Japanese bird, crafted with abalone seashell, portraying an eastern winter theme. The winter theme was enhanced by upgrading the European Spruce into a bear claw pattern. The first guitar was completed in September 2023 and presented to Kent in Osaka. His reaction was described as "utter awe and pleasant surprise," as the guitar sounded full and perfect on the first try. Kent made it his go-to guitar for all occasions.

As an accomplished fingerstyle player, Kent envisions sharing the joy of playing this guitar with others. Natasha Guitars trusts Kent's judgment and will continue crafting these guitars with care, aiming to bring the joy of music to everyone's homes.

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