My name is Takahiro Shimo. I am a luthier (specialist for making and repair of stringed musical instrument) in Japan. I graduated from Robert-Venn School Of Luthiery (technical school of making guitar in Phoenix Az. U.S.A.) in 1980. I worked for Morris Musical Instrument in 1981. I was a member ofgHandcrafted Teamh. So, I used to make high grade guitars and develop newguitars. In April 1982, I opened Shimo Guitars my shop, and started making guitar by myself. Now, I am very happy. Because everybody can see instruments that I made on my website.