KORG acquired drum manufacturer, Sakae. Operations will take place in Osaka, Japan, designing new models developed by key members of Sakae’s renowned product and design team.
“Sakae Osaka Heritage is proud to open a new chapter in their storied history. We are determined to deliver the highest quality and best sounding drums to players all over the world,” said Norio Iwasaki, president of Sakae Osaka Heritage.
Sakae’s history includes more than 90 years of drum kits, including many years of producing high end drums for one of the biggest companies in music. Sakae drums such as the Trilogy, Almighty and Celestial series have become a staple for professional drummers worldwide due to their pristine craftsmanship and high-quality design. Besides kits, Sakae also designed and produced a wide range of world-famous snares, hardware and more.
“Every Sakae finished product is a work of art,” said Jeff Shreiner, brand manager for Sakae Osaka Heritage at KORG USA Inc. “Sakae always have, and will continue to be, wholeheartedly committed to making the highest-quality drums possible. We look forward to this new chapter and continuing the Sakae legacy.”