Norio Iwasaki

Korg Acquires Sakae Drums

Korg has acquired Sakae Drums. Operations will take place in Osaka, Japan, as the company continues to design new models developed by key members of Sakae's product and design team. According to company representatives, Sakae will continue its same well-known legacy and is already heading plans for product releases this fall, in 2020 and beyond.

"Sakae Osaka Heritage is proud to open a new chapter in (its) storied history," said Norio Iwasaki, president of Sakae Osaka Heritage. "We are determined to deliver the highest quality and best sounding drums to players all over the world."

Sakae's history includes more than 90 years of creating drum kits, including many years of producing high-end drums for one of the biggest companies in music, said a company press release. Sakae drums such as the Trilogy, Almighty and Celestial series have become staples in the drumming world due to their craftsmanship and design. Besides kits, Sakae also designed and produced a wide range of 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. "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."