One day in 1987 I received a call from the man on the right, named Tatsuo Okada. He called me to ask if he could distribute my instruments in Japan. For the next 30 years Okada International would become my #1 dealer in the world and well as my partner in my Japan production of the MetroLine and the Sadowsky Archtop Jazz Guitars. Tomorrow, I head for Japan to celebrate our 30th Anniversary.
Pictured below from L-R: Joel Kohn (MetroLine sales manager), Kuntaku Sei (President, Okada International), Roger Sadowsky, Tatsuo Okada (Owner, Okada International). This photo was taking in 1989 at the Tokyo Music Fair in Sunshine City.