Re: daion guitars and basses
I have a Daion / Anea acoustic folk style guitar, round back, wood-bound / no plastic, the neck has an inlaid Daion tuning fork in mother of pearl. The head has gold tuners and a gold painted label which says Anea. The music store owner told me this story back then and I think part if not all info is correct. He bought several of these guitars in texas in about 1985 at a greatly reduced price/ because he said they were too strange looking, too high priced, and weren't selling well for an unknown maker. A japanese man who had worked for an american manufacturer for many years returned to japan and began making acoustic guitars under the name Daion. The shop owner said the Daion owner got up one day and changed the name to Anea which was his daughter's name. He put new (Anea)labels on the Daion guitars as my guitar, many have two names or logo's. Because of poor sales he abandoned production of acoustic models and focused on electric models.
The shop where I bought my guitar had electric anea guitars for several more years but the owner died in about 1990 so I can't ask him about the the story any more.
This is all I know about these guitars except when I bought the one I have, I played and compaired all the acoustic guitars in his shop and the Daion / anea giutar had the best sound quality and played as well as guitars twice it's price.