Re: daion guitars and basses

Posted by Carl Jacobs on Sat, 10/18/03 - 22:11:59.

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.

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Re: daion guitars and basses

The story he told you is correct. I dated Anea's older sister from 1980-85. I went to the Waco Factory to pick out my 81 Caribou. They were very well made and sounded great!
p.s. Anea,her sister and Mom and Dad (who named the guitar) are alive and well in the Dallas Tx. area

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.

Re: RARE!! daion ANEA electric guitar

: : I have a Daion / Anea electric guitar purchased several months ago(2009) with it's original case. It appears to date to 1981 as it has an early USA made brass KAHLER tremelo and string-set system. the body is similar to an ARIA zz model. The quality is great, pickups are some form of humbucker and it plays great.

There is only one other ANEA guitar anywhere right now that I can find, and it is tele. style(guitar only) currently for sale in Guitar center, winter Park Florida for $399 US.

Contact me for photos if you think you can help with information on this one-of-one guitar & case

rgto@mywdo.com

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