Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

Posted by Metalaxe on Sun, 06/23/02 - 13:43:37.

I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar Mdl.# N30 Ser.# 933.It has:
2 pc. spruce top/rosewood back,sides, and peghead face/top and bottom
multi layered body binding/inlay down center of back/bound mahogany neck/rosewood fingerboard w/pearl doy inlays/mother of pearl headstock logo/gold hardware. It was distributed by Veneman Music in Springfield Va. circa 1970's. Any info re: History, Value, etc... would be greatly appreciated. This guitar is beautiful. sounds phenomenal, and is an excellent player!!!

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Nagoya Guitars

Little History - The way I heard it ......

Way back in the late 60's, the Brazilians stopped exporting rosewood logs to C.F. Martin & Co; causing great consternation in the community and making it impossible to manufacture "matchbook" Rosewood back's to Martin's requirements. Venneman Music, a significant distributor in the Washington D.C. area with a bunch of shops was desperate enough for Martin Dreadnought body guitars that they reached out to Nagoya to build Martin knock-offs (The U.S.A did not sign the 1886 (yes, 1886!) Berne Convention prohibiting such thievery until 1989. That's also how all the fake Rolex watches got in before that.). The deal was made and a heap of pretty nice guitars (that by all that is true and just should be burned) for about 1/3 or 1/2 $ of a Martin that you couldn't buy anyway. I have a 6 and a 12 string, N-35 and N-28 respectively (I think). I won't be selling or burning either of mine. I've recently picked them up again after a too long hiatus. Now 40+ years later I am of greater means and have the itch to augment the collection with a REAL Martin. The 50th anniversary D-35 is very tempting. But I think there's a 12 string D28 in Nazareth with my name on it. :-)

suzuki su 30

Hello,
I am looking for information on the Nagoya Suzuki SU 30 model? Year? Value?

Nagoya N28

I purchased this guitar in the 70"s from Veneman's Music in Greenbelt Mall. I still have it and it plays beautifully! It needed some bracing work after warping a little. I play finger-style with emphasis on moving bass-lines and this guitar performs better than most in that area. I want to perform live and need electronics. This is why I was considering a new guitar. I think I'll keep it if I find good electronics at a reasonable price.

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

I have a Nagoya Model #NS35H, serial # 8165. It's almost a perfect copy of a Martin D-28. A paper label inside calls it a NAGOYA SUPER MODEL, and under that it says "Handcrafted by Luthiers of the Nagoya Guitar Company, Japan. The background has a light printing of several stringed instruments. I had a friend in the mid sixties who traveled from Boulder, Colorado to the Baltimore area and brought back 10 or 12 guitars to resell. Sounds like all of them came from that general area. Logo on the headstock is am "N" in a circle. It looks like mother of pearl. This has been a great guitar. Sounds great (I added a Martin thinline pickup) and I love the way it sounds plugged or unplugged. Action is great...a workhorse. I won't be parting with this one. I think I paid $250 or 300 abck then, which I remember thinking was a lot, but I'vr never regreted it.

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

Frank
I too purchased a NS 35 H for about $245 in 1975 and it has been a fine player for all this time. Interesting that these models had maple body binding which wasn't used until the boutique builders in the 90's(Huss and Dalton). Also a very heavy clear coat finish has kept the guitar from opening up and it sounds the same as 1974, disappointing yes, but it looks great with no weather checking which is rare.
My guess s there is no Nagoya factory but the Suzuki Company is in Nagoya, Japan and Like St. Louis Music Distributed Alvarez Guitars in the 70's, Veneman Music in the Wshington D.C. area had Suzuki Build 'em for their stores.
As far as what they're worth, About what you paid for them. I saw a N 18 for $75 on eBay a year ago. If any are solid wood,they will appreciate as Mahogany and Rosewood become less available. Bri

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

I have nagoya N-30, anyone tell me the history on it?

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

Recently, my mom passed her guitar on to me, because i wanted to learn to play, and its a Nagoya N18 she got from Veneman in the 70's, I cant seem to find anything about it on the internet but this post. If anyone gets any Info, please pass it on.

Ian

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

Wow, this really must be an old Nagoya revival! At least for folks that lived in the DC area around the '70s. I too have been searching the internet for information about an old Nagoya Model N-18S that I purchased in the late '70s at Veneman Music on Rockville Pike. I have several Taylors but have never given up on my Nagoya. My 14-year-old son has been learning guitar on it. It sure would be nice to have more info. I'm thinking about having some work done to it (the neck is getting a little warped...not much considering it's age).

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar model F-10 that was purchased at Veneman's (I think it was in Rockville, MD) ...I would love ANY info regarding the this model, history, value, or ANYTHING about the company....can anyone help?

Nagoya F-10

This is the only site I found about them. It was my first guitar. I got it in the mid 70's and took my first lessons on it.
I still have it. Its pretty beat, but I don't think I will ever have the heart to sell it. I still use it. At the moment it has nylon
ball strings on it. I will say I did not get it in the Washington/Maryland area. I got mine at Zapfs Music in Philadelphia.

Thats all I have.

Jim

Nagoya N-18

Jim,
I bought mine at Zaph's as well in 1971. I love this guitar. I replaced the bridge in 2010 and it's intonation is perfect. The wood is sweet as is the sound. Bass heavy, but awesome.
I own a Martin D-35 from 1973 and love it, but I love my cheap Nagoya N-18 for its Maple back and consequent projection. When I finger pick it I can't believe its volume.
"Willie" was the salesman for both guitars.
Are you from Olney? I am.
Thom

Zapfs Music

I bought my Martin 00018 at Zapfs in 1963 and still love it.. I went to the Martin factory in the late 70's and they replaced the frets for 10.00. I picked up a Nagoya N-18 at a garage sale 3 years ago. I like to take it to places where I don't have to be concerned for the Martin's "safety." I was surprised how good it sounds and feels. Some body told me to sell my Martin and use the Nagoya all the time.. Never happen! My mother grew up in Olney in the 30's and and I in Wyncote.. Smalll world!

My Nagoya

Thom: I lived in Logan. We used to hop frieghts at 18th and Belfield and jump off
at 5th and Fisher. Mine always a had kind of high action. I changed the nut - I don't
know when. I have it in my locker at work. If I have time I'll be using it today.
Phil - did he limp and talked like he was on the verge of drooling?

Jim

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars SD390

I have purchased a guitar last week - which shows name as Suzuki SD390 Nagoya. I have been unable to find anything on the internet regarding this.

Can anyone help.

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

I also have a Nagoya (D12-28) 12 string. I purchased it at Veneman's in 7-Corners VA back in the early 70's as well. I played it for years and just this past year I had the action lowered a bit. What a difference! It now sounds good and is much easier to play. I've looked for links on the internet pertaining to the manufacturer and have found nothing but this thread. It seems Veneman's may have been a sole distributer. I will keep searching though.

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

: I also have a Nagoya (D12-28) 12 string. I purchased it at Veneman's in 7-Corners VA back in the early 70's as well. I played it for years and just this past year I had the action lowered a bit. What a difference! It now sounds good and is much easier to play. I've looked for links on the internet pertaining to the manufacturer and have found nothing but this thread. It seems Veneman's may have been a sole distributer. I will keep searching though.

I purchased a Nagoya 12 string N 12-23 in 1974 at Venemaan's College Park. I was a student at U of M at the time. They had a deal where you could by a Nagoya, then with in 6 mnths, trade it in for full value and purchase the next model nagoya up. I did this one time as wanted to trade to the 12-28, but couldn't get the extra money (100) togather at the time. The 12 28 looked like an awesome guitar. I still have and play mine. Sounds good and have had to work on the action some but enjoy it. Nagoya must be out of the guitar business at least in under that name. I can not fine anything on them. I ended up on this thread via google search. Must be some kinda "nagoya" revival.

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

(Oops! I Hit Submit too quickly on the last post)
I also have a Nagoya N-12-23 12 string. Purchased it at Zapf's Music store in Philadelphia back in 1976 (The store has recently moved to New Jersey). I played several brands and liked the sound and the feel of the Nagoya the best. I've kept it strung with Martin Marquis strings. I got married 15 years ago and as the kids came (6 in all) I played it less and less. But found myself picking it up more and more recently. Still sounds good, although I'm sure the sound has deteriated slightly. I've noticed that the front where the bridge is attached is starting to warp slightly due to the extreme tension (but that's my fault since I tuned it like a 6-string instead of 3 frets down because I hate using a capo, and it's been strung this way constantly since '76.)
I am also unable to find any info on the company.

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars & Mandolins!

I took another look at my 12 string and it is an "N" 12-28 and not a "D" as I stated previously.

Anyway, my wife and I were going through an antique shop around Baltimore and I spotted a nice looking mandolin. On close inspection, my jaw dropped when I read the word Nagoya on the headstock. It was quite an attractive looking instrument, and I would have picked it up were it not for the $165 price tag, missing cover on the tailpiece and the fact that there is no mandolin on the face of the earth that has a neck large enough for my fat fingers!

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

: I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar Mdl.# N30 Ser.# 933.It has:
: 2 pc. spruce top/rosewood back,sides, and peghead face/top and bottom
: multi layered body binding/inlay down center of back/bound mahogany neck/rosewood fingerboard w/pearl doy inlays/mother of pearl headstock logo/gold hardware. It was distributed by Veneman Music in Springfield Va. circa 1970's. Any info re: History, Value, etc... would be greatly appreciated. This guitar is beautiful. sounds phenomenal, and is an excellent player!!!

My Nagoya was made between 1970 and 1973, and is a model N18. It is indeed a beautiful sounding piece of work. I have played mine for over 30 years, and have and will not replace. I got mine from a surburban Washington D.C. store named Veneman Music Company. If you do find anything out, drop me a note. If you're close to upstate NY, amybe we can met and do some music together. PS, Linda Ronstadt thinks it's a beauty also.

John

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

: : I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar Mdl.# N30 Ser.# 933.It has:
: : 2 pc. spruce top/rosewood back,sides, and peghead face/top and bottom
: : multi layered body binding/inlay down center of back/bound mahogany neck/rosewood fingerboard w/pearl doy inlays/mother of pearl headstock logo/gold hardware. It was distributed by Veneman Music in Springfield Va. circa 1970's. Any info re: History, Value, etc... would be greatly appreciated. This guitar is beautiful. sounds phenomenal, and is an excellent player!!!

: My Nagoya was made between 1970 and 1973, and is a model N18. It is indeed a beautiful sounding piece of work. I have played mine for over 30 years, and have and will not replace. I got mine from a surburban Washington D.C. store named Veneman Music Company. If you do find anything out, drop me a note. If you're close to upstate NY, amybe we can met and do some music together. PS, Linda Ronstadt thinks it's a beauty also.

: John

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

: : : I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar Mdl.# N30 Ser.# 933.It has:
: : : 2 pc. spruce top/rosewood back,sides, and peghead face/top and bottom
: : : multi layered body binding/inlay down center of back/bound mahogany neck/rosewood fingerboard w/pearl doy inlays/mother of pearl headstock logo/gold hardware. It was distributed by Veneman Music in Springfield Va. circa 1970's. Any info re: History, Value, etc... would be greatly appreciated. This guitar is beautiful. sounds phenomenal, and is an excellent player!!!

: : My Nagoya was made between 1970 and 1973, and is a model N18. It is indeed a beautiful sounding piece of work. I have played mine for over 30 years, and have and will not replace. I got mine from a surburban Washington D.C. store named Veneman Music Company. If you do find anything out, drop me a note. If you're close to upstate NY, amybe we can met and do some music together. PS, Linda Ronstadt thinks it's a beauty also.

: : John
Info on Nogoya guitars. I have a Nagoya N28 which is a Martin D28 lookalike. Spoke with Koob Veneman
who owned Veneman Music.
Mine was made between 1975-78 in Nagoya, Japan by
Takamine for Mr.Veneman. The' Nagoya' was his tradmarked name so any 'NAGOYA'is an exclusive of his former company. Back then the N28 sold for $129US so I have to assume the N18 would have been a little less since the Martin equivilant is.
Mine is in almost new condition, spruce top,
rosewood back and sides, rosewood fretboard, mahagony neck (I believe), pearl dot marker inlay
and Nagoya inlay logo, adjustable action. A really
sweet guitar for the money since I paid $75.
Take a look at a D28 Martin and they look almost
alike except for ebony fretboard and my pickguard in black. It's kinda cool so i'll keep it.

Nagoya N-18

Just picked up a Nagoya N-18 and all I can say is WOW. This thing sings like a bird, what a find and what an Amazing guitar. Why spend $2,400 on a Martin D-18?

NAGOYA N-28 Classical Guitar

I worked in Bethesda, MD from 1972 to late 1976 and bought a Nagoya N-28 Classical Guitar from Venemen Music Store in Bethesda about 1973/1974. I took a few lessons only to discover that I had NO talent for the guitar.

The guitar has a 2-pc spruce top (with black pick guard); rosewood back, sides and face of the head stock with silver adjustment hardware. The neck is mahogany and the fretboard & peg board are ebony. The Nagoya name is inlayed into the head stock in mother- of- pearl along with dot markers on the fretboard. Inlay divides the rosewood back and surrounds the edges of the body that join the front, back and sides. A Venemen store sticker is on the back of the headstock behind the Nagoya inlay and a Nagoya paper label with Model No. N-28 is visible on the inside.

It's a beautiful piece of work and in showroom condition. With no one to hand it down to, I would consider selling it for a reasonable price.

Your Nagoya N-28 guitar for sale at a reasonable price.

Bill: I am trying to set up a meeting so I can view, play and purchase your guitar. Please call me @ (703) 409-2797 cell phone/ if no answer please leave a message and i will call you back. I AM VERY INTERESTED IN THIS GUITAR AS MY N-28 is getting worn and I would give yours a good home. CALL ME PLEASE!

Thank you,
Terry Retter

Your N-28 Guitar

Good afternoon Bill I am interested in seeing your guitar and would like a call or email from you to facilitate that.

my phone is (703) 409-2797 (cell) if you miss me leave a message and i will call you.

Nagoya N-28

I have had present guitar for 40+ years and it has been my pride and joy. What a sound and a great instrument. Mine is worn badly at the fretboard and I have always said if I could find another I would consider retiring mine for special occasions only. Please tell me what you would consider a reasonable price. I live in Herndon/Reston area in VA, but would travel for the privilege of seeing/playing and possibly acquiring the guitar. My cell phone is (703) 834-6600 if you prefer to call, If you prefer please email me.
Thank you,
Terry

Nagoya Guitars

I've owned two N-35s in my life, first purchase was in 1974, second was ~ 5 years ago after an exhaustive search on Ebay. Beautiful Brazilian rosewood, I'm told it's laminate. It really doesn't matter, though... gorgeous sound, beautiful tones.

Nagoya N-12-23

I actually have one I'm looking to sell. Pretty good shape. If anyone is interested.

Nagoya 28

I bought my 1st guitar, a Nagoya 28, in 1976 from Veneman Music Store in Rockville/Bethesda, MD and absolutely loved it! It had the best sound to it. I got compliments on it every where I went with it. Unfortunately, in 1995, when I went camping in Brunswick, MD, someone broke out a window of my car and stole it before I could get back to get the rest of my stuff to haul to the camp site on the river. I was DEVASTATED! It ranked right up there with the death of a pet (if you can relate). I know, for at least a year, I checked out every pawn shop in the area and read all the local want ads I could find, looking for that guitar. I even posted 'reward' signs. It's been 20 years and none of the guitars I've bought since then have been as sweet as my ol' Nagoya 28. I don't think I ever went camping again. If you have one, cherish it always. Unless, that is, you'd sell it to me. :-) I know...there's no chance. Been there, too.

Nagoya N-18

I just found this sight and thought I would toss out my comment. I, like most, purchased the N-18 around 1975 from the same music store in VA that is mentioned in most of the comments. It is still beautiful and play very well. I agree the action is a little high compared to an old 1969 Fender Mustang (with the racing stripe), which I saved along with the little Champ Amp, from a neighbor who was cleaning out his garage. Glad to see there are some of the old N-18s around. I think I will go play it right now.

Happy New Year to all - I miss living in the DC area.

bert

Nagoya N40

I too have a Nagoya N40 which I purchased at the Veneman Music Store in Falls Church, Lochmond Plaza, VA, in the mid 1970's. It is in perfect shape and I haven't played it for years until just recently. Plays like a new one and the finish is great. I just added new Martin strings. I was thinking about selling or trading it in but since I have read all the comments I think I will keep and pass it on to one of my grandchildren. Leo

Here's the original Nagoya brochure.

A link I found, thought I'd share it. I too have A Nagoya. i just had it completely rebuilt. I Just love the rosewood body...
http://coloradowreckchasing.com/nagoya.html

Nagoy Brochure

Thanks for posting that - great piece of history. The N-35 (D-35 copy) I purchased in 1974, and was - unfortunately - not on this brochure. I really appreciate it and thanks for the upload!!

nagoya

are the back , sides and top all solid or laminated? And thanks for posting the brochure!

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

I also have a N-18 Nagoya which I had the inside rebuilt a few years ago by a classical guitar maker up here in Connecticut to repair it and lower the action. I must have bought it in maybe 1977 around the DC area . It may have been from Venimans music but cannot remember.I know that they were built in Japan. I have a friend in Japan who can
maybe run down the history on the guitar maker.Thos is the only info I could find on the net about Nagoya.
Kevin

: : I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar Mdl.# N30 Ser.# 933.It has:
: : 2 pc. spruce top/rosewood back,sides, and peghead face/top and bottom
: : multi layered body binding/inlay down center of back/bound mahogany neck/rosewood fingerboard w/pearl doy inlays/mother of pearl headstock logo/gold hardware. It was distributed by Veneman Music in Springfield Va. circa 1970's. Any info re: History, Value, etc... would be greatly appreciated. This guitar is beautiful. sounds phenomenal, and is an excellent player!!!

: My Nagoya was made between 1970 and 1973, and is a model N18. It is indeed a beautiful sounding piece of work. I have played mine for over 30 years, and have and will not replace. I got mine from a surburban Washington D.C. store named Veneman Music Company. If you do find anything out, drop me a note. If you're close to upstate NY, amybe we can met and do some music together. PS, Linda Ronstadt thinks it's a beauty also.

: John

Nagoya Acoustic Guitars neck repair

Does anyone have any advice about resetting the neck? My luthier can't find the bolt.

Best,

John

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

I have a NAGOYA N-12-18 (12 string). It is in great shape. The action is a little slow as you might suspect as you move away from the top of the neck. Sound is ok, I play a '69 Gibson and new Custom Martin so I am spoiled a bit....

Nagoya suzuki SD340C

hello there , i was wondering if you know anything about nagoya suzuki acoustic guitar i own SD340C man the pitch of the the guitar sounds sweet and also theres a trade mark inside the guitar established 1887 registered trade mark nagoya suzuki SD340C handcrafted and theres some sort of hand written serial # on it the # is 8900334 hand written and when i checked for anything else i turned on my black light and theres this sort of symbol on it thats making me curious is it an antique guitar? any 1 know anything about my guitar? holla at me @ b_fatal19@hotmail.com

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

I have 2 , a n-28 6 string and a 12 string, both came from Venemans music when they had a location in Falls Church Va , the n-28 has aged well ,still plays and sounds great , the 12 string looks like new ,still after all these years , must be in the different kind of finish on the two .

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

: I also have a N-18 Nagoya which I had the inside rebuilt a few years ago by a classical guitar maker up here in Connecticut to repair it and lower the action. I must have bought it in maybe 1977 around the DC area . It may have been from Venimans music but cannot remember.I know that they were built in Japan. I have a friend in Japan who can
: maybe run down the history on the guitar maker.Thos is the only info I could find on the net about Nagoya.
: Kevin

: : : I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar Mdl.# N30 Ser.# 933.It has:
: : : 2 pc. spruce top/rosewood back,sides, and peghead face/top and bottom
: : : multi layered body binding/inlay down center of back/bound mahogany neck/rosewood fingerboard w/pearl doy inlays/mother of pearl headstock logo/gold hardware. It was distributed by Veneman Music in Springfield Va. circa 1970's. Any info re: History, Value, etc... would be greatly appreciated. This guitar is beautiful. sounds phenomenal, and is an excellent player!!!

: : My Nagoya was made between 1970 and 1973, and is a model N18. It is indeed a beautiful sounding piece of work. I have played mine for over 30 years, and have and will not replace. I got mine from a surburban Washington D.C. store named Veneman Music Company. If you do find anything out, drop me a note. If you're close to upstate NY, amybe we can met and do some music together. PS, Linda Ronstadt thinks it's a beauty also.

: : John

I have a model N12-30 s/n74082257 purchased at Veneman Music in MD by K. Leroy 6/23/75. I picked it up at a garage-sale in southern MD in 1999 for a song and it's gorgeous and sounds awesome. Looks like a spruce top and rosewood sides and back. Would love to get more information on it like type of rosewood? Solid or laminate?
etc. If anyone knows where I can go for more info please contact me. Thanks in advance, Mike.

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

I have a nagoya n12-18 and I am trying to get some pricing information about it incase I were to replace it if possible. please feel free to e-mail me at pamalahood@aol.com

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

:: I also have an n-18 37 years old spruce top
rose wood sides and back. my dad got it when he was 13 he gave it to me when i was 11. still have yet to find something that sounds as good. had to remount the bridge twice. dont know how much its worth. to me it is priceless.

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

I have a nagoya 12 string that I bought in 1975. I remember that when Takamine first came out if you looked closely at the pictures in their early catologues they were nagoyas. Maybe this will clear up some of the questions about what happened to nagoya-I believe they became takamine.: I also have a N-18 Nagoya which I had the inside rebuilt a few years ago by a classical guitar maker up here in Connecticut to repair it and lower the action. I must have bought it in maybe 1977 around the DC area . It may have been from Venimans music but cannot remember.I know that they were built in Japan. I have a friend in Japan who can
: maybe run down the history on the guitar maker.Thos is the only info I could find on the net about Nagoya.
: Kevin

: : : I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar Mdl.# N30 Ser.# 933.It has:
: : : 2 pc. spruce top/rosewood back,sides, and peghead face/top and bottom
: : : multi layered body binding/inlay down center of back/bound mahogany neck/rosewood fingerboard w/pearl doy inlays/mother of pearl headstock logo/gold hardware. It was distributed by Veneman Music in Springfield Va. circa 1970's. Any info re: History, Value, etc... would be greatly appreciated. This guitar is beautiful. sounds phenomenal, and is an excellent player!!!

: : My Nagoya was made between 1970 and 1973, and is a model N18. It is indeed a beautiful sounding piece of work. I have played mine for over 30 years, and have and will not replace. I got mine from a surburban Washington D.C. store named Veneman Music Company. If you do find anything out, drop me a note. If you're close to upstate NY, amybe we can met and do some music together. PS, Linda Ronstadt thinks it's a beauty also.

: : John

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

I have a Nagoya 12 string acoustic guitar model N 12 23 with gold knobs and I beleive two piece spruce top and rosewood back sides and neck, with inlay up the back. Would like any information on age or whatever you have. Thanks, Jack

: I also have a N-18 Nagoya which I had the inside rebuilt a few years ago by a classical guitar maker up here in Connecticut to repair it and lower the action. I must have bought it in maybe 1977 around the DC area . It may have been from Venimans music but cannot remember.I know that they were built in Japan. I have a friend in Japan who can
: maybe run down the history on the guitar maker.Thos is the only info I could find on the net about Nagoya.
: Kevin

: : : I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar Mdl.# N30 Ser.# 933.It has:
: : : 2 pc. spruce top/rosewood back,sides, and peghead face/top and bottom
: : : multi layered body binding/inlay down center of back/bound mahogany neck/rosewood fingerboard w/pearl doy inlays/mother of pearl headstock logo/gold hardware. It was distributed by Veneman Music in Springfield Va. circa 1970's. Any info re: History, Value, etc... would be greatly appreciated. This guitar is beautiful. sounds phenomenal, and is an excellent player!!!

: : My Nagoya was made between 1970 and 1973, and is a model N18. It is indeed a beautiful sounding piece of work. I have played mine for over 30 years, and have and will not replace. I got mine from a surburban Washington D.C. store named Veneman Music Company. If you do find anything out, drop me a note. If you're close to upstate NY, amybe we can met and do some music together. PS, Linda Ronstadt thinks it's a beauty also.

: : John

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

: I have a Nagoya 12 string acoustic guitar model N 12 23 with gold knobs and hardware I believe two piece spruce top and rosewood back sides and neck, with inlay up the back. Inside are the numbers 47.11.10. Would like any information on age or whatever you have. Thanks, Jack

:
: : I also have a N-18 Nagoya which I had the inside rebuilt a few years ago by a classical guitar maker up here in Connecticut to repair it and lower the action. I must have bought it in maybe 1977 around the DC area . It may have been from Venimans music but cannot remember.I know that they were built in Japan. I have a friend in Japan who can
: : maybe run down the history on the guitar maker.Thos is the only info I could find on the net about Nagoya.
: : Kevin

: : : : I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar Mdl.# N30 Ser.# 933.It has:
: : : : 2 pc. spruce top/rosewood back,sides, and peghead face/top and bottom
: : : : multi layered body binding/inlay down center of back/bound mahogany neck/rosewood fingerboard w/pearl doy inlays/mother of pearl headstock logo/gold hardware. It was distributed by Veneman Music in Springfield Va. circa 1970's. Any info re: History, Value, etc... would be greatly appreciated. This guitar is beautiful. sounds phenomenal, and is an excellent player!!!

: : : My Nagoya was made between 1970 and 1973, and is a model N18. It is indeed a beautiful sounding piece of work. I have played mine for over 30 years, and have and will not replace. I got mine from a surburban Washington D.C. store named Veneman Music Company. If you do find anything out, drop me a note. If you're close to upstate NY, amybe we can met and do some music together. PS, Linda Ronstadt thinks it's a beauty also.

: : : John

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

: I have a Nagoya 12 string acoustic guitar model N 12 23 with gold knobs and hardware I beleive two piece spruce top and rosewood back sides and neck, with inlay up the back. Inside are the numbers 47.11.10. Would like any information on age or whatever you have. Thanks, Jack

:
: : I also have a N-18 Nagoya which I had the inside rebuilt a few years ago by a classical guitar maker up here in Connecticut to repair it and lower the action. I must have bought it in maybe 1977 around the DC area . It may have been from Venimans music but cannot remember.I know that they were built in Japan. I have a friend in Japan who can
: : maybe run down the history on the guitar maker.Thos is the only info I could find on the net about Nagoya.
: : Kevin

: : : : I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar Mdl.# N30 Ser.# 933.It has:
: : : : 2 pc. spruce top/rosewood back,sides, and peghead face/top and bottom
: : : : multi layered body binding/inlay down center of back/bound mahogany neck/rosewood fingerboard w/pearl doy inlays/mother of pearl headstock logo/gold hardware. It was distributed by Veneman Music in Springfield Va. circa 1970's. Any info re: History, Value, etc... would be greatly appreciated. This guitar is beautiful. sounds phenomenal, and is an excellent player!!!

: : : My Nagoya was made between 1970 and 1973, and is a model N18. It is indeed a beautiful sounding piece of work. I have played mine for over 30 years, and have and will not replace. I got mine from a surburban Washington D.C. store named Veneman Music Company. If you do find anything out, drop me a note. If you're close to upstate NY, amybe we can met and do some music together. PS, Linda Ronstadt thinks it's a beauty also.

: : : John

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

I have a Nagoya 12 string acoustic guitar model N 12 23 with gold knobs and I beleive two piece spruce top and rosewood back sides and neck, with inlay up the back. Would like any information on age or whatever you have. Thanks, Jack I also have a N-18 Nagoya which I had the inside rebuilt a few years ago by a classical guitar maker up here in Connecticut to repair it and lower the action. I must have bought it in maybe 1977 around the DC area . It may have been from Venimans music but cannot remember.I know that they were built in Japan. I have a friend in Japan who can
: maybe run down the history on the guitar maker.Thos is the only info I could find on the net about Nagoya.
: Kevin

: : : I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar Mdl.# N30 Ser.# 933.It has:
: : : 2 pc. spruce top/rosewood back,sides, and peghead face/top and bottom
: : : multi layered body binding/inlay down center of back/bound mahogany neck/rosewood fingerboard w/pearl doy inlays/mother of pearl headstock logo/gold hardware. It was distributed by Veneman Music in Springfield Va. circa 1970's. Any info re: History, Value, etc... would be greatly appreciated. This guitar is beautiful. sounds phenomenal, and is an excellent player!!!

: : My Nagoya was made between 1970 and 1973, and is a model N18. It is indeed a beautiful sounding piece of work. I have played mine for over 30 years, and have and will not replace. I got mine from a surburban Washington D.C. store named Veneman Music Company. If you do find anything out, drop me a note. If you're close to upstate NY, amybe we can met and do some music together. PS, Linda Ronstadt thinks it's a beauty also.

: : John

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

I have a Nagoya N 12.28 serial #73122498 that I bought at Veneman Music in about 1972-73. I have had the action lowered, but it always stays in tune and sounds very good.
I once had it appraised at Norm's Guitar in Tarzana, CA, and Norm thought that it was worth only about 400-$500. I dont remeber what I paid for it.

: I also have a N-18 Nagoya which I had the inside rebuilt a few years ago by a classical guitar maker up here in Connecticut to repair it and lower the action. I must have bought it in maybe 1977 around the DC area . It may have been from Venimans music but cannot remember.I know that they were built in Japan. I have a friend in Japan who can
: maybe run down the history on the guitar maker.Thos is the only info I could find on the net about Nagoya.
: Kevin

: : : I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar Mdl.# N30 Ser.# 933.It has:
: : : 2 pc. spruce top/rosewood back,sides, and peghead face/top and bottom
: : : multi layered body binding/inlay down center of back/bound mahogany neck/rosewood fingerboard w/pearl doy inlays/mother of pearl headstock logo/gold hardware. It was distributed by Veneman Music in Springfield Va. circa 1970's. Any info re: History, Value, etc... would be greatly appreciated. This guitar is beautiful. sounds phenomenal, and is an excellent player!!!

: : My Nagoya was made between 1970 and 1973, and is a model N18. It is indeed a beautiful sounding piece of work. I have played mine for over 30 years, and have and will not replace. I got mine from a surburban Washington D.C. store named Veneman Music Company. If you do find anything out, drop me a note. If you're close to upstate NY, amybe we can met and do some music together. PS, Linda Ronstadt thinks it's a beauty also.

: : John

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

: I also have a N-18 Nagoya which I had the inside rebuilt a few years ago by a classical guitar maker up here in Connecticut to repair it and lower the action. I must have bought it in maybe 1977 around the DC area . It may have been from Venimans music but cannot remember.I know that they were built in Japan. I have a friend in Japan who can
: maybe run down the history on the guitar maker.Thos is the only info I could find on the net about Nagoya.
: Kevin

: : : I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar Mdl.# N30 Ser.# 933.It has:
: : : 2 pc. spruce top/rosewood back,sides, and peghead face/top and bottom
: : : multi layered body binding/inlay down center of back/bound mahogany neck/rosewood fingerboard w/pearl doy inlays/mother of pearl headstock logo/gold hardware. It was distributed by Veneman Music in Springfield Va. circa 1970's. Any info re: History, Value, etc... would be greatly appreciated. This guitar is beautiful. sounds phenomenal, and is an excellent player!!!

: : My Nagoya was made between 1970 and 1973, and is a model N18. It is indeed a beautiful sounding piece of work. I have played mine for over 30 years, and have and will not replace. I got mine from a surburban Washington D.C. store named Veneman Music Company. If you do find anything out, drop me a note. If you're close to upstate NY, amybe we can met and do some music together. PS, Linda Ronstadt thinks it's a beauty also.

: : John

my name is matt i also have a nagoya model number 18 that was handed down to me from my dad he had it since the early seventies the lower action was rebuilt about 5 years ago its amazing over 30 years old and i can not find anything that sounds as good. does anybody know how much these guitars are worth?

Re: Nagoya Acoustic Guitars

Should be noted that Yasuma also built guitars for the years 1970-1973.., I assume there is a link between both guitar labels.

: : I also have a N-18 Nagoya which I had the inside rebuilt a few years ago by a classical guitar maker up here in Connecticut to repair it and lower the action. I must have bought it in maybe 1977 around the DC area . It may have been from Venimans music but cannot remember.I know that they were built in Japan. I have a friend in Japan who can
: : maybe run down the history on the guitar maker.Thos is the only info I could find on the net about Nagoya.
: : Kevin

: : : : I have a Nagoya acoustic guitar Mdl.# N30 Ser.# 933.It has:
: : : : 2 pc. spruce top/rosewood back,sides, and peghead face/top and bottom
: : : : multi layered body binding/inlay down center of back/bound mahogany neck/rosewood fingerboard w/pearl doy inlays/mother of pearl headstock logo/gold hardware. It was distributed by Veneman Music in Springfield Va. circa 1970's. Any info re: History, Value, etc... would be greatly appreciated. This guitar is beautiful. sounds phenomenal, and is an excellent player!!!

: : : My Nagoya was made between 1970 and 1973, and is a model N18. It is indeed a beautiful sounding piece of work. I have played mine for over 30 years, and have and will not replace. I got mine from a surburban Washington D.C. store named Veneman Music Company. If you do find anything out, drop me a note. If you're close to upstate NY, amybe we can met and do some music together. PS, Linda Ronstadt thinks it's a beauty also.

: : : John

: my name is matt i also have a nagoya model number 18 that was handed down to me from my dad he had it since the early seventies the lower action was rebuilt about 5 years ago its amazing over 30 years old and i can not find anything that sounds as good. does anybody know how much these guitars are worth?

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