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.
: : 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.