Robert Johnson guitar by VALLEY ARTS

Posted by Wally Thacker on Thu, 11/09/00 - 09:51:32.

I'm looking for information on my Valley Arts Robert
Johnson acoustic guitar. It is a small, "parlor" sized
acoustic with Spruce top, maple back and sides, ebony
fretboard with abalone markers and a hand rubbed satin
finish. It is a U.S. built limited edition of Johnson's
1935 acoustic (Model number RJ1935N).

The serial number is # 26.

How many were made?
Dates of manafacture?
Value?

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Re: Robert Johnson guitar by VALLEY ARTS

I would say valley arts would have the answer to all your questions. Try to find their website and e-mail them.

Re: Robert Johnson guitar by VALLEY ARTS

: I'm looking for information on my Valley Arts Robert
: Johnson acoustic guitar. It is a small, "parlor" sized
: acoustic with Spruce top, maple back and sides, ebony
: fretboard with abalone markers and a hand rubbed satin
: finish. It is a U.S. built limited edition of Johnson's

Anyone know Valley Arts Web address?
: 1935 acoustic (Model number RJ1935N).

: The serial number is # 26.

: How many were made?
: Dates of manafacture?
: Value?

Re: Robert Johnson guitar by VALLEY ARTS

: I'm looking for information on my Valley Arts Robert
: Johnson acoustic guitar. It is a small, "parlor" sized
: acoustic with Spruce top, maple back and sides, ebony
: fretboard with abalone markers and a hand rubbed satin
: finish. It is a U.S. built limited edition of Johnson's
: 1935 acoustic (Model number RJ1935N).

: The serial number is # 26.

: How many were made?
: Dates of manafacture?
: Value?

Anyone know Valley Arts web address ?

Re: Robert Johnson guitar by VALLEY ARTS

: I'm looking for information on my Valley Arts Robert
: Johnson acoustic guitar. It is a small, "parlor" sized
: acoustic with Spruce top, maple back and sides, ebony
: fretboard with abalone markers and a hand rubbed satin
: finish. It is a U.S. built limited edition of Johnson's
: 1935 acoustic (Model number RJ1935N).

: The serial number is # 26.

: How many were made?
: Dates of manafacture?
: Value?

Re: Robert Johnson guitar by VALLEY ARTS

: : I'm looking for information on my Valley Arts Robert
: : Johnson acoustic guitar. It is a small, "parlor" sized
: : acoustic with Spruce top, maple back and sides, ebony
: : fretboard with abalone markers and a hand rubbed satin
: : finish. It is a U.S. built limited edition of Johnson's
: : 1935 acoustic (Model number RJ1935N).

: : The serial number is # N041

: : How many were made?
: : Dates of manafacture?
: : Value?

Re: Robert Johnson guitar by VALLEY ARTS

Valley Arts is a high-end Samick product. Very nice pieces for the money. I seem to remember this guitar going for about 800$ new.

Re: Robert Johnson guitar by VALLEY ARTS

I can find out what you need to know. My father, Al Carness, owned Valley Arts.

Valley arts

Scott,
You should be proud. I hope the future shows your dad the respect he deserves as a part of US guitar history. I love VA instruments. I've had a pre Samick Custom Pro. I have a pre Samick Standard Pro, a Gbson/VA custom pro, a custom pro bass, and had a Samick California Pro while not being an actual CaliPro, was still ok for what it was.
I just saw a 1985 Custom Pro ser# VA0101 made for Kevin B. Clark sell for $5,300.00 on ebay. It was beautiful. Wish I could have afforded it!
Almost bought Larry Carlton model ser#001 supposedly held by Mike McGuire's son for years, but unfortunately had issues come up and didn't have the cash then either.
Nice to talk to the son of a Legend

Wally,
From what I can find this is a Samick, parts probably made in Korea and sent to California for assembly, thus allowing the use of made in usa. About 150 made. listed for $750 . Most likely made Jan-March of 1995.
I hope I am correct.
From what I understand Gibson did make some Robert Johnson's too.

Have fun guys, Jack

Samwick- Robert Johnson Guitar

I have number 97. Great little guitar. I did have Robert Lockwood Jr. sign the headstock. To respect the legacy of
Robert Johnson.

samick rj1935n

I can buy one for $250. What do U think?

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