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    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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    • #54654
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      I can buy one for $250. What do U think?

    • #54322
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      I have number 97. Great little guitar. I did have Robert Lockwood Jr. sign the headstock. To respect the legacy of
      Robert Johnson.

    • #97028
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      I can find out what you need to know. My father, Al Carness, owned Valley Arts.

      • #100111
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        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

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      : : 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?

    • #29191
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      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.

    • #29192
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      : 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?

    • #29131
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      : 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 ?

    • #29132
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      : 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?

    • #29072
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      I would say valley arts would have the answer to all your questions. Try to find their website and e-mail them.

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