Documenting history as well as my experiences with repairing and restoring vintage guitars.

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I cannot establish anywhere near the level of research that other people have put into these guitars so I will just add my own personal disc...

Some Japanese Guitar Brands

I cannot establish anywhere near the level of research that other people have put into these guitars so I will just add my own personal discoveries as well as link to the most thorough resource out there

This list here is the most comprehensive list I've seen to date for manufacturers and brands
https://spinditty.com/instruments-gear/Japanese-Manufacturers-of-Made-In-Japan-Badged-Guitars-from-1950-to-1980

Kingston

Built by Kawai

Nola

Same font as Norma branded guitars

Norma

Built by Tomono and distributed by Strum and Drum Inc out of Illinois.

Winston

Built by Kawai