Beowulf wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:09 pm
630mm wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:46 am
I was looking at some late 70s Japan made GCs on the bay and noticed one of the auctions stated that the GC5s in the listing was made by Fujigen. The signature appeared to be Harada. I was unaware of that collaboration. Does anyone have more information?
I have never come across any association between Yamaha classical guitars and Fujigen.
The following is a quotation from a thread on the internet regarding Made in Japan badged guitar.
"Fujigen Gakki began operation in 1960 as a classical guitar manufacturer, moving into the lucrative electric guitar markets in 1962. The company was the largest producer of Japanese guitars during the 1960-1980 period. They were known for producing high quality products, especially for the badged guitar market, which is why the company was selected by so many major American brands. It wasn't until 1970 that the company began making products for the venerable Ibanez brand, which was an unqualified success. Fujigen Gakki was the main manufacturer of choice for Greco badged guitars in the 1970 to 1980 period. They also produced guitars for major manufacturer Yamaha
. Badged guitars made by Fujigen include Antoria, Epiphone, Jason and Mann. Badged guitars that may have been made by Fujigen Gakki were Marlin and St. Moritz."