Guitar - General/NOBCO guitar


Christian Pradalié wrote at 2006-12-21 06:56:36

Nous avions en France au début des années 60 des guitares portant la marque NOBCO : un ami en possède une, et il s'agit en réalité d'une KENT modèle Vegas référence 530 de fabrication Japonaise (Guyatone 1963 ou 1964) 2 micros, vibrato, couleur "shaded mahogany finish". Les KENT son rares en Europe et leur cote est faible. C'est probablement une marque d'importateur ou de distributeur.

lordbizarre wrote at 2007-10-26 09:02:36
well, I've a Nobco too . This one is the same as a Guyatone SG-12 , thus I believe most Nobco's where made by Guyatone . But , as always , some home brands just purchased their instruments by the many manufacturers and didn't stay loyal to one !

Andrew wrote at 2010-06-09 18:53:46
NOBCO is an acronym of Nonaka Boeki Co Ltd, a Japanese Music Company that currently appears to be confined to the wind instrument market.  I have a NOBCO guitar that states "NOBCO" and the name of the company.  Their Web site address is

shill2bust wrote at 2012-10-30 07:53:58
It was made by the Nonaka Boeki Co.,LTD in Yokohama, Japan.

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