suzuki nagoya EC420 guitar. RARE?

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Lee Wright said: Nov 9, 2012
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I have a suzuki nagoya ec420 guitar, i cannot find any information out about it, i have spoken to suzuki today and they have said it could be rare/collectable?
Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,

Lee Wright.

Hatsuho said: Nov 17, 2012
Hatsuho Kuwayama
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Cello
Meguro-Ku Tokyo, Japan
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Nagoya Suzuki started making guitars as early as 1914, but stopped manufacturing them around 1980. Original price can be identified by the serial number, such as c-10, f-10,or w-10 (’c’ stands for classic, ‘f’ for folk, ‘w’ for western, and 10 means the price is 10000 yen). So 420 could mean the original price of your guitar was 42000 yen. Recent internet auction prices here in Japan of those Nagoya Suzuki guitars manufactured around 1970’s range from 3000 to 20000 yen ($37 -$245). Since yours has ‘e’ in front of ‘c’, I am wondering if it is a special version of classic guitar. Which Suzuki did you talked to? You may be interested in asking these people if you haven’t: http://www.nagoyasuzukiamerica.com.

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