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Instruments previously produced in Japan during the 1960s and 1970s.
Shinano was a trademark and possibly the name of a luthier who built classical guitars in Japan during the 1960s and 1970s. It is reported that Shinano guitars were distributed by Daion, but it is unknown if Shinano guitars were distributed in the U.S. by Daion's distributor MCI, Inc. in Waco, TX. Shinano guitars appear to built of mid- to high quality, but it is unknown if they were factory or hand-built. Any further information on Shinano can be submitted directly to Blue Book Publications.

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