Arai: Informations

Shiro Arai founded Arai and Company in 1953. The purpose was then to import classical guitars.
In 1960, Arai contracted Guyatone to manufacture guitars but due to quality problems, Arai switched to Matsumoku in 1964.
Around 1966, the Arai brand is replaced with "Aria". (Also see infos on Aria).