The story of Daion and Yamaki guitars is entwined with the histories of a number of other Japanese companies. In the late s, brothers Yasuyuki and Kazuyuki Teradaira started working for Tatsuno Mokko, an instrument-building firm that later split into two different companies, one of which was called Hayashi Gakki.
In Hayashi Gakki was bought out by Zenona large music distributor. In Yasuyuki left Zenon to start an instrument distributor he called Daion, located in Osaka and Daion is the Wholesaler of the Musical Instruments, and Daion distributed Yamaki guitars exclusively throughout Japan. By the early s, Kazuyuki expanded the Yamaki line to include a large number of steel-string guitars, many of which were based on C.
Martin and Co.
Daion handcrafted guitars
Along with Yamaki guitars, Daion sold instruments from Shinano, Mitsuru Tamura, Chaki, and Hamox, some of which were built by Yamaki at various times, and Harptone guitars, which they imported from the US. Before Mr. Yamaki factory produced the acoustic guitars and Daion distributed Yamaki guitars exclusively in Japan.
But Teradaira Brothers market was only restricted to Japan when they started. Sometime in the late s, Daion began exporting Yamaki guitars to America and Canada, where they were well received. Out of the pcs. After Mr.
Daion Ltd in Osaka. Overall there were a total of 30 people working there. The Yamaki factory was located in Suwa and there were overall only about 50 people at the factory. In Mr. Hirotsugu Teradaira negotiate with one of the biggest wholesaling company in Canada, who were already handling Yamaki guitars.
Their name is Great West Imports Ltd. Hirotsugu Teradaira as a warehouse worker doing the daytim and he studied English at the Community Collage after hours. This lasted for good 2 year until After those 2 years Mr.
Hirotsugu Teradaira came back to Japan and he started to designing acoustic guitars under the series name of The Year Series. This was in from After he had introduced The 78 Acoustic guitar he also started to add significant difference on each Year series and each electric guitars.
Later he also designed several other Daion instruments including the Daion Headhunter as well as Yamaki and Washburn instruments. That leaves This date is very interesting because there is a lot of history there. Adding an older image to the Daion brand, after talking to his uncle, Mr. Hirotsugu Teradaira decided to use as this was the first year that his uncle made his own guitar as a luthier. Besides Canada, Mr.The following items are digital scans from our archive of original documents.
Six page catalog from the s. Distributed by Daion Co. A four-page color catalog from Daion Co. This catalog illustrates Daion as a distributor. The models listed in the catalog correspond to the Price List below for Hamox Guitars.
This three page price list corresponds to the models shown in Inagaki catalog above. An interesting catalog that I would date around What is interesting is that the contact information for MCI the US distributor of Daion is stamped to the back page of the catalog. Distributed by Daion, with a date from June 1, Also listed is pricing for T. Pricing for the six and twelve string models are listed at the bottom in Japanese Yen.
Daion symbol and Daion Co. LTD in the bottom right corner. Eight-page color catalog in Japanese featuring Yamaki acoustic guitars. On the back it lists locations in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal.
Many of the models repeat from the catalog above. Some of the headstock photos have been edited on the electric guitars and basses I believe they were JooDee models. A six-page color catalog in English.
Though the cover says Daion, the models illustrated are Yamaki. This four-page color catalog is in Japanese with pricing in Japanese Yen. Pricing is in Japanese Yen. This is a page color catalog is in English contains no pricing. This Daion price list published May 1, corresponds to the Daion Catalog above also from Savage Bass was available fretted, fretless, and marked fretless.
Marx XX bass was available fretted of fretless. Headhunter HH was available in gold top finish as an option. First page discusses the center block feature for additional sustain as well as available colors. Front cover shows a Mark XX-B bass in green rare color by the waya Mark XX in tan and green though it looks like black in the photo. This sales slick came with a bunch of material fromso based on that dating, I doubt these knobs were still available.
The back page covers the specifications. Mark X series had 3-piece neck through construction while Mark XX had 9-piece. All models had brass nuts and saddles. Some markets outside of the United States had access to a single pickup split single-coil version.Daion Taiko is a Japanese-American, Buddhist organization whose primary goal is to share our cultural and religious heritage with the community.
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Many of the Japanese products never made it to the U. The Daion brand has a typically convoluted evolution.
Catalogs, Price Lists, Sales Slicks
Following the War, two brothers named Yasuyuki and Hirotsugu this name comes from literature of their American distributor; Kazuyuki is given as his name in one online fan source Teradaira got jobs with a guitar manufacturer called Tatsuno Mokko.
Whether or not that brand was ever used on guitars in Japan is unknown, but probably. These were, understandably, distributed by Daion. MCIof Waco, Texas. MCI is best known as the distributor of the famous Guitorgan invented by Bob Murrell, who supervised their musical products. The brand name was to be Daion, not Yamaki, which probably suggests the nature of the legal solution.
Several online fan sources indicate a collaborative relationship regarding instrument design, but how much this was the case is uncertain. MCI was really an electronics firm that fitted its creations into whatever guitars came to hand.
Hirotsugu Teradaira is identified as a pioneer in the use of brass and cedar, both characteristic of Daion acoustics. A good guess would be that Yamaki took care of the woodworking and, if it had any input at all beyond marketing, MCI may have influenced the electronics. As usual these were graded according to appointments, but all had cedar tops and brass nuts and bridges, as well as groovy brass inlays. These were quite superb acoustics, worth checking out. Except for the details mentioned, they looked pretty conventional.
That same year, Daion introduced its first electric guitars, the spectacular rosewood-and-maple neck-through Power Mark Series, the asymmetrical bolt-neck Savage Series, and the semi-hollowbody Headhunter HH shown here. All were twin-humbucker guitars with Power Pulse pickups. Otherwise, the appointments of this guitar are swell. The mahogany neck is glued in and has a bound rosewood fingerboard with pretty good access all the way up. The body is flamed maple, presumably laminated.
The tuners are gold-plated, probably Gotohs. The bridge is polished aluminum. A plank of wood reinforces the center and cuts down on feedback.
To increase sustain, the strings pass through the bridge and body, and mount through the back. The Power Pulse pickups each have a coil tap. There are more flexible tonal designs, but this is pretty good.
Headhunters shipped in a variety of finishes during their brief run. Honey sunburst is the most common, though a darker tobacco sunburst and a dark chocolate are also encountered. A metallic gold was available on special order and is probably quite rare. Dating a Daion is pretty simple.
Like most Japanese guitars by this time, the first digit or two encodes the date of manufacture; the one shown here isbuilt inprobably number of the run.
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The Chinese and Indian varieties tolerate higher temperatures than the Japanese one. These varieties also grow well at lower elevations in East Africa. If moisture is abundant, it can grow quickly; otherwise, the flesh becomes overly tough and pungent. The roots can be stored for some weeks without the leaves if lifted and kept in a cool, dry place. If left in the ground, the texture tends to become woody, but the storage life of untreated whole roots is not long.
Certain varieties of daikon can be grown as a winter cover crop and green manure. These varieties are often named "tillage radish" because the plant grows a huge, penetrating root which effectively performs deep cultivation. The roots bring nutrients lower in the soil profile up into the higher reaches, and are good nutrient scavengers, so they are good partners with legumes instead of grasses; if harsh winters occur, the root will decompose while in the soil, releasing early nitrogen stores in the spring.
In Japan, many types of pickles are made with daikon roots, including takuan and bettarazuke. Daikon leaves are frequently eaten as a green vegetable.
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