Matsumoku Industrial was a Japanese manufacturing company in Matsumoto , Japan, between and There is occasional confusion between Matsumoku and Matsumoto. Matsumoto is a town in Japan's Nagano Prefecture , where FujiGen Gakki, Gotoh, and other musical instrument companies have manufacturing plants. Matsumoto Musical Instrument Manufacturers Association is also the name of a musical instrument manufacturing cooperative, headed by Gotoh. Tsukada in Matsumoto , Japan. It was a family-owned woodworking business that specialized in building tansu cabinets  and butsudan.
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Shiro was expecting to hear Koga-type Japanese popular music, but instead his friend started to play a piece by Bach. From this moment, he had been inspired by the sound of this instrument forever. The very next day, Shiro bought his first guitar, costing over two months salary and began to teach himself to play. Now playing day and night, his passion for the guitar brought him to a famous classical guitar master in Nagoya, and soon became one of his students. Shiro started work for a trading company in , aged In , Shiro and two of his colleagues resigned their positions and founded their own trading firm. After the fledgling company failed after just one year Shiro found himself homeless with nothing but his guitar.
Aria (guitar company)
Aria is a Japanese manufacturer of acoustic and electric guitars and basses. They began retailing acoustic guitars in , although the company did not start manufacturing their own until Aria arranged for Matsumoku , the musical instrument maker, to build the guitars for them under contract.
Here is a bit of information I found while searching for information about my Aria Ariana A Classical Guitar, which you Aria owners may find beneficial. By the way, I still don't the actual age of mine. In the mid 70's, serial numbers began to be used.