Welcome to Vintage Stagg Guitars
The purpose of this site is to collect
and share information about one of the lesser known
guitar brands of Japan in their golden era of guitar
Today STAGG is again a well-known
manufacturer, but as a Chinese production of entry-level
instruments, which seems to have little in common with
the features of the Japanese guitars of the 70s and the
The quality of these guitars is
generally good to very good, comparable to mid-range
Matsumoku (e.g. Aria, Vantage, Westone), and of course
On the quality level, see also here.
After many hypotesis and research, it
is finally possible to partially trace the history of
these guitars, which leads us without any doubt to the
Fujigen factory, the same of Ibanez models - see here
As a matter of fact, unquestionable
similarities can easily be found in some CIMAR
catalogues, the Hoshino Gakki guitar brand related to
And we also found its “sister” European
brand, i.e. EAGLE, based in France - see here,
and some other minor versions (Mc Cormick, Rodie).
We still continue to gather all possible
information, hoping that someone can contribute with
notes, links, photos, catalogue scans, etc. - and make
it available here.
Please feel free to contribute to the
at the bottom of this page.
Anyone contributing will get credit for
In these pages you will find photos of
the models we actually own, or have been able to find on
or were submitted by their proud owners.
PLEASE NOTE THAT LINKING DIRECTLY TO
IMAGES IN ANY FASHION IS PROHIBITED.
All the information here is provided
free of charge for all seeking it. Using the resources
here for financial gain without concern for the source
and effort expended by all the contributors here is