[Source: cpaulcarter]Tish Ciravolo designed the first guitar, but according to company materials "in a sense, Ciravolos daughter Nicole is the true visionary behind Daisy Rock.When Nicole was a one-and-a-half years old, she drew a picture of a daisy, and her mom was inspired to draw a neck on it. In February 1914 the firm moved to 202 High Holborn and by the late 1920's the banjos and zither-banjos bearing the company's name were truly mass-produced instruments and started to bear the trade name of "Jedson." The activities of the company spread beyond fretted instruments.The company achieved sales of over 0,000 by the end of 2002."We started production in January 2003. To check the date of manufacture, one just need to look for the serial number on the back of the headstock: the last 2 digits indicate the year of manufacture." [Source Rodrigo Werneck, D'Alegria Custom Made email 17/3/2008]The Dallas brand goes back a long way in England. Dallas (1856-1921) started to make banjos with J E. In 1875 he set up as a publisher and banjo maker at 415 Strand. [Source: Whitetreaz ]"I started building guitars professionally in 1988, acoustic guitars are dated on the label and electric model are usually signed and dated in the pickup cavity or neck pocket for more info please check WWW. Dating Peter Damm guitars Nathan Daniel made amplifiers for Epiphone from 1934 to 1946.(MCI) of Waco, Texas, best known as the makers of the legendary Guitorgan, and the luthier Hirotsuga Teradaira, a maker who specialized in cedar-topped guitars outfitted with brass nuts and saddles for increased sustain.[Source: Michael Wright at Myrareguitars]Made in Japan by Yamaki, and distributed in North America by MCI Inc (based in Waco, Texas) between 1978-84 -- Daion guitars were reasonably high quality instruments offered at reasonable prices.They have always been signed and dated on the top however. I am on to my new label now, which is pictured on my web site. I've used any number of rosettes, body shapes, pegheads, purflings, bridges, etc. Daily, email 8/4/2008]Daimaru was a trailblazer in the guitar manufacturing business that started in the early 1960s in Japan (it had nothing to do with the Daimaru department store).
She developed the design and took it to her husband, Michael Ciravolo, the president of Schecter Guitars." The first model was thus the "Daisy" guitar, and debuted in November 2000 at Seattles ROCKRGRL Conference. 1926 the firm moved to larger premises, at Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London, and started to build the large wholesale distribution business for which the firm is today known. Earlier my home, (1982-1997) & from 1998 - 2001 under the 'Robberts' brand (I was part of a small workshop then) made about 40 pieces back then.
Daisy Rock was launched as a subsidiary of Schecter Guitars. Dallas ceased to make banjos in 1945 (war started) but in 1947 they started to produce in small quantities the inexpensive banjos bearing the "Jedson" trade mark but are in no way comparable to the pre-war instruments bearing the same name. UK" [Source: Tito, Dalmedo Guitars, email 5/3/2008]Peter Damm repairs and makes guitars in The Netherlands. From 2010 in my separate workshop where I teach guitar building as well (16 students currently).