Stentor Music Co Ltd is delighted to announce that Valencia Guitars celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2022. This great milestone marks Valencia Guitars as one of the earliest established student/intermediate nylon string classic guitar brands thriving in the world market today.
First established in Melbourne, Australia in 1972, Valencia Guitars reflected a vision to provide student guitarists with instruments that had ease of play, were of excellent quality, made to the highest possible manufacturing standards and represented fantastic value for money. For 50 years, and under the ownership of Founder & President of Australasian Music Supplies (AMS) Kevin Hague, these four distinct attributes have remained at the heart of its culture.
In 1999, Australia’s No. 1 selling Valencia Guitar, made its much-acclaimed international debut at the Frankfurt Musikmesse. Since then, Valencia Guitars have grown immensely in popularity and are now sold in 85 countries, becoming the No. 1 selling nylon string classic guitar brand in many countries and arguably, the world.
Valencia Guitars are expertly crafted in its company owned, purpose-built manufacturing plant in Surabaya, Indonesia and in selected factories in Southern China.
“We have sold over 1.7 million Valencia Guitars in the small (by population standards) Australian market” said Kevin Hague (AMS). He added “I’m very proud of the fact that for decades these have been the ‘go to’ instruments for many beginners and in the education market and am very happy that Valencia Guitars have given so many people the pleasure of a lifetime of playing a musical instrument”.
C.C. Tsai, President of Team International & PT. AKT (Indonesia) said “It was my immense pleasure to become actively involved in the manufacturing of Valencia Guitars 25 years ago and subsequently introduce Valencia Guitars to the world market. The acceptance of Valencia around the world is due to the efforts of our great distributors and the many thousands of musical instrument retailers who stock and promote Valencia Guitars, all of whom recognise the great quality, playability and value for money Valencia Guitars represent.”
“Valencia guitars are the first choice of many teachers and players for their great quality and value. We are proud to be the UK distributor for Valencia and join in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of such a successful brand.” – Liz Wilkes, Marketing Director, Stentor Music Co Ltd
For details on the latest Valencia models, contact:
Stentor Music Co Ltd – www.stentor-music.com – Sales: 01737 240226