Parent brand: 

product types: 

  • acoustic guitars
  • bass guitars
  • electric guitars


Gallan was the brand name of Japanese distributor and wholesaler Kyowa Shokai. Gallan instruments were made in the 1970s by the Matsumoto Musical Instruments Union cooperative. At first the Gallans were lower quality Gibson and Fender copies of electric and acoustic designs. Later Gallan guitars were typically Gibson inspired and had superior quality.

Source: Japanese Vintage Guitar Manufacturers (3 July 2017)


Gallan, Kyowa Shokai Matsumoto , 20
Nagano JP