Toru Nittono

product types: 

  • electric guitars


Toru Nittono is a Japanese guitar maker who started out working in a Japanese guitar factory in the 1970's. He relocated to the USA in 1981 where worked repairing and custom building guitars in Los Angeles. This gave him the chance to work on many vintage guitars and build and repair guitars for many top players including: Robben Ford, Tom Petty, John Pisano, Bruce Spingsteen, Coco Montoya, John Sykes, Carlos Santana and Ted Greene. He opened his own workshop in 2000 in Van Nuys and started offering his own line of arched top instruments as well as his signature series of Model-T instruments which are small, hollow/semi-hollow tele-style guitars that with hand-carved maple or spruce arched tops. The  including the Jazz Electric Nylon Model Model-T stands out and was played by Carlos Santana on tour.

Source: Toru Nittono Guitars website (3 March 2023)


Toru Nittono
15734 Stagg Street
91406 Van Nuys , CA
United States
California US