For one of the lesser-known guitar brands, Antoria sure has an awful lot of history. Its introduction to the UK market stretches as far back as the 1950s, when Hank Marvin was spotted using its Strat copy in the early days of The Shadows, or – as they were known back then – The Drifters.
Soon followed the inimitable likes of Jeff Beck and session wizard Big Jim Sullivan, impressed by the sheer quality of the then-Japanese-made instruments. But of the brand’s claims to fame, perhaps the biggest is the appearance of the J-200 acoustic in Brit pop’s defining moment of glory during the 90s: the Oasis video for hit single Wonderwall. Having been checked over by our in-store ‘Guitar Guru’ it’s all ready to rock!