Miyuki Ind. Co. Ltd.
Brands: Elk, Echo
Elk Electronics Inc.
Miyuki Ind. Co. started out making electric guitars in ca. 1953 but soon turned to making amplifiers for musical instruments.
Elk amplifiers were manufactured by the Japanese Miyuki Ind. Co. who started out in 1953 making amplifiers. The looks and features certainly were inspired by the Fender amplifiers of the day, but the circuits (and tone) were quite different though. The original brand name was Echo. In the early 60's Miyuki started making pro quality guitars under the brand name of Elk and later changed the brand name of the amplifiers to Elk as well. In the transition period the "new" Elk logo had a small Echo beneath it.