Oral History Information
Koob Veneman’s father started the first Veneman’s Music Store in Holland, an idea copied by Koob in Maryland in 1960. Koob, like his father, was a luthier who designed his own instruments. Koob introduced his line of electric guitars called KAPA in 1964. The product line resulted in a healthy run for six years. At the height of sales, Koob’s business was making 500 guitars a week. His NAMM Oral History interview was completed on September 9, 2005.