Thank you. The quality is ok?It's a South Korean company. They started making racquets in 1982, supposedly with the help of Aldila, which had exited the tennis market in 1980. They even recycled the "Cannon" name and the little cannon icon on some of their products, leading some to assume the racquets were made in the US by Aldila, which they were not.
Thank you. Do you remember the name of model you have?I only have that one early example, so I cannot speak from personal experience, but the quality of Korean products were generally on par with that of contemporary Taiwanese products. However, this was not a cheap brand. Nassau frames were marketed as "high end" as late as 1987, with wholesale prices comparable to the retail prices of many decent racquets.
As for the example I have, it weighs 328 g strung, is 2.5 pt head heavy, with a measured swing weight of 353, and a flex of 64 RA. It has a graphite/kevlar/fiberglass layup produced with "US aero space technology combined with (their) high quality standards". I would describe its design, fit and finish as "East Asian Generic" for early-mid '80s.
The models that i found at local auction site name V.I.P. - whisker-boron and Compact-II. Each costs around $50. Is it worth of it? Brand new condition.What you see in the photo I attached to my older post is all there is. The frame is completely free of identification wording save for the decal on the shaft showing grip size and the marketing blurb. It is in NOS condition, so that's how it was shipped. The absence of a model name is the main reason I believe it is an early product from the brand, perhaps one of the first. That, plus the fact that it's bumperless.
Stringer's Digest has instructions for "Ariva", "Cannon Classic", two different models of "Cannon Graphite", "Cannon Mark II", "Century", "Graphite L 10000", "Hi Tec", "Impact", "NA 2000", and "Pro Master", all of which are from the late '80s. The price tag on Nassau frames dropped considerably by the end of the decade, and the brand seems to have exited the US market after 1990.