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Here's a list (in alphabetical order) of the main Manufacture's we represent at Promenade Music.


AER
AER stands for Audio Electric Research and since 1992 they have been working to make AER the hallmark of acoustic amplification. Working with trademark German precision and attention to detail, their range of acoustic amps has become one of the most respected in the business, and they are used by pros and loved by live engineers all over the world!
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AER
Visit the AER Website at
www.aer-amps.info


Alesis
Established in 1980, Alesis was founded on innovative semi-conductor chip technology and award winning industrial designs that allowed entry level musicians and recording artists to afford professional studio recording products that were never affordable before. With high “bang for the buck” value, Alesis introduced the world’s first affordable 16 bit effects processor, then progressed into studio quality drum machines, as well as synthesizers, studio monitors and mixing consoles. They continue to be at the forefront of hi-tech products.
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Alesis
Visit the Alesis Website at www.alesis.com


Allen & Heath
A British company reknown for their excellent mixing desks. Back in the early 70s they were hand-building consoles in a tiny factory in London for elite bands like Pink Floyd and The Who. These days Allen & Heath customers are spread across almost every environment imaginable, including touring, theatres, churches, nightclubs, TV and radio stations, recording studios and countless other places where great sound matters.
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Allen & Heath
Visit the Allen & Heath Website at
www.allen-heath.com


Arena
Arena offer an affordable range of amplification designed to meet the needs of the amateur and professional musician with a range of PA products incuding Powered mixers, Mixer amp top boxs, Power amps, Light weight ABS speaker cabs, Monitors and accessories.
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Arena
Visit the Arena Website at
www.arenaamplification.com


Ashdown
Ashdown Engineering are mainly known for their excellent bass heads, cabs and combos. The company was formed in England in 1997 by ex-Trace Elliot engineer Mark Gooday. Ashdown have quickly developed an excellent reputation amongst bass players for their well-designed, easy to use and affordable bass amps, and are amongst the best in the business. Ashdown's sister company Hayden make great tube guitar amps.
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Ashdown
Visit the Ashdown Website at
www.ashdownmusic.com


Audio Technica
Established in Japan in 1962, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of problem-solving audio equipment. Initially known for state of the art phonograph cartridges, Audio-Technica now creates high performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use.
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Audio Technica
Visit the Audio Technica Website at
www.audio-technica.com


Azahar
This company was found in Spain in 1971. Since then, they have developed a great reputation and maintained the tradition of making handmade classical guitars in Spain. Using carefully selected tonewoods.
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Azahar
Visit the Azahar Website at
www.guitarras-azahar.com


Baton Rouge
Formed in 1999, Baton Rouge (despite it's American sounding name) is a German-based company of experienced wholesalers, retailers and tutors who's designs are manufactured in China, with special attention to ethical working practices.
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Baton Rouge
Visit the Baton Rouge Website at
www.batonrougeguitars.com


Bellolino
The Bellolino stringed instrument range includes Violins, Cellos and Double Basses. Made in a small work shop in Beijing, Bellolino violins comfortably compete with equivalent quality instruments, made in European workshops, that retail at three to four times more. At their price points, Bellolino stringed instruments have top grade materials.
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Bellolino
No Manufacturers Website Available (as far as we know).


Beverley
Beverley Drums are an English owned business manufacturing drums and percussion instruments and hardware in Taiwan.
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Beverley
Visit the Beverley Website at
www.beverleydrums.com


Beyerdynamic
Founded in 1924 in Berlin, Eugen Beyer, the founder of the company, developed dynamic headphones and microphones. Today, Beyerdynamic has a first class leading role in the headphones, microphones and conference systems markets. With its high quality demand beyerdynamic develops and produces innovative solutions in Germany for the world market.
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Beyerdynamic
Visit the Beyerdynamic Website at
www.beyerdynamic.de


Blackstar
Blackstar Amplification is based in Northampton, England. Their four founding directors are all musicians and have over 50 years combined experience in guitar amplification design and production (including ex-Marshall employees). Designed and engineered in the UK, with some handbuilt in the UK models, and some manufacturing outsourced to the far east.
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Blackstar
Visit the Blackstar Website at
www.blackstaramps.co.uk


Boss
Boss is a manufacturer of effects pedals for electric guitar and bass guitar. It is a division of the Roland Corporation, the major Japanese manufacturer that specializes in musical equipment and accessories. Since the late 1970's, Boss has manufactured a range of products related to effects processing for guitars, including "compact" and "twin" effects pedals, multi-effect pedals, electronic tuners, and pedal boards. They have expanded their line to include Digital Recording Studios, rhythm machines and other electronic equipment.
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Boss
Visit the Boss Website at
www.bosscorp.co.jp


Breedlove
The award winning range of Breedlove acoustic and electro acoustic guitars comprise of everything from the Korean built Breedlove Atlas series to the all American built Breedlove Revival, Performance and Master Class series that are built in Kim Breedlove's Oregon based workshop. Engineered by Kim Breedlove himself his stunning USA models feature original Breedlove designs with modern advancements including bracing, graduated top thickness, pin less bridges and the JLD bridge truss systems.The USA Breedlove models feature electronics designed specifically for Breedlove by LR BAGGS called the Dual Element which is a hybrid active element and dual source pickup, equalized for Breedlove Performance Package guitars.
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Breedlove
Visit the Breedlove Website at
www.breedlovemusic.com


Brewer
Ted Brewer made his first acyrilic electric violin in 1993 in Lincoln, England, and after four years of research and development, started selling them. Things really picked up in 2001 after being commisioned to make an electric violin by Vanessa Mae. These are still made in small quantities by hand in the UK.
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Brewer
Visit the Ted Brewer Website at
www.tedbrewerviolins.com


Bridge
Another Lincoln, England-based electric violin manufacturer. Bridge have expanded over the last few years and now have their designs manufactured in Asia to help cope with demand. They make four and five string electric violins, as well as electric violas, cellos and double basses, electro-acoustic instruments, plus acoustic-only stringed instruments.
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Bridge
Visit the Bridge Website at
www.bridgeinstruments.co.uk


Buffet
Originally a clarinet maker from 1825 onwards, Buffet, then Buffet-Crampon have been leaders in high quality woodwind instruments since the beginning. They continue to be made in France and have maintained the world-reknowned standards that have kept their reputation deservedly in tact since the 19th Century.
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Buffet
Visit the Buffet Website at
www.buffet-crampon.com


Carvalho
Makers of quality instruments by craftsman in Portugal with traditional methods. We stock their beautifully made ukuleles.
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Carvalho
No Manufacturers Website Available (as far as we know).


Charles Howes & Son
Charles Howes & Son offer a range of Grand and Upright acoustic pianos in either standard or deluxe series. Deluxe series pianos are made inconjunction with the Bluthner family of Leipzig while Standard series pianos are made in their joint venture factory set on more than five acres of land in Asia which was completed in mid 2002 with a small work force who have many years of experience building pianos.
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Charles Howes
Visit the Charles Howes Website at
www.charleshowespianos.com


Cort
Originally set up in the 1960's by American Jack Westheimer who brought in Japanese made guitars to the USA and Europe. The guitars are now made in Korea. Altough they are a budget range of guitars, they are of a high quality and impressive for their price.
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Cort
Visit the Cort Website at www.cortguitars.com


Deering Banjos
Greg and Janet Deering are based in Spring Valley, California, where they design and craft their excellent banjos. They started out in 1978, with the aim of making a high quality but affordable banjo. Since then, they have perfected that goal, as well as tackling the more luxurious end of the market. With their Goodtime, Deering, Vega ranges, they've pretty much covered all budgets, and they make 4, 5 and 6-string variations.
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Deering
Visit the Deering Website at www.deeringbanjos.com


Denon
Staggeringly, in 2010 Denon mark their 100 year anniversary! In 1910, in Japan, Nippon Chikuonki Shoukai (Japan Recorders Corporation) was established by an American trader named Frederick Whitney Horn. Along with Japanese partners, he released the company’s first products: a single disc record and gramophone. The actual brand name ‘Denon’ was born in the late 1930s and ever since became a synonym for being first in developing groundbreaking new technologies and products for consumer and professional use.
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Denon
Visit the Denon Website at www.denon.co.uk


Digiano
Since 1987, Digiano's manufacturing partner has manufactured and sold over 7 million electronic musical instruments world-wide. Today's Digiano digital pianos are the fruit of relentless research, development, and investment. The outcomes of immeasurable efforts and developments of all researchers at Digiano to develop the finest frontier products of digital generation.
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Digiano
Visit the Digiano Website at www.digiano.com


Duesenberg
Dieter Goelsdorf started in the business in 1978, firstly making tremolo arms, and began full-scale guitar production in Germany, 1983. Duesenberg guitars have a distinct look, with Art Deco features. The designs have the look of 40's jazz guitars, the electric guitar construction values of the 50's, Grand Vintage Alnico pickups, classic Fender scale length, plus a Gibson-like fingerboard radius. Most of the vintage-looking tailpieces, bridges, tremolos, pickups and controls come with greatly improved design application.
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Duesenberg
Visit the Duesenberg Website at www.duesenberg.de


Dynacord
A German company since the 1940's, has long been established world-wide as a manufacturer of professional power amplifiers of the highest quality and has consolidated its position at the top end of the market through many innovations and a reputation for absolute reliability.
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Visit the Dynacord Website at www.dynacord.com


Eggle
Although Patrick James Eggle now has his own brand of acoustic guitars, Patrick Eggle electric guitars are still going strong. Patrick was making his own guitars from the age of 12, he started out in business making electric guitars. In the 1990's Patrick Eggle electric guitars established themselves as a serious electric guitar makers, with some classic models like the Berlin. These guitars have been used by the likes of Brian May, Tomy Iommi, Midge Ure and many more.
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Eggle Electrics
Visit the Patrick Eggle Website at www.patrickeggleguitars.com


EKO
Founded in 1959 by Oliviero Pigini, EKO became the biggest guitar producer in Europe. Eko guitars, well known and appreciated all over the world, are still considered by many amongst 'the most beautiful guitars in the world' for their original style. Due to the excellent quality / price ratio, entire generations of young have discovered music, and many professional musicians have played on EKO guitars in the past and are still doing so. In 2007, the EKO brand was revived with a new and wide variety of guitars, designed in Italy and made in China for a classic look and feel at an affordable price.
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Visit the EKO Website at www.eko.it/international


Epiphone
Epiphone guitars came out of New York, founded by Greek immigrant luthiers at the turn of the 20^th Century. Over the years, they were amongst the original pioneers of the American electric guitars along with Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Guild and Rickenbacker. Their classic models like the Casino were used by the Beatles and many more. They were bought out by Gibson in 1957. For the last couple of decades, Epiphones (apart from some top-end models) have been made in the far east, and are often affordable versions of classic Gibson designs, as well as re-issued Epiphone classics like the Riviera and Casino.
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Epiphone
Visit the Epiphone Website at www.epiphone.com


ElectroVoice (AKA EV)
Since 1930, EV has been a manufacturer of audio equipment, including microphones, amplifiers, and loudspeakers. Electro-Voice makes products for use in small or large concert venues, broadcasting, houses of worship, and more.
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EV
Visit the EV Website at www.electrovoice.com


Faith Guitars
Faith guitars are manufactured in Indonesia and brought back to England for final quality control. They offer excellent quality, sound and value for money. With a number of different ranges, there is a timeless classic for everyone. None other than Patrick James Eggle has designed for Faith guitars, so you can depend on the quality.
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Faith
Visit the Faith Website at www.faithguitars.com


Fender
In 1946 in Fullerton, California, Leo Fender designed one of the first commercially successful solid-body electric bass guitars, the Precision bass. He subsequently went on to design some of the most iconic and influential guitar and bass designs in the world. The Precision bass, Jazz bass, Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars are true industry icons. Not to mention subsequent designs like the Jazzmaster, Jaguar, Mustang etc, and their range of amplifiers.
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Fender
Visit the Fender Website at www.fender.com


Flea Bass
Flea is the legendary bass player with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. As a teacher and regular leader of workshops, and as a player over the years, Flea became frustrated with the standard of cheap basses available to students. So, he came up with the idea of making his own! His range comes in some punky colours, with the primary emphasis being on playability and affordability.
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Flea Bass
Visit the Flea Bass Website at www.fleabass.com


Gallien Kruger
A bass guitar amp manufacturer since 1968, based in Stockton, California. Bob Gallien and his team have produced some of the most innovative and highly sought after products on the market. His creations enjoy a heritage of recording and stage performances with the world’s most discriminating artists.
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Gallien Kruger
Visit the Gallien Kruger Website at www.gallien-krueger.com


Gibson
The legendary guitar maker was founded by Orville Gibson who originally made mandolins in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in the late 1890s. He developed the making of archtop guitars and by the 1930s, the company was also making flat-top acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, which were used and popularized by Charlie Christian. In the early 1950s, Gibson introduced its first solid-body electric guitar - the Les Paul. Today, Gibson is probably best known for it's range of iconic guitars like the Les Paul, the SG, the Flying V, the Explorer, the Firebird, ES333, ES335 and more. It also has some iconic basses like the Thunderbird and EB range, as well as acoustic icons like the Hummingbird, Dove, J200, J45 and more.
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Gibson
Visit the Gibson Website at www.gibson.com


GFI
Founded in 1989 by Gene Fields, GFI Musical Products, based in Marshfield, Missouri, USA are manufacturere of pedal steel guitars. Gene has spent his entire professional career involved in the playing, design, and production of musical instruments. He spent 23 years working for Fender Musical Instruments, and his designs at Fender included the PS 210 Keyless Pedal Steel Guitar and the Starcaster semi-hollow bodied electric guitar. Gene co-designed (with Leo Fender) the Mustang Bass, Marauder and Bronco guitars, among other projects, before spending 7 years with Fender’s string division. Gene decided to go into business for himself and began with the GFI Student Model pedal steel guitar, and designed and produced the first GFI Professional Series pedal steel guitar.
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GFI
Visit the GFI Website at www.gfimusicalproducts.com


Gremlin
Gremlin has been the leading Traditional and Acoustic Instrument distributor for the UK trade since 1981. They supply and manufacture a vast array of acoustic and mainly folk-orientated instruments. They are musicians, so provide an informed service, with good quality backup. They supply accordions, melodeons, concertinas, stringed instruments and more. Brands they distribute include the Gremlin name itself, plus Ashbury, Stagi, Blue Moon, Waltons, Scarlatti, Gitane and more.
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Gremlin
Visit the Gremlin Website at www.gremlinmusic.co.uk


Gretsch
Gretsch was founded in 1883 by Friedrich Gretsch, a young German immigrant. His Brooklyn shop was made for the manufacture of banjos, tambourines, and drums. In 1895, at the age of 39, Gretsch died, and the successful company was taken over by his son Fred. By 1916, Fred had moved the company into a larger 10-story building in the Williamsburg district, becoming one of the most prominent American musical instrument makers. Gretsch really came to the fore in the 1950s, when it made it's most distinctive electric guitar designs such as the Country Gentlemen, Tenessean, Nashville, White Falcon, 6120, Duo Jet and many more. Played by all four of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, George Harrison and John Lennon, Bo Diddley, ZZ Top, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins and of course Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats.
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Gretsch
Visit the Gretsch Website at www.gretsch.com


Guild
Formed in Manhatten in 1952, and quickly moved to Hoboken, New Jersey, Guild quickly became established as a maker of great archtop eletric guitars and then folk guitars, with their 12-string guitars particularly gaining a solid reputation. In 1966, Guild moved to Westerley, Rhode Island, whose reputation remained high. Tim Buckley and Richie Havens (famously at Woodstock) and Eric Clapton used Guild 12-strings, Muddy Waters and Zal Yanovsky (Lovin Spoonful) used the electric Thunderbird, Nick Drake is holding a Guild M20 on the cover of 'Bryter Layter'. A Guild Starfire has pride of place on the Kinks album 'Kinks Kontroversy', and was played by Jerry Garcia in the Grateful Dead. The SG-like S100 was used by Soundgarden's Kim Thayil. Now owned by Fender, Guild make only acoustic guitars, some USA-made, plus the GAD series made in China.
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Guild
Visit the Guild Website at www.guildguitars.com


Hammond
The Hammond organ is an electric organ invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934, originally sold to churches as a lower-cost alternative to the wind-driven pipe organ. However, in the 1960s and 1970s, it became a standard keyboard instrument for jazz, blues, rock music, church and gospel music. Featuring drawbars, percussive effects, key clicks and traditionally hooked up to a rotating Leslie speaker, the Hammond has featured heavily in popular music for the last 50 years. From the classic B3 sound of Stevie Winwood's “Gimme Some Lovin'” the cool jazz grooves of Jimmy Smith, to the overdriven heavy rock sound of John Lord in Deep Purple, the Hammond organ has one of the most recogniseable sounds in music. Hammond have continued to be at the forefront of new technologies, and now manufacture a range that keeps all the best attributes of Hammond classics in a more practical and portable package.
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Hammond
Visit the Hammond Website at www.hammondsuzuki.com


Hayden
Hayden amps are hand-wired in England by specialists with years of experience in defence-standard work. Uncompromising specifications include non-ferrous stainless steel chassis construction, hand-machined gold turret tags, ceramic valve bases, engraved front panels and marine quality birch ply cabinets. Yet despite a decidedly boutique approach, Hayden amps are priced within range of the working guitarist. Drawing on the classic valve amp designs of the past, Hayden adds just the features a modern guitarist needs like valve switching, pick-up matching and the greater reliability that comes through refined circuit design, and leaves out the superfluous gimicks that often stand in the way of great tone. Hayden is a sister company to Ashdown Engineering.
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Hayden
Visit the Hayden Website at www.haydenamps.com


Irmler
1818 Johann Christian Gottlieb Irmler founded his company in the musical city of Leipzig, Germany. Over the ensuing years, Irmler significantly improved and refined the design features of the piano as we've come to know it, gaining a stunning reputation, and winning many awards. The Second World War halted the production line, and the Irmler brand lay dorment until 1999, when it was re-established as part of the Bluthner family of piano makers. The original virtues of craftsmanship, plus attention to detail and quality are still very much alive and the company is thriving once more.
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Irmler
Visit the Irmler Website at www.bluthner.co.uk


Jackson
Grover Jackson originally worked on Charvel guitars in California before designing a more radical guitar for Randy Rhoads which became the first 'Jackson' guitar in the late 1970's. Jackson guitars, with their pointy features – like a more extreme Gibson Explorer – became a staple of metal guitarists, as they are still today. In 2002, Fender bought Jackson and Charvel brands.
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Jackson
Visit the Jackson Website at www.jacksonguitars.com


Kawai
Kawai began manufacturing pianos in 1927 in Japan. The company is one of the largest manufacturers of acoustic and digital pianos in the world. They make upright and grand pianos, plus stage pianos. They had produced one million pianos by 1978, and have continued to expand, and strive towards their initial goal of acheiving piano-making perfection.
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Kawai
Visit the Kawai Website at www.kawai.de


Kemble
With a rich heritage of piano innovation, tradition and craftsmanship spanning a century, Kemble pianos are well known for their rich, warm and intimate sound qualities. Designed in Britain, each Kemble piano continues to reflect their tradition of uncompromising commitment to craftsmanship, design and quality; and the mainstays of the Kemble Sound - a European spruce "Struntz" soundboard and select materials throughout - continue to deliver pianos of the highest quality and performance.
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Kemble
Visit the Kemble Website at www.kemble-pianos.co.uk


Korg
Maker of Japan's first synthesizer, Korg began in 1963 and has become one of the most important manufacturers of hi-tech gear, with particularly innovative synths, workstations and DJ/dance music gear, as well as digital pianos. They were the pioneers of drum machines, making them in the mid-60's. Their products have become legendary, and much sought after. Their current range offers their trademark user-friendly and relatively affordable way into the hi-tech world.
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Korg
Visit the Korg Website at www.korg.com


Lakland
Lakland Bass Guitars are among the market's most well respected instruments; favored by discerning players and professional artists worldwide. The vintage comfort and contemporary ingenuity of their basses deliver an unparalleled playing experience. Since the introduction of their flagship models in the mid 1990's, their basses have been recognized for their superior tone, playability and construction. "At Lakland, we invest in innovation and set new benchmarks for quality and versatility".
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Lakland
Visit the Lakland Website at www.lakland.com


Landola
Landola guitars have been made since 1942. The company, originally Munkers, was established by the Mattson Brothers in Jakobstad, Finland. Munkers designed and developed its own guitar models and working methods, resulting in increased production. In the years to come, the company changed names and owners, but to customers it always remained Landola, hence the name of the company's guitar trademark. They use locally-sourced Finnish woods and their trademark 'ThermoTonewood Process'. Until Errki Noromies of 'Audiosal Oy Ab' retired and ceased trading, Promenade Music was the UK distributor.
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Landola
Visit the Landola Website at www.landola.fi


Levin
Jay Levin offer an excellent range of guitars and basses made in the far east. They are all anglo designed and built in Asia. These guitars have become one of Promenade Music's best selling guitar lines over the last fifteen years.
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Levin
Visit the Levin Website at www.levinguitars.com


Line 6
Founded in 1996 and based in California, Line6 is best known for it's amp modelling technology. It expanded rapidly due to the success of it's POD series, and also it's amps which featured similar amp modelling. Never before could you switch from one amp sound to several others just by dialling in your preference. In recent years, Line6 have begun to make valve amp versions also. They also make modelling guitars and basses, the Variax range. Many other amp manufacturers had to play catch-up to compete with this new technology.
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Line 6
Visit the Line 6 Website at www.line6.com


MarkBass
Markbass amps are made in Italy using the most advanced technology available, and designed with the needs of bass players as our top priority. The result is a line of products that sound like what you put into them, that are incredibly reliable and unbelievably light.
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MarkBass
Visit the Mark Bass Website at www.markbass.it


Mahalo
Meaning 'Thankyou' in Hawaiin, Mahalo are a major manufacturer of ukuleles. They make a full range of affordable ukes, including soprano, tenor and baritone. They also make them in all kinds of different shapes from traditional to fun ones like mini-flying vees! Made in the far east.
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Mahalo
No Manufacturers Website Available (as far as we know).


Marleaux
Gerald Marleaux has built handcrafted electric basses of the finest quality in Germany since 1990.Years of experience and continued quest for perfection drive the development of their instruments. Gerald and his small team are constantly refining and tweaking their processes for building their various bass models. Whilst these basses are of boutique quality, they are surprisingly affordable, and Promenade Music are fortunate to be the sole UK dealer. Our bass expert Gary has visited the workshop himself and inspected the quality up close!
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Marleaux
Visit the Marleaux Website at www.marleaux-bass.de


Marshall
Perhaps the most legendary manufacturer of guitar amplifiers in the world? Jim Marshall's classic British company has produced valve amps since the early 1960's, helping to shape the sound of popular music ever since. Marshall amps have been used by just about every guitar player of note: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Pete Townsend, Jimmy Page, and too many others to mention. Marshall also do solid state amps, and modelling amps, and are based in Milton Keynes, England. We were honoured that  Jim Marshall Visited Promenade Music  in 2006.
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Marshall
Visit the Marshall Website at www.marshallamps.com


Martin
Established in 1833 by the German-born Christian Frederick Martin, the Pennyslvania, USA-based company is one of the most well-respected acoustic guitar makers in the world. They made several important developments in the construction of the steel string acoustic guitar, plus introduced the 'dreadnought' shaped guitar to the world – now the most common design of all acoustic guitars. Martin guitars have been used by almost every acoustic guitarist of note for several generations. Players of note include Hank Williams, Eric Clapton, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, James Taylor, Roger McGuinn, Paul McCartney, Beck and many more.
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Martin
Visit the Martin Website at www.martinguitar.com


Mendieta
For over thirty years, beautiful classical and flamenco guitars have been crafted by Mendieta luthiers in their small studio workshop in Valencia, Spain. Their Estudio, Conservatoire and Flamenco series are available in traditional full body, cut away and electro cut away models. Their guitars are amongst the finest student classical guitars made in Spain and are excellent value for money.
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Mendieta
Visit the Mendieta Website at www.mendietaguitars.com


Music Man
Founded by Leo Fender, Forest White and Tom Walker (all previously at Fender) after the sale of Fender to CBS, MusicMan was already primed for success with the experience they had. They released their first products in 1974. Initially, MusicMan concentrated on amplifiers, mostly successful hybrids of valve amps with solid state technology. These amps are highly prized today. These days, MusicMan is synonymous with Ernie Ball and the range of basses they produce, such as the Stingray and Stirling models.
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Music Man
Visit the Music Man Website at www.music-man.com


Nord
Clavia Nord began in 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden, initially with a drum machine. However, in 1995, Nord produced their Lead synthesizer, ground breaking as it had the warmth of analog, whilst using new technology, coining the term 'virtual analog'. Since then, Nord have developed a range of synths and stage pianos that have become industry standard. Their distinctive red casing can be seen on stages all over the world. Watch any festivals on TV and count all the Nords you see – you'll be amazed how popular these are with gigging and studio musicians, but once you've played one, you'll know why.
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Nord
Visit the Nord Website at www.nordkeyboards.com


NS Design
NS Design was founded in 1990 by famed instrument designer Ned Steinberger to develop electric string instruments. The primary focus is on bowed instruments - the violin, viola, cello and double bass. Ned explains, "Bowed electric instruments have been made since the mid-thirties. Unfortunately, most of these instruments are the victims of the misplaced idea that an electric instrument should sound exactly like its acoustic predecessor. I want to take it a step further ? I want to see what these instruments can do when they are set free." NS instruments are currently being "set free" by artists such as Laurie Anderson, Les Claypool, David Darling, Tony Levin, Rob Wasserman, and many others.
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NS Design
Visit the NS Design Website at www.nedsteinberger.com


Northwood
Northwood guitars are handmade in Canada by one man, John McQuarrie, who learnt his trade as the apprentice of Jean Larrivée, one of the most respected luthiers in the world. Each guitar has specially selected tone-woods and also comes with it's own special hard flight case. Everyone who has laid eyes on them, (let alone picked one up and played it!) has been amazed by the quality: expert craftsmanship, the absolute best choice of wood, perfect timbre and the fact that they are just so playable! We are delighted to be the UK dealer for Northwood Guitars.
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Northwood
Visit the Northwood Website at www.northwoodguitars.co.uk


Numark
The name Numark is synonymous with DJ-ing. For over 30 years, Numark have been manufacturing DJ mixers, turntables, and more recently DJ CD players and more. Numark has produced dozens of products that changed the landscape of the DJ world. Numark's innovations include the world's highest torque turntable motor, the first 100% digital 10" scratch mixer, and the first CD players that provide simultaneous control of multiple effects. Today, Numark is at the forefront of professional digital tools that leverage the power of Apple's iPod®, with the DJ in mind. Numark continues their tradition of innovation by producing breakthrough video products for the ever-growing number of VJs and digital DJs.
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Numark
Visit the Numark Website at www.numark.com


Ohana
Ohana offer many hand-crafted ukulele models - from soprano to baritone, mahogany to selected koa from the islands of Hawaii, conventional to vintage models, plus unique ones for those who are looking for something different. Ohana's goal is to provide the highest quality product at a reasonable price. Every ukulele that leaves their factory is carefully inspected and set up for maximum playability regardless of model and price. Ohana believes in the basic concepts of QUALITY, PLAYABILITY, and VALUE.
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Visit the Ohana Website at www.ohana-music.com


Orange
Orange amps first appeared in 1968 in London, England when Clifford Cooper started a music studio and instrument shop and began designing amps. With their distinctive orange looks, they are easily recogniseable, and indeed the visual aspect of the amps was part of the marketing plan. But crucially, their sound is just as distinct. They are a classic-sounding valve amp with a distinctive British sound. They have been used by countless bands including the Arctic Monkeys, Paul Weller, Oasis, AC/DC, and many more.
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Visit the Orange Website at www.orangeamps.com


Ovation
Ovation have been making guitars since 1966. They were one of the pioneers of making electro-acoustic guitars (partly due to a request by Glen Campbell to have a fitted pick-up for use on his TV show). Charles Kaman designed a rounded-bowl back, intended to improve the flow of sound through the guitar, and developed a new top bracing system. Finally, although he kept the idea of using a wood soundboard, the body and sides of the guitar were manufactured of composite. This configuration has characterized nearly all Ovation acoustic and acoustic-electric guitars down to the present day.
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Visit the Ovation Website at www.ovationguitars.com


Overwater
Overwater basses are made in Carlisle, England by Chris May. Chris has been handmaking Overwater basses since 1979, and he has now made over 3000 basses. These are beautifully made basses with special care and attention to every last detail. Chris is a musician himself, and understands the needs of jazz and rock musicians.We are lucky to have such an amazing bass-maker so close to the shop!
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Overwater
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Paris Woodwind
Paris Woodwind makes a range of student and intermediate woodwind instuments including Saxophones, Clarinets and Flutes. The top of the range 'Artiste Pro' models are a wonderful working instrument and the choice of many professional teachers and players.
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Paris
Visit the Paris Website at www.pariswoodwind.com


Patrick James Eggle
Patrick James Eggle has gained wide experience of designing, building and repairing all types and styles of guitar. Although Patrick was well known in America for his high end Archtop guitars, he wanted to fanfare the new flattop acoustic models he had designed. With this in mind Patrick moved to a new home and workshops in North Carolina on a two year mission to market the Patrick James Eggle name. He quickly gained a reputation in America amongst collectors and players for uncompromising quality and tasteful design. Following this success, Patrick returned to England and opened large new purpose built workshops in Oswestry. All design and production is now completed in this beautiful area of Shropshire. (Please note: Patrick James Eggle is no longer personally involved with Patrick Eggle electric guitars).
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Patrick James Eggle
Visit the Patrick James Eggle Website at www.eggle.co.uk


Pearl Drums
Pearl drums formed in 1946 in Japan. From the late 1950's onwards, due to the popularity of rock n roll, Pearl became a worldwide success, initially making shells for other companies, and then under their own brand name. Pearl make drumkits for all levels, beginners to professionals.
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Pearl
Visit the Pearl Website at www.pearldrum.com


Peavey
Hartley Peavey founded Peavey Electronics in 1965 after building his first amplifier in 1957. Since its foundation, Peavey Electronics has been privately owned, and has grown massively from their humble beginnings in Hartley's basement in the 1950s. Peavey are probably best known for their guitar amps and PA gear, though they also make guitars and the well-respected Cirrus basses. Many top players have played Peavey equipment including Jeff Berlin, Duran Duran, Van Halen, Nickelback and more.
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Peavey
Visit the Peavey Website at www.peavey.com


Percussion Plus
Percussion Plus was born in 1987, stimulated by an opportunity to fill a gap in the market. Growth was immediate and after only 2 years the factory had to move from its original site to the Old Mill in Market Harborough it now occupies. Despite having 16,000 sq ft of manufacturing space alone, space is still tight. Percussion Plus provide percussion instruments from all over the world suitable for educational purposes and professionals.
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Percussion Plus
Visit the Percussion Plus Website at www.percussionplus.co.uk


Presto
Established in 1999, Presto stringed instruments are made in a factory dedicated to the manufacture of stringed musical instrument in the Hai Dian district of Beijing, China. With a yearly productivity of more than 10,000 instruments, the factory mainly sells to countries in Europe and America.
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Presto
No Manufacturers Website Available (as far as we know).


 

PRS Guitars
PRS Guitars was founded in 1985 by guitarist and luthier Paul Reed Smith in Stevensville, Maryland, USA. PRS is a leading manufacturer of high-end electric guitars. Paul Reed Smith (PRS) guitars have been a must in any guitarist's arsenal since their 80's heyday. PRS players include Carlos Santana, Dave Navarro (Janes Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ted Nugent, Al Di Meola, Alex Lifeson (Rush), plus players from Staind, Cradle of Filth, Nickelback, Linkin Park, Primus and more.
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PRS
Visit the PRS Website at www.prsguitars.com


Prolight
Prolight are a leading supplier of disco and stage lighting for bands, DJ's, clubs and venues. They provide all manner of traditional lighting, as well as new LED lights and lasers.
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Prolight
Visit the Prolight Website at www.prolight.co.uk


Raimundo
Manuel Raimundo began making Raimundo Spanish guitars in a small workshop in Valencia, Spain in 1968. Over 40 years later, Raimundo guitars are sold all over the world and have received countless awards for their high quality craftsmanship. There are several series available, from intermediate to professional, starting at a very affordable price.
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Raimundo
Visit the Raimundo Website at www.guitarrasraimundo.com


Rainsong
RainSongs are the world's first all-graphite acoustic guitar - body, neck, fretboard and bridge are all made out of pure graphite composite. Due to the materials used, the guitars are impervious to changes in heat and temperature that can cause traditional guitars to go out of tune, or even buckle. As there is no need for traditonal bracing, the sound is carried further, and the materials and techniques used mean that the guitar is stronger and louder than it's wooden predecessor.
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Rainsong
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Ramirez
Jose Ramirez began making guitars in Madrid, Spain in 1890, and now several generations later, the family business continues. The traditional methods employed in the late 19^th Century are still implemented today, with a few tweaks made over the years. None other than Andres Segovia is a Ramirez player, so that gives an indication of the high quality you can expect from a Ramirez.
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Ramirez
Visit the Ramirez Website at www.guitarrasramirez.com


Recording King
Originally a house brand for Montgomery Ward, Recording King acoustic guitars and banjos were developed during what many consider to be the golden age of musical instruments (banjos, lap steel guitar, resonator guitars etc). The careful craftsmanship and rich sound of instruments designed during this era make them some of the most well-respected and sought-after fretted acoustic instruments available. The brand name has recently been revived, and the instruments are now made in China, but aspiring to emulate the quality from whence it takes it's name.
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Recording King
Visit the Recording King Website at www.recordingking.com


Roberto
Roberto guitars are sourced by Mendieta guitars and are an affordable range of student classical guitars.
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Roberto
No Manufacturers Website Available (as far as we know).


RockBass
Rock Bass is owned by the German manufactures of all things bass – Warwick. Rock Bass gives you a more affordable version of the Warwick experience. The basses are based on the classic Warwick designs, such as the Streamer, but as they're made in the far east, they are available to those on a limited budget.
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RockBass
Visit the RockBass Website at www.warwickrockbass.com


Roland
Founded in Osaka, Japan in 1972, Roland is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of musical instruments. They manufacture digital pianos, keyboards, synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion kits, digital recording equipment, amplifiers and audio processing devices. Like Korg, they began making drum machines, then progressed into other areas of electronics. The RE201 Space Echo became an early success in 1973, as was the JC120 Jazz Chorus amp in1975, then the Jupiter and Juno synths became industry benchmarks. They have continued to develop various hi-tech musical applications, including the first comprehensive range of Digital Accordions in recent years. Roland also incorporates the Boss and Edirol and Cakewalk brands.
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Roland
Visit the Roland Website at www.roland.co.uk


Satori
Satori guitars make high quality hand made acoustic and electro acoustic guitars. The factory, based in China  with excellect luthiers, has excellect backing from its Japanese owner, H Yairi.
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Satori
No Manufacturers Website Available (as far as we know).


Savannah
Savannah is dedicated to bringing high quality acoustic Chinese instruments of the American folk tradition to players of all levels. With outstanding features and values that can't be beat, Savannah instruments are a great way to explore popular acoustic instruments without sacrificing quality or burning a hole in your pocket.
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Savannah
Visit the Savannah Website at www.savannahacoustic.com


Scarlatti
Scarlatti are affordable Chinese-made accordions in the Italian style. Despite the modest price, they are very well made instruments good for the beginner to intermediate player.
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Scarlatti
Visit the Scarlatti Website at www.gremlinmusic.co.uk


Selmer
The Selmers were a highly gifted musical French family. Having both graduated from the Paris Conservatory of Music, Henri Selmer made clarinets in Paris, and Alexandre Selmer sold them in New York, where he had relocated to. They won a gold medal for their clarinets at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, which helped them gain a great reputation. In the 1920's Selmer began making saxophones and they continue to be a name synonymous with high quality woodwind instruments today.
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Selmer
Visit the Selmer Website at www.selmer.com


Squier
Squier was originally a string maker whose name was bought by Fender. In 1982, Fender decided to use the brand name for it's entry level instruments and amps. Fender needed to find a budget range to compete with the influx of cheap Fender copies coming in from Japan. Initially, Squiers were made in Japan (ironically), Mexico, the USA, but are now made in the far east. Although there are some Squier models in their own right, Squier is mostly concerned with making budget-priced versions of Fender classics like the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision, Jazz.
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Visit the Squier Website at www.squierguitars.com


Stentor
Stentor have been providing high quality stringed instruments since the 1960s. Their Student and Student II series provide the ideal models for beginners of violin, viola, cello and double bass. For the more advanced student and professionals, their Arcadia, Messina, Elysia, Conservatoire and Profundo models offer amazing tone and craftsmanship for a very reasonable price. Handcrafted in China.
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Stentor
Visit the Stentor Website at www.stentor-music.com


Steinmayer
Steinmayer pianos are designed for European tastes with a more rounded tone and lightness of touch. Designed in Germany by Lother Schell (who has also designed for Ibach and Young Chang) and made in China, Steinmayer offer quality pianos at an affordable price and represent exceptional value for money. The Steinmayer S108 featured in the Guardian's 'Six of the Best Pianos' feature in 2006, and was voted the best selling Chinese made piano of 2009 in a retail survey.
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Steinmayer
Visit the Steinmayer Website at www.steinmayer.com


Strunal
Strunal is currently the largest manufacturer of stringed instruments in Europe. Situated in the picturesque town of Luby in the Czech Republic, it is continuing the rich tradition of musical instrument manufacture in that region, dating back to the latter half of the 16th century. The production of musical instruments in Luby took on its industrial character between the two world wars. In its present form the factory, which is being continually modernized, has existed since the late 1960s.
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Strunal
Visit the Strunal Website at www.strunal.cz


Tascam
For more than 30 years, Tascam has developed products for every segment of the sound and music industry. From the high-end audio professional in a major post-production studio to the novice or hobbyist at home, Tascam is everywhere. Tascam are known mostly for their home portastudios, as they were pioneers in developing affordable home recording gear, and they are still at the forefront of portable recording with a huge range of digital recorders and more.
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Tascam
Visit the Tascam Website at www.tascam.com


TC Electronic
Based in Risskov, Denmark, TC Electronic was founded in 1976 with the objective of developing, manufacturing and marketing first class audio products that provide lasting user value for audio professionals and musicians. We have begun our association with TC Electronics by getting in some of their bass gear on the recommendation of a local musician, Lawrence Canty, author of 'Electric Bass Guitar The Complete Guide '.
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TC Electronic
Visit the TC Electronic Website at www.tcelectronic.com


Viscount
Viscount Classical Organs are a leading digital classical church organ specialist manufacturing in Italy. With a one hundred year tradition, all their UK bound instruments have been specifically designed and voiced for the UK market and are suitable for anywhere that requires a fine traditional pipe organ sound including churches, chapels, crematoria, schools and also the enthusiast at home.
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Viscount
Visit the Viscount Website at www.viscount.it


Vox
Vox are one of the legendary British guitar amplifier companies. The first Vox guitar amp appeared in 1957, and by the early 60's, Vox was the guitar amp of choice. Vox was used by the Shadows, then the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and then many more followed suit. They also came up with one of the first wah pedals, and other pioneering effects pedals such as the Vox Tonebender. Today, Vox continues to make re-issues of it's classic amps, as well new models, Joe Satriani Effects pedals, the classic wah pedals and more.
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Vox
Visit the Vox Website at www.voxamps.com


Warwick
Founded in 1982 in Germany, Warwick basses are distinguished for their "growling" tone and use of high quality and exotic tonewoods. Warwick basses are at home on any of the worlds stages from Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Metal or Nu-Metal. Warwick basses are a perfect symbiosis of modern technology and craftsmanship. This unique combination and smart detail solutions guarantee an excellent quality in the huge line of standard models.
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Warwick
Visit the Warwick Website at www.warwickbass.com


Westcoast
Many of the Wescoast guitar models are copies of famous iconic guitar designs of the last century. Made in China in a factory that makes for many other brands.
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Westcoast
No Manufacturers Website Available (as far as we know).


Westminster
Westminster brass instruments are a student series of brass instruments.
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Westminster
No Manufacturers Website Available (as far as we know).


K Yairi
K. Yairi guitars have been made for over 30 years in Kani, Japan in a workshop-like factory. The factory is staffed with carefully chosen master craftsmen, many of whom have worked there for years. The guitars have outstanding sound, craftmanship, visual appeal, and a price-target that make these beautiful instruments a real value-for-money winner. The woods are hand-selected and air, not kiln, dried for 5-10 years, logs are cut in the on-site sawmill, all guitars have hand fitted dovetailed neck joints. Kazuo has a plaque in his workshop which reads: "There is no other way of surviving except through high quality".
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Yairi
Visit the Yairi Website at www.yairi.com


Yanagisawa
Yanigasawa started production in 1896 but became more widely known after the release in 1954 of their T3 silver-plated tenor saxophone. This was followed in 1956 by the A3, their first alto saxophone. The T3 model Tenor and the A3 model Alto were based on a Martin Committee design and later models were based more on a Selmer Mark VI design. There has been continuous development of their saxophone technology ever since. Their first solid silver saxophone was produced in 1972 and instruments made from phosphor bronze began to be produced in 1992. The company currently manufactures sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.
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Yanagisawa
Visit the Yanagisawa Website at www.yanagisawasax.co.jp


Yamaha
In 1987 Yamaha celebrated its 100th anniversary and changed its name to The Yamaha Corporation. Everyone in the music industry knows the Yamaha name and over the last century, Yamaha has grown to become the world's largest manufacturer of musical instruments. Yamaha also make semiconductors, audio visual, computer related products, sporting goods, home appliances, specialty metals, and industrial robots.
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Yamaha
Visit the Yamaha Website at http://uk.yamaha.com


Zildjian
The Zildjian family have been making cymbals since 1623! Avedis Zildjian I (the first) was an Armenian alchemist in the city of Constantinople in the seventeenth century. His attempts to create gold by combining base metals led instead to an alloy of copper, tin and traces of silver with unique sound qualities. Avedis used this discovery to create cymbals of spectacular clarity and power. The sound of the instruments was extraordinary, and as his reputation grew he was given the name “Zildjian”, an Armenian word meaning “son of cymbal maker.” The company as we know it started in 1927 when Avedis III took over the cymbal-making tradition. Their reputation as expert cymbal makers means they well respected and used by professionals worldwide.
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Visit the Yamaha Website at www.zildjian.com



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