Musical instrument manufacturers

Here we keep links to, and info on the manufacturers of musical instruments, MI accessories and amplification or in other words, anything that makes a sound or helps you generate it. Note that there is some overlap between this list and the Professional audio manufacturers list, in general companies that are in both the pro audio and musician markets are listed in the category that is their main market segment.

Judging a market segment in this instance is done on usage, if we as an example have 2 imaginary companies that both have only one products that is identical function wise, let’s say a 4 stage phaser, but one delivered it in a rack mount version and the other is shipping a pedal version we would classify the company making the rack unit a pro-audio company and the one making the pedal a musical instrument accessory manufacturer, quite simply the pedal is clearly intended to be used as a part of a performance and controlled by a musician while the rack mount version is meant to be controlled by some sort of a technician.

AAS (VST instrument plugins) See --> Applied Acoustics Systems

"A.B." See --> Generation Music (Rosins)

German company that manufactures music creation software called Live, it is more performance and DJ oriented than traditional DAW's.
Distribution: In Australia by Music Link Australia, in Hungary by Absolute Bt., in South Africa by Tuerk Musical Technologies, in Taiwan by Midimall, in Thailand by S.D.K. Technology Innovation
Homepage: .
Ableton AG, Schönhauser Allee 6-7, D-10119 Berlin, Germany.
Tel: +49 30 288763 0. Fax: +49 30 288763 13.
Ableton Inc., 154 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013, USA.

Academy See --> Enrique Keller (Guitars)

Academy of Music (MI accessories) See --> Nakano

Access Music
German company that specialises in manufacturing digital sythesisers that emulate analogue ones, most of their recent products have featured the model name Virus, and that is in danger of becoming a de-facto trademark. Company originally started out in the 90's as a manufacturer of synthesiser control panels for devices that lacked knobs and sliders, these are now highly sought after.
Distribution: In Croatia by Provox, in Hungary by Absolute Bt., in Japan by Korg, in Poland by Audiostacja, in Taiwan by Midimall
Homepage: .
Access Music Electronics GmbH, Koenigswall 16-18, 45657 Recklinghausen, Germany.
Tel: +49 2361 93768 24. Fax: +49 2361 93768 29.

Accu-Net LLC
USA based manufacturer of hand exercise devices popular with guitar and keyboard players, sold under the Prohands brand.
Distribution: In France by CISIFE. Non-exclusive distribution in the Caribbean and South & Central America by Consolidated Music Export Inc.
Homepage: .
Accu-Net LLC, 27 Cain Dr., Plainview, NY 11803, USA.
Tel: 1 800 880 3427 (Toll free, USA/Canada only) or +1 516 293 0003.

South Korean company with manufacturing in China, manufactures acoustic and electric guitars & bass guitars in addition to related accessories and packages such as guitar/amp bundles and gig-bags.
Acepro Music, 507 Ho ~ 508 Ho, Namdong Technopark B Dong, 429-11, Nonhyun-Dong, Namdong-Gu, Incheon 405 848, South Korea.
Tel: +82 32 812 1880 and +82 32 812 1881. Fax: +82 32 812 1883. E-Mail: ace |at|

ACG (Guitars, basses & preamps) See --> Alan Cringean Guitars

Achard Resources Ltd.
UK based company with production in South Korea, makes acoustic and electro-acoustic steel string guitars under the Mariner Guitars name.
Distribution: Worldwide distribution by Dave Martin International
Homepage: .
Achard Resources Ltd., Portland House, 11-13 Station Road, Kettering, Northants NN15 7HH, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)7710 842989. E-Mail: info (at)

Acme Sound
USA based company that manufactures bass guitar cabinets.
Acme Sound Ltd, Box 2556, Englewood, CO 80150, USA.
Tel: 800 226 3583 (Toll free, USA and Canada only) or +1 303 783 8766 (Int). Fax: +1 303 783 1060. E-Mail: info ]at[

Acordeon Todeschini

Brazilian manufacturer of piano and chromatic accordions sold under the Todeschini name, the company also handles the local distribution of Ballone Burini.
Distribution: Non-exclusive distribution in Brazil by Izzo
Homepage: .
Acordeon Todeschini, Rua São Pedro, Nº 612, Porto Alegre, RS 91570-000, Brazil.
Tel: +55 51 3319 6563

Acorn Instruments (MIDI controllers & digital drumkits) See --> Nektar Technology

Acoustic (Amps) See --> GTRC Services

A. C. Som Indústria e Comércio de Instrumentos Musicais Ltda

Brazilian manufacturer of percussion instruments, including drums and tuned percussion, sold under the Contemporânea brand. Company originally founded in 1955 by Miguel Fasanelli.
Distribution: In North America by Mountain Rythym
Homepage: .
A. C. Som Indústria e Comércio de Instrumentos Musicais Ltda., Rua Dona Ana Neri Nº 1.221, Cambuci, São Paulo, CEP 01522000, Brazil.
Tel: +55 11 3208 3574 and +55 11 3399 6022. Fax: +55 11 3399 6023. E-Mail: export -at- or acsom _at_

Adams (Percussion & brass) See --> Paukenfabriek Adams B. V.

A+D Gitarrentechnologie GmbH

German company that manufactures automatic machines that handle dressing and quality testing of guitars, the machines and the services performed with them are sold under the Plek brand.
Distribution: In Japan by Sleek Elite
Homepage: .
A+D Gitarrentechnologie GmbH, Hasenheide 54, 10967 Berlin, Germany.
Tel: +49 (0)30 536 963 39. Fax: +49 (0)30 536 963 40. E-Mail: info :at:

Admira See --> Enrique Keller

A. D. Philp Machine Inc.
USA based company that manufacture and sell strings for guitars basses, banjos and mandolins under the Stellar Strings name. Company run by Donald Dykstra.
A D Philp Machine Inc., 4221 S. Division Ave., Wayland, MI 49348-9721, USA.
Tel: +1 616 877 4781. Mobile: +1 616 780 7655. E-Mail: info %at%

ADW See --> Tropical Music Export Enterprises

Aeolian Pianos See --> Gibson Guitar Corp.

AER (Amplifiers etc.) See --> Audio Electric Research

Aerospace Lubricants Inc.
USA based company that manufactures lubricants primarily for the aerospace and automotive markets, but do as well manufacture synthetic lubricants and cleaning chemicals intended for the musical instruments market, primarily for brass and woodwind players, these are sold under the Alisyn brand.
Distribution: In France by Magilanck and in the UK by Bill Lewington Ltd. Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling in the USA through D.E.G. Music Products and St. Louis Music.
Homepage: .
Aerospace Lubricants Inc., 1600 Georgesville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228, USA.
Tel: +1 614 878 3600. Fax: +1 614 878 1600. E-Mail: info >at<

Afrosound (Percussion) See --> Tropical Music Export Enterprises

Agazarian (Cymbals) See --> GTRC Services

Aguilar Amplification
USA based company that specialises in products for electric bass players, their range includes amplifiers, cabinets, effect pedals and pickups/preamps.
Distribution: In Indonesia by Melodia Musik and in Japan by Korg. Non-exclusive distribution in the Caribbean and South & Central America by Consolidated Music Export Inc.
Homepage: .
Aguilar Amplification, 599 Broadway, 7th Fl, New York, NY 10012, USA.
Tel: +1 212 431 9109. Fax: +1 212 431 8201. E-Mail: info (at)

Ahead (Drum accessories) See --> Jas. D. Easton

Ahlborn Organs
Italian manufacturer of digital organs and loudspeaker systems that emulate pipe organs, they are shipped in church/theatrical and home console variants in addition to a portabnle model.
Distribution: In Norway by Morgan Instrument
Homepage: .
Ahlborn Organs s.r.l., Santa Maria del Monte 550, 47835 Saludecio (RN), Italy.
Tel: +39 0541 989148. Fax: +39 0541 451994. E-Mail: ahlborn ;at;

Aitchison & Mnatzaganian
English cello specialist, makes high end cellos most of which are copies of old Guadagnini instruments but also provide repairs and sell on commission used high end instruments from their studio.
Aitchison & Mnatzaganian, 7 Cambridge Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4HJ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1353 668559. E-Mail: sarah {at}

AJL (Guitars) See --> Ari-Jukka Luomaranta

Akai Professional See --> Numark

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