Ari-Jukka Luomaranta Finnish gent that manufactures acoustic guitars under the AJL brand, these are not the normal steel string or classical guitars but models inspired by the jazz age with arch-tops, selmer and Maccaferri style models. Homepage:http://www.ajl-guitars.com. Ari-Jukka Luomaranta, Korpintie 61, 67600 Kokkola, Finland Tel: +358 40 5071383. E-Mail: aj )at( ajl-guitars.com.
Aristides Instruments Dutch company that manufactures electric guitars out of compound materials. Homepage:http://www.aristidesinstruments.com. Aristides Instruments, Humberweg 12, 1043 AC Amsterdam, Holland. Tel: +31 (0)20 614 61 47. E-Mail: info /at\ aristidesinstruments.com. Skype: AristidesInstruments.
USA based company that manufactures and sells musical instruments, including electric guitars, basses and amplification under the Dean Guitars name, guitars, basses, ukuleles and banjos under the Luna Guitars label, guitar and bass amplifiers under the Dime Amplifiers brand and drums and related accessories under the DDrums name.
Company was originally founded in 1994 as Armadillo Case Co. and initially manufactured flight cases and related products and has since then acquired a number of trade mark that they use to brand products that are mostly ODM procured products although the company has some production facilities of their own. Armadillo bought the Dean trademark from Oscar Medeiros in 1997 and the DDrum trademark was bought from Clavia DMI in 2005. Luna is on the other hand a brand the company created in 2005 and the Dime Amplifiers name was started in 2009. The company is no longer manufacturing cases.. Distribution: In the UK by Bill Lewington Ltd. Non-exclusive distribution in the Caribbean and South & Central America by Consolidated Music Export Inc.. Dean Guitars are distributed in Greece by Philippos Nakas S.A. Luna Guitars are handled in Germany by Blue Guitar. DDrum is distributed in Denmark by Musikpartner, in Greece by I. Diamantopoulos and in Indonesia by Melodia Musik Homepage:http://www.armadilloent.com -- Luna Guitars homepage -- Dean Guitars homepage -- Ddrum homepage -- Dime Amplifiers site. Armadillo Enterprises, Inc., 4924 W Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL 33634, USA. Tel: +1 813 600 3920. Fax: +1 813 600 3933.
Aroma Music Co. Chinese manufacturer of musical instrument accessories such as digital tuners, metronomes, capos and piezo pickups, these are usually sold under the Aroma brand but the company is also active as an OEM. Distribution: In France by MGM, in Malaysia by The Guitar Store and in the USA by Morgan Hill Music Homepage:http://www.aromamusic.cn . Aroma Music Co. Ltd., Floor 6 West, Building 56, Baotian Industry Zone, Baotian 3 Road, Bao An District, Shenzhen 518102, China. Tel: +86 755 2977 0450. Fax: +86 755 2977 0452. E-Mail: info (at) aromamusic.cn
Arpege Belgian business that develops music notation and composing software , in addition to generic software they have a number of instrument specific versions and make a keyboard specifically developed to input music notation. Company originally founded in 1990 by Dominique Vandenneucker . Homepage:http://www.arpegemusic.com. Arpege Sprl., 29 rue de l'Enseignement, 4800 Verviers, Belgium. Tel/Fax: +32 872 68010 (Sales) or +32 87 55 23 60 (support)..
Artesanía Levante S.L. Spanish company based in Alaquas in Valencia that makes traditional castanets using the Levante brand. Non-exclusive distribution in Portugal and Spain by Enrique Keller Artesanía Levante S.L., c/Cuenca 65a, 46970 - Alaquas, Spain. Tel: +34 961510545. Fax: +34 961516497..
Arturia French manufacturer of synthesis hardware and software, best known for their emulations of vintage analogue synths. Distribution: In Australia by Central Musical Instruments, in France by Algam, in Italy by Midiware, in Japan by Hook Up Inc., in Scandinavia by Luthman Scandinavia, in Taiwan by Midimall, in Thailand by S.D.K. Technology Innovation Homepage:http://www.arturia.com . Arturia, 4 chemin de Malacher, 38240 Meylan, France. Arturia USA, 5776-D Lindero Cyn Rd #239, Westlake Village, CA 91362, USA.
Asano-Taiko Japanese manufacturer of traditional Japanese percussion instruments. At over 400 years old the company is one of the 50 oldest companies in the world and one of the 5 oldest musical instrument manufacturers still with us. Homepage:http://www.asano.jp. Asano-Taiko, 587-1 Fukudome, Hakusan, Ishikawa 924-0051, Japan. Tel: +81 (0)76 277 1717. Fax: +81 (0)76 277 2228..
Ashdown Design & Marketing Ltd UK based company that trades as Ashdown Engineering, manufactures and sells amplifiers for acoustic guitars and electric basses. Distribution: In Australia by Music Link Australia, in Croatia by Euromusic Agency, in Indonesia by M Station, in Italy by Proel, in New Zealand by South Pacific Music and in Poland by Soundtrade Homepage:http://www.ashdownmusic.com . Ashdown Design & Marketing Ltd, Stevens Farm (The Stables), Mashbury Road, Chignal St James, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 4TX, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1621 856010.
Atelier See --> Atelier Z Day's Corporation (Japan - Guitars and related products) or Atelier Roland (Japan - Organs)
Atelier Maurice Dupont French manufacturer of handmade guitars, basses, mandolins, ukuleles, mandols and bouzoukis sold under the Dupont brand and acoustic and electronic guitar pickups & guitar and bass amplifiers under the Stimer and Dupont Amps brands. Although the company makes a wide range of instruments and amps they are best know for their reproduction of classic French jazz instruments such as Selmer type guitars a la Django and the Stimer amplifiers. Distribution: On Reunion Island by Fotelec Homepage:http://www.acoustic-guitars.com . Atelier Maurice Dupont, 20 rue de Port-Boutiers, 16100 Boutiers Saint-Trojan, Cognac, France. Tel: +33 (0)5 45 32 54 10. Fax: +33 (0)5 45 35 47 90.
Athletic Polish manufacturer of stands and related accessories, the stands are primarily inteded for musical isntruments but they have increasingly been moving into the manufacure of pro-audio, lighting and home AV stands. Distribution: In Greece by Phenomenon - Professional and in the UK by McClelland Music Ltd. Homepage:http://athletic.eu . Athletic sp. z o.o., ul. Katowicka 8A, 46-200 Kluczbork, Poland. Tel: +48 77 414 23 56. Fax: +48 77 414 23 6.
Attic Sound & Music UK based company, primarily a music and sound effect provider for films and TV adverts but also make a music composition tool for the iPhone/pad. Homepage:http://atticsound.net. Attic Sound & Music Ltd., 11 Castle Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2HD, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1273 24 10 23. Mobile: +44 (0)7879 779 648..
Aubert Lutherie S.A. Long running French manufacturer of violins, violas and cellos, but best known for the manufacture of bridges but in addition to making bridges for the aformentioned isntruments they make double bass bridges as well. Company is owned by Savarez. Distribution: In Spain & Portugal by Enrique Keller. Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling of Aubert bridges in the USA by St. Louis Music and Richard L. Keldsen, in Europe by Petz Kolophonium. Homepage:http://www.aubertlutherie.com . Aubert Lutherie S.A., BP59, 88502 Mirecourt Cedex, France. Tel: +33 (0)3 29 37 06 13. Fax: +33 (0)3 29 37 30 73.
Audette Productions LLC USA based company that builds, sells and retails drums and related products and accessories online under the Billy Blast Drums brand. Homepage:http://billyblastdrums.com. Audette Productions LLC, 586 South Kensington Road, Orange, CA 92869, USA. Tel: +1 714 639 1952. Fax: +1 714 639 1952..
Audio Electric Research German manufacturer of amplifiers for musical instruments sold under the AER brand, best known for their lines for acoustic guitars, basses and similar instruments but they also manufacture electric guitar and bass amplifiers & PA loudspeakers in addition to related products such as mini-mixers. Distribution: In Portugal & Spain by Enrique Keller Homepage:http://www.aer-amps.com . Audio Electric Research GmbH, Oderweg 6a, 34277 Fuldabrück, Germany. Tel: +49 (0)561 920 15 303. Fax: +49 (0)561 202 10 28.
USA based company that manufactures cymbals under the Zildjian name and drumsticks, mallets, beaters and related accessories under the Zildjian, Nova and Vic Firth brands. Distribution: In Australia by Music Link Australia, in Estonia by R Music, France by Algam and in Greece by Philippos Nakas S.A. Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling in Latin America by Tropical Music Export Enterprises. Zildjian products only: In Croatia by Euromusic Agency and in the UK by Headstock Distribution Ltd..Vic Firth only: In Bolivia by I. E. E. Electronics, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, The Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia by Marving Musical Instruments, in Brazil by Izzo Instrumentos Musicais, in Canada and the USA by KMC Music, in Cyprus by Music Sound, in Ecuador by Banlow S. A., in Estonia by R Music, in Iceland by Tónastöðin, in Ireland and the UK by Korg UK, in Japan by Pearl Musical Instruments Co. and in Mexico by Distribuidora Gonher Homepage:http://zildjian.com -- Vic Firth homepage. Avedis Zildjian Company, 22 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061, USA. Vic Firth Incorporated, Boston/Dedham Commerce Park, 65 Sprague Street, Boston, MA 02136, USA. Telephone: +1 617 364 6869.
Ayers Music Taiwanese company with production factilities in Vietnam that manufactures mid and high end hand made acoustic guitars and ukuleles. Homepage:http://www.ayersguitar.com. Ayers Music Co. Ltd., 13F-1, No.139, Kien Kwo N.Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei 104, Taiwan. Tel: +886 2 2505 8856. Fax: +886 2 2501 3934..