FF Accesorios Musicales S.L. Spanish manufacturer of saxophone and wind instrument accessories such as stands, mouthpiece pads & caps and so on, best known for their unusual ligature however that is designed to allow the reed to vibrate more freely than normal ligatiures. Their products are sold under the FF-Fortissimo brand and the company apparently has no homepage. Distribution : Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling in the USA by Pro Tec. FF Accesorios Musicales, S.L., Roncal 10, 31580 Lodosa, Navarra, Spain. Tel: +34 948 694 045. Fax: +34 948 694 794..
Finissima Canadian maker of classical string instrument mutes and rests. Distribution: In Europe by Gewa Music Homepage:http://www.finissima.com . Finissima, 701 Ave Marois, Quebec, QC G1S 4H5, Canada. Fax: +1 418 686 6050. E-Mail: info [at] finissima.com
Fire & Stone (Guitar accessories) See --> Gewa Music
Fishman USA based company, originally a manufacturer of pickups for acoustic guitars but has expanded its line-up to include all sorts of string instrument transducers, EQ systems and amplifiers for acoustic guitars and even guitar pedals. Distribution: In Australia by Music Link Australia, in Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia by Music Max, in Greece by Soto Onstage, in Indonesia by Melodia Musik, in Ireland and the UK by John Hornby Skewes & Co Ltd, in The Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia by Marving Musical Instruments, in Mexico by Distribuidora Gonher, in Scandinavia by Luthman Scandinavia and in Turkey by Kivilcim Grup Homepage: http://www.fishman.com . Fishman transducers Inc., 6 Riverside Drive, Andover, MA 01810, USA. Tel: +1 978 988 9199. Fax:+1 978 988 0770.
The Five String Music Studio USA based manufacturer of high end banjos, banjo parts and hardware sold under the Cox Banjos name, run by noted bluegrass player Jimmy Cox and his grandsons Adam and Jeremy Cox.. Homepage:http://www.coxbanjos.com The Five String Music Studio, 4 Garden Lane, Topsham, ME 04086, USA. Tel: +1 207 725 4677..
F. Lorée French manufacturer of double reed instruments and accessories in the oboe family, note that their workshop is also a retail store. Note that their student models are sold under the Cabart brand. Homepage:http://www.loree-paris.com F. Lorée – De Gourdon, 48 rue de Rome (1st floor), 75008 Paris, France. Tel: +33 1 44 70 79 55. Fax: +33 1 44 70 00 40. E-Mail: degourdon /at\ loree-paris.com.
Floyd Rose (Tremolos, bridges and other guitar hardware) See --> AP International
Frank Neat USA based gentleman that is in the business of custom manufacturing high end banjos but also sells banjo necks individually and strings. His products are usually just labelled Neat but in addition he manufactures banjos for Sonny Osborne and the "Stanleytone" ones for Ralph Stanley, this was also one of the companies that made Thomas H. McKinney III capos at one point in time. Homepage:http://frankneat.com Frank Neat, 84 Womack Street, Russell Springs, KY 42642, USA. Tel: +1 270 866 4515. E-Mail: fnbanjo -at- duo-county.com.
Franz Hoffman (Classical string instruments) See --> Shar Products
Frederic Lebayle French gent that manufactures saxophone mouthpieces and ligatures under the Lebayle brand, specific chamber designs are available made out of a choice of wood, vulcanised rubber (ebonite) or metal. Distribution: In France by Magilanck and in the UK by Bill Lewington Ltd. Homepage:http://www.lebaylemouthpieces.com . Frederic Lebayle, 121 Rue des Charmettes, Lyon 69006, France. Tel: +33 (0)478526256. E-Mail: lebayle at aol.com
Freeman See --> Intelli (Guitar & bass amps currently, electric guitars in the past) or Ed Lutherie (Acoustic guitars)
French American Reeds Inc. USA based maker of reeds for saxophones and clarinets, sold under the My Masterpiece and Populaire brands. The company also offers OEM manufacturing services. Distribution: Non-exclusive distribution/wholesailing in the USA by David Wexler & Co. Homepage:http://frenchamericanreeds.com . French American Reeds Inc., 80 Mill Masters Drive, Jackson, TN 38305, USA. Tel: +1 731 664 5545. Fax: +1 731 664 8684.
Fröjel Strings AB Swedish manufacturer of strings for cellos, violins, violas and nyckelharpas, these are sold under the Prim brand. Distribution: In Ireland and the UK by Barnes & Mullins and in New Zealand by Custom Music International NZ. Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling in the USA by St. Louis Music & JR Music Supply and in Europe by Petz Kolophonium Homepage:http://www.primstrings.com . Fröjel Strings AB, Varggropsvägen 1, 18769 Täby, Sweden. E-Mail: info /at\ primstrings.com
Full Contact Hardware (Guitar bridges & tremolos) See --> Babicz Guitars