Musical instrument manufacturers - Ro to R9

Musical instrument manufacturers - Ro to R9

Roadcase (Drum & pecussion cases and bags) See --> Gewa Music

Road Runner See --> GTRC Services

Road Tough (Cases and trunks) See --> Brian Bagley

Road Tuff (Cases) See --> Unitec Products

USA based company that specialises in manufacturing lubricating and cleaning & care products for wind instruments.
Distribution: Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling in the USA by Pro Tec
Homepage: .
Roché-Thomas Corp, 3162 Cedar Crest Rdg., Dubuque, IA 52003, USA.
Tel: +1 563 690 1800. E-Mail: jchapman :at:

Rocio (Guitars) See --> Enrique Keller

Rockfield (Guitar pick-ups) See --> Hanser Music Group

Rockman See --> Dunlop Manufacturing Inc.

Rockstand See --> Warwick

Rocktron See --> GHS Strings

Roder Instrument Co.
Chinese company that manufactures classical string instruments and bows under the Roder name and cases for similar instruments under the Pedi brand. The company is primarily an OEM and supplies a number of western companies with student level instruments in that capacity.
Distribution: In Ireland and the UK by Barnes & Mullins (Pedi only)
Homepage: .
Roder Instrument Co. Ltd., No.155, Lane 1298, Xinnan Rd., Xinqiao, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201612, China.
Tel?+86 21 5763 1110. Fax?+86 21 5763 1932.

Rodgers (Organs) See --> Roland (below)

Roger Fearing
USA based gent that trades as THG Knobs, manufactures wooden guitar hardware like knobs, tuners, strap buttons, pickup shields and so on.
Distribution: In Japan by Sleek Elite
Homepage: .
Roger Fearing, 14638 Killion St., Sherman Oaks, CA 91411-3733, USA.
Tel: +1 818 438 7826.

Roger Linn Design
USA based maker of drum machines, guitar pedals and VST plug-ins.
Distribution: In Croatia by Provox, in France by MESI and in Japan by Nihon Electro Harmonix
Homepage: .
Roger Linn Design, 1147 Keith Ave., Berkeley, CA 94708, USA.
sales [at]

Rokko Design Office
Japanese company that manufactures protective bags for drums under the Skull Music Records brand.
Distribution: In Japan by Pearl Musical Instruments Co.
Homepage: .
Rokko Design Office, 10F Core, Nihonbashi 4-2-20, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-fu, Osaka-shi 556-005, Japan.
Tel/Fax: +81 (0)6 6649 0240. E-Mail: talk.smr /at\

Roland Group

Japanese company that manufactures musical instruments and professional audio products under the Roland name, MI related and semi-pro products under the Boss brand, computer audio and semi-pro audio and video products under the Edirol label, organs under the Atelier and Rodgers brands, DAW’s, plug-ins and other computer audio software under the Cakewalk stencil, and runs a chain of music schools in Japan under the Roland Music School name as well as supporting educational services worldwide under a variety of names. The company’s professional audio and video product were for a time branded Roland RSS but are now branded just Roland but are handled by a separate division called Roland Systems Group that has in many cases separate distribution arrangements to the rest of the company. In addition they manufacture computer graphics products including plotters and 3D printers under the Roland DG brand and have in the past sold MI, audio and computer products under the Amdek name. There are some indications that the company is discontinuing the use of the Edirol brand.

The company has an unusual philosophy when it comes to local distribution and manufacturing, they prefer marketing to be performed by companies that are owned 50% by the company and 50% by locals, these local companies are also allowed to develop and market products under the Roland brands for local consumption although that is getting rarer. But in addition Roland may have a local factory as well, so in cases such as USA, China, Taiwan and Italy there may be a local Roland factory fully owned by the Japanese public company but also a semi-independent sales company that is owned 50%/50% by Roland and by native investors or businessmen and handles all local distribution of the groups products including the locally built ones. The company bought Italian manufacturer Siel in 1987 and that company is now Roland Europe S.p.A..

Roland/Boss/Edirol distribution : In China by YH Audio, in Ecuador by Banlow S. A., in Hungary by Absolute Bt., in Iceland by Rín, in Iran by Moco, in Papua New Guinea by Keynote Music Houses and in Thailand by S.D.K. Technology Innovation. Edirol products only distribution : In Argentina by Exosound. Roland Systems Group distribution : In Australia and New Zealand by Hills Sound, Vision & Lighting, in Switzerland by Audio Tech KST (Audio products) and by Visopta (Video products). Roland DG Corp. distribution : In Thailand by MBA International Co.

Homepage: -- Roland global gateway -- Atelier homepage -- Boss homepage -- Roland DG homepage -- Rodgers Instruments site -- Roland Music School -- Roland Germany -- Roland Systems Group -- Roland Sweden -- Roland Norway -- Roland UK -- Roland Systems Group UK -- Roland USA -- Roland Systems Group USA -- Roland Canada -- Roland Brazil -- Roland Taiwan -- Roland China -- Roland Australia.
Roland Corp., 2036-1 Nakagawa, Hosoe-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-1304, Japan.
Tel: +81 53 523 0230.
Roland Corp. Europe, Brainpark K.P. van der Mandelelaan 28B 3062 MB Rotterdam, Holland.
Roland Corp. USA, 5100 S. Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90040-2938, U.S.A..
Rodgers Instruments Corporation, 1300 NE 25th Ave., Hillsboro, Oregon 97124, USA.
Tel: +1 503 648 4181.
Roland Systems Group, Skagerrakvej 7, Boks 880, 2100 København, Denmark.
Tel: +45 3916 6200. Fax: +45 3916 6222. E-Mail: info [at]
Roland Scandinavia A/S, Mårbackagatan 31, SE-123 43 Farsta, Sweden.
Tel: ++08 683 04 30. Fax: ++08 683 04 42. E-Mail: info |at|
Roland Scandinavia AS, Lilleakerveien 2E5, Postboks 95 Lilleaker, 0283 Oslo, Norway.
Tel: +47 2273 0074. Fax: +47 2273 2508. E-Mail: info [at]

Roland Meinl Musikinstrumente GmbH
German company well known for producing on one hand cymbals and accessories and on the other hand percussion products in general but excluding traditional drums, in addition to the Meinl brand that the company uses on both their cymbals and professional percussion products they also uses the Nino name to brand children’s percussion products.
Distribution: In Iceland by Tónastöðin, in Indonesia by Tiga Negeri Music House and in Mexico by Distribuidora Gonher
Homepage: -- Meinl/Nino percussion products.
Roland Meinl Musikinstrumente GmbH & Co. KG, Musik-Meinl-Str. 1, DE-91468 Gutenstetten, Germany.
Tel: +49 9161 788 0. Fax: +49 9161 788 100.

Roland Penzel/Roland G. Penzel (Bows) See --> Penzel

Roleay Corporation
USA company that is primarily a piano restorer trading under the Rogers Piano Shop moniker but has a sideline in making a guitar accessory called Bucklegard. Run by Roger Aycock.
Distribution: Non-Exclusive distribution in the USA by David Wexler & Co.
Homepage: .
Roleay Corporation, 94C Gann Road SW, Marietta, GA 30008, USA.
Tel: +1 770 218 1934. Fax: +1 770 218 1923.

Roman Glogowski
Polish luthier, makes violins and violas & possibly other classical stringed instruments, no homepage.
Distributed in the USA by JR Music Supply.
Roman Glogowski, 34-521 Zab 32 a, Gmina Poronin, Poland.
Tel: +48 18 207 16 32. Mobile: +48 603 663 466. E-Mail: glogowski.lut |at|

Romeo Orsi S.r.l.
Italian manufacturer of woodwind instruments such as oboes, clarinets and concert flutes, the company is better know as simply ORSI.
Romeo Orsi S.r.l., Via Colombini 9, 21049 Tradate (VA), Italy.
Tel/Fax. +39 0331 812698. E-Mail: info [at] or mail {at}

Ron Ellis
USA based manufacturer of guitar pickups, formerly the distributor for Alan Hamel pickups but has more recently branched into the manufacture of his own.
Ron Ellis, E-Mail: t2ellis /at\

Rösler (Pianos) See --> Petrof

Rotosound Manufacturing Ltd.
UK based company that manufactures strings for musical instruments, in the late 50's and early 60's their products were sold under the Top Strings and Rotop brands.
Distribution: In Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, The Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia by Marving Musical Instruments, in Canada by Yorkville Sound, in France by Algam, in Hungary by Absolute Bt., in Indonesia by Wijaya Musik, in Italy by Gold Music, in Malaysia by The Guitar Store, in New Zealand by Music Works Ltd, in Poland by Soundtrade
Homepage: .
Rotosound Manufacturing Ltd., Unit 3B, Morewood Close, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 2HU, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1732 450838. Fax: +44 (0)1732 458994. E-Mail: jason |AT|
Rotosound USA Inc.12500 Riverside Drive, Sute #100, Studio City, CA 91607, USA.
Tel: +1 818 505 0158. Fax: +1 818 505 0582. E-Mail: rotosound (at)

Rouge See --> GTRC Services

Rovner Products
USA based company that manufactures clarinet and saxophone ligatures.
Distribution: Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling in the USA by Conn-Selmer
Homepage: .
Rovner Products, P.O. Box 4116, Timonium, MD 21094, USA.
Tel: +1 410 252 7750. Fax: +1 410 252 7792.

Royal Classics See --> Caprice S. L. (Strings)

Roy Benson (Wind instruments) See --> Gewa Music

R. T. X. (Instrument, music and microphone stands etc.) See --> Algam

RTZ Professional Audio (Guitar pedals) See --> Robert E. Starr Jr.

Ruby Instruments
Dutch company that is primarily a specialist retailer of recorders but also makes an electric viola da gamba. Originally founded in 2002 by composer Jan Goorissen.
Ruby Instruments, Schoolstraat 35, 6825 GT Arnhem, Holland.
Tel: +31 6 19198957. E-Mail: home {at} SKYPE: habitathelder.

Rudolph Fiedler S.R.O.
Czech classical instrument workshop. Note the company is run by Jiri Povolny and the company name is made up rather than the name of a person.
Distributed in the USA by Gatchell Violins Co..
Rudolph Fiedler S.R.O., Ke Hristi 506, 25228 Cernosice, Czech Republic..

Rudy's Music Stop
USA based company that retails electric and acoustic guitars, basses and other plucked string folk instruments under its own name from its West 48th street and Bromme steet locations, sells musical instrument amplifiers and repairs guitars, amplifiers and related instruments under the Rudy’s Amproom & Repair shop name and makes semi-custom electric guitars under the Pensa Guitars brand.

The company is run by Rudy Pensa and the guitars they manufacture are similar to guitars they made called Pensa-Shur, but for a short while in the 80's before the Pensa-Shur brand was started they made some guitars using the R Custom brand, but prior to that they had been a "Schecter Guitar Research Custom Shop" and their custom models branded Schecter as with all such shops..
Rudy's Music Stop, 169 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036-1523, USA.
Rudy’s Amproom & Repair Shop, 4th Floor, 723 Seventh Avenue, NY, USA.
Tel: +1 212 391 1699. Fax: +1 212 768 3782. E-Mail: or info (AT)
Rudy's Music Soho, 461 Broome Street, NY, USA.
Tel: +1 212 625 2557..

Ruka (Stands etc.) See --> König & Meyer

Ryan Cook
USA based gentleman that trades as Esoterik Guitars, manufactures high end solidbody guitars that all feature neck through body construction.
Ryan Cook, 1043 Southwood Dr. Apt. C, San Luis Obispo, California 93401, USA.
Tel: +1 805 215 0784. E-Mail: spongebobsquaredad [at]

Ryan Wolstencroft
Manufactures snare drums under the LeaderShell brand.
Ryan Wolstencroft, 575 Allen Ave, Wakefield, RI 02879-2330, USA.

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