Musical instrument manufacturers - Sh

Musical instrument manufacturers - Sh

Shadow Elektroakustik
German company that usually trades as Shadow Electronics and manufactures pickups, microphones and EQ systems for acoustic and electric guitars, violins and related instuments in addition to making guitar effects, tuners and an unusual guitar practice aid. The company also ran Shadow Electronics of America Inc. for a time.
Distribution: In Brazil by Izzo Instrumentos Musicais, in France by Algam and in Ireland and the UK by Barnes & Mullins
Homepage: .
Shadow Elektroakustik, Peter Haendel Stra▀e 2, 91334 Hemhofen, Germany.
Tel: +49 9195 92990. Fax: +49 9195 929930. E-Mail: info [at]

Shanghai Chaobo Musical Instruments Co.
Chinese company that often trades in the west as AXL Corp. or some variant of that name and runs its distribution networks under The Music Link name.

Shanghai Chaobo manufactures acoustic guitars and other plucked folk instruments under the Savannah, Recording King and The Loar brands, classical and European style jazz guitars under the Lucida, Antonio Hermosa, Francisco Domingo and Dell'Arte names, ukuleles under the Koloa brand, musical instrument cases under the Guardian name, pianos, classical string and brass instruments under the Palatino name, acoustic and electric guitars and basses under the Johnson and AXL names, amplifiers under the VHT Amplification brand, harmonicas under the Jambone name and finally mandolins under the Paris Swing name.

The company also owns a chain of music stores in China called "Shanghai Super Sound Musical Instruments" and manufactures musical instruments in association with Fender and other western companies, Chaobo is primarily an OEM although it has been making inroads into western markets with its own brands recently, it has a number of factories spread around China by some accounts more than 20.

The company is also the Chinese distributor of Wilhelm Schimmel Pianofortefabrik pianos and has collaborated with Sonny Osborne on banjo designs that are sold under the Recording King brand.
Distribution: All Chaobo products are distributed in Norway by ID Musikk AS and in Portugal & Spain by Enrique Keller, most of their lines are handled in Malaysia by The Guitar Store. European distribution of Palatino pianos is by Wilhelm Schimmel Pianofortefabrik, Guitar products and amplifiers are distributed in Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovina and Croatia by Music Max, Palatino string and brass instruments in New Zealand by Music Works Ltd, VHT amplifiers are distributed in Switzerland by Leadmusic Instruments and Jambone harmonicas are distributed in the UK by McClelland Music Ltd. AXL products are distributed in Greece by Philippos Nakas S.A. Dell'Arte distribution : In Europe by SML but they also handle the French distribution of Recording King
Homepage: -- USA homepage -- Savannah site -- Lucida page -- Koalo homepage -- Guardian cases site -- Dell'Arte page -- Palatino PIanos USA page -- AXL homepage -- Johnson gitars -- VHT Amplification -- Recording King page -- The Loar site -- Antonio Hermosa guitars.
Shanghai Chaobo Musical Instruments Co. Ltd., No. 1068 YongXin Road, XuHang Town, JiaDing District, Shanghai 200434, China.
Tel: +8621 59556037 and +8621 59556035. Fax: +8621 59556326 and +8621 59556328. E-Mail: mail [at]

Shar Products Inc.
USA based company, primarily a retailer of classical string instruments with outlets in Farmington and Ann Arbor in Michigan in addition to an on-line presense. The company also sells classical string instrument accesories under the Shar name that are only available in their own stores but in addition has a host of brands that are sometimes only avaiable in their own stores but somtimes distributed via a front end called M & M Distributing which is not a seperate company per se but merly another name for Shar Products.

These are primarily not made by the company but bought in from OEM's, almost exclusivly from Asia and include bows sold under the Presto, Klaus Becker and Guy Laurent brands, strings under the Overture label, shoulder rests under the Play On Air name, music stands under the Gig-N-Go brand, classical string instruments under the Crescendo, Carlo Lamberti, Karl-Joseph Schneider, Otto Ernst Fischer and Franz Hoffman stensils, and cases, bags & covers sold under the Cushy, Duracover and Passport monikers. Shar also distributes the Carlsson rosins and Nilton stands in the USA and for a time sold small sized version of classical string instruments under the Early Development brand, beginners violin kits under the Twinkle name and instrument cases using the Hatch Top, Blue Jay and Suspensionair labels.
Distribution: Play On Air products are sold via a non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling contracts in the USA by St. Louis Music and in Europe by Petz Kolophonium
Homepage: -- M & M Distribution homepage.
Shar Ann Arbor Showroom & Repairs, 2465 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA.
Tel: +1 734 665 7885.
Shar Farmington, 22748 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington, MI 48336, USA.
Tel: +1 248 476 8745. Fax: +1 248 476 8741. E-Mail: rentals |at|
M & M Distributing.
Tel: 800 987 8723 (USA & Canada only). Fax: 800 997 8723 (USA & Canada only). E-Mail: mm at

Shenzhen Fzone Technology Co.
Chinese company that sells musical instruments accessories under the Fzone brand, best known for their electronic tuners and metronomes but they also make cables, picks and small mobile PA units.
Distribution: In Norway by Audio Media Professional AS. Non-exclusive distribution in the USA by Gatchell Violins Co.
Homepage: .
Shenzhen Fzone Technology Co. Ltd., 4th Floor, YuYi Building A, GongHe Industrial Road NO.19, Xi Xiang Bao An, ShenZhen, GuangDong, China.
Tel: +86 755 2786 6639. Fax: +86 755 2912 3525. Mobile: +86 13923877300. Skype: nancyisme E-Mail: nancy _at_

Shield Mfg. Inc.
USA based sports equipment manufacturer, also has a line of whistles and related accessories that are popular with marching bands and commonly sold in music stores.
Distribution: Non-exclusive distribution/wholesailing in the USA by David Wexler & Co.
Homepage: .
Shield Mfg. Inc., 425 Fillmore Avenue, Tonawanda, NY 14150, USA.
Tel: 800 828 7669 (USA & Canada only). Fax: +1 716 694 8652. E-Mail: info (at)

Shimro Musical Instrument Co.
South Korean company with production factilities in China, Germany and Korea that manufactures classical and folk string instruments and related accessories. Unusually enough for the most part the company's factories do not share brands, the German operation makes classical string instruments under the Karl Heinrich name, the Korean operation makes products in the same category under the Shimro Master label while the Chinese factory makes accessories, bows, cases and mandolins under the Shimro brand but classical string instruments using the St. Antonio stensil. The company also distributes Bam cases in South Korea.
Distribution: Shimro and St. Antonio products are distributed in Portugan and Spain by Enrique Keller
Homepage: .
Shimro Musical Instrument Co., 701-5 Banpo 1-Dong, Seocho-Gu, Seoul 137-808, South Korea.
Tel: +82 2 544 9934. Fax: : +82 2 544 9924. E-Mail: shimro %at%

Shinos Amplifier Company
Japanese manufacturer of high end guitar amplifiers.
Distribution: In Japan by Pearl Musical Instruments Co.
Homepage: .
Shinos Amplifier Company Y.K., 2-41-22, Koenjikita, Suginami-Ku, Tokyo 166-0002, Japan.
Tel: +81 353273026.

Shun-Hwa Chang
USA based gentleman that trades using the Hollywoodwinds brand, manufactures flutes and saxophones including a novel keyless sax in addition to making all kinds of wind instrument accessories.
Distribution: Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling in the USA by Pro Tec
Homepage: .
Shun-Hwa Chang, 1566 Washington Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539, USA.
Phone: +1 510 252 9768. E-Mail: pobox3387 !at!

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