Subdecay Studios USA based manufacturer of boutique guitar pedals, company originally founded in 2006 by Brian Marshall. Distribution: In Australia by Sound & Music Distribution and in France by CISIFE Homepage:http://www.subdecay.com . Subdecay Studios Inc., 834 SE Elm Street., Dundee, OR 997115, USA. Tel: +1 503 538 3632. E-Mail: support /at\ subdecay.com
Suburban Adult Services Inc. USA based company that specialises in training and emplying people with disabilities, one of their workshops makes kazoos under the trademark Original American Kazoo. Distribution: Non-Exclusive distribution in the USA by David Wexler & Co. Homepage:http://www.sasinc.org . Suburban Adult Services Inc., 960 West Maple Court, Elma, NY 14059, USA. Tel: +1 716 805 1555. Fax: +1 716 805 1444.
South Korean company that manufactures electric and acoustic guitars & bass guitars and related accessories in the low to mid-price brackets under the Crafter, Cruiser and Cruzer brands in addition to making beginners musical string instruments, amplification and accessories under the Ashland and Flight names. Distribution: In Italy by FBT (Crafter only), in Mexico by Distribuidora Gonher, in New Zealand by Custom Music International NZ and in South Africa by Tuerk Musical Technologies Homepage:http://crafterguitars.com -- Flight homepage -- European homepage. Sung-Eum Music Co. Ltd., 8, Hoejung-dong, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do 482-170, South Korea. Tel: +82 31 858 7000 and +82 31 858-8741~5. Fax: +82 31 858 3600. E-Mail: support \at/ crafterguitars.com
Japanese manufacturer of musical instruments and accessories sold under the Suzuki, Hammond and Leslie brands, the company mainly exports pro and semi-pro instruments but is actually one of Japans largest manufacturer of educational and childrens musical instruments and software, the inventor of the Omnichord/QChord (an electronic autoharp originally intended for educational purposes) and the sole manufacturer of the Deltar (a modern box psaltery). Founded in 1952 by Manji Suzuki and despite the name has no connection to the host of Nagoya based MI companies that trace their origins to the original Suzuki Violin Co. co., but since the Suzuki brand was owned by the original company in Japan and parts of Asia, Suzuki MI products were traditionally sold in Japan and some Asian countries as M. Suzuki but since none of the original Suzuki companies were exporting in any quantity under their own names the company could get away with using the Suzuki name in the west. In addition to MI manufacturing the company is also active in the plastic moulding business both as a service company and as a manufacturer of machinery and molds. Distribution: In Iceland by Tónastöğin, in Lebanon by Ragtime Technology Group and in Portugal & Spain by Enrique Keller. Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling in the USA by St. Louis Music Homepage:http://www.suzuki-music.co.jp -- Hammond Suzuki USA -- Hammond Suzuki Europe -- Suzuki Musical Instruments UK -- Suzuki Musical Instruments Europe -- Suzuki MI USA -- Suzuki Educational Software. Suzuki Musical Inst. Mfg. Co. Ltd., 2-25-12 Ryoke Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-ken 430-0852, Japan. Tel?+81 (0)53 461 2325 (Suzuki) or +81 (0)53 462 7810 (Hammond/Leslie). Fax?+81 (0)53 463 5858.
Suzuki Violin Co. Japanese company with a long history of manufacturing violins although those days they also manufacture violas, cellos, double basses, mandolins, mandolinas and mandochellos. Company originally founded by Masakichi Suzuki in 1887 who later incorporated it as a limited company under the present name in the year 1900. The company is historically known for 2 innovations from the early part of the 20th century, the introduction of modern mass production techniques into violin and mandolin production and for the Suzuki Method of children musical instrument education that was invented by Masakichi's son Shinichi.
Since at the least 4 other manufacturers of stringed musical instruments in Japan have used the Suzuki name in the past and at the least 2 of them are still around, the company these days uses the Nagoya Suzuki brand but Nagoya in Aichi prefecture is the company's home town. In the past however their product where usually labelled as just Suzuki and although other brands have been used such as Three S or Suzuki Three S that was used on export product mainly, very early products, especially pre-1900 instruments have the 3 S logo and the name Masakichi Suzuki on their label. In addition the company has in the past acted as an OEM for a number of primarily western brands.
In the West the only products you will see new from the company these days are student violins and people have started to associate the Suzuki Method with the company that Shinichi-San ran at the time he was developing the method and thus assume that the company is a specialised manufacturer of student products. But unlike Western companies that usually either only produce for a certain market sector or have different brands for different price ranges the Suzuki Violin co actually manufactures anything from cheap student instruments to top of the line professional instruments tht cost 200x the price of the student ones. Since the pro instruments and the mandolins from the company are not usually distributed in the West a number of smaller Japanese trading companies sell those instruments direct to Western dealers, for instance the Hosco company (see below).
Note that the Kiso Suzuki company used to be a part of the the company but split off in 1946 for reasons unknown. The eagle eyed amongst you might have noticed that Nagoya is also the home town of the Sadao Yairi and the original home town of the Kazuo Yairi factory, in fact the origin of both of these companies lies with the violin workshop of Sadao Yairi who learnt his trade at the Suzuki factory during 1923 to 1932.. Distribution: Non-exclusive worldwide distribution by Hosco Homepage:http://www.suzukiviolin.co.jp . Suzuki Violin Co. Ltd., 1-1 Hirokawa-cho, Nakagawa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 454-0027, Japan. Tel: +81 52 351 6451. Fax: +81 52 351 6453. E-Mail: violin (at) suzukiviolin.co.jp