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Since 1883, when 27-year-old Friedrich Gretsch founded his little shop in Brooklyn, N.Y., making banjos, drums and tambourines, The Gretsch Company has grown to produce some of the world's greatest drums and guitars over the span of four generations.
Guitar amp repair by Roy Blankenship. Looking for guitar amplification repair? Roy Blankenship's reputation as a quality one-off tube and builder and repairman is well deserved.
Audeze Inc. is a high-end audio technology manufacturer that delivers the most accurate sound reproduction available today. Simply put, Audeze's goalis to re-create sound exactly as the artist intended. Our speakers are engineered with the latest innovations in material science, producing crystal clear sound and unparalleled sonic performance. The Audeze team includes a diverse set of entrepreneurs and engineers with years of experience in audio, material science, and digital media
With the statement, "I can build anything!", Mr. Paul Bigsby switched from building Crocker motorcycles to making musical instruments. Indeed he could. Paul's interest in motorcycles and Western music brought him into contact with Merle Travis. As they both were avid motorcyclists and music lovers, Paul and Merle became good friends. In trying to repair Merle's worn out Kaufman vibrato, Bigsby ended up designing a whole new mechanism which worked perfectly. This device set the standard and became the vibrato of choice for most guitar manufacturers the world over and remains so today.
After 30 years, Seymour Duncan company manufactures much more than electric guitar pickups. The finest in bass pickups under the brand name "Basslines" were next, then Seymour's authentic replications of pickups from the 50's and 60's, aptly named Antiquity and Antiquity II, respectively. Then Benedetto jazz guitar pickups and finally the union of Seymour Duncan and Rick Turner to form D-TAR, Duncan-Turner Acoustic Research.
One of the world's largest and most innovative manufacturers of loudspeakers. Responsible for the first ever dedicated guitar speaker, Celestion drivers have become the 'voice of rock & roll', delivering many of the most memorable performances by guitarists including Jimi Hendrix and Slash through to the current crop of high-octane shredders.
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