Another iconic guitar brand, The Rickenbacker International Corporation (RIC) grew out of the first company founded for the sole purpose of creating and manufacturing fully electric musical instruments and amplifiers - the Los Angeles based Electro String Instrument Corporation. Founded in 1931 by Adolph Rickenbacker and George D. Beauchamp, this...

Schecter Guitar Research was founded in the US in 1976 by David Schecter and produces a range of electric guitars, bass guitars and steel-string acoustic guitars. Originally Schecter produced only replacement parts for existing guitars from manufacturers such as Fender and Gibson, introducing in 1979 its own fully assembled electric...

News April 2019 Stingray Limited Edition Basses - Every month Music Man feature a few limited edition models to tempt you – this month includes the Stingray 5 HH in Giants Orange Quilt. Only 91 will be made and released globally so get your order in now! Music Man is an American...

Höfner was established in 1887 by Karl Höfner who was followed by two of his sons and his grandaughter in developing the company into a world leading instrument manufacturer. The company has two divisions: stringed instruments and guitars where they produce a large range of classical and acoustic guitars and...

G&L Guitars was founded by Leo Fender, George Fullerton, and Dale Hyatt in the late 1970s. Leo Fender sold the Fender company in 1965 and went on to design and produce instruments for Music Man in the 1970s through his company CLF Research. When relations with Music Man soured G&L...

ESP Company Limited based out of California, is a Japanese manufacturer of electric guitars and basses. In 1975 Hisatake Shibuya opened a shop called Electric Sound Products (ESP) in Tokyo. It provided custom replacement parts for guitars. In 1976 ESP gained a reputation as a provider of high-quality replacement parts. At...

News September 2019 A bass this good looking must sound good too, especially with the ‘Duesenberg sound’ built in! The Triton Bass is a solidbody, triple pickup, 20 fret electric bass, featuring a bolt on neck and a 864mm longscale. Designed to be a real workhorse, it has a punchy 34″ longscale...

Danelectro is an American manufacturer of electric guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers and effects units. Danelectro was founded by Nathan Daniel in 1947 initially producing amplifiers. In 1954 they started producing the Danelectro lines of solidbody electric guitars and amplifiers. The company was also contracted to make guitars and amplifiers that...

Kiesel, originally known as Carvin Guitars, was founded in 1946 by Lowell Kiesel as the L. C. Kiesel Company in Los Angeles. Kiesel relocated briefly to his home state of Nebraska but returned to California in 1949 and changed the name of the company to Carvin after his two eldest...

BC Rich came to prominence in the ‘80’s with their Warlock guitar and today their range includes other ‘classic’ designs such as the Mockingbird as well as basses. These ‘classic’ designs encompass many varied body styles that can be a little bizarre to some, with great names such as the Villain,...