Yamaha was established in 1887 as a piano and reed organ manufacturer by Torakusu Yamaha as the Nippon Gakki Company Limited in Japan. The company's origins as a musical instrument manufacturer are still reflected today in the group's logo—a trio of interlocking tuning forks. Yamaha has grown to become the world's...

Washburn Guitars was established in 1883 in Chicago and is a part of US Music Corporation. The company makes electric guitars, acoustic guitars, electric basses, acoustic basses, banjos, mandolins, travel guitars and amplifiers. The company also makes accessories including guitar cases, clothing and other parts like tuners, pickups and straps. In...

News January 2020 VOX have reissued their iconic sixties Bobcat semi-hollow guitars. Originally produced in Italy during the mid-1960s, they featured unusual pickup configurations and a distinct look, which has been revived in the new Bobcat V90 (two pickup) and S66 (three pickup) guitars. VOX have kept the design but brought...

Vintage have been designing and producing guitars for many years and they are well known for their affordable electric and acoustic guitars. They are designed in the UK and manufactured in China. Recently they have worked with acknowledged guitar industry guru Trevor Wilkinson and introduced a new line-up of Wilkinson-equipped Vintage...

News April 2019 Rock Art - Vigier have been offering their ‘Rock Art’ guitars for a while – they are all unique to you as they come in a colour scheme of your choice, being hand done by Patrice Vigier himself. You can custom order one from any of their dealers. Great guitars as...

Tokai Gakki Co Ltd. is a Japanese guitar manufacturer founded in 1947 and situated in Hamamatsu city, Shizuoka prefecture. Tokai have produced acoustic guitars, electric guitars, electric basses, autoharps, and melodicas. Tokai first started making classical guitars in 1965 and started making Hummingbird electric guitars in 1968 and Hummingbird Acoustic...

Although seemingly a relative newcomer to the market, Taylor, founded by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug in 1974, is now one of the giants of the American guitar market producing high quality acoustic and semi-hollow guitars, together with a range of high-end electrics. Taylor has demonstrated that modern factory production...

Suhr Guitars (officially JS Technologies Inc), based in the US, manufactures electric guitars and basses, guitar amplifiers and effect units. It was founded in 1997 by John Suhr and Steve Smith. Before this John Suhr had worked at Rudy's Music Stop in New York City doing guitar repair. He also...

Squier was originally a string manufacturer acquired by Fender in 1965, who, from 1982, used the brand to market lower cost variants of Fender guitars intended to compete with the rise of Stratocaster copies; initially manufactured and distributed in the Japanese domestic market they were soon offered to Europe, North...

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...