Roland

Roland offer a full range of amplifiers especially for acoustic instruments, as well as for electric, bass guitars and keyboards including battery powered units. Their Cube range is very popular now with students as the quality, sound and the price point fit most customers’ budgets.

The company was established by Ikutaro Kakehashi in Japan in the fifties, originally as an electrical goods and repair shop which he named Kakehashi Musen ('Kakehashi Radio') and then the Ace Electrical Company. In 1959 he designed and built a Hawaiian Guitar Amplifier followed by a range of rhythm machines and electronic instruments. In 1972 the company changed into the Roland Corporation.

Over the years Roland has brought many innovative developments to the market including rhythm machines, effects, synthesisers and electronic instruments.

Website: www.roland.com 

Retail prices: £85 - £600