We encounter musical instruments being played on an almost daily basis. Some of us are even players of some of these musical instruments. Have you ever thought about where these instruments are made? This article is dedicated at giving abroad overview on the companies that make these musical instruments that we enjoy listening or playing.
Below are the top 5 musical instrument companies in the world.
Yamaha Corporation named after its founder Torakusu Yamaha is a Japanese multinational corporation that focuses in the manufacture of a wide variety of products ranging from musical instruments, to electronics, to power sports equipment. It’s currently the largest manufacturer of musical instruments in the world with products such as pianos, guitars, drums, brass instruments, violins, woodwinds, vibraphones and violas.
Gibson named after its founder Orville Gibsonis an American company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee which majors in the manufacturer of guitars, among a host of other musical instruments. Since its founding in 1902, this company has sold millions of guitars under various brand names such as Kramer,Epiphone, Maestro, Tobias and Steinberger. The company focuses on the building of hollow and semi-hollowbody guitars.
Fender named after its founder Clarence Leonidas Fender is and American company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona which majors in the manufacture of stringed instruments such as guitars, violins, mandolins, and many more, as well as amplifiers and public address systems. Fender is undoubtedly among the leading manufacturers of popular and quality music equipment that has been sold globally.
Harman International Industries
Harman International Industries is an American company headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut and is one of the subsidiaries of Samsung Group. Harman which also has major operations in Europe and Asia manages over 20 brands which include JBL, Crown Audio, AKG Acoustics, Infinity, AMX, Mark Levinson, Lexicon, DigiTech, dbx, Soundcraft, Martin, BSS Audio and Revel.
Shure named after its founder Sidney Shure is an American company headquartered inChicago, Illinois and majors in the manufacture of audio-electronics such as microphones,mixers, phonograph cartridges, digital signal processing and discussion systems. Other equipment produced include, high-end earphones, headphones and personal monitor systems.
There are of course many other manufacturers of musical instruments but these are the ones we consider as the top 5 because they produce the instruments that will most likely come across in any musical event that you attend in many parts of the world.