Top 10 musical instruments companies in the world

Apurva Rani
Apr 14, 2018 · 6 min read

Music has been hard-wired into our very existence as human beings. While everyone enjoys listening to good music, not many of us are what the world calls ‘musicians’- the ones with the ability to play a musical instrument.The most priceless thing for musicians is their instruments. Musical instrument provides a medium for an artist to reach out to people. Talent is best expressed when presented best. An artist can improve his performance with the use of quality instruments. Here, we have enlisted the top musical instrument manufacturing companies in the world, that can help you select a trustworthy instrument brand.

1. Gibson

Gibson Brands, is an American manufacturer of guitars, other musical instruments, and consumer and professional electronics. It’s main headquarters are in Nashville, Tennessee. It was way back in 1902 when Orville Gibson founded such musical instrument brand. Gibson sells guitars under a variety of brand names. The Gibson Memphis shop has mostly focused on building hollow and semi-hollowbody guitars.

2. Harman Professional

Harman International Industries, is an American subsidiary of Samsung Group that designs and engineers connected products for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide. The products include connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation and connected services. Sidney Harman and Bernard Kardon founded the predecessor to Harman International, Harman Kardon, in 1953. The company is Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Harman maintains major operations in the Americas, Europe, as well as Asia. Harman markets its products under more than twenty brands — including AKG Acoustics, AMX, Crown Audio, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, dbx, DigiTech, Mark Levinson, Martin, Revel, Soundcraft, and BSS Audio. Harman International shareholders have voted in favor of the acquisition by Samsung, becoming a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics on March 10, 2017.

3. Shure

Shure Incorporated is an American audio products corporation. It was founded by Sidney N. Shure in Chicago, Illinois in 1925 as a supplier of radio parts kits. The company became a consumer and professional audio-electronics manufacturer of microphones, wireless microphone systems, phonograph cartridges, discussion systems, mixers, and digital signal processing. The company also manufactures listening products, including headphones, high-end earphones, and personal monitor systems. Shure currently produces numerous series of microphones for various applications, including the SM, Beta, KSM, and PG series, as well as specialty consumer microphones, Microflex, and Easyflex.

4. Yamaha

Yamaha Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with a very wide range of products and services. It was established in the year 1897 with 100,000 yen as a starting business capital. The person behind its foundation was Torakusu Yamaha. Yamaha is known for predominantly musical instruments, electronics and power sports equipment. Yamaha has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments; including pianos, “silent” pianos, drums, guitars, brass instruments, woodwinds, violins, violas, and vibraphones, as well as a leading manufacturer of semiconductors, audio/visual, computer related products, sporting goods, home appliances, specialty metals and industrial robots.

5. Fender Musical Instruments

This American musical instrument brand is known in manufacturing amplifiers and stringed instruments just like guitars. Fender is famous for its solid-body electric guitars and bass guitars. Its headquarters are in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was in the year 1946 when Clarence Leonidas Fender founded such musical instrument brand. The company also manufactures acoustic guitars, electric basses, mandolins, banjos, and electric violins, as well as guitar amplifiers, bass amplifiers, and PA (public address) equipment. Fender has become one of the world leaders by defining the sounds we hear, by meeting the needs of musicians, by creating quality products and by backing them up with service and stability.

6. Steinway Musical Instruments

Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. is a worldwide musical instrument manufacturing conglomerate, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, the United States. It was Founded in 1995 and is Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. the company has acquired a large number of musical instrument brand names and manufacturing facilities. It now owns manufacturers of pianos, brasswinds, woodwinds, strings, and percussion under dozens of different brand names. Its most notable products include Steinway & Sonspianos, Bach Stradivarius trumpets, C.G. Conn French horns, Leblanc clarinets, King trombones, Ludwig snare drums, and Selmersaxophones and woodwinds.

7. Sennheiser

Sennheiser is a German privately held audio company specializing in the design and production of a wide range of high fidelity products, including microphones, headphones, telephony accessories and avionics headsets for personal, professional and business applications. Their global headquarters is located in Wennebostel, Germany, a small village close to the northern German city of Hanover. Sennheiser is mainly known for its production of microphones, consumer headphones, wireless transmission technology, conference and tour guide systems, aviation headsets, high quality headphones and headphone transducers and monitor systems.

8. Roland

Roland Corporation is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software. It was founded by Ikutaro Kakehashi in Osaka on April 18, 1972, with ¥33 million in capital. Roland is headquartered in Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture. Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, and audio processing devices.

9. Kawai

Kawai is a musical instrument manufacturing company headquartered in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. The company was established in August 1927. It is best known for its grand pianos, upright pianos, electronic keyboards and electronic synthesizers. The company was established in August 1927. The Musical Instruments segment sells pianos, electrical musical instruments, wind, brass and string instruments and percussions, as well as accessories. The Company operates in business segments.This segment also provides tuning and repairing services for instruments. The Material Processing segment manufactures and sells processed metal materials for electronic and electrical equipment, processed materials for automobile parts, pig and cast metal, soundproof rooms and acoustic-related products.

10. C. F. Martin and Company

C.F. Martin & Company is an American guitar manufacturer established in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin. The company’s headquarters and primary factory are situated in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. CF Martin & Company Inc operates as a guitar manufacturing company. It is highly regarded for its steel-string acoustic guitars and is a leading manufacturer of flat top guitars. The Company provides acoustic guitars, strings, and music products for the music industry. CF Martin & Company also offers distribution, manufacturing, and repair services.


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