Accessories - Takamine - LaBella - Washburn - Dream Cymbals & Gongs - Groove Tubes - Orange Amplification
For more than half a century, Takamine has proudly dedicated itself to the art of fine guitar craftsmanship. Its longstanding devotion to innovation and continual improvement has placed it among the world’s premier acoustic guitar makers, with truly fine instruments that are the first choice of performing guitarists worldwide. With humble beginnings in 1959 as a small family-run guitar shop nestled at the foot of Mount Takamine in the central Japanese town of Sakashita, the fledgling company took the mountain’s name in 1962 and began in earnest the journey that led to the phenomenal success that is the modern Takamine company.
High-volume builders use production machinery to speed up their output, but speed isn’t the issue for us—it’s the quality of the instrument.We’re proud of the level of our craftsmanship, and we invite you to see it for yourself by taking a close look at our instruments, part by part.
We remain the oldest incorporated, continuously family-owned & operated music string manufacturer in the world and produce the finest instrument strings.
Every Dream cymbal is hand-made and hand-hammered, painstakingly created from fire, base metal and human spirit to create an individual masterpiece. The hand-craftsmanship of our master smiths is apparent in every Dream cymbal.
Each Dream cymbal or gong starts out as copper, tin, and other elements, mixed with years of mastery to cast the bronze disks. When sufficiently aged, each disk is repeatedly heated and forged by hammer into the primal shape of a cymbal. After careful tempering the instruments are again aged until it is time to bring out their voice.
Skillful hammering by a dedicated team of smiths results in a raw, dark-colored cymbal that is battered and scarred from countless precise blows. These will become exceptional musical offerings.
For over 30 years, Groove Tubes have been trusted and demanded by touring professionals and their techs around the world. Groove Tubes started in southern California, and through innovative design, rigorous selection and testing, GT-powered amps have rocked the world in some of the most famous rigs ever played from studio to stage. Combining our passion for music with the science of sound, the Groove Tubes team still employs the same testing, grading and matching disciplines that continue to deliver flawless performance every time.