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  • 7 Best Thin Neck Acoustic Guitars of 2023 - "In the realm of acoustic guitars, where craftsmanship meets melody, one often overlooked but crucial aspect is the guitar’s neck."
  • AMATI VIOLINS - the last name of a family of Italian violin makers who lived at Cremona from about 1538 to 1740. Their importance is considered equal to those of the Bergonzi, Guarneri, and Stradivari families.
  • The Messiah Stradivarius violin (1716).
  • Antonio Stradivari - (1644 – 18 December 1737) was an Italian luthier and a crafter of string instruments such as violins, cellos, guitars, violas, and harps. Stradivari is generally considered the most significant and greatest artisan in this field.
  • ARP 2600 synthesizer - Wikipedia.
  • Artiphon Instrument 1 - "Strum a guitar, bow a violin, tap a piano, loop a beat – on a single instrument. An intuitive way to create music and play any sound."
  • BALDWIN PIANO - established 1857. Subsidiary of the Gibson Guitar Corporation.
  • BLÜTHNER PIANOS - founded 1853. "The Golden Tone."
  • Bösendorfer Model 290 Imperial - The Flagship.
  • BÖSENDORFER PIANOS - established 1828. "Der Klang, der berührt."
  • Boston Piano - designed by Steinway & Sons.
  • BUFFET CRAMPON - woodwind instruments.
  • C. BECHSTEIN PIANOS - since 1853.
  • Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi - (c. 1714 – 1787) was a legendary, individual master luthier who was active in the Italian 18th century during the golden age of stringed instrument making.
  • C.F. MARTIN & CO. - founded in 1833. Acoustic guitars.
  • Chappell & Co. - (1810-1987). English company that published music and manufactured pianos.
  • CONN-SELMER - manufacturer and distributor of concert band, marching band, and orchestral instruments.
  • CONRAD GRAF PIANOS - Wikipedia.
  • Érard - Piano & Harp Maker.
  • FAZIOLI - "Fazioli Pianos has been producing grand and concert grand pianos since 1981, when the company was founded by the engineer and pianist Paolo Fazioli."
  • FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITAR - designed in 1954, and has been manufactured continuously to the present.
  • Framus Vintage - "Known all over the world." German string instrument manufacturing company, that existed from 1946 until going bankrupt in 1975. The Framus brand was revived in 1995 as part of Warwick GmbH & Co Music Equipment KG, in Markneukirchen, Germany. The company's custom shops are located in Markneukirchen, Shanghai, New York City, and Nashville.
  • GIBSON GUITAR CORPORATION - since 1902. Manufacturer of acoustic and electric guitars.
  • Giuseppe Guarneri - (21 August 1698 – 17 October 1744) was an Italian luthier from the Guarneri house of Cremona. He rivals Antonio Stradivari (1644–1737) with regard to the respect and reverence accorded his instruments, and he has been called the finest violin maker of the Amati line.
  • Giuseppe Rocca - (1807-1865). Italian violin maker of the 19th century. Rocca's preferred models were the 1742 Alard Guarneri and the 1716 Messiah Strad.
  • GUARNERI VIOLINS - Wikipedia.
  • HAMMOND ORGAN - invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934.
  • HOHNER - harmonicas, accordions, melodicas, drums, guitars.
  • Johann Andreas Streicher - (1761-1833). German pianist, composer and piano maker. The Streicher piano-making business provided at least one fortepiano to Beethoven in his early years, of which the composer was fond, writing that it was "too good for me ... because it robs me of the freedom to produce my own tone".
  • JOHN TAYLOR & CO. - dating back to Johannes de Stafford in the 14th century. The world's largest working bell foundry.
  • KAWAI - founded in 1927. "The Future of the Piano."
  • KNABE PIANOS - established 1837.
  • LUDWIG - drum and percussion instrument manufacturer.
  • MASON & HAMLIN - founded 1854. "World's Finest Pianos."
  • Petrof - "Pianos Since 1864."
  • Pianola - self-playing piano, containing a pneumatic or electro-mechanical mechanism that operates the piano action via programmed music recorded on perforated paper, or in rare instances, metallic rolls, with more modern implementations using MIDI.
  • Pietro Guarneri - (14 April 1695 – 7 April 1762) was an Italian luthier. Sometimes referred to as Pietro da Venezia, he was the son of Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri, filius Andreae, and the last of the Guarneri house of violin-makers.
  • PLEYEL PIANOS - founded in 1807.
  • REUGE - "The Art of Mechanical Music." Music boxes and performing birds.
  • RICKENBACKER - became the world's first to produce electric guitars in 1932.
  • ROLAND - Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software.
  • SAUTER - upright pianos, grand pianos, piano benches.
  • Schimmel - German piano maker since 1885.
  • SELMER - saxophones, clarinets, bassoons and oboes.
  • Stein piano dynasty - outstanding German maker of keyboard instruments, a central figure in the history of the piano. He was primarily responsible for the design of the so-called "Viennese" fortepiano, for which the piano music of Haydn, Mozart, and the early Beethoven was written.
  • STEINWAY & SONS PIANOS - founded in 1853.
  • STEINWAY & SONS Imagine Series Limited Edition piano - modeled after the white Steinway grand piano that John presented to Yoko Ono on her birthday in 1971. Each piano incorporates John's signature, music, and a medallion indicating its uniqueness.
  • TAYLOR GUITARS - Taylor acoustic, Taylor T5 electric guitar.
  • Mozart's Walter, on display in the main hall of the Tanzmeisterhaus, where the Mozart family lived in Salzburg after 1773.
  • Walter's pianos - by Anton Walter (1752-1826. Described as "the most famous Viennese piano maker of his time". Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart bought a Walter piano in about 1782, and employed it in one of the most important phases of his career, the composition and highly successful premieres of his mature piano concertos.
  • Weber Piano Company - "A Timeless Classic Since 1852." Weber Pianos are constructed from the musician’s standpoint as well as that of a mechanic; hence these instruments are distinguished from all others by that pure and sympathetic quality of tone that contains the greatest musical possibilities.
  • Welte-Mignon - M. Welte & Sons, Freiburg and New York was a manufacturer of orchestrions, organs and reproducing pianos, established in Vöhrenbach by Michael Welte (1807–1880) in 1832.
  • Whitechapel Bell Foundry - since 1570. bell foundry in Whitechapel in London, and is the oldest manufacturing company in Great Britain. The foundry's main business is the bellfounding and manufacture of church bells and their fittings and accessories, although it also provides single tolling bells, carillon bells and handbells. The foundry is notable for being the original manufacturer of the Liberty Bell, a famous symbol of United States independence.
  • Wurlitzer Jukeboxes - founded in 1856.
  • YAMAHA PIANOS - since 1900.
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