In 1992, Qian Ni, who had come to the United States from China to study music, founded Eastman Strings. In the beginning, he and his two musician colleagues bought instruments from Western-trained violin makers from their home town in China, but before long, they saw that a different approach was needed.
Mike Franks’ passion for building traditional style acoustic guitars is a natural progression of his life-long love of fine woodworking. He has spent most of his life relentlessly perfecting his skills as a craftsman. Past endeavors have included professional antiques restoration, woodcarving, furniture building and the restoration of classic cars and boats. An avid pilot, Mike constructed his first full-sized airplane almost entirely of wood
Rickenbacker International Corporation, also known as Rickenbacker, is an electric guitar manufacturer, notable for putting the world's first electric guitars into general production in 1932. All production takes place at its headquarters in Santa Ana, California.
Schecter, officiellement Schecter Guitar Research, est un fabricant de guitares américain. Fondée en 1976 par David Schecter, la compagnie produisait seulement à l'origine des pièces de rechange pour les guitares existantes. Aujourd'hui, elle produit sa propre ligne de guitares électriques, de guitares basses, et de guitares acoustiques de type folk.