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The Ibanez brand name dates back to 1929 when Hoshino Gakki began importing Salvador Ibanez guitars from Spain. From this modest beginning, The Ibanez brand name has grown to be one of the largest names in quality instrument manufacturing with hundreds of products ranging from acoustic and electric and bass guitars to some of the most sought after effect pedals and instrument amplifiers.
If there is one constant element from the last four decades of making amplifiers that is important, it is "Tone": Making amplifiers is a quest to deliver tone to the musician, something that we have started to call "The Dark Art" . It is fluid and changes with developments and innovations of technique, instruments and musical style, but look at any musician who hits the sweet spot on tone- usually it is with a narrowing of the eye, a tilt of the head and more than likely a grimace- but they have got their TONE. Thats what we are after.
Guitar and Bass amplification hand made in the USA built around the ideals of "tone, exceptional build quality and performance. Our product also has to offer features and innovations to address real-world situations."
From The Voice of the World to the brand On Which the Sun Never Sets has been a journey which has taken founder Cliff Cooper from an almost-derelict shop in Londons West End to an Enterprise Awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace hosted by Her Majesty The Queen. Orange amplification has been seen on stage for 40 years now, touring with some of the biggest acts from the 70's and present day.
Vox has a heritage that no other music company can boast. Throughout the 1960 s it was one of the greatest innovators of music technology and the name Vox was associated with many top and new artists of the decade such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Shadows. Over fifty years later, after six changes of ownership, it is still surviving in what has become one of the worlds most competitive markets. Now there is a whole new generation of Vox users, many because of their aspirations and respect for the many artists who rely on Vox for their sound.
Acoustic pickups and amps. "Wherever you hear an acoustic guitar, you can bet you'll hear a Fishman too. Fishman users are passionate about their brand of choice, for one simple reason: we put the needs of the acoustic musician first."