The Wm. S. Haynes story begins back in 1888 when William Sherman and George Haynes made their first flute in Boston. The brothers initially worked as jewelers, but at the request of a member of the Boston Symphony they made a flute. The flute was wooden, as were all of their other flutes at the […]
When Torakusu Yamaha repaired a broken reed organ back in 1887 and then successfully built one of his own, the Yamaha story began.
The Epiphone story begins in 1873, when the Stathopoulo family left Greece and headed to Turkey where Konstantinos Stathopoulo established himself as a lumber merchant.
In 1857, German watchmaker Matthias Hohner developed the first Hohner harmonica. Though he wasn’t the first harmonica maker, his models were much improved.
The C. F. Martin story began back in 1811 when 15-year-old Christian Fredrick Martin, Sr. traveled to Vienna to apprentice with renowned guitar maker Johann Stauffer.
The story of Zildjian cymbals dates back to the 1600s when Avedis Zildjian worked for the Sultan making cymbals with a unique sound.
On December 10, “Bohemian Rhapsody” became the most-streamed song of the 20th century. The song, initially released as a single by Queen on October 31, 1975, has seen over 1.6 billion streams globally.
Having opened on November 9 at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon exhibit shares the story of how the electric guitar was invented.