The Paiste story begins at the turn of the century in Russia when Michail Toomas Paiste, a composer and musician, whose father had come from Estonia to serve in the Tsarist Guard, founded a publishing business and music store in St. Petersburg.
In 1931, Rickenbacker and Beauchamp founded the Rickenbacker International Corporation (RIC) and created the first modern electric guitars.
It all started back in 1922 when vacuum salesman Luigi D’Andrea stumbled upon a sidewalk sale and bought tortoise shell colored cellulose nitrate plastic.
It all started back in 1909 when William F. & Theobald Ludwig founded Ludwig & Ludwig Drum Company. In that same year, Ludwig made the first Ludwig bass drum pedal and two years later they rolled out their first Timpani model. They continued to introduce new drum products and in 1937, William established WFL Drum […]
In the early 1900s, composer and musician Michail Toomas Paiste founded a publishing business and store in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately, the company was forced to close a few years later due to the upheavals of the Russian Revolution. Toomas decided to return to his native country and opened a business that would soon design and […]
The D’Addario story starts back in the 1600s as a one man show, and today the company has products in over 5,400 stores nationally.
Gibson was founded back in 1894 and has become one of the world’s most popular guitar brands for both music makers and music lovers.