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UPDATE: Selling instruments made in countries who support democratic values

Harris Shilakowsky Aubert Lutherie basses cellos Dörfler drums Gretsch Heffler Juzek Schoenbach Strunal violas violins


It appears that the USA is making some progress in normalizing relations with the Peoples' Republic of China. Some of our instruments and other supplies are produced and shipped from there to our USA distributor, where they are shop adjusted by qualified craftspeople to meet our high standards of playability and tone production.

Köhr brands especially those that are specifically labelled made in Romania. 

Dragon brands

Some FRANZ SANDNER VIOLINS are made In germany, however, many are part of the Sandner Dynasty (made in Shanghai). 


Hagenau in Bavaria (made in germany) Here's the breakdown. 

  • in Beijing, Hofner produces a range student instruments,
  • medium-priced and master-built instruments are still made in Hagenau, Germany.

There is a large manufacturing element to Höfner's operations based in PRC.

Heffler from the 'heart of Franconia', Forchheim, Germany

Johannes & August Köhr instruments seem to be made in Romania.

Strunal Schöenbach are made in the Czech Republic and I will endeavour to source more of these instruments.

Juzek stringed instruments are made in Germany.

AUBERT LUTHERIE made in France (Mirecourt) The supplier, Howard Core, states that these instruments are still made in the Aubert Lutherie in France.  

Each instrument comes with a Maker’s Certificate.

Aubert Lutherie.mp4 from La Filmerie Production on Vimeo.

DÖRFLER BOWS are still made in the town of Bubenreuth, Germany

Our Gretsch Catalina Club range is made in Taiwan, immediately making it cheaper than Gretsch's USA-built pro drums. The shells are nine-ply Philippines mahogany.

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