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801 KC MUSIC SUPPLY "1300 Quebec, North Kansas City, MO 64116. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1319, Liberty, MO 64069. Tel and fax: (816) 781-7312. Toll-free: (877) 424-9060. Email: kcmusicsup@aol.com.Wholesale distributor of musical instruments and accessories, located in the Kansas City, Missouri, area. Fast service, competitive pricing."
802 "Keeley Electronics, Inc." "6400 Industrial Boulevard, Edmond, OK 73034. Tel: (405) 341-2025. Email: fx@rkfx.com. Contact: Robert Keeley."
803 KELHORN CORPORATION/KELISCHEK WORKSHOP "199 Waldroup Road, Brasstown, NC 28902. Tel: (828) 837-5833. Email: susato@susato.com. Web: www.susato.com. Contact: Michael Kelischek."
804 "KELLER PRODUCTS, INC." "41 Union Street, P.O. Box 4105, Manchester, NH 03108. Toll-free: (877) 209-9359. Fax: (603) 627-3110. Email: keller@kellerproducts.com. Web: www.kellershells.com. James J. Decknick, vice president of sales and marketing.With nearly 50 years of experience in the music industry, Keller Products is well known for providing precision-built, custom-molded plywood shells to leading high-end drum manufacturers."
805 KELLY MOUTHPIECES "674 South Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac, WI 54935. Tel: (920) 922-9888. Fax: (920) 922-7308. Email: mail@kellymouthpieces.com. Contact: Jim Kelly.Lexan Polycarbonate mouthpieces for trumpet, cornet, trombone, baritone, euphonium, tuba, and French horn. Available in 18 colors."
806 "KEN-DEL PRODUCTIONS, INC." "1500 First State Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19804-3596. Email: info@ken-del.com. Web: www.ken-del.com. Edwin Kennedy. purchase approval.CD, CD-ROM, DVD, VCR, and ACR duplication/replication. Also, in-house graphic design, printing, packaging, and fulfillment. Serving the corporate, education, and music communities since 1950."
807 "KEN SMITH BASSES, LTD." "P.O. Box 199, Perkasie, PA 18944-0199. Tel: (215) 453-8887. Toll-free: (800) 347-6484. Fax: (215) 453-8084. Email: sales@kensmithbasses.com. Web: www.kensmithbasses.com. Ken Smith, president.The only company of its kind wherein all products are designed for the specific professional needs of bass and guitar players by a professional musician, Ken Smith.Product line includes: Electric bass strings Slap Masters, Rock Masters, Metal Masters, Slick Rounds, Compressors, Taper Core, Bass Burners, Double Ball Ends, five-, and six-, and seven-string pre-packaged sets; Smith Burner electric guitar strings, Crystal Classic and Crystal Bronze classical and acoustic guitar strings; and Smith Electric Basses 100 percent handmade in the U.S.A., featuring Smith Handmade Pickups for four-, five-, six-, and seven-string basses, the Smith Quick String Release (QSR) Bass Bridges, and the Smith Three-Band EQ “B.M.T.” circuit. Also, Smith Pro Formula and Classic Wax guitar polish, Smith guitar straps with sheepskin shoulder pads, Smith gig bags, and other state-of-the-art accessories.The company’s new web features a factory tour and a wood species section as well as many other interesting pages."
808 KENDRICK AMPLIFIERS "531 County Road 330, Kempner, TX 78539-5755. Tel: (512) 932-3130. Fax: (512) 932-3135. Email: kendrick@kendrick-amplifiers.com. Web: kendrick-amplifiers.com. Contact: Gerald Weber.Manufacturer and distributor of Kendrick guitar amplifiers, speakers, electric guitars, strings, and necessities. U.S. distributor for Klotz cables."
809 Kerly Music Corporation "66 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030 Tel: (201) 683-7947, Fax: (201) 683-7946. Email: stk@kerlymusic.com. www.kerlymusic.com. Contact: Sean Kerly."
810 KeyStrings "PO Box 8068 , Yakima, WA 98908. Tel (509) 965-7175. Fax (509) 965-6995. Email contact@keystrings.com. www.keystrings.com. Contact Tim Reierson. Licensing patented arrangements of inlay position markers. KeyStrings position markers make it possible for players to quickly recognize notes throughout the fingerboard. For guitar, bass, mandolin, or any stringed instrument. Trial versions available."
811 "Keytar, Inc." "P.O. Box 11547, Fort Smith, AR 72917. Tel: (479) 478-8500. Email: retaylor3@msn.com. Web: www.keytarinc.com. Contact: Ralph Taylor.Manufacturer of Williams Keyboard Guitars, or Keytars, which are real analog electric guitars for keyboard players. Keyboard players can now double on the guitar, right away."
812 "K.H.S. MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CO., LTD." "1F, No. 48, Cheng-ho Street, Lu-Chow City, Tapei Hsien, Taiwan 247, R.O.C. Tel: 011-886-2-2282-5159. Fax: 011-886-2-2281-4038. Email: musixm@khs-musix.com. Web: www.khs-music.com. Wu H. Hsieh, president."
813 KIMA MUSIC PRODUCTS CORPORATION "1230 Santa Anita Avenue #F, South El Monte, CA 91733-3861. Tel: (626) 575-9886. Toll-free: (800) 843-5520. Fax: (626) 575-9882. Email: sales@kimamusic.com. Web: www.kimamusic.com."
814 KING AMPLIFICATION "1141 Campbell Ave, San Jose, CA 95126. Tel: (408) 261-8260. Email: val@kingamplification.com. Web: www.kingamplification.com. Contact: Val King. All-tube hand-wired amplification. The company offers robust push-pull architectures with rich gain staging performance features and rugged construction that deliver years of service. Combo and head models include Tigerhund 18, Uptown 33, and Rocket 88. "
815 "KING, a division of Conn-Selmer, Inc." "P.O. Box 310, Elkhart IN 46515-0310. Tel: (574) 522-1675. Fax: (574) 295-0334. Email: custserv@conn-selmer.com. Web: www.conn-selmer.com. The King tradition of excellence goes back to 1893, when Sunday concerts in the park were plentiful and the blare of trumpets in minstrel bands sent shivers down the spine of anyone within hearing distance. Music was appreciated in America, but to some, it was more than just a walk in the park.As a young man, Henderson N. White loved music and theater. He ran an instrument repair shop in Cleveland, Ohio, and became friends with the musicians in the city. One of the finest musicians was Thomas King, a solo trombonist with the Lyceum Theatre Orchestra. He urged White to design a new trombone and offered to help. The two men collaborated, White providing his mechanical skill, King contributing his experience as an artist. They tried their ideas, tested them over a period of months, and finally produced a trombone with a vastly improved slide action and superb tonal quality. White named it the “King” trombone, after his friend. It was an immediate success in Cleveland and soon became one of the most popular trombones in the country.White followed his trombone success by designing and patenting a new silver cornet, which also won almost instant acceptance. Then came King trumpets, French horns, baritones and double-bell euphoniums.And so the company began. It started because its young founder felt that every fine artist deserves the best possible instrument. The company’s continuing developmental work has been motivated by this same commitment ever since.During the early years, White worked at the benches along with his employees to learn the causes of imperfections in band instruments... his own included. He insisted that every flaw be corrected. He even sponsored a 12-piece band that played at the factory three times a week not only for the enjoyment of his people but also as a continuing test of his instruments. He listened critically, and many improvements resulted from these concerts and discussions with the musicians afterward.This dedication to perfection and craftsmanship built the company steadily and solidly. King instruments were introduced to the public only when they offered superior advantages. H.N. White pioneered the use of Sterling silver in making bells for cornets, trumpets and trombones. This resulted in a richer sound with more overtones and greater carrying power than conventional bells.By the time of Henderson White’s death in 1940, he had designed and developed 28 instruments, including a complete line of low brass instruments which provided the player both musical superiority and long-lasting construction. The business was carried on for the next 25 years under the direction of Mrs. Henderson White.In 1964, 12-1/2 acres of land in Eastlake, Ohio, became the site for a new plant and the reputation of King musical instruments grew, as band directors discovered the educational superiority of King instrument design. When Mrs. White retired in 1965, the company was sold to a group of investors who expressed their sincere intentions to carry on the ideals and philosophies of the White family.The expansion program continued, and it was determined that the company could attain even greater growth through an association with a larger organization. In January of 1966, the company was merged with The Seeburg Corporation, a major manufacturer in the electronic entertainment industry. At the completion of this merger, the name was changed from the H. N. White Company to King Musical Instruments and, for a short period, ownership changed once again. King is currently owned by Conn-Selmer, Inc., a division of Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc.Over the years, many famous professionals have endorsed King instruments. Tommy Dorsey used a King trombone throughout his career. His brother, Jimmy, also played King instruments. Others include “Dizzy” Gillespie, William Bell, Ray Anthony, Vaughn Monroe, Johnny “Scat” Davis, Harry James, Nat Adderley, Kai Winding, Yusef Lateef, Cannonball Adderley and Mel Davis. Today’s best musicians and finest bands insist on the quality and performance of King musical instruments. Today, King legend continues its strong voice in musical performance"
816 KINGSBURY GUITAR STRAPS "95 Stahl Road, Getzville, NY 14068. Tel and fax: (716) 688-5442. Email: straplink@verizon.net. Contact: Edward Isenberg.Factory-made genuine leather guitar straps, in the low-to-mid price range, in a variety of styles and colors."
817 "K-IV ENTERPRISES, LLC/SABRA SOM" "59 Flaming Arrow Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430. Tel: (201) 828-9492. Fax: (201) 828-9493. Email: paksr@aol.com.Manufacturer of audio accessories."
818 K.J. MUSIC-DRUMSPAN "12620 Raymer Street, North Hollywood, CA 91650. Tel and fax: (909) 989-0246. Email: keith@drumspan.com. Web: www.drumspan.com. Contact: Keith Jones."
819 "K&K SOUND SYSTEMS, INC." "P.O. Box 626, Coos Bay, OR 97420. Tel: (541) 888-3517. Toll-free: (800) 867-6863. Fax: (541) 888-4846. Email: karla@kksound.com. Web: www.kksound.com. Contact: Karla Kaudel.The product range covers: acoustic guitar and instrument transducers; upright bass pickups; amplification systems for vibraphones and marimbas; and instrument microphones."
820 "KLARK-TEKNIK ELECTRONICS, INC." "12000 Portland Avenue South, Burnsville, MN 55337. Tel: 952-736-4031. Toll-free: (800) 392-3497. Fax: 952-736-4582. Email: prosound@telex.com. Web: www.telex.com. Equalizers, compressor limiters, noise gates, digital delays, reverb, and real time analyzers."
821 KLEIN ACOUSTIC GUITARS "2560 Knob Hill Road, Sonoma, CA 95476-9729. Tel and fax: (707) 938-4639. Toll-free: (877) 455-3467. Web: www.kleinguitars.com. Contact: Gerard Serafini.Designer and builder of fine acoustic guitars."
822 Klein Electric Guitars "P.O. Box 247, Linden, CA 95236 Tel and fax (209) 887-2651. Email kleinelectric@yahoo.com. Web www.kleinelectric.com. Contact Lorenzo German."
823 KLUSON TUNING MACHINES "17570 North Tamiami Trail Suite 1, North Fort Myers, Florida 33903. Tel: (239) 543-3625. Toll-free tels: 877-WD-MUSIC and 800-449-9348. Fax: (239) 543-5874. Email: info@kluson.com. Web: www.kluson.com. Larry Davis, vice-president of sales.A complete line of exact vintage replacement tuning machines as originally used in the golden era of American guitar production. Used by companies such as Fender, Gibson, Martin, Mosrite, Rickenbacker, and many others. 43 models available, including the legendary Kluson Super, aka “Waffleback” in all correct finishes and buttons."
824 "K&M Analog DesignS, LLC" "619 Martin Avenue #6, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. Tel: (707) 584-8663. Fax: (707) 584-8661. Email: joe@two-rock.com. Contact: Joe Mloganoski."
825 KNILLING STRING INSTRUMENTS "16220 Wood-Red Road NE, Woodinville, WA 98072-9061. Tel: (425) 487-4333. Toll-free: (800) 258-6883. Fax: (425) 487-4337. Web: www.loudtechinc.com"
826 "KNUCKLEHEADMUSIC, LC" "2681 East Parleys Way #201, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-1668. Tel: (801) 466-2630. Toll-free: 866-4-STRINGS. Fax: (801) 466-8721. Email: info@knucklehead.com. Web: www.Knucklehead.com.Manufacturer/distributor of premium-crafted U.S.A. guitar and bass strings."
827 KOLOA "P.O. Box 162, Brisbane, California, 94005. Tel: (415) 570-0970. Toll-free tel: 888-552-5465. Fax (415) 570-0651. E-mail: sales@themusiclink.net. Web: koloaukulele.com.Koloa is the maker of professional ukluleles. Introduced in early 2007, each ukulele features traditional Hawaiian styling and excellent features at incredible prices."
828 "KOLSTEIN MUSIC, INC." "795 Foxhurst Road, Baldwin, NY 11510. Tel (516) 546-9300. Fax (516) 546-9309.. Barrie Kolstein, president. Manufacturer of the Kolstein Product line, instruments and accessories for stringed instruments. Restorer and appraiser of fine violins, violas, cellos, basses, and bows.Website: www.kolstein.com"
829 König & Meyer "Kiesweg 2A, D-97877 Wertheim, Germany. Tel: 011-49-9342-806-0. Fax: 011-49-9342-806-150. Email: contact@k-m.de. Web: www.k-m.de. Contact: Gabriela König. US distribution by Connolly Music Company 8 Vernon Valley Rd., East Northport, NY, 11731. Tel: 631-757- 0110, Fax: 631-757-0021. Email: info@connollymusic.com. Stand manufacturer: K&M Stands For Music. "
830 Kordex Cable "107 York Drive, P.O. Box 607, Middlebury, IN 46540-0607. Tel: (574) 825-7876. Toll-free: (888) 267-3399. Fax: (574) 825-9556. Email: kordexpt@maplenet.net. Web: www.kordexcables.org."
831 Korg USA Inc. "316 South Service Road, Melville, NY 11747. Tel: (631) 390-6500. Fax: (631) 390-6501. Web: www.korg.com. Joe Castronovo, president; Mitch Colby, executive vice president and CMO; Ken Fuente, vice president of sales. Product lines include Korg keyboards; Korg concert pianos; Korg Music workstations; Korg Soft synths; ToneWorks signal processors and effects; Korg tuners and metronomes; Korg digital recording products; Korg dance/d.j. products, and the following (see separate listings for each): Marshall amplification and Vox amplification. "
832 Kot Basses "1077 Dyer Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Tel: (503) 697-8782,Email: jake@jakekot.com. Contact: Jake KotBassist Jake Kot designs instruments for the bassist, by a bassist."
833 KRANK AMPLIFICATION "1220 West Alameda #121, Tempe, AZ 85282. Tel: (480) 776-2991. Fax: (480) 968-6733. Email: sales@krankamps.com. Contact: Chris Catero."
834 "KRATT PITCH PIPE CO., WM." "40 Lafayette Place, Kenilworth, NJ 07033. Tel: (908) 709-8901. Fax: (908) 8908. Email: krattpitchpipe@aol.com, John McNamara, president.The Wm. Kratt Co., founded in 1918 by Wm. Kratt Sr., is a manufacturer of quality vocal and instrumental pitch pipes for vocal teaching purposes as well as for ear training of pitch The company offers the well known Master Key Chromatic Pitch Instrument, available in two models and six styles, three of which include the Note Selector, a device helpful in stage work. For the tuning of stringed and fretted instruments, pitch pipes are available in three models: Super, Synchrotone I, and Synchrotone II. All models offer pitch pipes with brass reeds for the tuning of instruments ranging from the two-string dulcimer through the Spanish guitar. Also available are pitch pipes for tuning the Bluegrass banjo and the 12-string guitar."
835 "KRAUS MUSIC PRODUCTS, INC." "Mailing address: P.O. Box 22205, Milwaukee, OR 97269-2205. Tel: (503) 722-7977. Fax: (503) 722-8214. Edward Kraus, president.The company sells tools and supplies used for the repair of band instruments; it sells to full-time band instrument repair shops only and does not sell to guitar or drum shops or to the public."
836 "Kremona, Inc." "1637 Halifax Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. Tel: (916) 835-0743, Email: nick@kremona.com, Contact: Nikolay Iliev.Manufacturer and distributor of stringed musical instruments."
837 "KRK Systems, LLC" "3000 SW 42nd Street, Hollywood, FL 33312. Tel: 954-316-1580. Fax: 954-316-1590. Email: salesorders@krksys.com. Web: www.krksys.com. Contact: Dave Hetrick. Designer and manufacturer of high-quality studio monitors."
838 K&S MUSIC "61 Industrial Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922. Tel: (908) 790-0400. Fax: (908)790-0407. Web: www.kandsmusic.com.K&S Music Band and Orchestra Instrument Rental Affiliate Program. Customized Rent to Own Programs, New and like new brand name instruments, Instruments available for sale or rental. Providing service nationwide for 30 years."
839 KS SPEAKERS "c/o CAP Audio Professional Corp., 1062 Cephas Drive, Clearwater, FL 33765. Tel: (727) 447-9656. Fax: (727) 447-9715. Email: capaudio2@aol.com. Web: www.cap-audio.com.Brands: KS speaker systems made in Germany; p.a., home theater, studio reference monitors."
840 KSM Guitars "50 W. 400 N. Logan UT 84321 USA Tel: (435) 753-6813 Fax: (435) 750-6045, Email: Kevin@ksmmusic.com, Web: www.ksmguitars.net, Contact: Kevin Moore Manufacturer of fine crafted guitars and the source for the revolutionary Foundation bridge."
841 KUFFNER INTERNATIONAL INC. "P.O. Box 141236, Staten Island, NY 10314-1236. Tel: (718) 981-9392. Cell phone: (201) 954-2421. Fax: (718) 816-4553. Email: haphat@aol.com. Specializing in the export of American-made electric guitars, basses, amplification, and accessories. Kuffner also acts as an import/export liaison for other musical instrument companies that either want to source products and secondary lines or set up an export department. Currently, Kuffner International, Inc., is the exclusive export agency for EMG Pickups, Select Design by EMG Pickups, NS Design Electric Bowed Instruments, Tonepros locking bridges, hardware, Kluson tuners and Clayton Accessories as well as other brands "
842 Küng Blockflöten GmbH "Grabenstrasse 3, CH-8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Tel: 011-41-52-639-0999. Fax: 011-41-52-630-0990. Email:info@kueng-blockfloeten.ch. Web: www.kuengblockfloeten.ch. Contact: Andreas Kung. Küng has manufactured high-quality wooden recorders since 1938 and has been famous for its bass, great-bass, and sub-bass recorders for more than 30 years. The combination of an excellent team and a mixture of technology and handicraft produces recorders whose special sound still makes heads turn."
843 KURZWEIL MUSIC SYSTEMS "19060 Dominguez Hills Drive, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220-6404. Tel: (310) 637-2000. Web: www.kurzweilmusicsystems.com. A leader in digital keyboards for professional, home, and institutional use, long known for its innovative digital synthesis and digital keyboard technology."
844 Kustom Amplification (Division of Hanser Music Group) "2395 Arbor Tech Drive, Hebron, KY 41048. Orders: (888) 4-KUSTOM. Fax: (888) 258-7866. Local: (859) 817-7100. Email: sales@kustom.com. "
845 KV2 AUDIO "5304 Derry Avenue #C, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. Tel: (818) 597-7711. Toll-free: (866) 474-7711. Fax: (818) 597-0411. Email: info@americanmusicandsound.com. Web: www.americanmusicandsound.com. Contact: Gabriel Whyel.KV2 Audio produces compact, modular loudspeaker systems that combine advanced acoustic and transducer technology with perfectly matched processing and amplification in a convenient turnkey package for small to medium-sized live and playback applications, portable p.a. systems for speech/multimedia playback, mobile DJ, stage monitoring, and fixed installations."
846 "KWO HSIAO CO., LTD." "10F-3, No. 136, Sec 3, Chung Hsing Road, Hsin Tien City 231, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C. Tel: 011-886-2-2910-6235. Fax: 011-886-2-2910-6085. Email: kwohsiao@ms19.hinet.net. Web: www.finaguitar.com.tw.Manufacturer of the Fina guitar, a fine guitar known for its excellent sound and quality."
847 KYSER MUSICAL PRODUCTS "28141 State Highway 64, Canton, TX 75103-3478. Toll-free: (866) 500-2799. Fax: (903) 567-2704. Email: sales@kysermusical.com. Web: www.kysermusical.com.Kyser manufactures the Kyser Quick-Change capo and the Kyser Pro/Am Capo. Also: Kyser PowerCore guitar and electric bass strings; Kyser Classical Strings; Kyser Dr. Stringfellow care products; Kyser Lifeguard Humidifier; and Kyser Old Style finger picks. All Kyser products and their components are made in the U.S.A.Kyser Quick-Change capo, “America’s Capo,” has become the “World’s Capo.” Thanks to its clamping power, fast release, ease of repositioning, and rugged construction, the Quick-Change is the capo favored by guitarists from garage bands to the superstars the world over, and it is consistently one of the industry’s best selling accessories. The Quick-Change line includes models for acoustic, electric, classical, flamenco, and 12-string guitars, as well as mandolins and banjos and a Drop “D” for open E tunings.Kyser’s Pro/Am Capo is a value-priced quick-release capo.Kyser PowerCore strings for acoustic guitars are phosphor-bronze wire wound on steel cores and “pre-tuned” or stretched during production to help hold tuning on the instruments. Kyser PowerCore strings for electric guitar and electric bass strings are nickel-plated on steel-wire cores for maximum magnetic pickup. Kyser also offers two models of strings for classical and flamenco guitars.Kyser’s Dr. Stringfellow line includes String Lubricant/Cleaner, which prolongs string life against skin acids and wear and facilitates fingering. Also, Lem-oil cleans, polishes, preserves, and protects fingerboards and other oil-finish surfaces against drying and cracking. Best Guitar polish is a deep-cleaning wood polish for any fine wood instrument.Kyser Lifeguard Humidifier for acoustic and classical guitars with round sound holes regulates humidity inside acoustic guitar bodies to prevent drying, checking, cracking, and other damage from extremes of temperature and humidity.Kyser Old Style finger picks are hand-made of German nickel silver."
848 "L AND L SALES CO., INC." "P.O. Box 238, Madison, TN 37115. Tel: (615) 868-6976.Products include: George L’s pickups; strings; Cable Warehouse; Cable Checker; Speaker Cable Warehouse with pop-on speaker plugs; 10-string and 12-string steel guitar pickups; and other guitar accessories."
849 LA BELLA STRINGS "E.&O. Mari, Inc., 256 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550. Tel: (845) 562-4400. Toll-free: (800) 750-3034. Fax: (845) 562-4491. Email: bellaon@msn.com. Web: www.labella.com. Richard Cocco, Jr., president; Eric Cocco, vice president; Robert A. Archigian, director of sales.The maker of La Bella Strings, E.&O. Mari has long been a leader and innovator in the field of music strings and is one of the oldest string manufacturers in the U.S. The original firm was founded in Italy in 1600 and has been using the La Bella brand name since the mid-18th century. E.&O. Mari/La Bella offers the largest selection of nylon, steel, and traditional gut strings for virtually all stringed instruments, including: Perfectly Balanced Sets for classical guitar, lutes, and other early instruments; acoustic guitar and bass; electric guitar and bass; ethnic, folk, and international instruments; orchestral instruments; and acoustic double bass. Trademarked products include: 2001, CBGBs, Drop Tunes, Elite, Golden Superior, Folksinger, and Sweetone classical guitar strings; Electrics, Hard Rockin’ Steel HRS electric guitar strings; Silk & Steel acoustic guitar strings; Senorita and La Bella ukulele strings; Hard Rockin’ Steel, HRS, Deep Talkin’ Bass, Super Steps, and Slappers electric bass strings; La Bella Double Ball System for guitar and bass; Elite, Supernil, and Goldentone acoustic double bass strings; House of Mari; Criterion classical, acoustic, and electric guitar and bass strings.The company’s new “String Catalogue for Early Instruments” includes varnished gut, plain gut, and rectified nylon trebles; silver-plated, copper, and bronze wound on nylon basses; and silver-plated and aluminum wound over gut basses in singles or standardized sets for a wide variety of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Romantic guitars, lutes, archlutes, theorbos, violas da gamba, etc.Custom strings and custom sets a specialty ; O.E.M. and Private Labels. All E.&O. Mari/La Bella brands are available through authorized distributors worldwide. All strings are made in the U.S.A. at Newburgh, New York. The current catalog is on the company’s web. Write or call the company for catalogs, retail and export pricing, etc."
850 "L.A. GUITAR WORKS, INC." "P.O. Box 4037, Valley Village, CA 91617-0037. Tel: (818) 760-9164. Fax: (818) 760-9174."
851 LACE MUSIC "5561 Engineer Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92649. Tel: (714) 898-2776. Fax: (714) 893-1045. Email: info@agi-lace.com. Web: www.lacemusic.com. Don Lace Jr., president; Jeff Lace, vice president/engineering; Jim Spanos, vice president/sales.OEM, wholesale, and retail supplier of acoustic and electric guitars and accessories. Developer of world-famous Lace Sensor pickups, now offering a multitude of choices for electronic tone reproduction."
852 "LAKEY, CLAUDE" See Claude Lakey Mouthpieces in this section.
853 LAKLAND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS "2044 North Dominick, Chicago, IL 60614. Tel: (773) 871-9637. Email: brian@lakland.com. Web: www.lakland.com."
854 Landmine Pedals "28-174 Colonnade Road South, Nepean, Ontario K2E 7J5. Tel: (613) 727-6453. Email: mike@mikesmusiconline.com. Contact: Mike Palermo."
855 LANEY AMPLIFICATION "Coombswood Ind. Estate, Steelpark Road, Halesowen, West Midlands B62 8HD, United Kingdom. Tel 011 44 121 508 6666.. Fax 011-44-121-508-6688. Email simon@laney.co.uk. Web www.laney.co.uk. Lyndon Laney, chief executive."
856 LANG PERCUSSION "145-B Roebling Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Tel: (718) 624-1825. Fax: (718) 624-5004."
857 Lanthum Products "150 West Edith Ave. #31 Los Altos, CA 94022 U.S.A. Tel: (650) 823-5888. Email: g_gabriel@sbcglobal.net. Contact: Greg Gabriel."
858 Lark in the Morning "P.O. Box 799, Fort Bragg, CA 95437. Tel: (707) 964-5569. Toll-free tel: (866) 964-5569. Fax: (707) 964-1979. Email: info@larkinam.com. Web: www.larkinamwholesale.com. Contact: Bill Taylor. The World’s Largest Selection of Ethnic Musical Instruments: World percussion, harps, bagpipes, accordions, hurdie gurdies, sitars, concertinas, citterns, mandolins, resonator guitars, Latin instruments, wooden flutes, hard-to-find string instruments, dulcimers, bells, sacred instruments, traditional and ethnic instruments, “how-to” books, recordings and videos, and much more. "
859 Larrivee Guitars "780 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1M3. Tel: (604) 253-7111 Fax: (604) 253-5447. Web: www.larrivee.com / www.larriveeelectrics.comFine guitars for knowledgeable musicians. Listing Has Been Revised: Has Been Revised Name (Authorized): Jeannette Villarreal Company Name (Authorized): Jean Larrivee Guitars USA Phone (Authorized): 805-487-9980 Email (Authorized): jeannette@larrivee.com ."
860 LASAR MUSIC "P.O. Box 2045, Brentwood, TN 37027. Tel: (615) 377-4913. Fax: (615) 373-4986."
861 Lashbrook Guitars "912 N.E. 2nd Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 U.S.A. Tel: (904) 376-5366. Email: john@lashbrookguitars.com. Contact: John Lashbrook."
862 "Laskey Company, ThE" "270 Eisenhower Lane North #8, Lombard, IL 60148. Tel: (630) 889-2188. Fax: (630) 889-2190. Email: scott@laskey.com. Web: www.laskey.com.Manufacturer of premium quality trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, trombone, French horn, and tuba mouthpieces."
863 LATCH LAKE MUSIC PRODUCTS "3115 Mike Collins Drive, Eagan, MN 55121. Tel: (651) 688-2540. Toll-free: (800) 528-2437. Fax: (651) 688-6234. Email: info@latchlakemusic.com. Web: www.latchlakemusic.com.Maker of guitar slides for beginners and living legends. Latch Lake has launched the McKing microphone stand and accessory line. Check out the company’s Studio Shop online. The McKing mic stand is “A Big Idea for Small Spaces” a strong idea for rare and vintage mics."
864 LATIN PERCUSSION "160 Belmont Avenue, Garfield, NJ 07026. Tel: (973) 478-6903. Toll-free: 877-526-2668 (Sales and Customer Service). Fax: (973) 772-3568. Email: angelo.arimborgo@kaman.com. Web: www.lpmusic.com.Latin Percussion makes products using the following brand names: LP, Matador, LP Aspire, CP, World Beat, LP RhythMix and LP Music Collection, each appealing to its own market niche."
865 Lauren "2456 Remount Road, Suite 305, North Charleston, SC, 29406 Mailing address: P.O. Box 63366, North Charleston, SC 29419-3366 Phone: (843) 745-8501 Toll-free Phone: (800) 845-1922 Fax: (843) 745-8502 Website: www.musicorp.com Lauren, exclusively manufactured and distributed by Musicorp, is an educator-approved line of beginner/educational instruments and musical accessories. The product line consists of fractional to dreadnought-sized acoustic guitars available with acoustic steel string and nylon strings, to a selection of band instruments and violins/violas. The Lauren product line is quality crafted with all violins and violas being serviced and adjusted in the USA to meet MENC educator specifications. To learn more about this educational product line, please visit us at www.musicorp.com or call us today."
866 Lava Cable "P.O. Box 26329 Fayetteville, NC 28314 U.S.A. Tel: (910) 797-7214. Email: mark@lavacable.com. Contact: Mark Stoddard."
867 Lawton Percussion / MARU "Tel: (805) 473-9389. Email: info@lawtonpercussion.com. Contact: Maria LawtonNatural gourd guiros, shekeres, & sound effects. "
868 "LEATHERTONE, INC." "153 Hamlet Avenue, P.O. Box 247, Woonsocket, RI 02895. Tel: (401) 765-2450. Fax: (401) 769-8246.Manufacturer of decorative plastic sheets for drum coverings and guitar pickguards. Most styles and colors in stock."
869 "LEBLANC, a division of Conn-Selmer, Inc." "P.O. Box 310, Elkhart IN 46515-0310. Tel: (574) 522-1675. Fax: (574) 295-0334. Email: custserv@conn-selmer.com. Web: www.conn-selmer.com. The story of Leblanc’s inception and ultimate growth is one of the most captivating and well known in the music industry-the stuff of which, as the saying goes, legends are made.Since its modest beginnings in America as a two-man shop, Leblanc grew to a position of international prominence under the leadership of its cofounders, Léon Leblanc (1900-2000) and Vito Pascucci (1922-2003). Leblanc instruments continue to be crafted in Kenosha, Wisconsin and La Couture-Boussey, France.Leblanc in America traces its origins to the founding of Ets. D. Noblet of France in 1750, when the great flourishing of instrumental music at the court of Louis XV created a demand for musical instruments of all kinds. More than any other instrument manufacturer, Noblet refined and developed early woodwind manufacturing techniques, securing for the French nation its preeminent reputation for producing the best wind instruments in the world. Based in La Couture-Boussey for two and a half centuries, it is among the oldest continuously operating companies in France.In 1904, having no heirs, the Noblet family passed its holdings to Georges Leblanc, descendant of a long line of distinguished French instrument makers. By the time he acquired Noblet, Georges Leblanc had gained a reputation as one of the finest woodwind makers in France. The workshop at the Leblanc headquarters in Paris became a meeting place of the great woodwind artists of the era. The subsequent growth and success of G. Leblanc Cie. as a manufacturing entity was largely due to the work of Léon Leblanc, who in addition to his reputation as an instrument maker and businessman, was also a gifted clarinetist, holder of the first prize of the Paris Conservatoire, the first and only instrument maker to have held such an honor.As Léon Leblanc once noted, “Musicians of today should not be handicapped by the deficiencies of those before me. Acoustical, mechanical and musical improvements will be made. To this end, I have dedicated my life.” Monsieur Leblanc served as chairman of the American company and président honoraire of the French firm until his death in 2000 at the age of 99.The history of Leblanc in Kenosha, Wisconsin, dates to the last months of World War II and a chance meeting between Léon Leblanc and Vito Pascucci.Born in Kenosha, Vito Pascucci showed a marked interest in music and played cornet in the Kenosha High School band. He became fascinated with the construction and design of musical instruments and learned their repair as a summer apprentice at the Frank Holton Company, and then, while still in high school, augmented his family’s income by operating an instrument-repair shop at his brother’s music store.In 1943, Pascucci was called into the armed forces. His instrument-repair skills were rewarded when he was assigned as a trumpeter and repairman to Army Field Bands, then to the Army Air Corps Band, led by Glenn Miller. He began with the Miller band in New Haven, Connecticut, and then traveled with them to Europe. Stationed in England, Pascucci and Miller formed plans to set up a chain of music stores after the war.Miller’s untimely death put an end to those plans, but when the band was sent to newly liberated France, Vito paid a visit to G. Leblanc Cie., and his guide that day was Léon Leblanc. After service discharge in 1946, Pascucci returned to Kenosha, where Mr. Leblanc asked him to establish a foothold for the French company in America.A shop for the purpose of disassembling, climatizing and reassembling wood instruments was set up as part of the new firm. After shipment to America by sea (and later by air), the wood was allowed to stabilize under the new atmospheric conditions, and the instruments were restored to original factory specifications, reassembled, adjusted and thoroughly tested.In the 1950s, due to an ever-growing school market, demand for Leblanc instruments in the United States was far greater than the French concern could meet, so Leblanc began producing plastic-bodied clarinets in Kenosha.The Vito line of musical instruments was thus born, thrusting Leblanc to the forefront of the student clarinet market. In 1951, construction of Leblanc’s Kenosha factory was completed, a plant that to this day provides a model for the industry in its modern equipment, efficient operation and attractive appearance. Ever-increasing production called for the factory’s subsequent expansion in 1953, 1960 and 1966 and 1999.In April 1989, Leblanc USA acquired majority interest in the esteemed French firm and assumed responsibility for its management. In 2004, Leblanc was acquired by Conn-Selmer, Inc. a division of Steinway Musical Instruments (NYSE:LVB). Today, Leblanc clarinets are achieving even greater prominence through its new Leblanc by Backun professional instruments. The association of Leblanc and famed instrument designer, Morrie Backun has provided for a superior combination of acoustical and mechanical expertise rarely found in the music industry. Artist like Ricardo Morales, Eddie Daniels, Julian Bliss and host of others continue to perfect their performances with instrument from Leblanc."
870 "Lectrosonics, Inc." "P.O. Box 15900, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Tel: (505) 892-4501, Fax: (505) 892-6243, Email: kathy@lectrosonics.com, Contact: Kathy BacaProfessional audio systems."
871 LEDFORD’S MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS "125 Sunset Heights, Winchester, KY 40391-1724. Tel: (859) 744-3974. Homer C. Ledford, president.Founded in 1946. Handmade dulcimers, $275 and up."
872 LEE OSKAR HARMONICAS "P.O. Box 1120, Duvall, WA 98019. Tel: (425) 844-9889. Email: info@leeoskar.com. Web: www.leeoskar.com. Lee Oskar, president; Leslie Oskar, vice president/director of sales.Lee Oskar, a world-renowned harmonica artist, introduced his innovative line of ten-hole diatonic harmonicas in 1983. Today the Lee Oskar harmonica is available in four tunings with replacement reedplates in every key."
873 "Lee, W.H., & Company, Inc." "410 South Michigan Avenue Annex, Chicago, IL 60605. Tel: (312) 786-0459. Fax: (312) 786-9615. William Harris Lee III, president. W. H. Lee & Company is the largest maker of fine hand-crafted orchestral string instruments in the United States."
874 LEED REPRESENTATION "P.O. Box 33, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 8YS, UK, Tel: INT+ 44 1243 378050, Fax INT+ 44 1243 378050, Email: davidleed@eprimus.co.uk Contact: David Leed.We market Reeds Australia Vintage, Passion (NEW), Studio Plus, RAZZ (NEW) Reeds and other accessories (www.reedsaus.com.au) HELIN Woodwind and Brass Swabs, pullthroughs, straps, and accessories includng OPTICARE (for insertion into woodwind instruments to dry out the pads). Comprehensive marketing activities carried out - all you have to do is ask. New products solicited and welcomed."
875 LEEDY DRUMS "c/o Gretsch Enterprises, P.O. Box 2468, Savannah, GA 31402. Tel: (912) 748-7070. Web: www.leedydrums.com.In 1895 Ulysses G. Leedy began making snare drums and stands. Recognizing the value and prestige of the Leedy name, Gretsch acquired Leedy in 1986 and has taken carefully measured steps to bring Leedy Drums back into the marketplace. Now available are the three standard models that make possible an unlimited number of tonal effects of great vitality and brilliance, placing at the drummer’s command a character of rhythm in exact accord with all styles of music. Even those untrained in music can hear that clear, penetrating Leedy snap. For more information refer to Gretsch Enterprises in this section."
876 "LEGERE REEDS, LTD" "39 Weatherup Crescent, Barrie , ON, Canada L4N 7J6. Tel: (705) 735-1559. Fax: (705) 735-4097. Email: info@legere.com. Web: www.legere.com. Contact: Peter Randall. Légère Reeds makes a full line of premium synthetic reeds for clarinets and saxophones. Légère reeds are used by professional musicians for teaching, recitals, and recording but are also perfect for students, providing instant response and a rich, powerful sound. Sample packages are available for new retailers and distributors."
877 Leprecon LLC "10087 Industrial Drive, P.O. Box 430, Hamburg, Michigan 48139. Tel: (810) 231-9373. Fax: (810) 231-1631. Toll-Free: (888) 422-3537 Email: lepsls@leprecon.com. Web: www.leprecon.com. Leprecon lighting control and dimming equipment."
878 "LESHER, MARLIN, REED CO., INC." "P.O. Box 1004, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Toll-free: (800) 272-1948. Toll-free fax: (888) 591-5827. Email: reed@cablespeed.com.The company makes double reeds using the most advanced manufacturing technique with machines designed specifically for making the oboe and bassoon reeds."
879 LEVY’S LEATHERS LTD. "190 Disraeli Freeway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2Z4. (Mailing address P.O. Box 3044, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4E5.) Tel (204) 957-5139. Fax (204) 943-6655. Email harvey@levysleathers.com. Web www.levysleathers.com. Manufacturer of of leather, nylon, and cotton guitar strap, and nylon and leather gig bags for musical instruments and accessories."
880 LEXICON PROFESSIONAL "8760 South Sandy Parkway, Sandy, UT 84070-6405. Tel: (801) 568-7660. Toll-free: (800) 777-1363. Fax: (801) 568-7662. Email: info@lexiconpro.com. Web: www.lexiconpro.com.Manufacturer of world-class digital reverbs, digital signal processors, and desktop recording devices."
881 "Lightronics, Inc." "509 Central Drive, VA Beach, VA 23454. Tel: (757) 486-3588. Toll-free tel: (800) 472-8541. Fax: (757) 486 3391. Email: gary002@lightronics.com. Web: www.lightronics.com. Gary Hardy, National Sales Manager. Lightronics manufactures quality lighting control systems for entertainment and commercial applications. All registered products are covered by a five-year warranty. "
882 "LightWave Systems, Inc." "6387-A Rose Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013 U.S.A. Tel (805) 684-3216. Fax (805) 684-6696. Email willcox@lightwave-systems.com. Contact Christopher Willcox. Sales: 800.549.6600 / sales@lightwave-systems.com "
883 LINC LUTHIER INSTRUMENTS "1318 North Monte Vista Avenue #11, Upland, CA 91786. Tel and fax: (909) 931-0642. Email: linc@lincluthier.com.Linc Luthier builds top-quality semi-acoustic basses and guitars, and baritones."
884 "LINE 6, INC." "26580 Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA 91302-1921. Tel: (818) 575-3600. Fax: (818) 575-3601. Web: www.line6.com.Incorporated in 1996, Line 6 is a music gear manufacturer dedicated to developing music products to inspire creativity both on the stage and in the studio."
885 "LINTON, J.M., MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS" "1013 Alma Street, Elkhart, IN 46514. Tel: (574) 264-6045. Toll-free tel: (800) 745-6045. Fax: (574) 266-7658. Email: info@lintonwoodwinds.com. Web: www.LintonWoodwinds.com. Jack M. Linton, president.Jack Linton is a hands-on oboe and bassoon maker, rarely seated at his executive desk, more often working at a bench participating in the meticulous progress of a fine new oboe or bassoon. Woodwinds undergo thorough inspection prior to shipment. Oboes and bassoons for the student, the advanced student, and the professional, as well as custom applications, are produced in the Elkhart plant under the supervision of Jack M. Linton. All J.M. Linton instruments are fully warranted for five years.The firm also maintains a complete woodwind service department, and in its accessory line it can supply replacement parts for any age Linton oboe, as well as Linton Model 5K bassoon bocals and bassoon parts.J.M. Linton woodwinds are distributed worldwide and are available throughout the United States at retail music stores."
886 Lipe Guitar USA "10601 Las Lunitas Avenue, Tujunga, CA 91042. Tel: (818) 352-6212, Email: mike@lipeguitars.com, Contact: Mike LipeCustom guitars, custom basses."
887 little labs "6711 Whitley Terrace, Hollywood, CA 90068. Toll-free: (800) 642-0064. Fax: (323) 851-6860. Email: jwl@littlelabs.com. Web: www.littlelabs.com.Featured products: Multi-Z Professional Instrument pre-amp, re-amp, DI; AES Digital Audio mastering router; IBP Sr. Analog phase alignment tool; IBP Jr. Analog phase alignment tool; RedEye passive DI and re-amplification device; PCP guitar splitter re-amp device; STD instrument cable extender."
888 Littlite LLC "10087 Industrial Drive, P.O. Box 430, Hamburg, MI 48139. Tel: (810) 231-9373. Fax: (810) 231-1631. Email: sales@littlite.com. Web: www.littlite.com. Contact: Contact: Donn Deniston.Littlite flexible gooseneck tasklamps and accessories."
889 "LM PRODUCTS, INC" "1325 Meridian Street, Anderson, IN 46016. Tel: (765) 643-3802. Toll-free: (800) 876-7651. Fax: (765) 641-1205. Email: info@lmproducts.com. Web: www.lmproducts.com. Contacts: L.J. Mechem, Pres., Troy Parker, V.P. Production, Jeff Messersmith, Controller. Since 1979 the company has been creating quality guitar straps, band instrument accessories, and banjo, mandolin, and percussion accessories for the music industry. LM Products is also the exclusive source for Standtastic keyboard stands, the most versatile sturdy keyboard stands made.The company is the manufacturer of unique products such as: Ralph Marlin Guitar Straps, the line of exciting photo-quality-looking straps from the Ralph Marlin designer tie company; Surelock Straps, the patented locking guitar strap system; Alexis Straps for Girls, the first and most diverse lineup of straps designed by girls for girls. LM is the manufacturer of the Eyeland Luxury straps as well as Ultra Series, the high-end leather and suede straps featuring garment leather padding and top-of-the-line bridle leather; PS Sliders, the unique, easy-to-adjust straps with the vivid design patterns.LM is the manufacturer and distributor of Slider Ergonomic Straps for guitars. "
890 "LoDUCA BROS., INC." "5665 South Westridge Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151. Tel: (262) 754-9850. Fax: (262) 754-0318. Email: info@loducabros.com. Web: loducabros.com. Jim LoDuca, president, Mickey LoDuca, national sales manager, Andy LoDuca, marketing vice president."
891 Lollar Guitars "P.O. Box 2450, Vashon Island, WA, 98070. Tel: (206) 463-9838, Email: info@lollarguitars.com, Web: www.lollarguitars.com.Lollar Guitars manufactures a complete line of electric guitar and bass pickups, including a full line of steel guitar pickups, clavinet replacement pickups and custom design work for guitar manufacturers and repair shops. Jason Lollar also repairs and restores vintage original pickups."
892 LONG HOLLOW LEATHER "1131 West Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064. Tel: (615) 794-7147. Toll-free: (800) 545-1181. Fax: (615) 794-7970. Email: lhlco@bellsouth.net. Web: www.longhollowleather.com.Manufacturer of leather guitar straps."
893 Longo Custom Drums "P.O. Box 170 Sybertsville, PA 18251 U.S.A. Tel: (570) 788-5820. Email: nlongo@ptd.net. Contact: Neil Longo. "
894 Los Cabos Drumsticks "3-140 Mellissa St Fredericton, NB E3A6W1 Canada Tel: (506) 460-8352 Fax: (506) 474-2415 Email: lguay@loscabosdrumsticks.com Contact: Larry Guay"
895 LOU CAPECE MUSIC "2555 North Jerusalem Road, East Meadow, NY 11554-5334. Tel: (516) 221-5596. Toll-free: (800) 321-5584. Fax: (516) 679-9786. Contact: Lou Capece."
896 LOUD TECHNOLOGIES INC. "16220 Wood-Red Road NE, Woodinville, WA 98072-9061. Tel: (425) 487-4333. Toll-free: (800) 258-6883. Fax: (425) 487-4337. Web: www.loudtechinc.com."
897 Lowden Guitars "14950 F.A.A Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76155. Toll-free: (800) 872-5856. Fax: (817) 685-5699. Email: info@lowdenguitars.com. Web: www.lowdenguitars.com.Highest-quality hand-crafted acoustic guitars, built from the finest tonewoods. The unique bracing system produces a distinctive tone."
898 LPD MUSIC INTERNATIONAL "32575 Industrial Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071-5004. Tel: (248) 585-9630. Toll-free: (800) 527-5292. Fax: (248) 585-7360. Email: mail@lpdmusic.com. Web: www.lpdmusic.com and www.parachoelite.com. This full-line musical merchandise distributor has been serving music stores and sound contractors nationwide and internationally for over 40 years."
899 LUCIDA GUITARS "P.O. Box 162, Brisbane, California 94005. Tel: (415) 570-0970. Toll-free tel: 888-552-5465. Fax: (415) 570-0651. E-mail: sales@themusiclink.net. Web: www.lucidaguitars.com.Lucida Guitars carefully designs and crafts a distinguished line of Spanish classical guitars and traditional mariachi instruments. These guitars range from student to professional models and are affordably priced for anyone interested in exploring classical guitars. Lucida Artista series are handmade in Spain for the professional musician and are the ultimate European guitars. Lucida Artista guitars come in Concerto and Malaga models, featuring a solid cedar top, solid rosewood or laminate mahogany back and sides, and authentic Spanish features."
900 LUSUP "P.O.Box 426, Milford, Massachusetts 01757. Tel: (508) 488-6509. Email: oil@lusup.comLusup (lu-sup) is a complex, clear, and odorless valve and slide oil combination for brass instruments that does not separate and is odorless even in extreme weather conditions. Lusup offers low minimum orders and fast delivery. A sample may be requested via the company’s email address or tel. or web: www.lusup.com"


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