E. & O. Mari Inc. USA based company that manufactures strings for bowed and plucked musical instruments under the La Bella brand, the company also has used other brands such as Criterion that they use on budget strings. Distribution: In Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, The Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia by Marving Musical Instruments, in France, Italy and Spain by Carisch SRL, in Indonesia by Wijaya Musik, in Japan by Zenbu, in Mexico by Distribuidora Gonher, in New Zealand by Music Works Ltd, in Portugal & Spain by Enrique Keller and in the UK by McClelland Music Ltd. Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling in Latin America by Tropical Music Export Enterprises. Homepage:http://www.labella.com . E. & O. Mari Inc., 256 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550, USA. Tel: +800 750 3034 (USA & Canada only). E-Mail: info (at) labella dot com
E. R. B. Sarl. French manufacturer of guitar picks, bottleneck and related accessories sold under the Dugain brand. Well known for making picks out of sightly unusual materials like stone, metals, bone, hardwoods and horns and making left handed version as well, run by guitarist Jean-Charles Dugain. Distribution: In France by Algam Homepage:http://www.dugain-picks.fr . E. R. B. Sarl., Egreuil, 58110 Aunay-en-Bazois, France. Tel/Fax: +33 (0)386 781 548 E-Mail: jeancharlesdugain |at| hotmail.com
Eric Meyer USA based gentleman that manufactures tailpieces for violins and tuning pegs for violins, violas and cellos. Homepage:http://www.vanzandtviolins.com Eric Meyer, 6837 N.E. Alameda Drive, Portland, OR 97213, USA. Tel: +1 503 249 1864. E-Mail: FineTuning :at: aol.com.
Eric Schoenberg USA based gent that trades as Schoenberg Guitars, manufactures steel-string acoustic guitars in addition to trading in second hand high end guitars, basses and related instruments of any kind. Homepage:http://www.om28.com Eric Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main Street, Tiburon, CA 94920, USA. Tel: +1 415 789 0846. E-Mail: eric |at| om28.com.
Ernie Ball Inc. USA based company that manufactures guitar & bass strings, effect pedals, straps, cables and other guitar related accessories under its own name in addition to making electric guitars and basses under the Music Man brand and selling Asian sourced budget/mid price guitars and basses under the Sterling label although these are usually co-branded Music Man as well. Distribution: In Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, The Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia by Marving Musical Instruments, in Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania by Togo Media SRL, in Greece by Philippos Nakas S.A.(Ernie Ball products only), in Ukraine by Jazz Club. Non-exclusive distribution in the Caribbean and South & Central America by Consolidated Music Export Inc. Homepage:http://www.ernieball.com -- Music Man homepage -- Sterling homepage. Ernie Ball Inc., 53-973 Polk St., Coachella, CA 92236, USA. Tel: +1 800 543 2255. Fax: +1 800 577 3225. Ernie Ball Inc. San Luis Obispo Office (Music Man), 151 Suburban Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA. Tel: +1 866 823 2255. Fax: +1 805 544 0821.
Erno Zwaan Dutch maker of pickups for electric guitars and bass guitars, these are passive but have an almost active like sound range due to their use of Neodymium magnets, currently trades using the Q-Tuner trademark but between ca 2000 and 2010 he traded as Neophyzix. It should be noted that Hr. Zwaan wrote the book on pickup design … no he really did: it’s called Animal Magnetism for Musicians (ISBN 90-9001858-1). Homepage:http://www.q-tuner.com Erno Zwaan, Pypsterhof 40, Deinum, NL-9033 XN, Holland. Tel: +31 624860671..
ESP Co. Ltd. Japanese manufacturer with production factilities in South Korea and Indonesia as well as its home country, makes guitars and basses, high end lines are sold under the ESP and Navigator brands while budget and mid-range guitars use the LTD, Edwards and Grass Roots monikers, note though that in some countries the Navigator name is not a seperate brand but an ESP model range. Company originally founded in Tokyo in 1975 under the Electric Sound Products name and was orignally a repair shop, a PA rental outfit and a supplier of guitar parts and is still to a degree a supplier of guitar parts and whole guitars as an OEM. The company aquired Kiso Violin in 1985 and Schecter Guitar Research in 1987 but runs the 2 companies independendly. The company also runs a number of musical instrument stores in Japan including 4 called ESP Craft House, ESP Tech House, ESP Custom Shop and ESP Guitar Workshop that in addition to selling guitars from the company offer modifications and custom guitar building, the also used to run 2 similar retail outles & custom building outfits in the USA called Sunset Custom Guitars and 48th Street Custom Guitars. ESP also owns 2 chains of musical retail stores in the form of the guitar oriented Big Boss and VIP guitar chains but unlike the 4 specialist store these offer instruments from a wide range of manufacturers.
ETS Rigotti French manufacturer of reeds based in Var that trades using the Rigotti brand, makes both single reeds for instruments such as saxophones and clarinets and double reeds for bagpipes, oboes et al. The company also manufactures wind instrument cleaning products in addition to pads, felts, corks and springs for woodwind instruments. Distribution: In Indonesia by Wijaya Musik Homepage:http://www.rigotti-reeds.com . ETS Rigotti, P.O Box 2, 5 rue François Arago, Zone industrielle, 83 310 Cogolin, France. Tel: +33 (0) 494 546 205. Fax: +33 (0) 494 544 807. E-Mail: rigotti )at) wanadoo.fr
Etuis Boblen Cases Inc. Canadian manufacturer of musical instrument cases, in particular guitar cases. Almost exclusively an OEM, and as such a firm favourite of North American custom guitar builders, if you see a case from the company sold retail it is as often as not sold as just Boblen, and is usually a custom order rather than a stock unit. Distribution: In Japan by Rokkoman. Etuis Boblen Cases Inc, 4475 rue Marquette, Montréal, QC H2J3X9, Canada. Tel: +1 514 523 8163.
Eugene Rousseau USA based company that manufacture saxophone mouthpieces, publishes books on saxophones and music adopted to them and issue CD's and possibly other music carriers with saxophone music on them. Distribution:Conn-Selmer handles the worldwide distribution of the mouthpiece range. CD's and publications are distributed in the UK by Bill Lewington Ltd. Homepage:http://www.erousseau.com . Eugene Rousseau, 2302 Edgehill Court, Bloomington, Indiana 47401, USA. E-Mail: rouss007 -at- umn edu
UK based trading company, sells acoustic and electric guitars and similar folk instruments under the Tanglewood brand. Distribution: In France by Algam, in Italy by Gold Music, in Mexico by Distribuidora Gonher and in Portugal & Spain by Enrique Keller Homepage:http://www.tanglewoodguitars.co.uk . European Music Company Ltd, Unit 6, Concorde Business Centre, Main Road, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3YN, UK.
USA based trading company that sells musical instruments and accessories under the Danelectro, Qwik Tune and Qwik Time brands, has in the past also used Qwik Start and other variants on the Qwik name, E-Drum, Wire Works, Tru Grip, Tune Slave, Gorilla, Banana, Mainframe, King Kong, G Blaster, Rock Town, Rock Show and more, most of these were discontinued when the company registered the Danelectro name. Distribution: In Australia by Music Link Australia, in Ireland and the UK by John Hornby Skewes & Co Ltd, in Mexico by Distribuidora Gonher, in Portugal & Spain by Enrique Keller and on Reunion Island by Fotelec. Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling of accessories in the USA by Conn-Selmer, in the Caribbean and South & Central America by Consolidated Music Export Inc. and in Latin America by Tropical Music Export Enterprises. Homepage:http://www.danelectro.com -- Qwik Tune/Time page. Evets Corporation, P.O. Box 1327, Camarillo, CA 93011-4605, USA. Tel: +1 805 389 4605. Fax: +1 805 383 2050.