Guitar building is an ongoing process of discovery. Paul Reed Smith is devoted to the guitar's rich heritage while committing to new technologies that will enrich products with uncompromised tone, playability and beauty. Believing this, PRS strives to build the best guitars and guitar products possible and to serve their employees, customers, suppliers and community with distinction.
You can find various PRS models in stock here at Cardinal Music Company!
Born from his CLF Research company founded in 1966, Clarence Leo Fender began the final chapter of his legendary career when he launched the G&L brand and instruments in 1980. G&L instruments benefited from his lifetime of creativity and innovation, and throughout the 1980s his groundbreaking new instruments became icons loved by musicians around the world.
“G&L Guitars and Basses are the best instruments I have ever made.” – Leo Fender
Breedlove is building tomorrow’s guitars today. With the goal of superior sound and sustainable exotic tonewoods, Breedlove has the right guitar for you, at the right time in your musical journey. For 30 years, Breedlove has been following your lead, designing trusted, quality instruments for a new era in their Bend, Oregon Custom Shop. Four revolutionary body shapes, marrying science, art and beauty, cater to your individual style, offering personalized, signature tones you never thought possible; with unmatched ease of playability and striking fit and finish across all models. You will fall in love at first strum. That’s the Breedlove difference.
From its humble beginnings in Chicago, Illinois to its present place at the center of the drumming world, A Century of The Most Famous Name in Drums chronicles the ongoing history of the Ludwig Drum Company. Ludwig was founded in 1909 by William F. & Theobald Ludwig and has been a staple in the music scene since. Artists from all over the world and all walks of life have used Ludwig drums.
Pat Quilter was reaching the end of a successful career as an engineer and founder of QSC Audio Products when he decided to rekindle his love affair with guitar amplifiers. Taking longtime QSC employees and fellow guitar nerds Christopher Parks (Quilter CEO) and Robert Becker (Quilter COO) along for the ride, Quilter built what is according to them “the fastest growing guitar amp company in the world today.”
It’s no stretch to say that the guitar world is divided into two camps: those who like Quilter amplifiers and those who have not yet heard of them. For those of you in the second camp, Quilter Labs produces guitar and bass amplifiers that deliver an authentic, stage–worthy vintage sound in a light, compact, and dependable package.
Quilter amps are designed and built in relatively small numbers in Costa Mesa, California, and they’re not exactly cheap. But according to Pat Quilter, they’re the “real deal for people serious about their work.”
In 1976, David Schecter opened Schecter Guitar Research, a repair shop in Van Nuys, California. The shop manufactured replacement guitar necks and bodies, complete pickup assemblies, bridges, pickguards, tuners, knobs, potentiometers, and miscellaneous other guitar parts. Eventually, Schecter began supplying parts to notable guitar manufacturers and to Robert Talbot repair shops. By the late 1970s Schecter offered more than 400 guitar parts, but did not offer any finished instruments. In 1979, Schecter offered, for the first time, its own fully assembled electric guitars. They were considered very high quality and very expensive, and were sold only by twenty retailers across the United States. Schecter guitars and parts have been used by, among others, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler, Ritchie Blackmore, Chris Poland, Synyster Gates, Richard Patrick, Jinxx, Jake Pitts Tommy Victor, Dan Donegan, Robin Zander, and Shaun Morgan.