Schaller’s colorful history now stretches back well over 60 years. Helmut Schaller, who founded the company in 1945 as a radio repair shop, has built the company into one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the music industry.
Thanks to his inventive talent, Helmut Schaller has had a significant influence upon developments in guitar making. Numerous patents are proof of his untiring search for the perfect instrument, for an inimitable sound.
Throughout its history, the company has gone through a number of changes.
Although founded in Feucht, near Nuremberg in Germany, the company is now based in Postbauer-Heng in central Bavaria. The range of products has continuously changed over time, the focus gradually shifting from amplifiers to hardware components. Originally managed by the owner of the company, Schaller has since been transformed into a limited company, with Dr. Lars Bünning as Managing Director and owner.
Schaller’s products and innovations have been – and still are – the driving force in the development and perfection of musical instrument hardware. Whether it’s machine heads, tremolos, strap locks, pickups or accessories, no other company combines the same wealth of expertise, and such a great number of world firsts and patents, with such an illustrious clientele as Schaller.
Resting on our laurels has never been on the agenda for Schaller. What started in a lowly workshop after the war and was patiently developed as a retail business eventually gave rise to a company which is now a worldwide market leader. An essential part of this success story is the fact that Schaller is – as it was back then – an owner-managed company with 100% of its production "Made in Germany".
We at Schaller are the original innovators, and have molded and shaped the development of guitar hardware like no other company. This slogan also serves as a reminder to us not to rest on our laurels. There are many imitators – and of course the accompanying debate over prices. However, as the saying goes, strong>"Quality is measured over time".
If we offer a lifetime’s guarantee, then it is because we are fully aware that our products are made with high-quality coatings, permanently lubricated enclosures, that our patents have been tried and tested and that everything stands up to the rigors of everyday use. All of this, together with our determination to constantly do what has to be done in order to protect the environment, makes us feel we’re doing the right thing – for Schaller’s future, for our employees and for our customers.
"Hi-tech when the product needs it, craftsmanship when machines don’t have the soul required". The lively combination of innovation and tradition is just as typical of Schaller as ambition, inquisitiveness and the desire to make its products better – no matter how perfect they already seem to be. Schaller’s unique combination of hi-tech facilities and a highly qualified team of employees, together with its close contact with traders, musicians, guitar fanatics and fans, help us to bring new incentives into our development processes, to set trends and to consistently expand on our superior wealth of experience.
More information on Schaller can be found at www.schaller-electronics.com.