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Dimavery is a brand first introduced in 2004 by the German SLM (Sound, Light & More) Company. In 2009 it was taken over by the Steinigke Showtechnic Company - a major German distributor of stage equipment. Dimavery products are aimed at beginners and are made in China. The Dimavery range includes stringed instruments, percussion instruments, woodwinds and brass instruments: everything from the guitar, through to the violin, the cajon to the French horn.


Georg Walther founded GEWA in 1925 in Adorf , Saxony, Germany an area with a long tradition of musical instrument manufacture, In the 1950s the company moved to another famous luthiery region - Mittenwald, Bavaria in the aftermath of World War II. Political changes with the reunification of Germany saw GEWA move their headquarters back to Adorf by 2010. Today, the GEWA company has subsidiaries in all important export markets but also holds substantial shares in Asian musical instruments factories.


Slingerland was founded by HH Slingerland around 1912 as a Chicago distributor of ukuleles and ukulele music. They initially imported the ukuleles from Germany but had to start in house manufacturing keep up with demand. In 1923, they bought their first factory building at 1815 Orchard Street, initally making ukuleles, then banjos, and finally guitars. The factory moved into the neighboring properties as they expanded and by the mid-20's they claimed to be the world's largest and most modern-equipped banjo factory.


James Cole aquired his woodworking skills from his career as an antique restorer. He began making guitars around 2000 and now makes both electric and acoustic guitars in his workshop in Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK.

Cobran F-G4

Cobran F-G4 electric guitar

The Cobran F-G4  was introduced in 1994, by Chushin Gakki. The F-G4 had a superstrat style ash body - natural finished. The maple neck was bolt-on, with what looks like an ebony fingerboard and offset dot position markers. Pickups were HHH and marked "Cobran, the middle pickup being a single coil sized humbucker. The double locking tremolo was also stamped "Cobran" and looks like a Floyd Rose licensed unit.

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Cobran V-138

Cobran V-138 electric guitar

The Cobran V-138 was introduced in 1995, by the well regarded Chushin guitar factory. The V-138 had a double-cutaway mahogany body with a figured maple top. The maple neck was bolt-on, with what looks like an ebony fingerboard and matching figured maple veneer on the peghead. Pickups were Semour Duncan humbuckers: TB-5 and SH-1. The bridge was a Wilkinson VS-100.

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Cobran guitar brand was introduced by the Japanese guitar maker Chushin Gakki in 1994 (also know for making Charvel, Jackson, Robin, Bambu, and El Maya guitars).  Cobran guitars were typically superstrat style electric guitars.


Sundown amplifiers were made in the USA by Sundown Technology Inc. Sundown Technology also owned the Rocky brand. Sundown was founded in 1984 by Denis Kager,  his first Sundown Amplifier was designed as a combo with a 12" speaker that could produce a wide range of tube sounds, but was small enough to fit in a road case or put in a car. This amp was the first true discreet channel switching amp - previous dual channels layered circuits on top of each other.


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