- acoustic guitars
- bass guitars
- electric guitars
Uilke Egmond found the Egmond brand in 1932 initially in his music school and shop in Valkenswaard where he sold instruments imported from the Eastern Europe. In 1935 the business moved to Eindhoven.
Uilke's sons, Gerard, Dick and Jaap joined the company during World War II. Following the war they began making their own instruments and by the early 1950's there were 20 employees making 50 guitars a week. By the early 1960's Egmond was the largest producer of guitars in Europe with 80 employees making 2000 guitars a week. The business moved again to Best, a northern suburb of Eindhoven. Egmond was known as a large volume producer of budget instruments which were often sold under other brand names including: Alberti, Alex, Alfesta, Alpha, Caledonie, Combo, Dixieland, Frima, Hi-Spot, Jester, Lido, Lion, Manhattan, Marizza, Miller, Orpheum, Roderich Paesold, Rosetti, Royal, Royalist, Stadium, Strad-O-Lin, Tonemaster, Vander, Vega and Wilson. Egmond instruments were typically less than 10% of the cost of a Fender or Gibson, and Egmond were responsible for putting guitars into the hands of the masses including budding stars like George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Brian May. The advent of guitar factories in Korea, which could undercut European production costs, was the beginning of the end for Egmond which finally ceased trading in 1983.