product types: 

  • cabinets
  • solid state amplifiers
  • tube amplifiers


West Laboratories was an amplifier brand founded by David W. West in 1963. It started out as a Hi-Fi shop in Okemos, Michigan - when Dave West began to build amps for local guitarists. In 1971 they were producing 2 solid state power amp models (J500 & J250) and 3 tube amplifier heads (the Fillmore, Grande and Avalon models). They were owned by Canfield-Marshall Inc - Dave West had left the company by 1972.

Source: West Labs catalog 1971

Source: West Labs website (archived 2007)


402 South Washington Avenue
48933 Lansing , MI
United States
Michigan US