Is Thomann-USA American-based?



  • I don't really find a place where this fits, so . . .

    Does Thomann-USA have a physical warehouse in the U.S.A. or is it just an administrative office that funnels orders, and the like, from Germany through the U.S.?

    I'm asking because I've ordered several items from Thomann-USA and, if it was from wwbw.com, et al, it would have been here by now. But, if from Germany, it would take longer and the orders are on track.

    Thank you.



  • @Kehaulani It certainly seems that orders are shipped from Germany:

    https://m.thomannmusic.com/helpdesk_shipping.html



  • Ah, O.K. Thank you kind Sir!


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    I remember hearing a news story about a cycling shoe brand named SIDI, based in Italy. I own a pair of their shoes and they are excellent. Apparently, they have a warehouse in California and it burned down. Most American orders were thus delayed.



  • Well, I know where their horns are made, and by whom: China. I tried the horns recently at the manufacturer. The 'top" ones I played were very nice, and great for the wholesale price.



  • @grune You're right about the horns branded "Thomann". I agree the ones I've tried were not terrible.

    But more importantly, keep in mind this is Europe's largest music business we're talking about here. They have a very complete inventory of almost every imaginable (major) brand of instruments. So to say that their horns are made in China can come off as unnecessarily disparaging.


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    @Jolter said in Is Thomann-USA American-based?:

    @grune You're right about the horns branded "Thomann". I agree the ones I've tried were not terrible.

    But more importantly, keep in mind this is Europe's largest music business we're talking about here. They have a very complete inventory of almost every imaginable (major) brand of instruments. So to say that their horns are made in China can come off as unnecessarily disparaging.

    Well, if you go in at the lower end of the price scale, the Thomann branded horns can be quite discouraging. I had one of their Black Jazz flugels, and test played an Eb Alto Horn and a Euph. All of them were more or less despicable, especially the valve sections.
    That said, Thomann list a great many wonderful instruments, and tons of accessories and stuff. Their own brand trumpet cases and gig bags are very good, and there's nowhere else where you can get some of the rarer accessories in quick time.


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