The beginning of our story is a familiar one. A couple of professional musicians meet while horse-trading equipment and instruments and strike up a friendship. Soon, we found that our knowledge, talent and enthusiasm meet a need in the local music scene, and our friendship expanded into business ventures.
THAT FIRST BAG
One of our first goals – find a better way to transport the plethora of gear we needed to and from music gigs, something better than the current makeshift choices… duffle-bags, overstuffed guitar cases, even plastic grocery bags in a pinch.
And who better to design a musician’s carry-all than a couple of old pros? We dumped out the contents of own guitar cases and took inventory. Everything in that pile was vital. Everything in that pile needed a spot in the new carry-all. And everything in that pile needed to be easily accessible in the finished product.
The PFX1 was just the first of the music industry accessories we manufactured. By 1994, we founded Music Express, an OEM/ODM design and manufacturing group serving the music products industry. Music Express has evolved into a leading global supplier to many of the music and pro audio industry’s premier brands. We design and manufacture bags, cases and carrier systems for keyboards, pro audio and woodwinds & brass, stands & support hardware, wire & cable, miscellaneous guitar accessories and turnkey stringed instrument and drum