05.04.2017 - 08.04.2017 — Hall: 8.0 Stand: H 15
Pustjens Percussion Products, or PPP, has been around for over 30 years. Founded by the famous Concertgebouw-percussionist Jan Pustjens (1946-2011), PPP started out in a little room at the Amsterdam Conservatory. PPP rapidly expanded and became a household name in the percussion business, as well as PPP’s own Concorde brand. Since 2001 PPP is situated in the Amsterdam-Westpoort area; Wholesale, recording studio, retail and rental all in one big building, covering the whole wide range of percussion instruments.
Concorde Marimba’s & Xylophones
Since 1947, long before the expression ‘mallet virtuoso’ came into the percussive vocabulary, Concorde was active in procuring the most important element of the marimba and xylophone manufacture: the keyboard. A methodical and systematic search of prime wood sources worldwide has enabled us to acquire large rosewood lumber supplies, far and above our yearly production quota.
The bars of Concorde’s extra high-grade marimba are made of special selected rosewood.
Only 2% of the whole, from Guatemala, imported timber is used for these top instruments.
After arriving in Japan the rosewood is seasoned in large scale specialized drying rooms under appropriate humidity control for a few years!
In the Japanese factory craftsmen spend a lot of time on selecting the wood on quality, colour, grain, density and recognizing sounds by knocking on the wood.
Concorde marimbas and xylophones maintain its premier place as the most preferred and most played mallet instrument in the world. We’ve got some new developments that you’ll find hard to resist. But after you’ve had a look: LISTEN!