Hughes & Kettner strove from the very beginning to become a global synonym for the highest quality guitar amplifiers. Engineered in germany, these amps are the product of a lifelong passion and pursuit of a vision – to make great tone accessible for the discerning player.
Company founders (and brothers) Hans and Lothar Stamer began producing their own guitar amps in 1984. While the production space may have been small, their aspirations were not. Soon, the reputation of their products for craftsmanship and performance spread, prompting them to expand operations time and time again.
All Hughes & Kettner products are designed and manufactured with the same painstaking attention to detail. State-of-the-art computer-controlled production lines with precision CNC milling and metal-processing machines, fully-automatic enameling systems, and robots that carry out a wide range of production tasks are all par for the course with us. Not only does this guarantee an absolutely consistent high level of quality, it also assures a clean and healthy work environment. Unfortunately, not everyone takes environmental protection as seriously as they should; we decided long ago to set a good example. With pollutant-free wood, water based enamels and a stringent recycling and waste avoidance strategy, we carry our share of the responsibility for the state of our environment.