More than 1,000 m² of inhouse showroom so that you can try out each and every product – an offer regularly taken up by clients from all over the world.
We would like to offer the best possible support. So please be so kind as to make an appointment before coming.
Four studios with different acoustic settings are at your disposal. In two of them you can hear how the instruments will sound on an open stage, two others simulate conditions in an orchestra pitch.
We can counsel several groups of instrumentalists of a symphony orchestra simultaneously as the showrooms are equipped according to these groups.Inhouse events and workshops have made our firm a popular forum for information and creative exchange of ideas.
Expert counselling, correspondence and service in six languages, short terms of delivery and smooth handling of orders are a matter of course. The same goes for answering all questions that might come up concerning practice, transport, and maintenance. Please always feel free to contact us for help and information.
Orders for special design or custom-made products are always welcome and will be executed promptly and accurately.
Many staff members are active musicians themselves. Every one of them is perfectly qualified in his special field and has comprehensive knowledge of all the high practical and acoustical demands made on Kolberg products besides.
It is obvious that we train apprentices. It is unique, however, that these young people are not only trained to be excellent carpenters and metal specialists working with up-to-date machines and CNC operation centres, but that they are trained to be expert percussion instrument builders as well.
In the sewing department experienced experts craft instrument covers, pads, upholstery, and the whole range of more than 300 types of mallets – using only choice material.
Our carpenters are experts when it comes to timbre and sound quality of various types of wood. They produce drums, mallet instruments, and wooden effect instruments, they turn drumsticks on the lathe and build flight cases for transport and music stands.
The resounding heart of the various Kolberg timpani and drums is forged in the coppersmithy – the hand-hammered kettle.
Even small-quantity production can be executed at the highest level of quality thanks to the latest CNC operation units.
Every new development has its roots in the everyday orchestra and musician practice. It will be tested and optimized until it is fit to become a part of the Kolberg range of products. Modern measuring techniques and a trained musician’s ear: only an instrument that passes both tests deserves the name of Kolberg.