Brief History:
The company was founded by Bernhard Kolberg. His dual training and experience as a mechanical engineer and orchestral drummer helped him to understand the professional needs of musicians and orchestras and to implement the requirements of music practice in such a way that his products were very well received. In addition, Bernhard Kolberg did an apprenticeship with drum maker Eugen Giannini in Zurich. After his active time as a drummer with various symphony orchestras (Süddeutscher Rundfunk, Stuttgart Opera Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic), he started his own business in 1968 as an instrument maker, initially in Ebersbach / Fils. In 1978 the company moved to its own premises in Uhingen.
The company has a product catalog of over 4,000 items, the majority of which are percussion instruments. Orchestral requirements (music accessories) also represent an important product line. Complete furniture for symphony and opera orchestras is offered. This includes music stands and conductors' desks, special seating furniture for the individual instrumentalists in the orchestra, as well as transport and storage furniture. The flight cases for the transport of furniture and instruments of all genres are also an addition to the orchestra's needs.
We have the pleasure to launch a new service with Kolberg Percussion products. We now offer one-on-one sessions in person or via Microsoft Teams with Alex to discuss your needs pertaining to Kolberg. Any and all questions you deem necessary are welcome in those sessions: 
  • sound comparison, such as between a couple of models of triangles that you’re interested in,
  • specific products for specific repertoire, such as the ratchet for Pines of Rome or the music boxes for Le Grand Macabre
  • instrument build, if you want to nerd out a little and chat about materials and construction on the items that you wish to purchase, 
  • set-up options & combination stand designs, for super mobile and versatile builds at the Symphony or the pre-set Rebonds cart, 
and much more…
If this sounds interesting to you please follow the link to our scheduling page on calendly. This link will also be available on our website under the tab “Kolberg”. If none of the times work for you and you’re in a rush, please let us know via email and we’ll figure out a way to help asap.