The Traveling Guitar Foundation is so happy to announce that Floyd Rose has partnered with us!
About Floyd Rose and AP International
In 1977, Floyd Rose began his career as a revolutionary innovator. Floyd's locking tremolo changed the electric guitar forever and greatly impacted rock history. Floyd Rose tremolos are found everywhere in the world and offered by virtually every guitar company on the planet.
We all discovered the Floyd Rose tremolo system through the players. Many of rock's premiere guitarists have made Floyd Rose their weapon of choice. Eddie Van Halen took the electric guitar to new heights and was one of the very first to sling a Floyd. Other early gang members included: Neil Schon, Brad Gillis, Vivian Campbell, Dweezil Zappa, Richie Sambora and Mick Mars. Floyd Rose is proud of this heritage and the continued patronage from these and other fine players.
Floyd Rose has continually maintained the quality and strict standards discerning guitarists have come to expect. As always, innovation is the hallmark of Floyd Rose ranging from the FRX Surface Mount Tremolo to the Titanium Floyd Rose made exclusively by TiSonix and the new Rail Tail “dive only” bridge, Floyd Rose has a solution to meet every player’s exacting needs. Currently, the Floyd Rose brand now exists as a division of AP International, under the direction of Andrew Papiccio, former Vice President of Kramer guitars. AP International has been handling the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of musical instruments and accessories on a global scale for over 35 years.
In addition to Floyd Rose, AP International is also the distributor Pro Rock Gear, a diverse source of stylish and durable instrument cases, stands, and other accessories; Schaller, a company over 60 years old, a pioneer in guitar hardware manufacturing and innovation with a rich history of patents; and KTS America, another greatly admired guitar and bass hardware manufacturer, known for titanium pieces that are vastly stronger than traditional stock hardware.