Shadow Electronics stands for high quality and absolutely reliable pickup systems - and this since 1971. Shadow was founded by Joe Marinic in 1971 and is one of the most experienced companies in the musical instrument business.
Up to the present, musical enthusiasm and recognized electronic knowledge are the interlocking columns of the success of Shadow. We cooperate not only with world known top-musicians but we also have a team of highly qualified engineers and partners on staff.
Because of the successful bond between music and technical competency, Shadow today is not only one of the oldest and most experienced manufactures, but also the biggest. In average our modern facilities ship more than 50.000 pickups and over 35.000 preamplifiers.
Beside the headquarters close to Nuremberg, Germany our network contains subsidiary companies in Florida (USA) and near Xiamen (China) as well as over 40 service centres around the world. With this global group we are able to produce and develop a wide range of professional and reliable pickups and preamplifiers mainly for stringed instruments. Our products span preamps and pickups for acoustic, classic and electric guitar, violin, cello upright bass, mandolin, banjo and many other ethnic instruments.
But Shadow is not only a manufacturer of pickup systems. Many products that are now "standard" in music instruments were developed by Shadow. Just think of the
- endpin connector for acoustic and classical guitar,
- bridge pickups for stringed instruments,
- dual pickup systems combining piezo and magnetic pickups
- triple pickup systems combining piezo pickup, magnetic pickup and microphone
In addition Shadow was a pioneer in guitar-MIDI conversion.
Today it would be difficult to imagine the music industry without Shadow products.
Shadow Headquarters, Germany
Shadow is the most experienced manufacturer of pickups worldwide. Since 1971 Shadow produces high-quality pickups and preamplifiers.
With inventions like the first undersaddle pickup and the endpin jack connection for acoustic guitars, Shadow influenced the history of music and musical instruments.
To this day, you will find Shadow's invention in countless musical instruments worldwide.
In this category you will find photos of yesteryear as well as pictures from our today's headquarter close to Nuremberg, Germany.