Warwick is a Germany-based bass guitar manufacturer company. Warwick basses were originally a premium brand offering a small range of models built from high quality and exotic tonewoods. The company also produces Valve and FET amplifiers, speaker cabinets, bass guitar strings, and is the division of the Framus trademark. Their headquarters and custom shops are located in Markneukirchen, Shanghai, and Nashville.
Warwick was founded in 1982 in Erlangen, in the German state of Bavaria, by Hans-Peter Wilfer. In 1995 the company moved to Markneukirchen in the Saxon Vogtland to capitalize on the centuries-old tradition of instrument building in the region and to reopen the Framus trademark. In addition, the company has developed an extensive distribution network throughout Germany and Austria to represent and distribute products from musical instruments and equipment companies from Europe and the USA.
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Warwick produces near twenty signature basses. Some of the artists that have their signature Warwick basses are Stuart Zender (Jamiroquai), Jack Bruce (Cream), Bootsy Collins, T.M. Stevens,Robert Trujillo (Metallica), P-Nut (311), Jonas Hellborg, Adam Clayton (U2), John Entwistle (The Who) and Jäcki Reznicek (Silly). P-Nut of has three signature basses, all Streamer models. The Stuart Zender signature bass is designed by Zender, and features a body shape new to Warwick basses. Warwick also built custom fretless 7-string Thumb basses for Jeroen Paul Thesseling.