Meinl is the main brand of the cymbal and percussion instrument manufacturer Roland Meinl Percussion, which is based in Gutenstetten, Germany.
Roland Meinl founded the company in 1951, which quickly became known for using modern materials for musical applications.
Some of Meinl’s innovations include the Free Ride System for bongos, the Floatune Tuning System for timbales and djembes, as well as professional stands for congas, djembes, and bongos.
Meinl only uses quality materials in their manufacturing. Meinl drums only use wood from environmentally controlled forests or industrial wood plantations. Meinl strictly observes the CITES regulations set forth in the “Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora,” which means that not only do they care about the quality of their materials, but also how their manufacturing affects the world around them.
Meinl is consistently known as a percussion company built for percussionists, by percussionists. Most of the Meinl executive and creative team consists of drummers, as does most of the production team. In fact, they are known to pay for drum lessons for employees who are not currently drummers. This dedication to employees, creativity, learning and quality products make a difference you can hear.