COMPANY GERHARD DIMBATH ESTABLISHED IN BUBENREUTH THE HEART OF FRANCONIA IN BAVARIA, GERMANY
Gerhard Dimbath born 1912 has runned a wholesale company in Konigsberg a former German city that is now Kaliningrad, Russia
The relocation of violin makers from the Sudetenland in the summer of 1945 transformed Bubenreuth to a world-famous centre for the production of stringed and plucked instruments. In the same time Gerhard Dimbath move to Markneukirchen and 1950 to Bubenreuth
1955 Gerhard Dimbath stablish, together with his wife Anna Eleonore, the company Gerhard Dimbath in Bubenreuth. The new company develop very fast as reliable supplier for the booming music industrie in Bubenreuth.
The company Gerhard Dimbath became a wellknown manufacturer of transport protection for Piano, bags for musical instruments, guitar straps, etc. The production of special models of bags and accessories for string instruments, guitars and basses for world know manufacturer of musical instruments like Framus, Höfner, etc. became a very important part of the business.
ANNA ELEONORE DIMBATH AND SON WOLFGANG DIMBATH
1992 after Gerhard Dimbath passed away, Wolfgang Dimbath took over the company together with his mother Anna Eleonore Dimbath. Together they run the company continuing with the production of piano covers, transport protection devices and bags for musical instruments.
WOLFGANG DIMBATH AND THE MODERN COLORFULL DIMBATH OK, GIG-BAGS AND COVERS
1995 the company move their headquarter from Bubenreuth to the present premises in Erlangen, Schallershofer Str. 110.
The modernization of the company has begun and Wolfgang Dimbath create the new innovative product line with the brand name Dimbath OK, Gig-bags and Covers. The colorful and attractive design together with a reliable quality made in Germany, set a standard in the music market. Musicians of different genre made Dimbath OK to the state of the art in these times.
THE BRAND SOUNDWEAR WAS BORN
2007 Wolfgang Dimbath set again a standard in the protection of musical instruments with his new brand Soundwear, the revolutionary patented gig bags and cases.
Modern and elegant design combined with an unprecedented technology.
He looked at a bag for musical instruments from a completely new angle and create a completely new product based on his analysis and experience.
Wolfgang Dimbath made patented developments such as the BIPS (a frame construction made of ABS for the perfect protection of the bell of wind instruments). Also his patented Soundwear cut which enables the loading and unloading of the instrument without tilting the bag, etc. made Soundwear bags unique.
The ergonomic and high-quality gig bags from Soundwear immediately met a very positive response and established in the market as reliable brand for students, beginners and professional musicians.
2010 After many year experience in international sales for different German manufacturer like Klotz Cables AIS, etc. Ada Dimbath enter the company Soundwear. She took care of the marketing / sales activities of the company as well as accompanied her husband in the development of the new Soundwear products and the promotion of the new brand.
At the same time Dimbath Pianodecken was hived off as another independent company of Wolfgang Dimbath. Through the experience of his parents, his know-how as a piano maker, the long-standing close cooperation with well-known manufacturers of high-quality grand pianos and pianos, Wolfgang Dimbath was able to preserve the tradition of the family.
Until now, Dimbath Pianodecken is the premier address for handcrafted high quality covers for pianos, grand pianos and historical instruments such as harpsichord and spinet.
SOUNDWEAR GO FORWARD
Toward the end of 2017, following the unexpected death of her husband Wolfgang Dimbath, Ada Dimbath took over Soundwear Dimbath e.K. and Dimbath Pianodeken e.K.
Ada Dimbath has been working, together with her husband in the companies since more than 10 years. She continues to run Soundwear & Pianodecken Dimbath alone, with continuity and energy, facing the future in the way Wolfgang Dimbath would have wanted