Our History: From a small musical instrument shop to the World Wide Web...
It has been a long journey since the day we open the doors to the public for the first time. The year is 1923 when my grandfather decided to establish a small musical instrument store in the city of Schaffhousen, in northeastern Switzerland.
Several years passed by before my grandfather chose to settle in the, then, prosperous and cultural city of Winterthur. With the rapid growth of business, the shop, that originally intended on selling just music supplies primarily, started to diversify by adding a new line of products such as gramophones, phonographs and radios.
In the early 1950s my grandfather went ahead to buy the building. Then, my father Alfred and my uncle Walter decided to join forces in order to cope with the growth of business. Ultimately, my mother founded the record division, which was extremely profitable. She devoloped a complex network of distribution, and she became popular by offering at the time, one of the finest record selections available throughout Switzerland.
At the end of the 1960s my father and my oncle decided only to market electronic equipment. Unfortunately closed down the Record Department due to tight competition from small and major retailers.
It is until 1987 that I started managing the store as my father chose to retire. With the coming of the CD era, the store shifted to a new line of high end stereo equipments. However, my passion for the vinyl never vanished. As a child, I recall helping my mother in the record division of the shop. In fact, when the LP stopped being manufactured in large quantities, I started to gather boxes filled with numerous records, which sold in a short period of time. By then, In continued selling sophisticated turntables, and such a situation convinced me that the CD was still really missing a lot.
Since the 90s our business became more and more international with a high demand for restored Thorens TD 124 turntables and NOS spareparts. We were in the need of more space and a more modern location. So we decided in 2013 to move out of the old city of Winterthur to settle down in Ohringen/Seuzach.
The higher request for vintage equipment and restoration services was leading to the specialization for analogue only. To get the program complete we added service and sale of professional reel to reel tape recorders. And we established our own record label “Triston Recording the Masters”, which offers fully analogue recorded material from all over the world.