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BG Franck Bichon

Maker of musical instrument accessories
42 route de Brignais
69630 Chaponost
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Founded in 1985, the company specialises in the manufacture of metal and fabric accessories for musical instruments. It carries out the entire production of fabric ligatures (musical accessories for attaching a reed to the mouthpiece of a clarinet or saxophone) and designs metal ligatures.

The company possesses complex know-how in the creation of fabric ligatures, which comprises 17 production steps, most of which are carried out by hand. Cutting out the fabric elements by hand from two rolls of fabric along with sticking these two materials together are delicate manual operations that should allow the piece to obtain a certain rigidity.

Then comes assembling the components, the most delicate and the most meticulous phase, carried out by hand to ensure that they are perfectly tailored to the model of instrument for which the ligature is designed.

The vast majority of the clientele is made up of companies who manufacture musical instruments around the world.