Since its foundation in the early 1980s, Schertler SA has launched a programme of passionate research that aims to achieve the highest levels of accuracy in the reproduction of acoustic stringed instrument sound. Led by bassist and founder Stephan Schertler, the research and development company initially began to focus on producing high quality tools and innovative technology to replace the technology and imperfections of piezo pickups. Over the years, Schertler’s original approach to harnessing acoustic vibrations has resulted in a number of fundamental innovations, some of which have gained international patents, such as the STAT Series of contact microphones.

In 2003, Schertler launched an original series of compact amplifiers – the Classic Series. Since then, the 3-channel UNICO and 2-channel DAVID have provided musicians with high quality portable solutions for stringed instrument amplification. Suited to virtually any live performance situation, these amplifiers have received unanimous feedback from users around the world, helping to build the reputation that Schertler has gained in the field of acoustic amplification.

The latest note from THE DIARY


Photo from left to right: Chick Corea, Stephan Schertler, Bernie Kirsch

Dear Sound Enthusiasts,

Back in February we configured and built an ARTHUR mixer for Chick Corea to use as his personal monitoring system. Two weeks ago, my wife and I had the pleasure of hearing Chick in Basel, on the occasion of his heart-stopping Trilogy concert. (I heard him for the first time in 1978!) We also had the pleasure of meeting him after the gig: He mostly spoke with my wife, as both of them descend from the same "terra" :-). Chick is a wonderful man. After two years of hard work on the modular ARTHUR, I’m personally very happy to have satisfied the expectations of such a ground-breaking and genius artist.

Greetings from sunny southern Switzerland…

Stephan Schertler