New chapter at Warwick: The reins change hands – from father to son

You’ve probably all heard of the legendary instrument company Warwick, but now there’s big news. The current owner is handing over the reins to his son. But before we get into that, let’s take a look at the fascinating history of this family business.

What is Warwick?

Warwick is a renowned name in the world of musical instruments. They mainly deal in basses and amps, but also have many other musical instruments on offer. The name Warwick stands for quality, uniqueness and innovation in the art of music.

The history of Warwick

The story of Warwick is not just an account of Hans-Peter Wilfer’s hard work and unquenchable passion. It is also a story of creativity, risk-taking and innovation. Hans-Peter founded the company in 1982 and began his journey by producing electric basses. Warwick moved from the small town of Prettl to Markneukirchen – a town widely recognised for its strong association with musical instruments.

In 1995 Warwick introduced the Pro-Series, followed by the RockBass model in 2001, pairings that revolutionised Warwick’s reputation and took them out of the depths of the local music scene and straight into the limelight of international recognition.

But Hans-Peter’s ambitions didn’t stop there. In 2008, Warwick unveiled a new focus on sustainability and environmentally friendly production techniques. This revolution gave birth to the concept of CO2-neutral basses and other innovative solutions.

The instruments from Warwick

Warwick has already become a household name among bass lovers. From entry-level instruments to professional models, Warwick has a wide range of instruments to offer. Warwick basses are known for their distinctive sound, which ranges between warm, powerful and clear.

Warwick’s design philosophy places great emphasis on playing comfort and ergonomics. The legendary “Thumb Bass”, for example, is known for its curved body shape and sets the standard for comfort when playing. Another popular bass, the Warwick Streamer, is known for its aggressive pitch and exceptional response.

But Warwick is not only popular with bass guitarists. Guitar amps and cabinets also bear the Warwick name. The Hellborg amps with their rich sound quality have turned the world of bass amplifiers on its head.

Even more remarkable is Warwick’s commitment to environmental sustainability. They use wood from sustainable forests and take the time to check all aspects of their production process for ecological compatibility. This is music not only for the ears, but also for our planet.

The change of founder

Now we come to the exciting news! Hans-Peter Wilfer is handing over the management of the company to his son. This change is a big step for both of them, but full of anticipation and optimism.

What father and son say

Hans-Peter Wilfer emphasises his relief that the family business remains in trustworthy hands. His son, who has been with the company for a long time, has plenty of experience and knowledge of the business and is therefore the perfect choice as successor. The son assures that he will run the company with the same care and passion as his father and continue the family tradition.


This change marks the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Warwick. Hans-Peter has certainly achieved great things, but we are confident that his son will follow in his footsteps and carry on the Warwick legacy magnificently. The ball is now in his son’s court – we’re excited to see where the journey takes him. But no matter how you judge Warwick, one thing is certain: the music world wouldn’t be the same without her.