Mapex is owned and operated by KHS instruments who also owns and manages Jupiter Band Instruments, Walden Guitars, Hercules Stands, Ross Mallet Instruments and Majestic Concert Percussion. KHS was founded in 1930 in Kaohsiung Taiwan by Chien-Chung Hsieh and his brothers. KHS stands for Kong Hseu Sheh which derived from Chinese translates to Contribution School Society. As stated by KHS the idea is to “contribute to schools and society” and expresses their commitment to enhancing quality of life and culture. With musical production volumes of $295 million and over 4,000 employees, KHS is one of the larger players in the musical instrument manufacturing industry.
Mapex was founded in 1991 and they have been setting new standards in the industry ever since. In our opinion, they are setting the new template of quality for drum sets under $1000.