For over 70 years, JBL has revolutionized the audio industry with an investment in innovation, functionality and design. Started by James B. Lansing, JBL started by working with radio set manufacturers during the Great Depression. Later, in the 1950s, JBL introduced a high-frequency compression driver to the public, eventually partnering with Fender for guitar audio reinforcement. Ever since the 1960s, JBL has continued to expand the reach of its collaborations, all the way to the everyday person. From commercial to personal, JBL is with you every step of the way.