|From the beginning, LP has let those who play their instruments do most of the talking.What started as a small family operation has grown to become Latin Percussion, the world's largest producer of hand percussion instruments. The company's first endorser was Afro-Cuban and jazz drummer Willie Bobo. Today, LP has over 500 endorsers worldwide, a list which reads as a veritable "who's who" in the music world. Musicians like Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Giovanni Hidalgo, Armando Peraza, Travis Barker, Chris Pennie, Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine and many more all use LP instruments. Because they are the best, their equipment must be the best as well.
The company that started in 1956 by Martin Cohen now has a staff of research, design and product developers that keep an ongoing stream of new products coming. In addition, over 250 people are employed at the manufacturing facility in Thailand.