Tenon was founded in 1979 in Taiwan by Mr. Chang , with the goal of “creating musical instruments that are both playable and affordable.” After 10 years, Tenon began building an instrument factory to further enhance its production capabilities. In 1999, a crucial milestone was achieved with the establishment of Tenon’s own brand, Chateau.

The inspiration for the name of Chateau comes from Mr. Chang’s hometown, which ispronounced similarly to the French word “Château” (the English meaning is castle).He not only hopes to evoke nostalgia for his hometown through this name, but also to convey that Chateau's instruments are as long-lasting as castles.

Chateau has been known for making saxophones for the past 20 years. Yet, in 1989, we also invested in developing our guitar industry and expanded the production line to include electric guitars and ukuleles. Today, Chateau continues to select suitable and high-quality wood to make guitars as well as to sustain market trends. Meanwhile, our business also grows steadily in the world. Chateau continues to create high-quality instruments for customers at the best price.

Why Choose Us

We are honored to receive the “ TÜV Rheinland - Enterprise Operational Capability” certification to certify Chateau is a trustworthy company. It is Chateau’s mission and goal to strive for excellence in making guitars and ukuleles for a new generation of sound. In the future, we will continue to provide better services to our customers in accordance with the company's business philosophy.