ABM SeriesBehind the brand Ashdown is the young British company Ashdown Engineering which was founded by Mark Gooday in 1997. Ashdown primarily manufactures high quality bass and guitar amplifiers. The founder, Mark Gooday, used to be the engineer and manager for the company Trace Elliot. After the takeover of the company by Kaman Music, Mark Gooday founded his own company Ashdown Engineering which was named after his wife's surname. At the beginning they were alone, but soon many members of Trace Elliot's staff joined them and so together they strived consequently to develop a complex range of bass, acoustic guitar and e-guitar amplifiers. They managed to manufacture creative, high-quality amplifiers in no time.