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DR Handmade Strings
40 Carver Avenue
Westwood, New Jersey 07675 USA
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from the DR Handmade Strings web site
In 1989, DR Strings re-introduced hand-made round core string making to the general market. It requires a lot of skill, time and care, but we feel it’s worth it because we can hear the difference between a handmade string and a machine made string. If we can hear it, of course players will hear it.
Our winders take at least 6 months to learn their craft. It takes that long to develop a feel, an understanding, an instinct to make the constant tiny adjustments that only a hand can make. At each stage we test the wire, we check that it is pristine when it arrives from our suppliers, we inspect each and every wrap during production to ensure its perfect, and then again as we hand-package it.
We use only the finest American materials starting with the wire, to the ball ends, to the packaging. When someone sees the DR logo, that is what they are getting, the best of everything. When you put DR strings on a guitar, you’re not only looking for the response of a fresh string, you’re looking to hear something extra that you didn’t hear before, and that’s our goal…to give you more. DR was born from guitars. Al Dronge, the founder of Guild Guitars, always wanted to add a string making facility. Mark Dronge took the lessons he learned from his father and applied them to DR.
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