DR Handmade Strings

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DR Handmade Strings is a manufacturer of guitar and bass strings located in Emerson, New Jersey. DR Handmade Strings was founded in 1989 by Mark Dronge, son of Guild Guitars founder Alfred Dronge, and Dr. Benzion Rapoport. DR is an all American family owned business that is known for its hand craftsmanship and referred to in advertisements as "The Handmade String".


Among the many musicians who play DR strings are:

Marcus Miller

Stanley Clarke

Johnny Winter

Derek Trucks


Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath

Trey Anastasio of Phish

Bootsy Collins

Roy Clark

Adam Clayton of U2


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom

Verdine White of Earth Wind and Fire

Jeff Berlin



Steve Kaufman

Doug Pinnick

Peter Rowan

Fieldy of Korn

Jake Cinninger of Umphreys McGee

Jeph Howard of The Used

Conrad Lozano of Los Lobos

Chris Wolstenholme of Muse

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Tony Franklin

Dean Brown

Reid Perry of The Band Perry

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter

Rick Derringer

Coheed and Cambria

GE Smith

Janice Marie Johnson of A Taste of Honey

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