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We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of DR Strings founder, Mark Dronge. Mark passed away May 11, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. 


If you ever had the chance to meet Mark, you knew he was one of the most kind, humorous, thoughtful and generous humans to walk this earth. 


Mark lived and breathed all things music. At an early age he worked with his father in the Guild Guitar factory, learning the ins and outs of the business. Mark went on to build DR Strings over 30 years ago using his learnings from his Guild days. As we continue his legacy, DR will remain the same high-quality string that you know and love. 


If you have any memories of Mark, please feel free to share them in an email to us, or on our social media pages. We would love to hear them. And as you go throughout your day today, take a moment to play a note or two in Mark's memory. He will love it!


The DR Strings family