||Exhibiting at Winter NAMM show 2012, Booth #5710, Dean Markley Strings celebrates its 40th anniversay and also welcomes back its founder and president Dean Markley., who left the company in 2002. In October 2007,
San Jose Rocks honoured him for his many contributions to the history and growth of the Silicon Valley music scene. During his time away, his passion for music and creativity remained strong, ultimately leading to his return to helm the company he founded.
A pioneer in the world of guitar strings and accessories, Markley began his trajectory as a music store owner. He made his name in the music industry by developing and selling his cryogenically frozen Blue Steel strings, which became the largest-selling strings in the world. He also created the Voice Box effects pedal made famous by Peter Frampton in the 1970s on the hit song “Show Me The Way.”.
Dean Markley Strings Inc., based in Santa Clara, California, quickly became an international success, thanks to Markley’s innovative designs and unique advancements for fretted instruments. Countless musicians, from metal to classical, swear by Dean Markley strings, pickups, amplifiers, tuners and picks in order to get the best possible sounds from their guitars, basses, banjos and mandolins.
Forty years later, Dean Markley is still a leader. “The products we make bring happiness to our customers,” he says. “We sell happiness."