Musical instrument manufacturers - D

Musical instrument manufacturers - D

D'Addario & Co.

USA based company that manufactures strings, manuscript paper and cables for musical instruments alongside guitar related accessories under the D'Addario, Bowed and Planet Waves brands, drumheads and percussion accessories under the Evans, Puresound percussion and HQ Percussion names but in the last case the company no longer uses it much and prefers to use SoundOff instead for the same product line. Also makes mouthpieces and reeds for clarinets and saxophones under the Rico, Frederick L. Hemke and Mitchell Lurie brands. The company has also branched into the home hifi/theatre and installation markets under the Planet Waves Custom Install Solutions (CIS) label.

In Australia by Music Link Australia (pro audio and musical products) and Audio Marketing (Custom install products etc), in Austria by Petz Kolophonium (strings & MI products only), in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, The Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia by Marving Musical Instruments, in Cyprus by Music Sound, in Ecuador by Banlow S. A., in France by Algam, in Greece by Philippos Nakas S.A., in Iceland by Tónastöđin (Not D'Addario), in Italy by Bode SRL, in Lebanon by Ragtime Technology Group (Not Rico) and in Mexico by Distribuidora Gonher. Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling by Gewa Music. Classical string instrument accessories and strings are distributed/wholesaled worldwide in a non-exclusive arrangement by Petz Kolophonium.
Rico only distribution :, in New Zealand by Music Works Ltd, non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling in the USA by St. Louis Music and Conn-Selmer

Homepage: -- Rico homepage -- Evans homepage -- Planet Waves CIS -- Planet waves site -- Puresound homepage.
D'Addario & Co., PO Box 290, Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA.
Tel: +1 631 439 3300.

Dae-il Cemical Co.

South Korean company with production facilities in both its home country and China, manufactures parts for the manufacture and repair of guitars, pianos and violins, these are primarily plastic parts such as rests for violins, keys for pianos and stuff like knobs, saddles and rosettes for guitars, but the company does also offer metal and hybrid parts.
Distribution: Non-exclusive worldwide distribution/wholesaling by Samwoo Manufacturing Co
Homepage: .
Daeil Chemical Co. Ltd, 316-5 Sungsu 2Ga-3Gong, Sungdong-Gu, Seoul, South Korea.
Tel: +82 2 462 2231. Fax: +82 2 461 3232. E-Mail: ysgene )at(
Daeil Musical Instrument Parts Co. Ltd., Nanguan Industrial Field, Jiaozhou, Qingdao, China.
Tel: +86 532 8222 2783. Fax: +86 532 8222 2785

Daiwa Mark Co.
Japanese company that manufacture parts for guitars and related instruments, this includes everything from nuts through fret-boards to end pins but the company remains best known for parts made out of wood such as guitar endpins, purflings and rosettes. Their parts are sold under the DoMo brand but in addition to wholesaling products the company holds out a guitar parts retail store in their native Nagoya and manufacture an loudspeaker under the JUO brand, this is an interesting model actually, it is a single ended loudspeaker built into an acoustic guitar body, roughly where the soundhole should be and utilises the resonance characteristics of the guitar body. Note that their homepage is entierly in Japanese.
Distribution: Non-exclusive worldwide distribution by Hosco.
Homepage: .
Daiwa Mark Co., 2-14, Jyuo-Cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 453-0035, Japan.
Tel: +81 (0)52 461 3245. Fax: +81 (0)52 461 3245.

Dampits International
USA based company that manufactures the Dampit but that are small flexible humidifiers usually kept in instrument cases that keep wooden musical instruments at a constant level of humidity.
Distribution: In the UK by Bill Lewington Ltd. Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling by Petz Kolophonium
Homepage: .
Dampits International, 545 8th Ave. #401, New York, NY 10018, USA.
Tel: +1 212 581 3047. Fax: +1 212 265 9601 or +1 212 253 4206. E-Mail: info[at]

Dan Armstrong (Guitar pickups) See --> Kent Armstrong

USA based company that makes guitar picks, pedals, straps, strings and other guitar related accessories under its own name and the Snarling Dogs brand, in addition to making straps for musical instruments under the Ace label. Bought the Snarling Dogs trademark from Stringer Industries in 2001/2.
Distribution: In Germany by Blue Guitar, in Italy by Gold Music and in Mexico by Distribuidora Gonher
Homepage: -- KSD basses homepage.
D'Andrea, P.O. Box 504, Kensington, CT 06037-9998, USA.
Tel: 800 554 1090 (USA & Canada only) or +1 860 828 7497.

Danelectro See --> Evetscorp

D'Angelico Guitars of America
USA based maker of acrchtop and solidbody electric guitars, acoustic steel string guitars and guitar strings.
Distribution: String products are distributed in Japan by Rokkoman
Homepage: .
D'Angelico Guitars of America LLC, 300 McGaw Drive, Edison, NJ 08837, USA.
Tel: +1 732 662 1912. E-Mail: info (at)

Daniel Bonade See --> Conn-Selmer

Daniel Marcelo Fernández
Argentinian builder of high end electric and acoustic bass guitars, he also holds out guitar building courses in his native Buenos Aires.
Distribution: In Japan by Sleek Elite
Homepage: .
Daniel Fernández, Av. Belgrano 1735 12 D, Buenos Aires 1093, Argentina.
Tel/fax: +54 4373 8116. E-Mail: fernandezluthier _at_

Darco (Guitar strings) See --> CF Martin (Current) or D'Addario & Co. (90's)

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