Black Diamond is a small custom shop located in Sarasota, Florida. We are musicians making strings for musicians. The strings we make are of the highest quality and are unlike any other brand on the market. Try a set today and you too will discover that our strings are unequalled in both tone and strength.
Just like people, the integrity of a quality string is found on the inside -- at the core! In our small custom shop in Sarasota, Florida, we produce high-end boutique strings for every fretted instrument that are unequalled in both tone and strength. Our secret is in the core. We pull our high-carbon steel core to the optimum playing tension, producing a string that opens up smoother and holds its tone longer. The core is the pulse of the string. It’s the heartbeat. We also make a series of black coated strings whose coated winding protects the strings from hand oils and environmental decay. Combine that protection with the integrity of our core and you have the longest lasting string available.
Black Diamond Strings has a rich heritage. Since 1890, Black Diamond has been making instruments sound their very best. Just ask your older brother, your uncle, your father, or even your grandparents. Chances are they played Black Diamond and can tell you some great stories about our strings. It’s a fact, if there’s music in the roots of your family tree, chances are there’s a Black Diamond story resting in the branches. We get calls weekly from folks who discovered a vintage set in their dad’s old guitar case. They’re looking for that same set. They want to carry on the tradition.
A lot has changed in string manufacturing since then. Today, we have sophisticated winders, stronger materials, and greater technology to utilize. But yes, we are the same brand that played a big part in the lives of prior generations, and we are glad to be a big part of yours. You should keep a couple of sets in your case so your family will know you only use the best.
Sarasota, FL (January 23, 2015) The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is honoring Black Diamond Strings, LLC in Sarasota, FL with the Milestone Award for 125 years of service in the music products industry. The award recognizes retailers and manufacturers who have succeeded over the years through best practices and strong community standing to reach a landmark anniversary.
NAMM is proud to recognize Black Diamond Strings, LLC for their 125 years of service to their community, staff and to the music and sound products industry,ï¿½ said Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. Their hard work and willingness to adapt, as well as their commitment to making this world a more musical place have helped them stand the test of time and will be the driver of their future success.
Black Diamond has a rich heritage dating back to 1890. If there are musical roots in your family tree, chances are there is a Black Diamond story waiting to be shared. Founder, George Dow Emerson, began a tradition of strength and excellence which we continue to carry on.
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