Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.
Located in Benicia, California, Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc. was founded as a small, family-owned and operated company in 1965, and has since grown to be a leading manufacturer of electronic effects, picks, capos, slides, strings and other musical instrument accessories. Dunlop is the home of such legendary products as the Crybaby wah and Tortex picks.
From Nylon to the famed Tortex and the innovative Ultex, Dunlop is the world-renowned producer of over 50 different models of picks. As a trusted creator of one of the most important tools of our industry, nobody else comes close in terms of quality, innovation, or scope. With picks available in a variety of textures, shapes, materials and artwork, we offer something for everyone'and with our custom imprint program we can produce any logo, signature, or both on the picks to make them as unique as the person requesting them. Whether you're a multiplatinum artist or a small local band, whether you play them or just collect them, you know you're getting the best.
Dunlop strings are designed, developed and manufactured at our state-of-the-art strings factory in Benicia, CA. Armed with the latest machinery, Dunlop string designer Les O'Connor, formerly of DR Strings and Black Diamond Strings, led the Dunlop design team to bring the Dunlop strings vision to life. Without being tied to a '60s string formula, Les took a modern and scientific approach to string design. With critical feedback from top touring artists, Les was able to design a string that met modern guitar player's needs. Dunlop Strings use traditional high quality materials and metals to produce non-coated guitar strings in standard gauges. In addition, innovative hybrid wrapping techniques and custom core-to-wrap ratios produce a superior low-tension string. All Dunlop strings are balanced set to set and come in corrosion inhibiting packaging that keeps them fresh.