Since the 1970s, Dean Markley strings have been appreciated by artists such as bassist Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and Supertramp guitarist Carl Verheyen. We carry their popular lines of strings for acoustic guitar, electric, classical, bass, mandolin, banjo, pedal steel and bajo sexto. They manufacture their own strings from their manufacturing plant in Michigan. Their Vintage Reissue electric guitar strings are made with the same formula of their legendary original series. The strings are nickel-plated steel hand-wound over a round core. This gives them a long sustain and creates a warm and full classic rock sound.Their very popular Blue Steel strings are cryogenically treated with liquid nitrogen for a longer life span. These specially designed strings will also stay in tune longer than non-treated strings. The Dean Markley Alchemy strings for acoustic instruments are electroplated to extend the string's life without affecting the natural feel. The Helix HD strings feature another innovation, hyper-elliptical winding that gives the string a tighter wrap and extra mass, protecting them without the need for a special coating. Dean Markley guitar strings feature the best of both worlds-traditional craftsmanship and know-how, and the latest high tech improvements. Buy Dean Markley strings from Strings and Beyond for the best value.