We began with a simple question: Why can’t there be music accessories that look great, work well and protect our instruments at the same time? We seized this opportunity to create more comfortable, appealing and rugged music accessories of high quality. With this, D&A Guitar Gear was born. After hundreds of prototypes, vast number of product iterations, and some intense collaborations with musicians and the music community, we created two core product lines – instrument stands and wall hangers, and within those two core lines came three series of products: D&A Starfish floor stand series (including the HYDRA); the D&A travel stand series (Gig and Ice stands), and the D&A hanger series (Grip and Headlock guitar hangers) - all incorporating our ideas with thoughts and opinions from bona fide guitar pros.
D&A's Design Lineage... RKS Guitars
The RKS Guitar was the first guitar to use sustainable woods and wood based Polymer, making it the most significant advance in sustainability for electric instruments of its time. In order to design a guitar unlike any before, the RKS crew teamed up with rock legend Dave Mason and other professional musicians to gain inspiration and truly understand professional guitar player needs. Insights were gathered from working with Dave, on a weekly basis and around his touring schedule, and were translated into dozens of functioning prototypes, that were tested and evolved over the course of several years. Simultaneously, materials were researched, looking for only farm raised sustainable alternatives to tone woods from the rain forest and alternative materials that would make it the most significant advance in sustainability in electric instruments of its time. The final design afforded many improvements over the standard electric guitar. It feels familiar, yet different with its understated design, unbelievable build quality, improved ergonomics, reduced weight and neutral balance.
Upon the decision to put the RKS Guitars project on hold, RKS CEO and Lead Designer, Ravi Sawhney, wanted to compliment the now resting guitar line with a new line of products that would "make sense" not only to owners of the very high-end guitars, but to all guitar lovers and owners for that matter. Up until the inception of D&A Guitar Gear products, guitar stands and hangers (to the musician and the M.I. industry) were more or less a disastrous product with many natural and design flaws, more than not resulting in damaged guitars in one way or another for decades. This epidemic needed a "cure", and so in the minds of RKS designers, D&A Guitar Gear would become the cure for the faulty and disastrous bad-guitar-stand epidemic... and it did.
In the same vein of dedicated design, research, engineering, and application that was implimented into the RKS Guitar line, so the same level in all of those areas have been given over to the D&A Guitar Gear line.
About Our Designers
D&A Guitar Gear was brought to life by a passionate group of designers and musicians. Working in the past with some of the most well-known and successful brands in the music industry including Gibson, JBL and Yamaha (Line 6), and of course as mentioned above, the developement of the RKS Guitars line (building over 2000 instruments from 2001 to 2008). In each and every case, our ability to help musicians of all levels has been proven by our dedication to innovation, engineering, and design. We get what you want because we want it too, and that’s the D&A. Our goal is to provide high quality, reliable and beautiful products at a reasonable price. We support the passionate musician, because passion is in our DNA.
About Our Products
Today D&A Guitar Gear provides smart, user-friendly, high quality design solutions for the passionate musician that fit your lifestyle at an affordable price. Not only do they work well, they look great too. And, it’s all offered to you at an affordable price. So go ahead, feed the passion within you.