St. Louis Music has acquired the accessory business of Lake Geneva, Wis.-based DEG Music Products Inc. DEG is a manufacturer and distributor of band accessories, including the Flutist’s Friend lyre and an extensive range other brass and woodwind accessories.
“Mark Schafer of DEG and I have been friends for decades,” said Mark Ragin, president and CEO of St. Louis Music. “His accessory products are unmatched for their quality and design, and fit right into SLM’s profile as a leading distributor in the band market. We look forward to continuing to grow and expand the DEG product line and continuing to supply these USA-made products to dealers and distributors around the world.”
Founded in 1922, St. Louis Music is a distributor of musical instruments and accessories, representing more than 265 brands. It is the manufacturer or exclusive distributor of Alvarez and Austin guitars, Blessing and P. Mauriat wind instruments, Knilling string instruments, Hamilton stands and Dixon drums and percussion accessories.
“St. Louis Music was the perfect fit for me as I looked for a partner to take my accessory business forward,” said Mark Schafer, president of DEG. “I know they will continue to build on the legacy of DEG and I look forward to focusing my efforts on my Dynasty and Bergerault percussion business.”