Augustine Strings has granted Hal Leonard exclusive distribution for all of its U.S. guitar string products. The deal becomes effective June 1. Augustine was founded in 1947 in New York City.

“It was time for us to choose an exclusive distributor. Augustine Strings has two priorities: to make the best guitar strings in the world and to nurture our market through a commitment to education and community. Hal Leonard understands the needs of retailers in our changing landscape and has decades of experience working closely with educators. Its commitment to excellence in quality and service reflects our own values and we are thrilled to be partnering with them,” said Stephen Griesgraber, president of Augustine.

Added Brad Smith, vice president of MI products at Hal Leonard, “Hal Leonard strives to represent the best companies in their field and Augustine Strings certainly qualifies. Our mutual interest in supporting the classical guitar market — in schools and with professionals — makes this addition a natural expansion to our growing lines of accessories for fretted instruments.”

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