English studio musician John Pearse first began researching into music string manufacture in the mid-sixties. The first person, ever, to teach guitar on television – his BBC lessons have been seen in six countries while his PBS series, STRING ALONG, was shown in most US television markets whilst becoming perhaps the best selling video guitar course both nationally and internationally.
He is the author of some forty books on such diverse subjects as instrument building and technique- to cooking and the traditional art of fly fishing!
In 1965 John began his collaboration with British Music Strings, a London string maker, to develop a guitar string with both a longer life and a more John Pearseaccurate vibrating and nodal pattern. His designs were so successful that, over the years, both British Music Strings and Thomastik marketed strings under his name. John also designed string lines for Bourne Guitars and Jay Associates, makers of the Jester guitar line.