In 1978, Wendy and Larry Davis, veterans of the music industry, recognized that there was no aftermarket source for replacement guitar pickguards, and WD® Music Products was born. They started small, with Wendy at home manufacturing pickguards in the spare bedroom while Larry hit the road selling to anyone who would listen! As the business grew, Wendy moved her operation to a basement shop, and Larry, reacting to regular requests from customers, began outsourcing other hard to find guitar parts. From there business took off, as they continued to listen and respond to their customers' needs and proving their company's value and dedication to the music industry.
Over fourty years later, WD® is proud to be a full service stringed instrument parts supplier with distributors in the UK, Canada, Australia, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Korea, and across the globe. The WD® Custom Pickguards department has continued to lead the way with innovative materials and custom designs, as well as exact replications of hard to find models. This business plan, coupled with unmatched customer service, has created a tradition that lives on today.
With a dealer base numbering in the thousands, and literally tens of thousands of satisfied retail customers, WD® has supplied a number of manufacturers and luthiers including BC Rich®, EMG®, Mosrite®, Fernandes®, Pedulla®, Ernie Ball®/Musicman®, Peavey®, Schecter®, Reverend®, G & L®, ESP®, Heritage®, Wilburn Custom Shop®, Wishbass®, Melobar®, RS Guitarworks® and many, many others. We also supply parts and accessories to distributors such as Musicians Friend®, St. Louis Music®, HHI®, Musicorp®, Kaman®, Harris Teller®, Yorkville Sound® and Stewart MacDonald®, to name a few.
Today WD® is a proud distributor of parts manufactured by Kluson®, Kent Armstrong®, Graph Tech®, LR Baggs®, Wilkinson®, Grover®, Bigsby®, Switchcraft®, TKL®, Sperzel®, Big Bends®, CTS® and many others. WD® maintains our own large manufacturing and distributing center in SW Florida. With the resurrection of Kluson® machine heads WD®'s fourth decade proudly carries on a tradition of quality, service and respect for the legacy of the brands and products we represent.
WD Senior Staff (from left to right): Lora Robinson (Shipping Manager), Dylan Friedman (Custom Pickguards Manager), Larry Davis (Vice President), Wendy Davis (President), Ryan Meisenheimer (Creative Director), David Spurlock (Operations Manager), Dave Lewis (Product & Sales Manager)