Local musicians are invited to attend a free recycle and restring event at Tone Shop Guitars in Addison Saturday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. Sponsored by D’Addario, musicians can bring any old instrument strings for recycling and get their electric or acoustic guitars restrung with D’Addario NYXL or Nickel Bronze Acoustic strings. Old strings collected during the event will be recycled through Playback, D’Addario’s free, national recycling program.
Playback is the world’s first instrument string recycling program, launched through a partnership between D’Addario and international recycling company TerraCycle. The program is a part of D’Addario’s Players Circle loyalty program, and allows registered users to recycle their used strings in exchange for extra Players Circle points. Musicians attending the recycle and restring events will receive a code at the event, redeemable for extra Players Circle points. Points can be used towards merchandise or donated to the D’Addario Foundation, the company’s nonprofit organization supporting music education in underserved communities.
“Tone Shop Guitars is excited to sponsor a Playback string recycling event. 600 million strings are produced each year and without a program like this, all of them would end up in a landfill,” said Grant Shaffield, co-owner of Tone Shop Guitars. “We are happy to partner with a program that will take these hard to recycle items and repurpose them into new and innovative products.”
Tone Shop Guitars (TSG) is Dallas-Fort Worth’s newest full-service and independently owned guitar shop. TSG was founded by co-owners Grant Sheffield and Tommy Roberts, two area lifelong musicians who are passionate about providing a world class selection of instruments, accessories and information to fellow music lovers. TSG has the largest acoustic showroom in the DFW area featuring one of three Taylor guitar rooms in the county.