English studio musician John Pearse first began researching into music string manufacture in the mid-sixties. 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 accurate 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.
In 1978 he came to the United States to develop a unique line of accessories for the C.F. Martin Company. After eighteen months John left Martin and, with Mary Faith, started Breezy Ridge Instruments. He then developed a line of music strings designed especially for the professional musician. Within months, word of these exciting strings had spread across the country and pressure from both the public and beleaguered dealers had persuaded John and Mary Faith to make their line available to stores and things have just kept growing since then!