Great guitar strings start with great materials, and at Stringjoy we use only the best. Our high-carbon steel core wire is drawn to exacting tolerances right here in Tennessee. We source our wrap wire from different drawers depending on the material type and the particular strengths of each source, but the vast majority of our wrap wire is also sourced from within a 150-mile radius of our Nashville shop.
Every spool of wire is inspected for gauge accuracy, strength and finish quality when it gets to our shop. Even though we only work with drawers that do consistently excellent work, when it comes to our strings we leave nothing to chance.
While the most important quality control occurs during the ball-ending and winding process, every Stringjoy string goes through an additional quality inspection before it is coiled.
Coiling strings may seem simple, but it is also an important part of the string-making process. When coiled too tight, strings can deform before they ever make it to your guitar.
A properly coiled string remains somewhat loose inside its envelope and uncoils easily when removed.
Once coiled, Stringjoy strings are placed in individual gauge-specific envelopes that are made with Vapor Corrosion Inhibiting paper, assembled into a complete set, and sealed into an air-tight pouch. This process ensures that Stringjoy strings are always as fresh as the day they were wound.
The Stringjoy employee that performs this final check and assembly signs their name to the inside of the package before sealing it up. Because at Stringjoy we always stand by our product (check out our ironclad guarantee and see what we mean).
Our mission is simple: we want to make the best strings in the world. As you can see, it takes a lot of steps to get there. But to us it’s worth the extra effort, because we know that when you get our strings on your favorite instrument they’ll inspire you to play more, and play more like you.