And now from Sweden…

We’re happy to announce that Erik Igelström (mandolin) and Jens Koch (banjo), both of the highly-acclaimed Swedish bluegrass band, G2, are now playing Straight Up Strings! The band is currently on hiatus, and Erik and Jens are full-steam ahead with their respective solo careers:

Erik’s current project is been a soon-to-be released collaboration with the guitarist, Emil Ernebro. Be sure to check out Instagram for his clips and inspiration.

“The tone quality and the way they intonate over all octaves make my mandolin sound better then ever.”

Jens is spending time in the studio these days and we look forward to sharing his upcoming projects with you very soon!

“Straight Up Strings make my banjo feel more stable and offer more beautiful tones than any other strings I’ve tried. Plus, the 4th string has the best tone ever!”

As we expand Straight Up Strings internationally, we are proud to have these two playing our strings in the studio and for live shows. Are you overseas and want to try them out? We ship our strings internationally, as does