Straight Up Strings is proud to present our endorsing artists…
Straight Up Strings for Guitar
Robert Greer, vocals and guitar of rowdy, soulful Town Mountain, is now playing Straight Up Strings, along with the band’s banjo player, Jesse Langlais and mandolinist, Phil Barker. This on the heels of talented multi-instrumentalist, Mr. Joe Newberry joining the endorsing family. Joe, of course, is known for his solid songwriting and sweet tones on the guitar and banjo.
Also endorsing guitar, mandolin and banjo strings is Eli West. In addition to a newly-released, Kickstarter funded project, The Both, he’s worked with fellow endorsers, Cahalen Morrison and Jayme Stone. We kicked-off our guitar endorsers with multi-instrumentalist, Northwest favorite, Cahalen Morrison, and Joseph Terrell of Mipso as our guitar artist endorsers. Robert Greer joins fellow Town Mountain bandmates as guitar endorser. As word gets out, we’re welcoming new endorsers frequently, so check back soon.
We kicked-off our banjo endorsements with banjo composer, performer, teacher and author of Bluegrass Banjo for Dummies, Bill Evans. We’re proud to have added Jayme Stone, Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project, and Jesse Langlais, Town Mountain, along with Coloradans Aaron Youngberg and Jeff Scroggins.
Mandolin playing members of bluegrass and Americana up and comers, Town Mountain and Foghorn Stringband have each announced they’ve endorsed Roger Siminoff’s recently released balanced strings, Straight Up Strings for Mandolin. Phil Barker, Town Mountain; and Caleb Klauder, Foghorn Stringband and Caleb Klauder Country Band will play the Straight Up Strings on stage and during recordings.
In Spring 2015, we added to our lineup Don Julin, Billy Strings and Don Julin, and author of Mandolin for Dummies; and Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange, along with Tristan Scroggins of Jeff Scroggins and Colorado.
Straight Up Strings are engineered with compensated down pressures to make allowances for acoustical differences in strings positioned over the center of the bridge’s saddle versus strings over the bridge’s posts. The result is improved string-to-string balance, sustain, clarity, and timbre, without changing the character of the instrument.