• banjo strings to learn 5-string banjo
  • mandolin strings
  • banjo strings
  • mandolin strings
  • resophonic strings | dobro strings
  • guitar strings

Straight Up Strings represents a paradigm shift in musical string technology that focuses on how strings interact with the bridge to drive the soundboard on acoustic string instruments. Straight Up Strings feature compensated tensions for the fixed bridge on acoustic steel-string guitars, compensated downloads for the movable bridges of banjos and mandolins, and compensated down pressure for the unique supported bridge of the resophonic guitar. String gauges and core/wrap combinations are predicated on where the strings sit on the bridge as well as the tension of neighboring strings.

Our website also includes books on luthierie by renowned author and luthier Roger Siminoff, along with his Pro-Series Drawings (blueprints) for the F5, F4, A1, and A5 mandolins and the H4 and H5 mandola.