Hey friends! Kasia here. For our next issue, we hopped over to Nashville’s Stringjoy, a custom guitar string company. See, not that long ago, guitarists didn’t have too many gear options. As more companies popped up and the equipment became better, artists were able to get closer to the sound in their heads, says Scott Marquart of Stringjoy. As a player, he went “bananas” fiddling with every aspect of his setup, swapping guitar strings from different packages until he found the perfect sound—his sound.
That’s when inspiration struck: If other gear can be custom-made, why not guitar strings? And so Scott started Stringjoy, sweating in his attic, answering every email, fulfilling every order, and coding every page of his site. (Scout, his adorable pup, helped, too.)