Hey, this is neat.
Strüng is a company that was launched about two years ago by touring musicians Jenny Mann and Tim Barbour. They came up with the idea of using guitar strings to make bracelets, necklaces, and other assorted musical themed items for people to wear. A percentage of each sale is donated to one of the following charities in order to help keep music alive: The Grammy Foundation, NAMM Foundation, Songs of Love, as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Their mission statement in the words of co-founder Jenny Mann is as follows:
“We started Strüng about 2 years ago. Our intention was not only to create a piece of jewelry that connected people to music and their favorite artists, but we also wanted to give back to the overall music community.
We stumbled upon Strüng by accident. At this point, we’d been touring non-stop for almost 5 years in our band Blameshift. One day I happened to notice my guitarist’s string laying around our bus and began wrapping them around my wrist. An idea was born.
From the start, we knew we wanted to get behind music charities. Giving back to music was something very important. We saw first hand on the road the impact music had on people, especially our youth. The mission of Strüng quickly became #HELPSAVEMUSIC
One of the great things that we’ve done is become partners with some of the biggest music-based charities that have already helped raise millions of dollars. We also started connecting with famous musicians who support the cause. We collect played strings from these artists and make limited edition jewelry out of them. The artist then signs an authenticity card verifying their strings and a portion of the proceeds goes directly towards music charities.”
Right now you can snag some items that were made with Dave Ellefson’s strings!
Visit them now at https://getstrung.com