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Providence Guitars Kevin Reuben
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London Luthier Providence Guitars

Meet Providence Guitars, a luthier building unique designs that bring together the best – and sometimes contrasting – parts of classic guitars.

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Coral export Rotosound files
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Coral’s 44-year career at Rotosound

We sit down with the longest-serving member of the Rotosound team, Coral Lynn, who is retiring this month after more than four decades at the company. If you called up the Rotosound office any time after 1980 you would have most likely been greeted by the voice of Coral Lynn. After 44 years of running overseas orders and logistics, our Coral is retiring. We caught up to reminisce before she locks up the factory for the last time.

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Rotosound John Procter Builders Brew luthier workshop London
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Inside the workshop of luthier John Procter

Across the UK, scores of luthiers rely on Rotosound strings for their projects and recommend our British made strings to their clients. We thought that it was high time that we visited some of them.

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Giving Glasgow the Gift of Guitars

At Rotosound we know the positive change that music can make to everyone’s lives and we believe that no one should be left out when it comes to making music. To help with this mission we partnered with Scottish social enterprise 12 Guitars who are making guitar playing accessible to young people and adults of all backgrounds across Scotland free at the point use. By recycling and upcycling unwanted guitars, they have engaged hundreds of young people and given away or loaned over 250 instruments.

We caught up with the 12 Guitars team to shed some light on how this amazing organisation has been helping people pick up the guitar in Glasgow and across Scotland….

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New Rotosound string winding machines hero shot
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New string winding machines roll onto the factory floor

If proof was ever needed that talent runs in the family, look no further than Rotosound’s Jason How. Following in his father James How’s footsteps as both a musician and engineer, Jason has rolled the next generation of string winding machines onto the factory floor, promising a more efficient, greener, and consistent product.

Who better to tell the story of Rotosound’s history of making the machines that make the strings than the man himself…

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Rotosound music strings new website screenshot 2020
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Welcome to the new home of Rotosound online

We’re really excited to announce that we have relaunched our website, bringing with it an engaging way to navigate our extensive product range and explore the company’s rich history. The redesign includes an abundance of new features, a fully updated portfolio of endorsees, a wealth of technical information, and a trove of fascinating photos and documents from The Rotosound Archives.

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Filming London’s freshest guitarists

Yesterday we embarked on our first artist session since the Coronavirus pandemic first made its cruel mark on the UK. With equipment sanitised and distances kept safe, we managed to film a tremendous amount of footage which we will be releasing over the next few months.

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Mikey Demus from Skindred with Rotosound string maker Mark
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Behind the scenes with Mikey Demus

A couple of weeks ago, our buddy Mikey Demus (of Skindred fame) came over to ours for a factory tour. Keen to see the manufacturing process in action, he spent the afternoon here to meet the team behind his signature strings….

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