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…
A rising star on the explosive London jazz scene, Isobella Burnham has pulled together the top players on the scene for EP Dancin’ Garuda. Rotosound strings are to be heard exclusively on this record from both Burnham’s bass and Tom Ford’s electric guitar.
For over 14 years, BluesCamp UK’s summer music school teaches blues, rock, and jazz lovers of all ages the skills of playing in a band. Rotosound has had a strong connection with this annual event so it’s great to hear that it’s back this summer…
We are proud to share the good news that we have helped get musical instruments into the hands of young patients at The Beatson Institute in Glasgow. Social enterprise 12Guitars has gifted guitars strung with Rotosound strings and equipment to The Teenage Cancer Trust ward to assist in their music therapy activities.
We always suspected that George Harrison’s guitar strings of choice were made by Rotosound during his Beatles period – the company being the main supplier in Britain at the time and McCartney choosing to string his Hofner violin bass up with Rotosound Tru Bass strings. However, with the emergence of George’s “Blondie” Hofner at a Sotherby’s auction, and with the contents of the case included, the evidence was clear the Harrison was indeed a Rotosound player.
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.
With much of the world staying at home to help with the fight against COVID-19, many musicians and beginners are making the most of their free time by improving their chops, picking up a new instrument for the first time, or just giving their gear some love and affection.
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