The Foxwood range is Stringjoy’s coated version of their hugely popular Phosphor Bronze range of strings.
Several years in the making, Stringjoy introduced these sets in early 2022. With the Foxwoods range, Stringjoy feel they really have mastered the art of the coated string.
Many coated strings on the market today are initially constructed and then treated with a coating solution to help prevent dirt and grime from tarnishing and deadening the tone of the string. However, the folks at Stringjoy really felt that there was room for improvement here and never scared to go against the grain, they’ve opted for something a little different.
The Foxwoods range feature a hybrid construction of combining an enamel coated wrap wire wound over an uncoated central core wire. Their unique winding techniques mean that dirt and grime don’t attack their core wire so coating the core wire felt an unnecessary step and was thus a perfect way to help maintain the natural ‘sparkle, sheen and consistent’ feel of an uncoated string, whilst benefiting from a greater lifespan.
Here’s what Stringjoy say about their Foxwoods Coated Super Light Gauge Set:
“Looking for a string that sounds super good and plays super good? Then you need to check out our Super Light Foxwoods. With this set, you really get the best of both worlds, because they’re perfect for players who are looking for a flexible, but still full-sounding string.
Foxwoods are the perfect coated phosphor bronze strings for players that love the bright, lively tone of uncoated strings, but want the extra snap and longevity of coated strings. Pairing an enamel-coated wrap wire with a tinned hexagonal core, Foxwoods typically provide 2-3x longer life and peak brightness compared to our uncoated strings.”
Who are Stringjoy?
Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Stringjoy are a burgeoning string manufacturer committed to great customer service and caring about putting quality products in their customer's hands. Despite being a young company in comparison to some of the bigger brands, these guys are making big waves and really know their stuff when it comes to strings.
Formed in 2014, Stringjoy was first created after owner Scott Marquart began putting together his very own custom gauge sets. Frustrated at not being able to create his own sets without having to buy several sets off the shelf and cherry-pick only a few singles from each set, Scott sought out a different solution and in the process created his very own string company, Stringjoy.
Now, if you’re thinking that Stringjoy are just another string brand, you’d be wrong. They are not in the business of creating as many sets as they possibly can. Instead, their strings are made in small batches by a modestly sized in-house team dedicated and focused purely on producing the best quality strings they can possibly make. Their mantra is “quality, not speed.”
Each string is made one at a time under scrupulous supervision by a human being at every stage of the process - all the way from securing the ball end to the core wire to packing the strings in their boxes. Stringjoy profess that making their strings relies on the skills of only the very best trained string winders insisting “winding a perfect string is an art.”
Not content with producing any old set of strings, Stringjoy have a very high-quality control with every string inpidually inspected from end to end before it makes its way into the box and onto your guitar. Any slight imperfection and the string doesn’t make the cut. Simple as!
Their sets are already extremely popular over in the USA with highly regarded players such as Joey Landreth and Ariel Posen being big advocates.
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