SonoTone Debuts Vintage Series Premium Electric Guitar & Bass Strings
By HC News |
Vintage sound straight from the source
The SonoTone Vintage series represents the culmination of over three years of experimentation with various materials and manufacturing techniques by SonoTone founder P.K. Pandey. Having spent more than 25 years on a quest for impeccable tone, both as a studio recording engineer and A/V systems design/build engineer, Pandey's journey eventually led him to reconsider the fundamental medium and point-of-contact between the player and the guitar, the material source of the instrument's "voice" — the taught, vibrating metal wires fastened to the bridge on one end and headstock on the other — i.e., the guitar strings.
Starting from this fundamental level, Pandey tested different metals, amalgams, and manufacturing processes until he eventually found the hard-won formula, known only to him, which at last recreated the vintage tone and feel of the guitars he remembered playing as a kid.
Now available directly from www.sono-tone.com, in the U.S. and in select European countries through Fulfillment by Amazon, as well as in Japan through the manufacturer's distribution partner, SonoTone Vintage series premium guitar and bass strings feature a pure nickel wrap wire with a hexagonal core, producing a rich, warm, clear tone on any guitar while also enhancing the instrument's resonance and sustain — in addition to providing tons of attack, whether plucked fingerstyle or with a plectrum.
Unlike many contemporary, machine-made strings produced in bulk quantities outside the U.S. at mass-market, commodity prices, SonoTone Vintage strings use only the highest-quality materials available, with additional measures taken throughout the manufacturing process to optimize string behavior, playability, tuning stability and longevity, without using any coatings, so that only the pure elements that make up the string-wire ring out, unencumbered, through the entire body of the guitar.
SonoTone Vintage series electric guitar strings are available in four gauge sets (9-42, 10-46, 10-52, 11-48) for $18.99 each; Vintage series standard 4-string bass guitar strings (45-105) are available for $69.99 each.
To find out how the SonoTone Vintage series strings will enhance the sound of your own new, used or vintage instrument, please visit to www.sono-tone.com for more information.
SonoTone is a small batch high-quality string manufacturer based in Massachusetts. In a world of commoditized, all-purpose guitar strings sold to the mass market, SonoTone strings are authentic, comfortable and expressive and sold directly to the customer. For more about SonoTone, please visit our website at www.sono-tone.com.