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Santa Cruz Guitars Introduces Parabolic Tension Strings

Santa Cruz Guitars Introduces Parabolic Tension Strings

The strings are designed to put the exact tension on each individual string to create the appropriate download pressure.

Santa Cruz, CA (July 21, 2015) -- Santa Cruz Guitar Company is pleased to announce the release of Santa Cruz Parabolic Tension Strings. This project has been a decade in the making; commercially available strings were never able to truly complement the complexity of overtones and sustain that SCGC achieves by individually tap tuning and hand voicing each guitar. SCGC therefore sought out the wisdom of their friends and colleagues within the audiological sciences to collaborate on a new design that will fully drive Santa Cruz Guitar Company’s complex acoustic tone.

When it comes to strings, it’s all about tension. While gauge is simply the measurement of the string’s diameter, the tension of a string determines its relative volume to the other strings (EQ). String tension is determined by its core to wrap ratio, which can vary greatly among manufacturers. This can create multipound differences between brands and an illogical EQ within any given set.

Santa Cruz Strings are engineered to do what others cannot, to put the exact tension on each individual string to create the appropriate download pressure. These calculated tensions determine the optimal relative volume between strings, or EQ, for your instrument. Santa Cruz Strings require precise core to wrap ratios and precision fit and finish for unprecedented tolerances of one half of one thousandths of an inch. This accurately determines the tension/volume of each string to the exact EQ that your guitar was designed for. State of the art metallurgy and micro-coating assures long life by preventing corrosive moisture from contacting the core of these nickel and lead free strings.

The cornerstone of this project is the acoustic science and genius of long-time friend and advisor, Roger Siminoff. Straight Up Strings for mandolin and banjo are available as a part of this innovative cooperation and available through

In addition to setting up all their production guitars with these new Santa Cruz Strings, SCGC will also be selling individual packages of both Low Tension and Mid Tension sets through their website. And so they never run out of strings again, players can sign up for a Santa Cruz String Subscription to receive their personally selected number of packaged sets, delivered directly to their door from Santa Cruz Guitar Company. Each delivery will include promotional giveaways and goodies from SCGC.

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