American String

The Finest Instrument Strings

We design and produce the highest quality, longest lasting strings,…superior tone, great feel in your hands, strings that stay in tune and perform longer than other brands.

A Century of String Making

We have been producing guitar strings for our customers and for many other leading guitar string brands for decades & we have been the ONLY string maker for Steinway and Sons Pianos (and just about every other fine piano manufacturer) from more than 100 years!

AmericanString Brand

American String is the premium string brand launched in 2016 for Mapes Wire.  We design and produce the highest quality, longest lasting strings…superior tone, great feel in your hands, strings that stay in tune and perform longer than other brands.

Designed, manufactured, and wound in the United States by AmericanString.

The Craft of String Making

We apply more than a century of string making to produce the finest instrument strings.  We utilize what not other string maker can, including:

  • Five generations of expertise and manufacturing processes to wind strings for your guitars by our craftsmen right here in the United States of America,
  • The highest quality source metal (we use only superior American steel), and
  • Advanced manufacturing technologies that we use in our own wire mills right here in the United States of America.
This produces the highest quality longest lasting strings,…superior tone, great feel in your hands, strings that stay in tune and perform longer than other brands.
Designed, manufactured, and wound in the United States by AmericanString.

Tone, Feel, & Performance - Perfected