• Straight Up Strings to Sell Mandolin and Banjo T-Shirts to Benefit Bluegrass

    Straight Up Strings by Siminoff to Sell Banjo and Mandolin T-Shirts to Benefit Bluegrass Organizations

    Atascadero, Calif. — Once again, Straight Up Strings is offering their signature banjo and mandolin t-shirts for pre-sale until December 4, 2017. Customers have their choice of shirt colors, which will ship on December 15, 2017 in time for holiday gift giving.

    The front-end illustration and rear illustration of the instrument are printed on the front and back of the soft tri-blend shirts. Both short and long sleeve shirts are available options this year.

    At checkout, customers have an opportunity for 50% of the profit from their shirt to go to IBMA's Bluegrass Trust Fund or California Bluegrass Association's Youth Fund. The short sleeve shirts are $20 plus shipping and the long sleeve shirts are $22 plus shipping.

    This holiday donation pre-order goes along with the company's "give-back" program, in which 5% of a Straight Up Strings sale goes to the brand endorser's chosen non-profit when the endorser's name is mentioned at checkout.

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    Straight Up Strings by Siminoff to Sell Banjo and Mandolin T-Shirts to Benefit Bluegrass Organizations
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. mandopixie's Avatar
      mandopixie -
      Is anyone else having trouble placing an order through their site?
    1. willkamm's Avatar
      willkamm -
      I have had a problem in the past. I think I ended up calling them and doing the order over the phone.
    1. mandopixie's Avatar
      mandopixie -
      Contact made: Plugin fixed.
    1. HonketyHank's Avatar
      HonketyHank -
      I am really kinda bewildered that the folks selling strings use a design featuring an unfinished mandolin with no strings. The guy in photo is smiling like "ha ha, get it?" and I am thinking, "well, no, not really".
    1. Chris Bowsman's Avatar
      Chris Bowsman -
      Quote Originally Posted by HonketyHank View Post
      I am really kinda bewildered that the folks selling strings use a design featuring an unfinished mandolin with no strings. The guy in photo is smiling like "ha ha, get it?" and I am thinking, "well, no, not really".
      That is weird... I can't unsee the lack of tuners now. Crap, I liked the shirt before that.
    1. John Aubuchon's Avatar
      John Aubuchon -
      I think the drawing is from the one of the Siminoff plans to build a Mandolin. They also sell plans to build mandolins as well as strings.
    1. Zach Wilson's Avatar
      Zach Wilson -
      Quote Originally Posted by HonketyHank View Post
      a design featuring an unfinished mandolin with no strings.
      That's the type of mandolin my wife wants me to play 😂
    1. willkamm's Avatar
      willkamm -
      I get these guys mixed up with Strings and Beyond, who I really like for their free shipping for an over $35.00 order.

      https://www.stringsandbeyond.com/
    1. jesserules's Avatar
      jesserules -
      Quote Originally Posted by willkamm View Post
      I get these guys mixed up with Strings and Beyond,
      That's kind of strange, since these guys make strings but do not sell them directly, while S&B sell strings directly but do not make them.
    1. willkamm's Avatar
      willkamm -
      Quote Originally Posted by jesserules View Post
      That's kind of strange, since these guys make strings but do not sell them directly, while S&B sell strings directly but do not make them.
      You are correct. It is another company altogether. Just Strings.

      http://www.juststrings.com/