GJ2 Guitars Partners With Cleartone Strings
The search for a clearer-sounding guitar string has led Orange
County-based instrument manufacturer GJ2 Guitars to partner with
Cleartone Strings. GJ2 now includes Cleartone Strings as standard
equipment on all its top-quality electric guitars.
GJ2 co-founders Grover Jackson and Jon Gold toured Cleartone's
North Hollywood headquarters to learn more about the product line.
As CEO Jon Gold explained,
"We've been extensively trying different string brands. We
wanted something that would not only sound great when you put them
on, but would also keep sounding great as long as possible so that
players will have the best possible experience when they try one of
our guitars in a store."
While most coated strings use layers of tone-killing material,
Cleartone strings instead feature the thinnest coating in the
industry. At one micron, they feel and sound like traditional
strings, but offer 3-5 times longer string life than their closest
competitor. In fact, Cleartone strings tested 36% louder than the
next leading coated-string brand, according to an independent sound
lab. Jon Gold remarked, "These strings maintain their tone and
freshness longer than any other string we've tried."
A highlight of the Cleartone visit for Grover and Jon was the
chance to meet the company's owner, music legend Phil Everly of the
Everly Brothers. The Everly's harmonies influenced many of the
biggest groups of the '60s including The Beatles, The Beach Boys,
and Simon & Garfunkel.
All GJ2 Guitars now
include Cleartone Strings as standard. Shown are three
GJ2 guitar models: the Zora,
Arete and Glendora.