Unless you live near Mike's Music & Things in Elizabethton, TN you won't find Mapes Guitar Strings sold anywhere else but here in our online store. That is correct — you place your order — and it is made here in the factory — and then shipped direct to you!
Jonesborough’s Dulcimer Week celebrates the role of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer in American life with seven days of dulcimer-infused performances, workshops and hands-on opportunities to experience the dulcimer and other forms of art in Tennessee’s Oldest Town. Try your hand at the dulcimer during a workshop or sit back and enjoy the many mountain dulcimer [...]
You may have never heard of MAPES Strings used for "Other String Instruments" like Resonator or Pedal Steel Guitars — but most of the strings makers in this world sure have. We make guitar core and wrap wire for other string manufacturers and we do lots of private label guitar strings. Now MAPES guitar strings are [...]
James Nave demonstrates what measurements are needed to assure an accurate replacement for piano strings. Single Piano Strings Piano Strings By The Set Piano String Sets By Model
Andy Wilson from Mapes Wire Company demonstrates the best way to make a paper pattern for piano string replacement. Single Piano Strings Piano Strings By The Set Piano String Sets By Model
Superior Quality Piano Wire Did you know that MAPES was one of the first wire companies to produce piano string wire with a special heat treating process. Today the MAPES signature "International Gold" brand wire has become the standard in piano strings. During the past 100 years MAPES has upheld its tradition of producing a high quality product. [...]