Published 8 months ago on October 24, 2023

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

String Sling

MSRP $49.95

Billed as the ultimate guitar accessory—String Sling features a plush microfiber that protects and prolongs the life of your guitar strings while simultaneously acting as an ultra-comfortable guitar strap, as well as storage for the essentials—picks, capo and more! So, does String Sling make making playing the guitar just as comfortable as protecting it? Nick Jennison tells us more.

When was the last time you cleaned your strings? Be honest now… Disgraceful!!. 

Ok, now that we have the guitarist equivalent of “dog shaming” out of the way, we can chat about how you can keep your strings clean. We’ve all had that moment when we’ve taken a guitar out a case that it’s been in for two weeks, stewing in sweat from that one rock club we all know hat still uses old-school PAR cans. The frets look like nails in the bottom of a boat, the strings have become columns of rust, and the fretboard creaks when you touch it. In this moment, know we should clean our strings after a gig, but what’s the best way to do it?

Well, string cleaning routines are like workout routines - the best one is the one you’ll actually do. This is where the String Sling comes in. At it’s heart is a super-fluffy microfibre cloth that wraps around your guitar’s neck while it’s being stored, cleaning and providing protection to your neck and strings. Once it’s on there, a second section of microfibre cloth extends out and attaches to your guitar’s bottom strap pin, protecting the entire length of the string, the bridge and the pickups.

That’s not all though. It actually doubles as a very comfy guitar strap too. Now, if I’m honest, I’m quite unlikely to use the String Sling as my primary strap for a few reasons - it’s elasticated, which isn’t my jam (although lots of people love elastic straps); the visible polish cloth looks less than rock & roll; I get pretty sweaty on stage, and the idea of then putting a sweaty strap directly on my strings seems a bit… hmm. However, I still think the strap function is super valuable as a spare strap that you’ll always have with you! If you’ve ever had a strap snap on stage (like I have), you’ll be very glad of this feature!

Other clever little features include pick storage, a pouch for your capo/slide and a button for detaching the strap attachment if you’re not planning on using it. It’s made in the USA out of high-quality Japanese elastic, feels built to last, and fills a unique space in the accessories market. If you’re forever lamenting your rust-covered strings, this might be the very thing for you.

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