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We Got Our Patents!

2016 was a big year for us here at ESO Strap. In our second year of business we released 6 new colors, additional lengths and a bass strap offered in 7 colors! It was busy to say the least. However, with all that rad news, the biggest win might just be the two patents we received from the USPTO. We were issued 2 utility patents for both the contoured shape of the ESO Strap, and fluid motion pick-pocket’s designed to ease the replacement or storage of a guitar pick. Up to this point, these concepts were still “pending” approval. Utility patents can take years to issue and cost a lot of dough. All the nail biting paid off…   Also, it’s...

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Southern Spotlight: The Van Lears

We love music of all kinds, but even more importantly we love to acknowledge good people making great music. The Van Lears; Andrew and Trey check the boxes on both fronts. These brothers hail from the mountains of Northwest Georgia and are definitely onto something. Let me start by saying country music has come a long way. Being from the Pacific Northwest the natural exposure to this genre is quite limited beyond the classics. However, there is some amazing new talent emerging, and the influence now stretches far beyond CMT.   The Van Lears are a great example of this new genre, as they have perfectly dovetailed the traditional aesthetic of country with layers of pure rock. Their single “Matter...

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Company Snapshot: Sinuous Guitars

We are not the only ones making innovative products that seamlessly integrate style with comfort. Our friends at Sinuous Guitars have created a truly beautiful product that just makes sense. Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sinuous crafts unique, high quality guitars for the most creative and discerning players. “Our guitars are designed for the innovative and image conscious guitarists who demands authenticity, craftsmanship, and an instrument that is truly special” – Sinuous Guitars. Founder Greg Opatik made his start designing modern furniture for himself and others before dovetailing his love of design with music. Their patented concepts provide the artist with optimal comfort and weight distribution. Each guitar is hand made and custom finished in their Grand Rapids facility....

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