British Music Strings Limited

product types: 

  • acoustic strings
  • electric strings
  • acoustic guitars
  • bass guitars
  • electric guitars

Information: 

British Music Strings Ltd began life in 1918 as a subsidiary company of Barnett Samuel & Sons. The London company were manufacturers of strings including the "Cathedral" and "Summit" Brands, for the Violin, Banjo, Mandoline, Guitar, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Jap Fiddle, Zither, Auto-Harp and Harp. At one stage they also offered strings for tennis rackets.

An apparently separate British Music Strings company was established in the 1960s by George Osztreicher. Osztreicher pioneered importing and exporting guitar and violin strings into the United Kingdom. He formed British Music Strings (based in South Wales) after working for General Guitar Strings and Cardiff Music Strings. He soon discovered he could have a business based completely on exporting. The first American company to order from George was WMI in Chicago, which owned the Kay brand name. In later years George owned the Kay brand name and was the first to import guitars from Korea into the UK.  In the 1980s BMS owned the Korean made Marlin brand. Osztreicher also owns the Caparison brand.

Location

British Music Strings Limited (This is a historical address from 1986!)
Bedwas House Industrial Estate Bedwas
NP1 8XG Newport
United Kingdom
GB

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Jen SX1000 synthesizer



In and around 1978 they also imported the Jen Synthtone SX1000 synthesizer from italy.