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October 28, 2014


High Strung Community! It’s been a while since our last blog post, but things have been busy at the shop as usual. You, our beloved customers, jammers, teachers, and students, have continued to give positive feedback on the retail space at 1803 W. Markham, and the new location has helped your numbers grow. We had […]

The Great Expansion

January 6, 2014


Friends, High Strung has arrived! Yes, I know, we’ve been here for some time. But we finally landed the perfect location, and it really feels like coming home. High Strung began in early 1980’s as a guitar repair shop owned by luthier Michael Kovick. Since then it has lived on Ninth Street and Broad Street, […]

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

December 6, 2013


As I’m sure all you Durham uke enthusiasts out there know, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain played Duke’s Page Auditorium last Sunday, the 24th of November. The group is comprised of 8 ukulele players on ukes of various sizes, from sopranino to bass ukulele, and every member sings as well. They play a huge […]

2013 Pride Parade Photo Gallery

September 30, 2013


High Strung was thrilled to be on the route for the 2013 NC Pride Parade. We decided to plant a take-a-pinwheel garden for parade goers and hand out beads to signal our support of the LGBTQ community and participate in the festivities. Friend of the store Tim Walter was out front taking incredible shots of […]

The Festival for the Eno 2013 Photo Gallery

August 13, 2013


The 34th annual Festival for the Eno was a great success. Cooler temperatures and the addition of a beer tent, serviced by Georgia’s Sweet Water Brewing Company, made for much better attendance than the previous year. Music from local heroes Bombadil, The Mountain Goats, and Morning Brigade, as well as Katherine Whalen, Crystal Bright & […]