Aranjuez Strings, Puerto Rico hurricane

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soltirefa
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Aranjuez Strings, Puerto Rico hurricane

Post by soltirefa » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:41 pm

I ordered some Aranjuez 7th strings from their 10-string set from Strings By Mail. They were put on back order and nothing happened for a long time. When I emailed to find out the status of the back order I found out that they haven't heard from the owner of Aranjuez strings in a long time and that he is in Puerto Rico that was devastated by the hurricane. Bummer. That 7th string is unique, not really another bronze-wound like it.

I ended up using my credit to buy something else.

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Re: Aranjuez Strings, Puerto Rico hurricane

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:19 pm

I just talked to Matt at SBM this morning, and he has heard from the owner of Aranjiez. The place in Puerto Rico where Aranjuez strings were being made was apparently leveled. Plans are in the works to move the operation back to the US. So, we will be able to get these strings in the future. As far as when, nobody is sure. Matt says he talked to Mr Orozco two weeks ago and he was alive and well in California. So, good news for sure.

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Re: Aranjuez Strings, Puerto Rico hurricane

Post by soltirefa » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:51 pm

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:19 pm
I just talked to Matt at SBM this morning, and he has heard from the owner of Aranjiez. The place in Puerto Rico where Aranjuez strings were being made was apparently leveled. Plans are in the works to move the operation back to the US. So, we will be able to get these strings in the future. As far as when, nobody is sure. Matt says he talked to Mr Orozco two weeks ago and he was alive and well in California. So, good news for sure.
Thanks for the update and that is good news that eventually we can get those strings again. When that happens I'm going to order a goodly supply of those 10-string 7th strings.

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Re: Aranjuez Strings, Puerto Rico hurricane

Post by HNLim » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:55 pm

No wonder I havn't heard from SBM.

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