Rockin It Out: Jen Tabor - Founder of Souldier Guitar Straps

Feb 07, 10:55 AM

This week's guest is the amazing Jen Tabor.  Jen is the CEO of of Souldier Guitar Straps.

After years of knitting, sewing, crafting, creating, imagining, and inventing, Jen decided to put the projects to rest and share her hobbies with friends. Their first guitar straps were created as ambitious presents for guitarists in local Chicago band, The Lesser Scene, who performed initial quality control tests. Violin and viola case straps were then customized for chamber group, Quartet Parapluie, who command a crowd at Danny’s bar in Wicker Park on lucky Friday nights. Their enthusiasm and encouragement drove Jen and team to take their products to the public. Their first ‘official’ showing at Intonation Fest, 2006 featured their guitar straps with an added line of belts, handbags, messenger bags, and apparel. As their first custom orders rolled in, so did members from the weekends headlining band, The Streets, and their support and praise was enough to realize that people appreciated the selection, beauty, and craftsmanship of what is now the largest manufacturer of guitar straps.  Souldier!

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