The String That Started It All ™


Partnership between Black Diamond and the Jimi Hendrix Foundation’s Music For Life program 

Jimi’s beloved Black Diamond strings helped drive his sound. Today, the company pays tribute to his vision with string sets to fund music development. Words by Peter Hodgson / Australian Guitar 

The Music For Life program is part of the foundation’s work dedicated to the betterment of the world community through music. “In honor of the love and giving spirit of Jimi Hendrix, the foundation works to improve the quality of life for children and the world, and to inspire creativity in music, arts and sciences,” they proudly declare. They do this by providing children and young adults with musical instruments and instruction without the worry of cost, and the initiative is funded with help from collaborations like this Black Diamond project, and partnership with brands like Kalitta Motorsports.  

NAMM Honors Black Diamond For 125 Years!

January 23, 2015 - The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has honored Black Diamond Strings with the Milestone Award for 125 years of service in the music products industry. The award recognizes retailers and manufacturers who have succeeded over the years through best practices and strong community standing to reach a landmark anniversary. "NAMM is proud to recognize Black Diamond Strings, LLC for their 125 years of service to their community, staff and to the music and sound products industry", said Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. "Their hard work and willingness to adapt, as well as their commitment to making this world a more musical place have helped them stand the test of time and will be the driver of their future success."