Have you ever wondered how strings are made? The string industry is incredibly competitive so images of the more specialised machinery are highly sensitive, but here are some not-top-secret pictures that Ariane Todes took recently when she was given a tour of the Super-Sensitive Musical String Company in Sarasota, Florida. They show the complexity of the technology involved in winding the strings we use every day, and also the scale of the quantities involved in manufacturing string accessories.