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KYN company Original Fuzz sells out first pre-sale

Proving viability as an early-stage Jacksonville Startup

original fuzzOriginal Fuzz ended its pre-sale after just twenty-five days, selling out of all of its Peruvian guitar strap pre-orders earlier than expected. The milestone is an important one for the company, which is one of four startups participating in the KYN accelerator downtown.

Original Fuzz produces guitar straps, bags, and cables for musicians. Co-Founders Lee McAlilly and Zach Lever launched the company in 2012 with the idea that guitar players would welcome high-quality, responsibly-made gear. Through this initial pre-sale, consumers are proving this idea viable. Demand for the straps exceeded the initial supply, selling all units from the first production run before inventory was even available.

Lever attributes Original Fuzz’ success to Jacksonville’s close-knit community. “We simply wouldn’t be where we are today without One Spark, KYN and the local music community,” Lever said. “Everyone is incredibly receptive to what we’re trying to do, and supports us time and time again.” Original Fuzz products have been used and promoted by artists including Built To Spill, a legendary indie rock band, and Frightened Rabbit, a group that was recently signed to Atlantic Records.

KYN Founding Partner and One Spark Co-Founder Elton Rivas applauded Original Fuzz’ efforts, saying, “We’re proud of what the guys at Original Fuzz have accomplished in just a few weeks and have high expectations for their continued success.”

Original Fuzz is now gearing up for their second pre-sale. Set to launch in early November, music lovers will have plenty of time to pick up hand-made gifts in time for the holidays if they order by December 17. Interested parties can visit their website at for more information.



Original Fuzz is a Jacksonville-based startup that produces high-quality products for guitar players. The company is focused on being the guitar strap of choice for rock and roll’s most influential musicians. Everything they make is backed by a lifetime guarantee. Visit for more information.

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