Ukulele string manufactures for standard, concert, tenor and baritone ukuleles.
Here are a few ukulele string sets to try out first. These are sets that have a good reputation among ukulele players. I personally like the full line of Ko`olau 'Alohi strings.
I bounced between the Ko`olau `Alohi strings and Savarez Alliance (Red Card-R) on my tenor ukuleles. Savarez now makes a dedicated ukulele string set for soprano/concert and tenor ukuleles. No low G, so I use the D'Addarrio Pro-Arte J4304 for the Low G. These are the same Alliance KF stings that I've always been using just in a ukulele package.
Ukulele Strings are available at these great dealers: Funky Frets, Elderly Instruments and UkuleleWorld.com and many more on the ukulele dealers page.
For information on using classical guitars strings on ukulele.
At our Funky Frets music store I also try and have a few of the ukuleles strung up with the strings that we carry.
Capital de 731 500 €
SIREN : 784 124 463 000 59
APE : 363Z
5, Avenue Barthélémy Thimonnier
69643 Caluire et Cuire Cedex
France Tèl : (0033/0) 4 37 40 32 00
Fax : (0033/0) 4 37 40 32 10
Benefiting from the most recent discoveries, the classical guitar strings (three trebles strings made at first of plain gut and basses strings made of copper wound on silk (later on silver plated copper wound on silk)) have evolved into the use of monofilament nylon called plain nylon for the three trebles strings and of silver plated copper wound for the three basses strings.
( source: Savarez web site )
Here is a tenor uke string set that I've been using for years:
C Tuning, low or high G
C Tuning, low G or D Tuning, low A
P.O. Box 82761
Portland, OR 97282-0761
Ph/Fax (503) 788-5029
Aquila USA is the U.S. representative for Aquila Corde Armoniche, manufacturers of the finest gut strings and synthetic strings, for historical and modern musical performance.
Nylgut is a synthetic gut string.
(from their site) - Fourteen years ago Francisco Gonzalez, a very accomplished and knowledgeable musician himself, set out to design strings that would "respect the aesthetics, traditions and musical uniqueness of each instrument and the cultures they represent." His time and dedication produced the basic formulas the artisans of Guadalupe Custom Strings use to create strings that maintain a reputation for their exceptional quality, durability and craftsmanship.
( from listing's site ) - Werner Hannabach, the son of Adolf and Elisabeth joins the company in 1962. In 1965 he marries Maria (Maridi) Schwaiger whom he met during a holiday in Austria. Maridi joins Werner in the management of the company and they build up the company to what it is today. Their two sons Uwe (1966) and Jörg (1971) are involved in the company from their early ages. While Jörg decides to follow a career as a musician, Uwe again follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and carries on with the family tradition of string making. In 1991 Uwe joins the company and in 1995 becomes the General Manager of Hannabach.
Our family store, Funky Frets carries the line of ukuleles and accessories.
( from the Kala site ) - KALA BRAND UKULELES HAVE JUST BEGUN, BUT OUR ROOTS GO BACK A BIT.
Hawaiian Definitions of KALA (pronounced Kahâ€™ la)
( from listing's site ) - Ko’olau Guitars and 'Ukuleles are professional quality, hand crafted instruments. The shop is located in Kaneohe, on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, approximately fifteen minutes from Honolulu, at the foot of the the beautiful Ko’olau Mountains.
WEST COAST: 1240 Quarry St.
Corona, CA 92879
Phone: (800) 637-0477
(from their site) -
Lanikai Beach, Hawaii - its name means “Heavenly Ocean”… and Lanikai Ukuleles let you “ride the wave” to your own heavenly musical landscape.
Established in 1833, C. F. Martin & Co. is the oldest surviving maker of guitars in the world. Currently the largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States, Martin Guitar is creating some of the finest instruments in the music products industry.
Martin Ukulele Strings â€“ Clear Fluorocarbon
C. F. Martin & Co., Inc., world-renowned leader in acoustic guitar and string manufacturing.
The History of Martin Ukuleles - (link)
( from listing's site ) - "Strings by Aurora" is proud to bring their line of colored guitar strings to guitarists throughout the world. Aurora produces top of the line guitar strings that combine tried and true winding methods with the latest technology â€“ producing the most brilliant and durable colors and coatings. Strings by Aurora, manufactured in Bridgeport, Connecticut, are the ONLY guitar strings that are made entirely from domestic components; truly 100% made in the USA. We use top-grade materials, fabricated from our own rod, sealed with our patented enamel coatings, and precision wound. All processes are meticulously over-seen by our master craftsmen, drawing on 60 years experience. The result is a truly unique product that is available in a multitude of colored and clear coated sets that sound as good as they look!
Worth Strings by Worth Creation
Worth Creation Ltd.
SK702 3-6-4 Kitanagasado-ri
Business Hour 9:00am-5:00pm on Monday-Friday( except holiday )
“Worth Strings” is made of an special material called Fuluoro carbon.
The features are a clear sound and a good balance, so it can be adaptive not only for solo play but also for stroke(strumming) play.
Therefore, despite “Worth Strings” is higher price many people choose them, because the length is longer than other company’s string, and you can get two from one of our strings sets as long as normal size ukulele.
Content is always being added and updated. So check-in often. Thanks, Curt
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