Ukulele String Manufactures

Ukulele string manufactures for standard, concert, tenor and baritone ukuleles.

I bounce between the Ko`olau `Alohi Strings and Savarez Alliance on my performance tenor ukulele for years.

savarez_541Rkoolau-alohiI 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 String Dealers

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.

Savarez S.A.

Savarez S.A.
Capital de 731 500 € 
SIREN : 784 124 463 000 59
APE : 363Z
5, Avenue Barthélémy Thimonnier
BP 133
69643 Caluire et Cuire Cedex
France Tèl : (0033/0) 4 37 40 32 00
Fax : (0033/0) 4 37 40 32 10

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from the Savarez S.A. web site

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.

****These are the strings I’ve been using exclusively on all my ukuleles for the past 10+ years. - **Curt**

Ukulele Strings

Here is a tenor uke string set that I‘ve been using for years:

Savarez Alliance (red card-R)

C Tuning, low or high G

  • **E**-1 KF Plain Treble Standard Tension .024, **541 R** for the **A** and **high G** in “C” tuning
  • **B**-2 KF Plain Treble Standard Tension .027, **542 R** for the **E**
  • **G**-3 KF Plain Treble Standard Tension .033, **543 R** for the **C**
  • **D**-4 HT Classic Silver Wound Polished .033, **544 RH** for the **Low G**. *Or the D‘Addario Pro-Arte string below.*
D‘Addario Pro-Arte

C Tuning, low G or D Tuning, low A

  • **D** Light Silverplated Copper Wound .028, **J4304** for both the **low G** and **low A** bass strings

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Aquila Strings

Aquila Corde Armoniche di Peruffo Mimmo & C. S.a.s
Via Aviano 16
Caldogno
Vicenza
36030
Italy

P. IVA 02295710244 Phone: +39 0444 986972 Fax: +39 0444 989399

Aquila USA
P.O. Box 82761
Portland, OR 97282-0761
USA

Ph/Fax (503) 788-5029

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Funky Frets, Boyertown PA USA

Our family store, Funky Frets is an authorized dealer and carries the Aquila Strings brand.

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from the Aquila Strings web site

Gut strings were already produced in Padoa, Verona, Venice, Treviso and Vicenza since the beginning of the 17th century. Documents of the time show that such production lasted uninterruptedly well into the 20th century. Locally produced strings, thanks to their superior quality, were exported abroad in big quantity, as proven by numerous recently discovered archival sources. Our products are wholly produced in house in Vicenza (60 Km far from Venice), to individual requirements, beginning from fresh gut, respecting and reviving the old tradition. With this catalogue we would like to introduce our complete range of strings and propose some favorable sales conditions; we would also like to offer you any advice and technical assistance you may require.

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J. D’Addario & Company, Inc.

J. D’Addario & Company, Inc.
595 Smith Street
East Farmingdale, NY 11735
USA
tel: 516-439-3300
fax: 516-439-3333

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from the J. D’Addario & Company, Inc. web site

D’Addario’s first factory was in Lynbrook, New York, and the initial staff consisted of only five employees. As always, it was a real family operation with John, Sr., John, Jr. and James leading the company’s growth and business plans. James’ wife Janet helped to design packaging, heading up what would eventually become the company’s art department. The printing facility was still a strong support for the fledgling company, providing a steady source of income as the family developed their superior line of strings. The D’Addario reputation for service and quality served them well as they tapped into the market with their own products. Aggressive marketing strategies would help their product line gain popularity, and the staff of five quickly multiplied to fifteen.

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GHS Strings

2813 Wilber Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49015
USA
1-800-388-4447
FAX 1-800-860-6913

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from the GHS Strings web site

Innovation has been a key for us since 1964 when our company founders brought a wealth of string making experience to a small family-owned business. Now, 35 years later, as a top brand in the global market GHS Strings is staffed with dedicated personnel trained and experienced in string technology. Our continuous innovation can be seen in such areas as our ìBrightness Barî (found on select string packages and designed to show what strings will produce which tones), our close collaboration with key artists (who often actually provide direct input during the string design process for Signature strings), and our ongoing efforts to create new and exciting product.

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Guadalupe Custom Strings

2610 East Cesar Chavez Ave
Suite C
East Los Angeles, CA 90033
USA
323.276.0016

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from the Guadalupe Custom Strings web 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.

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Hannabach Strings

Hannabach GmbH
Musiksaiten
Sonnenweg 6
84546 Egglkofen
GERMANY Phone: +49 8639 1638
Fax: +49 8639 5177

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from the Hannabach Strings web 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.

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Hilo Strings

Bob Gleason/ Pegasus Guitars & Ukuleles
P.O.Box 160
Kurtistown, HI 96760
USA
Phone/Fax (808)966-6323

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from the Hilo Strings web site

Hilo strings for ukulele are precision ground to close tolerances. This helps them stay in tune and play in tune. They are made from Tynex, which is more resistant to moisture than nylon.

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Kala Brand Music Company

pronounced Kah’ la

P.O. Box 751149
Petaluma, California 94975-1149
USA

tel:1 877 Uke Duke

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Funky Frets, Boyertown PA USA

Our family store, Funky Frets is an authorized dealer and carries the Kala Brand Music Company brand.

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from the Kala Brand Music Company web site

Mike Upton is the founder of Kala Brand Music Company in northern California. Established in 2005, Kala builds 120-plus models of ukulele, including travel and bass variations. Kala amd Makala brand of ukuleles.

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Ko’olau Guitar and Ukulele Company

401 N.Cane St. A-10
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786
USA

tel: 808-622-1064
fax: 808-622-1646

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Funky Frets, Boyertown PA USA

Our family store, Funky Frets is an authorized dealer and carries the Ko’olau Guitar and Ukulele Company brand.

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from the Ko’olau Guitar and Ukulele Company web 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.

img For many years Ko’olau Guitar and Ukulele has been building some of the finest quality ukes money can buy, allowing the customer to pick from many woods and decorative options. The company was founded and is still run by John Kitakis, whose career began as a furniture maker. He moved from the mainland US to Hawaii forty  years ago, then for a period of time went back to the mainland  doing warranty repair work  for Martin, Taylor, Gibson, Guild and other guitar manufacturers, and in between  built custom  guitars and mandolins. Eventually he, his wife and children returned to Oahu  to begin Ko’olau Guitar & Ukulele Company.  All of John’s children worked in the family business, from sorting screws to sweeping floors. His oldest son, Noa eventually chose to pursue stringed instrument making, and now manages all Ko’olau production.  His youngest son, Andrew also joined the family doing repairs and  assisting in Ko’olau construction and finishing, but eventually established his own retail guitar and ‘ukulele business.

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Lanikai Ukuleles

EAST COAST: 1000 Technology Park Dr.
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Phone: (800) 446-6010
Fax: (804) 515-0347 WEST COAST: 1240 Quarry St.
Corona, CA 92879
Phone: (800) 637-0477

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Funky Frets, Boyertown PA USA

Our family store, Funky Frets is an authorized dealer and carries the Lanikai Ukuleles brand.

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from the Lanikai Ukuleles web site

Lanikai Beach, Hawaii - its name means “Heavenly Ocean”… and Lanikai Ukuleles let you “ride the wave” to your own heavenly musical landscape.

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C. F. Martin & Co., Inc.

510 Sycamore Street
P. O. Box 329
Nazareth, PA 18064-0329
USA
Phone: 610-759-2837
Fax: 610-759-5757

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from the C. F. Martin & Co., Inc. web site

Martin’s steadfast adherence to high standards of musical excellence, mixed with experienced management, has largely accounted for the company’s remarkable longevity. Marketing methods and product mix have changed at Martin over the years, but the company attitude towards guitar building has never varied. In the preface to the 1904 catalog, Frank Henry Martin explained to potential customers, "How to build a guitar to give this tone is not a secret. It takes care and patience. Care in selecting the materials, laying out the proportions, and attending to the details which add to the player’s comfort. Patience in giving the necessary time to finish every part. A good guitar cannot be built for the price of a poor one, but who regrets the extra cost for a good guitar?" Almost eighty years have passed since Frank Henry Martin authored this statement of policy, but it still is an accurate expression of Martin’s ongoing commitment to quality.

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Strings By Aurora

PO BOX 5219
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610
USA
Phone: 203.335.5739
Toll Free: 
Fax: 203.334.4704

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from the Strings By Aurora web 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 – 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!

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Worth Strings by Worth Creation

Worth Creation Ltd.
SK702 3-6-4 Kitanagasado-ri.
Chuo-ku 650-0012.
Kobe Japan
Business Hour 9:00am-5:00pm on Monday-Friday( except holiday ).
Telephone +81-78-322-4166.
Fax +81-78-322-4177

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from the Worth Strings by Worth Creation web site

100% Fluoro-carbon Ukulele Strings “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.

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