Strings

The type of strings that you decide to put on your ‘ukulele is a matter of preference. There are a few suggestions here but the best way to make that decision is by experimenting with different brands and gauges.

There are a few different kinds of strings:

  • Nylon strings are the most common kind of string. They are generally warm sounding and easy to play.
  • Fluoro-carbon is the kind of string that Worth produces. They sound much brighter than most strings and are difficult to bend.
  • Wound stings are mostly used for C and low-G strings. They have a nice full sound. Wound strings squeak and sometimes catch your hand when doing slides.

Below is a list of all the strings that we have experience with. The rating system: 1 to 5 depending on appearance of characteristic (B = brightness, W = warmth, and H hardness).

  • Aquila B = 4, W = 2, H = 3
  • D’Addario Pro Arte B = 4, W = 1, H = 4
  • Hilo B = 2, W = 3, H = 3
  • Ko’olau B = 2, W = 3, H = 2
  • Worth B = 5, W = 0, H = 5
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