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 bounce 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.
For a string recommendation for ukulele strings that you can pretty much find at any music store, go with Martin Ukulele strings.
Our family music store, Funky Frets carries the Ko'olau line of ukulele strings and we have the tenor sets available that I use on several of my ukuleles. For the Savarez strings that I use we have a custom set available at the store.
For information on using classical guitars strings on ukulele.
1100 N. Washington
Lansing, MI 48906
Phone: 1 888 473-5810
from the Elderly Instruments web site
Elderly Instruments is a musical instrument retailer in Lansing, Michigan, with a national reputation as a seller, repair shop, and locus for folk music. It specializes in fretted instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitars, banjos, mandolins, and ukuleles, and maintains a selection of odd or rare instruments of many types. Elderly is best known as a premier repair shop for fretted instruments, as one of the larger vintage instrument dealers in the United States, and as a large dealer of Martin guitars in particular.
600 E. Philadelphia Ave.
Boyertown, PA 19512
from the Funky Frets web site
Family run music store in Boyertown, PA specializing in ukulele, retro styles guitars, lessons, workshops, accessories and more... The area’s LARGEST selection of ukuleles and the most knowledegable on all things ukulele. Boyertown, Pennslyvania’s premiere music location for lessons, workshops, instruments and music goodies. Open Monday to Saturday and Sunday by Appointment. Funky Frets is Curt and Bernadette Sheller with their daughter Kelly Thompson Our goal is to provide the Boyertown and surrounding communities a first class music store and professional one-on-one private lessons with a weekly selection of workshops and group instruction options.
13795 Seven Hills Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
toll Free within the USA: 1-800-513-8271
from the Strings By Mail web site
Established in 1999 Strings by Mail is owned and operated by experienced musicians & true aficionados. They take pride in helping each customer reach their fullest potential, through our complete product line, our excellent delivery, and our professional guidance. They specialize in music, strings, accessories, CD/DVDs and special orders.
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