Hello, Aloha Ukulele Lovers!
Welcome to Luthier’s Corner where we get a chance to put the spotlight on an incredible ukulele player and luthier. In this edition we have the pleasure of introducing you to a man who has been creating ukulele magic for many years. This week’s guest is none other than Mark Erlewine of Erlewine Guitars. Mark has created instruments for some of the most well known names in music including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bob Seeger, Eric Clapton and many more. He was even featured in a PBS special called “Guitar Masters” where he discussed his innovative techniques for guitar repair and design with Michael Stevens.
Today we are going to learn about some of those techniques and what makes them so effective from a man with more than 40 years experience in the field. We will also be discussing his new book: The Top 10 Most Popular Ukulele Strings: A Guide To Choosing Your Next Set Of Strings With Confidence! And if that wasn’t enough, we will also be talking about his upcoming collaboration with renowned ukulele player and teacher Kimo Hussey titled “Easy Ukulele Songs & Techniques”.
The Top 10 Most Popular Ukulele Strings
Hi! I’m Greg, a professional ukulele player and instructor based in Portland, Oregon. I want to help you pick the best ukulele strings for your budget and needs. In this article, I give my top 10 recommendations for the best ukulele strings. But first, let’s talk about what type of ukulele strings there are…
Ukulele Strings: What You Need To Know
Ukuleles come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. Most standard ukuleles are soprano size (around 12 inches), with concert size (around 15 inches) being the second most common. Soprano is the smallest and lightest of the four sizes. It has a high pitch and light sound. Concert is slightly bigger than soprano and has a more mellow sound. The tenor size is around 17 inches long with a deeper sound than concert or soprano. Baritone is the biggest size at around 19 inches long and has a deeper, richer sound than the other three sizes.
Ukulele strings are made of nylon or fluorocarbon with nylon being the most common material used on
As luthiers, there is no greater joy then being able to build an instrument that we can be proud of. There are a lot of things that go into making that happen: the wood, the hardware, the design, the finish… and most importantly, the strings.
Strings are often overlooked. But without them, an instrument would just be a piece of wood! It is because of the strings that we are able to make music. The strings define how your instrument sounds and feels.
So if you’re looking for some new ukulele strings, you’ve come to the right place! Here is our Top 10 Most Popular Ukulele Strings list:
1. Martin M600
2. D’Addario Nyltech
3. Aquila Super Nylgut
4. Fremont Blackline
5. Living Water Fluorocarbon
6. Savarez Red Card
7. Worth Brown MH-L
8. Aquila Red Series
9. Oasis Warm High G
You don’t want to use the wrong ukulele strings on your ukulele. You want to know what the best ukulele strings are, right? This top 10 list of the best ukulele strings will help you find the right type of strings for your instrument.
In this case, we’re going to talk about AQUILA NYLGUT Ukulele Strings (Check them out on Amazon if you don’t believe me).
These are popular because they have a lot of good reviews online, and they come in several sizes and types. They’re also known to be high-quality, so they’ll last a while and they sound good. Let’s talk more about them below…
For the sake of simplicity, we’ll only look at 4 different types of Aquila Nylgut ukulele strings: soprano, concert, tenor and baritone. If you have another type of ukulele (such as a banjolele or bass uke), these may not be suitable for you (though I’ve heard people say that these can be used for banjo ukes).
The soprano is by far the most popular size of uke. These are usually tuned
Here’s the deal. As a ukulele player, you want to find the best strings possible for your instrument. You want that bright, jangly sound that makes people think of Hawaii and sitting on the beach with a lei around their neck. You want that smooth and mellow tone that’s perfect for strumming away while you sing along with your friends at a campfire or barbecue. You want the perfect string for you – and we’re here to help you find it.
We looked through hundreds of customer reviews and conducted our own tests to bring you this comprehensive list of the 10 best ukulele strings. We’re going to break down what makes these strings so great, as well as which ones are right for beginners vs advanced players, different types of instruments and tonal qualities.
So sit back, get ready to learn all about uke strings, and let’s get started!
As a luthier, I know how important quality strings are for your instrument. A good set of strings can make even a cheap ukulele sound great, whereas bad strings will make any instrument sound awful. You might not think it matters, but the strings you use can have a serious impact on your playing.
I’ve tested hundreds of different ukulele strings over the years, and narrowed them down to my top 10 favorite sets. These are the strings that I believe offer the best combination of sound quality, playability and durability.
I’m pretty sure that the most popular ukulele strings are those, which were used by the famous Jake Shimabukuro and Aldrine Guerrero. These two guys are known for their progressive playing style and great tone.
The D’Addario EJ88S is a set of Nylon strings for soprano ukulele tuned to GCEA. They have a wound 3rd string, which increases the tension and gives your instrument a fuller sound. The strings are made from Pro-Arté® nylon and are designed in New York with the help of professional musicians.
The Aquila New Nylgut AQ-4U Ukulele Strings Set is a set of soprano ukulele strings, tuned GCEA, made of synthetic nylgut. The strings have a smooth surface that makes them more comfortable to play and prevents the fingers from slipping while you perform fast runs.