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    Default Newbie from the LBC

    Hello Everyone! Iím new to the Ukulele! I live in Long Beach, CA.

    Can anyone tell me whatís the best type and brand of strings for a Concert Uk?

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    Welcome! The classic response is to buy from a dealer that will setup the uke for you...Mim or Uke Republic. I do think that's a good idea to get the instrument setup.

    As for brands, Kala, Flea, Ohana are a few.
    Sopranos: Martin 0XK, Gretsch G9100
    Concerts: Ibanez UEWT5E
    Tenors: Kala KA-SRT-CTG-E (Kala Solid Cedar top Rosewood), Cordoba tenor 20TM-CE
    Basses: too many!

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    Welcome to the forum. You’d best be served to ask your string question in a separate thread that includes the make and model of the uke you plan to use them on. That said, it will ultimately be a personal preference.

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    Welcome to UU! The best way to figure out the best strings for your uke is to buy different types and try them all. Seriously. It is going to be a personal thing and it will vary depending on the uke, too. Strings you love on one uke, you might not like on a different uke.

    Have fun!
    Jan >^..^<
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    Welcome Bnixon from the LBC.
    As Peace Train mentioned, it depends.....Make, model, material, and mostly personal preference.
    That said, Martin 600 are a good bet as are Aquilla Nyguts.
    The good news if that strings are relatively cheap if you don't like one or the other.

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/M600
    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AQConcert
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

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    Thanks for all of the input!

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    Welcome to UU bnixon23
    All the best,
    Campbell

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    Welcome aboard.

    My string preference is for Living Water Low G fluorocarbon.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.
    Formerly known as uke1950.

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