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Macbrayne
08-03-2017, 08:50 PM
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I bought an old uke hardcase today and in the little compartment were these original unused gut strings. A nice little bit of history. Anyone able to date the brandname?

hoosierhiver
08-04-2017, 03:10 AM
Italian strings made in the USA?

UkerDanno
08-04-2017, 03:24 AM
Italian strings made in the USA?

I know, right?;) With BF?A tuning?

Very interesting, though...are they useable?

After googling, they may be violin strings...
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110630042301AAWB5jA

And, maybe a division of La Bella...?

rpfrogner
08-04-2017, 01:14 PM
They do say Ukulele strings on the packaging, but I never heard of them

I know, right?;) With BF?A tuning?

Very interesting, though...are they useable?

After googling, they may be violin strings...
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110630042301AAWB5jA

And, maybe a division of La Bella...?

Stagehand
08-04-2017, 01:39 PM
In the 20's ukes were commonly tuned to a d f# b. The higher string tension generaly makes more volume.
If you look at the packets the a also says 4th string, the f is 2nd and b is first.

1931jim
08-04-2017, 01:55 PM
I know, right?;) With BF?A tuning?

Very interesting, though...are they useable?

After googling, they may be violin strings...
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110630042301AAWB5jA

And, maybe a division of La Bella...?

My La Bella envelopes are exactly the same except for the name La Preferita.