View Full Version : Low G string set recommendation for long neck concert?

12-28-2017, 11:14 AM
Looking for a lower tension string set recommendation for a 16-inch scale deeper bodied mahogany concert. Perhaps there are any Ono or Barron River owners out there? I've heard mention of Worths, Living Water, Thomastik-Infeld, Savarez, and South Coast strings. So many to choose from. I'll be playing mostly fingerpicking and would like to consider a non-wound low g string as well.

Jim Hanks
12-28-2017, 02:01 PM
I'd try the Southcoast LML-NW set: http://southcoastukes.com/linear.htm

Croaky Keith
12-29-2017, 12:08 AM
I use concert scale Living Water fluorocarbon low G strings on my tenor scale ukes, both solid mahogany & solid acacia, the feel & the tone just work for me. :)

(I also use them on my concert scale ukes too.)

12-29-2017, 12:22 AM
+1 for Living Water strings. Worth strings are also worth considering. CL or CM might suit. I find Worth & Living Water very similar in tension and tone

12-29-2017, 12:52 AM
I use worth clear low G (all fluorocarbon, no wound string) set on my Pono concert. Feels great.
I also have a soprano strung with worth brown light tension low g set. The tension is really soft, making it super easy on the fingers. But the Low G string tends to be slightly floppy on the soprano.

12-29-2017, 01:08 AM
I owned a Ono 16" concert and South Coast ML-WB worked very well. M stands for medium tension, L stands for Linear and WB stands for wound basses, G and C strings are wound.

As Jim Hanks said you could go LML-NW which are Light Medium and is slightly lower tension than the Mediums.

12-29-2017, 06:23 AM
Living Waters for A and E strings, Thomastik-Infeld CF27 for C and Fremont Soloist for G. Some use the T-I CF30 for low G. I am not at all a fan of unwound low G strings, too thunky.

12-29-2017, 07:54 AM
Thanks everyone for your help! I've ordered the South Coast and Worth Clears. I'll also try Wayfarer75's setup someday soon as well. NUD is on its way--I'll post a quick review when it happens.