View Full Version : New Southcoast low re-entrant Cuatro strings

08-10-2010, 01:07 PM
Hello again,

First, thanks to everyone for all the string purchases - we're glad you like 'em!

Now on to the exiting news of the great product the ukulele world has been breathlessly awaiting for decades! A high quality low re-entrant string set is finally available!

At this point you may wonder if we have lost our minds. You are assuming, of course, there was something there to lose in the first place.

Actually, since we have an instrument called a "Cuatro", we figured someone might someday want to play it that way. We probably should have called it a "Super Baritone", since that is what we really intended it to be, and how every owner so far has used it.

Still, if you've never thought about this tuning option, you might want to give it a whirl. Here is the stringuide link with more complete info:


The Cuatro Instrument page has a tuning sample in low re-entrant key of D. These are not our new strings, but we'll redo a bunch of the tuning samples once we bring out our new wound string sets this fall.


Finally, on our "Gumbo" page, there is a video of fancy shmantzy Cuatro playing that will only take a couple of minutes to download.

Any uke player can play this set-up. It's like a low 4th plus a low 1st. With standard ukes you could try it on a tenor, but if you have a baritone around collecting dust somewhere, you may be surprised at what these strings can do!

08-10-2010, 02:33 PM
Just went to your stringuide link, and got sucked in for half an hour! What a great explanation of ukulele tunings, scale lengths, body sizes, etc. Thanks for the great lesson. I think I may need to figure up an order....

08-10-2010, 03:03 PM
Fascinating stuff, thanks so much! Hmmm...

08-11-2010, 05:23 PM
Thanks for the kind words!