View Full Version : 8-String Uke and Charango Strings

09-11-2010, 04:18 PM
Yesterday, I broke out my charango to tune it up and to remind myself of how it sounded. As some of you know, the charango is tuned the same as a ukulele, except that it has five pairs of strings with the highest pair being tuned the same as the third (low to high: GG-cc-Ee-AA-ee). This arrangement of strings makes for a unique and lovely sound.

What I'm wondering if any clever person out there ever tried to stringing an 8-string uke with charango strings. Anyone so daring and clever? I have an extra set of charango strings, but I presently lack the courage.

--Dave E.