View Full Version : Tenor Uke question

11-06-2011, 04:27 AM
can a tenor Uke be strung with none wound strings ? and tuned in GCEA ? i ask because im thinking of buying one

11-06-2011, 04:34 AM
It sure can. My personal preference is no wound strings but thats just my :2cents:

11-06-2011, 05:03 AM
yep it can i have aquila's on mine and it sounds so much better :) loads of makes of strings do non wound strings for tenoe ukes and you still tune it to GCEA if you wish to :)

11-06-2011, 05:17 AM
the question to the GCEA tuning is because im know the chords for that well, and dont know if it changes for other tunings

Thank you for your responses

11-06-2011, 05:22 AM
Hi NoahOathKeeper,

Most tenors are strung GCEA. I have only used a wound Low G (Aquila low G set), but recently switched to high G using Worth clears on my Mainland.

11-06-2011, 05:39 AM
Yep, my Kanilea is strung with worth clears, unwound, GCEA

11-06-2011, 06:01 AM
Yes, just about all Soprano, Concert and Tenor Uke's are tuned to GCEA.

Baritone Ukulele's are strung to DGBE which are the bottom four strings on a Guitar.

11-06-2011, 06:03 AM
Is the OP talking about gCEA or GCEA? Is there an unwound high G string available for tenors?

11-06-2011, 06:10 AM
I have an unwound low "g" on my Kamaka and a wound low "g' and wound "c" on my Kala. The strings on my Kala produce a more balanced sound (not better, but more balanced) than my Kamaka. I'm having a hard time finding that "perfect" combination of strings for the Kamaka to eliminate the "boominess" My next experiment for the Kamaka will be Savarez guitar strings wound low "g" and then nylon wound on nylon "c" ala Rick Turner's Compass Rose. And then I'll need to learn how to play to do it justice :)

Ooops . . . my main point is that wound or unwound doesn't matter to me as much as finding the right balance in strings to produce an even tone throughout the notes.

11-06-2011, 07:10 AM
Thank you all for your responses

11-06-2011, 07:26 AM
Out of curiosity and to solve my confusion: did you mean high G or low G?

11-06-2011, 02:50 PM
i think you can get high G or low g in unwound im pretty certain on it just check out strings in most online uke stores it should tell you but i am pretty certain both optins are available :)