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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?

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    Italian strings made in the USA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoosierhiver View Post
    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/i...0042301AAWB5jA

    And, maybe a division of La Bella...?
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    They do say Ukulele strings on the packaging, but I never heard of them
    Quote Originally Posted by UkerDanno View Post
    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/i...0042301AAWB5jA

    And, maybe a division of La Bella...?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UkerDanno View Post
    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/i...0042301AAWB5jA

    And, maybe a division of La Bella...?
    My La Bella envelopes are exactly the same except for the name La Preferita.

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