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    Quote Originally Posted by jer View Post
    I was one who got a Fluke early on after they were released. It was my first ukulele. They originally came with black strings that were labeled as "Hilo". I wouldn't be surprised if D'addario was the one making those strings back then and it's the same ones they sell now under their own name still. From a quick search I just did it looks like Hilo still has some ukes, but I didn't see strings.
    I am not familiar with Fluke brand but "Hilo" strings are a feature of Mele Ukulele (Maui) and it seems they are indeed manufactured by d'Addario. Mele still seems to sell them.

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    The notches on the bottom of the strings are a good sign of wear.
    I check my strings and when I feel the notches I do a string change.
    I am a flouro-carbon fan.
    Keep Strummin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin666 View Post
    I am not familiar with Fluke brand but "Hilo" strings are a feature of Mele Ukulele (Maui) and it seems they are indeed manufactured by d'Addario. Mele still seems to sell them.
    Thanks for the info. That reminded me that I once had a Mele ukulele years ago. I'd completely forgotten about that brand. It was nice.

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