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    Default Help Me Identify These Strings

    I bought a wonderful KoAloha pineapple tenor last year from another UUer and I love the strings but don't know what they are or where to get more. Haven't been able to contact the seller as yet.

    The uke is tuned low G and the G string is kind of a golden metal. The other strings are clear and fairly thin; all have a bright, yet mellow tone, on this instrument. It may not be a set but if anyone has an idea what they are I would be grateful for your advice as I'd like to get more.

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    Pictures would help, is the G string wound?

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    G string is wound. I'll try to get a pic up.
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    Here's a picture which is about as good as I can do. Comparing these strings to Aquila that I have on another tenor, the ones i'm trying to identify look somewhat thinner and clear where as the Aquila's look kind of opaque. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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    Default Trying to identify these strings

    This old man forgot how to upload pictures so I'm doing this backwards. In any case, I'm trying to figure out what these strings are and where I can get more. Unfortunately the picture doesn't give you a very good idea as to what they look like but it's the best I can do.

    Comparing them with aquila's that I have on another tenor, they look a little thinner and clear, where as the aquila's look somewhat opaque.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Very difficult to say. One is wound. They appear to have a pinkish hue or is that just the photo?
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    Looks like nylon strings of some sort. Somewhat typical, but no brand names come to mind.

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    The golden hue is probably finger grease and the aging of the string. I am pretty sure it is a Fremont clear that MGM used to sell.

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