Quote Originally Posted by stevepetergal View Post
I tuned acoustic instruments for a living for about thirty years. I'm the pickiest person you'll meet. I have always switched from low G to high G on two of my ukuleles. There is no need to modify the instrument to go from one to the other. If there is a change, (which I don't believe there is) it is in the non-speaking length of the string. Please ask your local luthier for an honest opinion. This is a non-problem.
Thanks, Steve - nice to meet another picky musician. I wasn't questioning your experience or background. The swap is experimental & the string only costs ~$5bucks, so I'll simply pop on a CF27 or something similar in diameter & see how things work -- no luthier consult required.