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    John- We have strung smaller ukes gdae and baritones cgda and low gdae with success. I think Gordon will put together sets for you if you ask nicely!

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    Have everything (tenor guitar, tenor banjo, mandolins, soprano ukuleles and concert ukuleles) all tuned GDAE. Have been using Aquila 5ths on the ukuleles. Aquila has a GDAE set for sopranos and a CGDA set for concert. On the concerts I just use the Aquila GDA from the concert set and 20lb test monofilament line for the E string (it tunes and sounds fine).

    Am glad to see another vendor looking at the 5ths market, especially for tenor and baritone which Aquila doesn't currently service.
    ...SteveZ

    Ukuleles: Martin T1K (T), Oscar Schmidt OU28T (T8), Lanikai LU-6 (T6), Lanikai LU-22T (T), RISA Solid (C), Effin UkeStart (C), Flea (S)
    Banjo-Ukes: Duke 10 (T), Lanikai LB6-S (S)
    Tenor Guitars: Martin TEN515, Blueridge BR-40T
    Tenor Banjo: Deering Goodtime 17-Fret
    Mandolin: Burgess (#7)

    Ukuleles, Guitars & Banjo tuned CGDA, Mandolin tuned GDAE

    The inventory is always in some flux, but that's part of the fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronckeim View Post
    John- We have strung smaller ukes gdae and baritones cgda and low gdae with success. I think Gordon will put together sets for you if you ask nicely!
    Great idea. I may give him a call tomorrow.

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    Reviving thread...

    I bought a junky baritone ukulele for my first try at converting a Ukulele to a resonator ukulele. But I thought I’d try a tenor guitar tuning before I start the project.

    I found the website “http://stringtensionpro.com” very helpful. It is D’Addario’s string gauge calculator. Type in the scale length, note/octave, and approximate gauge or tension.

    Scale is 487 mm, (19-3/16 in)
    Tuning is C3, G3, D4, A4
    Used the individual string tensions from a D’Addario standard baritone ukulele string set, EJ65B.

    Results:

    C3 - 14.870 lbs., 0.0380 in. wound
    G3 - 14.370 lbs., 0.0300 in. wound
    D4 - 10.320 lbs., 0.0300 in. Clear nylon
    A4 - 11.770 lbs., 0.0240 in. Clear nylon

    I’ll order the strings and try it out.

    Ed
    Pono MT solid mahogany tenor.
    Pono MBD solid mahogany Baritone Ukulele
    Córdoba 23T Tenor Ukulele
    Kala UBass SSMHG-FS, Solid Spruce top
    Old Kingston Baritone ukulele from the mid-1960’s. Using it as a test instrument.
    Cheap Savannah baritone being converted to resonator.

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