Tenor Ukulele Strings

The biggest of the standard tuned ukuleles. As well as being longer than the other strings, they are also thicker.

Tenor ukulele strings are often low-G, so make sure you check whether the strings are low-G or re-entrant before you buy them – I’ve ended up with strings I didn’t want before.

The low-G string will often be wound (nylon strings with steel wrapped round them to make them thicker). In some cases, the C string on tenor ukuleles will also be wound. Personally, I don’t like these as they create a different tone from the pure nylon strings.

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Video Comparison

Ken Middleton playing tenor ukuleles first with Aquila strings (the cutaway ukulele) then with Worth strings (the normal ukulele).


  1. renzo April 14th, 2012 7:15 pm

    aquila seems to have full sound

  2. marty kiel August 21st, 2012 8:34 pm

    Hard for me to tell the difference between the strings, but I sure like listening to him play.

  3. Don September 10th, 2012 2:32 am

    Awesome playing. Adds real class to the instrument. Turns a beach-bum party animal instrument into a classical master piece!

  4. Dion June 3rd, 2013 7:13 am

    I prefer Worth strings,they are smoother and slim.The heavy third Aquila string has a dry raspy feel that never feels right and booms a bit.But its all a matter of what uke you play and individual taste…

  5. Connor February 25th, 2014 8:28 am

    I can tell a change in tone. With the stock strings you can hear a less vibrant tone change, it is minor until he plays those lower chords. Aquila seems to have a dryer bouncier texture.

  6. Fred Messerly August 28th, 2014 3:52 am

    I am one happy yuke player. I just got my second
    Cordoba ukulele. The first is a 25 series concert with high G tuning. My new yuke is a 20 TMCE. I just changed to low g tuning with Aqila Nylagut and a wound low G. This is now one nice sounding yuke. I purchased my uke s from Guitar Cen. thinking that I could trade up to a 25 TKCE, But, the 20 plays and sounds so good I am very happy. What a good insterment for a low price.


  7. Franklin July 1st, 2015 2:36 pm

    I have made a uke out of an old violin body and a tenor neck and fret board.
    My standard tenor has 17 inches between nut and saddle. There is room for about 22 inches of strings on my special job. Will this matter? Will I be able to tune it G C E A with the tenor strings is have bought?

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