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.

High G Tenor Strings On eBay

Low-G Tenor Strings On eBay

Video Comparison

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

6 Comments

  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.

    Thanks

Got something to say?