Worth Ukulele Strings

Worth strings are my personal favourite ukulele strings. I think they handle finger-picking better than Aquila strings (and I do quite a lot of fingerpicking). For strumming, I think they’re fairly evenly matched. There’s also the matter of which ukulele they are on. Worths seem to sound best on mahogany instruments and Aquilas on koa. I change my mind all the time on this issue, but I very rarely stray away from using Worth or Aquila on any of my ukuleles.

There are two types of Worth strings: clear and brown. Personally, I much prefer the clear strings. It’s not just the strings that are clear, but the sound they produce as well.

On Video

Ken Middleton using Worth strings on his Ohana Tenor ukulele.

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  1. Chase October 31st, 2010 7:48 pm

    I recently got a Cordoba 20TM-CE (Tenor Mahogany) and it came with Aquila Nylguts and I think it sounds fantastic!

    Just putting in my two cents :)

  2. Drew Lanius December 19th, 2011 6:09 am

    I have a 1960’s Swaggerty “Singing” Treholipee.
    Basically a ukulele with a very long neck. I heard that Worth made long uke strings… like 46″… where can I find these strings???
    Thanks for any help you can give.


  3. steve September 24th, 2012 7:18 am

    excellent words on Worths. Before I bought a uke that came w/Worths all I ever played was Aquila. At first I hated them because they hurt to play as they are so much thinner therfore they create smaller pressure points on fingers, but after I got used to them I now prefer them – clarity is the issue & they beat Aquila hands down. If you have any laminate ukes that have that muddy sound, Worths will pert them up – I learned the hard way on laminates but that is different post.

  4. John M April 29th, 2013 8:50 am

    I have used both Aquilas and Worths on my baritone uke. I prefer not to use wound lower strings so I go for Worths. The Worths sound really mellow and have great resonance. I also use clear Worths on my baritone ukulele banjo and again they give a lovely mellow tone with no harshness. Give them ago I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

  5. John Barter December 14th, 2014 12:48 pm

    I have an 8 string ukulele and as I prefer Worth strings was wondering if Worth make a set with the high C string as the white Aquila string I have fitted looks odd, sounds fine but it is arrousing too many questions if played in public.

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