Acoustic Guitar Strings

When I was a kid my local music store stocked one brand of guitar string, Black Diamond. I had two choices for string gauge. Although they were probably called “Medium” and “Heavy” they were in fact heavy and heavier. There was no distinction between acoustic and electric guitar strings. Steel… More

Baritone Ukulele Strings with Mixture of Stainless Flatwound and Plain Nylon

flatwound guitar strings

I was fascinated to discover ukulele strings composed of two stainless steel flatwound strings for the 4th and 3rd strings. These were combined with two plain clear nylon strings for the two high strings. This is another set from Southcoast ukulele. The strings are the G650 Lineear String set. The… More

C Tuning with Low G on Baritone, All Plain Strings

clear nylon ukulele string

Southcoast Ukulele makes a nylon set of strings for baritone ukuleles with no wound strings (i.e., all plain strings). I have had these on my cheapo baritone for several months. Right after I made the video (below) I tried out a different set of strings from Southcoast for the baritone…. More

Ukulele Strings, Tunings and Technology


Whenever I got a new guitar I used to spend some time trying to find the perfect set of strings for the instrument. This could take months. Some of my acoustic guitars sounded better with 80/20 Bronze strings while other seemed more alive with standard Phosphor Bronze. Some guitars sounded… More