Ukes With Alex - Rotosound - Custom Nylon Tenor High G Ukulele Strings
You asked for them and after months of research they are finally here...my first set of UK made high G GCEA ukulele strings.
The clear nylon mono filament strings refined, designed and built in the UK by Rotosound. Suitable for concert and tenor ukuleles, these strings are slightly thicker, harder and less stretchy than the long established clear nylon ukulele strings on the market. The set contains 4 monofilament nylon strings and offers a balanced, thick and sweet tone. A traditional style of uke string with a modern approach to string tension and manufacturing.
The ukulele market is flooded with string combinations that promise to make your uke darker, lighter, brighter, warmer, mellower and everything in between. The choice is at best spellbinding and at worst confusing. However, when you really examine it almost all ukulele strings are made from nylgut, clear or dark fluorocarbon and black or clear nylon and many of these strings do not differ greatly in gauge or texture from one manufacturer to the next.
For years I used fluorocarbon strings for fingerpicking because they required very little stretching after fitting and produced a clean, accurate note. Sure this is perfect for lots of strummers or virtuoso classical style players but the lack of stretch and elasticity can rob your instrument of a bit of depth and personality.
The right clear nylon string may take a bit of time to settle on an instrument but when it does, the bright notes sound clean and open and the deeper, richer notes are full of colour and flavour. This refined string is perfect for our C, E and A strings.
I experimented with half a dozen of the most popular nylon strings on the market before working with UK manufacturer Rotosound to produce slightly chunkier, harder nylon treble strings. I spent months trying different types of nylon and strings of varying density before settling on this combination.
For fans of the low G set we currently produce, only the high G is changed to a slightly more malleable monofilament nylon taken directly from Rotosounds current superia classical guitar sets but reproduced here without the unnecessary plastic packaging.
Sample below is of the low G set released in 2021.