More Talk about Ukulele Strings

So, after my last post about my new Aquila Ukulele Strings, I got a fair amount of feedback from my Twitter buddies.  @ApollosTowel (from Finland, no less) had the following to say (I'm paraphrasing):

The rule I use is Koa Ukuleles sound best with Aquila or D'addario Strings.   Mahogany Ukes sound better with Worth. The exception to this is Koaloha. Spruce goes either way.
Laminates generally like Aquila Strings (except for Kiwaya) as well. I think Worths are so much better than Aquilas on Flukes and Fleas.
Kiwaya laminates tend to like the fluorocarbon types, including Worth. The same rule applies for their solid ukes. 🙂

@hermanvdc had this to say on the subject of Ukulele Strings:

Indeed, Aquila helps give more brilliance to cheap ukuleles but on good the better ones Worth and especially Orcas sounds better!

So, I figured that I should post this so that everyone can make up their own mind and then give you some links to buy Orcas and Worth Ukulele Strings.

Orcas Ukulele Strings:



3 ORCAS OS LGT LIGHT BLK FLUORO UKULELE STRINGS CARBON
3 ORCAS OS LGT LIGHT BLK FLUORO UKULELE STRINGS CARBON
$18.85
Time Remaining: 10d 11h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $18.85

3 ORCAS OS LGT L G LIGHT LOW G BLK FLUORO CARBON UKULELE STRINGS
3 ORCAS OS LGT L G LIGHT LOW G BLK FLUORO CARBON UKULELE STRINGS
$43.11
Time Remaining: 21d 21h 24m
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3 ORCAS OS MED L G MEDIUM LOW G BLK FLUORO CARBON UKULELE STRINGS
3 ORCAS OS MED L G MEDIUM LOW G BLK FLUORO CARBON UKULELE STRINGS
$44.25
Time Remaining: 21d 21h 25m
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ORCAS OS MED L G MEDIUM LOW G BLK FLUORO CARBON UKULELE STRINGS
ORCAS OS MED L G MEDIUM LOW G BLK FLUORO CARBON UKULELE STRINGS
$28.68
Time Remaining: 29d 3h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $28.68



Worth Ukulele Strings:



Worth Clear Tenor Low G Ukulele Strings 2 sets inside Herb Ohta Jr Signature
Worth Clear Tenor Low G Ukulele Strings 2 sets inside Herb Ohta Jr Signature
$23.93
Time Remaining: 3h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $23.93

Mahalo Red Soprano ukulele with Free Strap  Case Worth 999
Mahalo Red Soprano ukulele with Free Strap Case Worth 999
$34.57
Time Remaining: 7h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $34.57

Worth Creation Tenor Strong Ukulele Strings Brown Fluorocarbon Set BS 63
Worth Creation Tenor Strong Ukulele Strings Brown Fluorocarbon Set BS 63
$27.12
Time Remaining: 17h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $27.12

Worth Premium Ukulele String Regular Various kinds JWS CM CT BM BT
Worth Premium Ukulele String Regular Various kinds JWS CM CT BM BT
$18.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $18.00

Worth Premium Ukulele String Regular Various kinds JWS CM CT BM BT
Worth Premium Ukulele String Regular Various kinds JWS CM CT BM BT
$19.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $19.00

Worth Premium Ukulele String Regular Various kinds JWS CM CT BM BT
Worth Premium Ukulele String Regular Various kinds JWS CM CT BM BT
$18.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $18.00

Worth Premium Ukulele String Regular Various kinds JWS CM CT BM BT
Worth Premium Ukulele String Regular Various kinds JWS CM CT BM BT
$19.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $19.00

Worth Premium Ukulele String Regular Various kinds JWS CM CT BM BT
Worth Premium Ukulele String Regular Various kinds JWS CM CT BM BT
$18.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $18.00



World’s Prettiest Ukulele

I honestly think that I'm not exaggerating. I do believe that this is the prettiest ukulele I have ever seen. The inlays are incredible! I was just wandering through eBay while I was drinking a cup of tea (I'm freaking still getting over this cold) when I see this MAKANI SURF TENOR UKULELE FULL KOA CUSTOM by Kazu Mori.

MAKANI SURF TENOR UKULELE FULL KOA CUSTOM by Kazu Mori
MAKANI SURF TENOR UKULELE FULL KOA CUSTOM by Kazu Mori

Reading the auction notes, this ukulele looks to be custom built by Kazu Mori.  Apparently Kazu's father is a master builder himself.  The wood is Koa and there are beautiful inlays all over this thing.  Check out the surfer near the sound hole.  Also, there are abalone fret markers and the neck is bound in ebony?  Dang!  Unless I hit the lottery, I'm going to have to live with just looking at the pictures.  But, the pictures are so pretty that I might be able to live with that.   Also, if I did own this thing I'd almost be afraid to touch it, let alone play it.  It's like skateboarding on the roof of the Sistine Chapel or something.