I am new to the ukulele and to music in general. I have a Donner concert ukulele which came with a high G string. I see many recommendations to use a low g instead. I bought a set of Aquila Red 86, but the package doesn't tell the gauge of the strings. Am I going to have to file the nut? If so, what size file(s) will I need? Also, what issues will I run into using a low g setup with various published ukulele music?
Hi Julie, my wife plays a concert uku also and I restrung her uku with a low G. There were no problems at all other than re tuning often until the strings stretched out.
I wouldn't file anything down.
You can do it later if you need, but you can't easily undo.
I love low G, mainly because I pick out the melody and low G allows me to pick songs below middle C.
If you just strum, you may prefer a high G.
Here's a helpful resource I just found. You might check it out.
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