800.822.3953
Share |
My AccountView Cart
Specials Mailing List
Strings
Accessories

GHS Hawaiian Ukulele (Concert/Standard) Black Nylon, H-10

GHS Hawaiian Ukulele (Concert/Standard) Black Nylon, H-10
Manufacturer:
GHS
Manufacturer Part #:
H-10
SKU:
GHS_H-10
Price:
$2.10

Quantity:
  1. Product Reviews
  2. Description
  3. Recently Viewed Items
4.7
10 Reviews
5
80% (8)
4
10% (1)
3
10% (1)
2
0% (0)
1
0% (0)
0% Recommend this product (0 of 10 responses)
By Robert
May 5, 2014
GHS Hawaiian Ukulele Strings
I replaced a set of Nylgut strings on my first ukulele with these, bought locally. My instrument has plenty of resonance, and the Nylgut was over-the-top. I played a nylon string guitar for 40 years before all this. There is a clean sound to nylon. It doesn't grate on your nails like Nylgut. These are beautiful. Like someone said, they sound like a ukulele is supposed to sound.
By David Vasser
September 25, 2013
GOOD CHANGE OF PACE
Don't believe everyone who says AQUILA NYLGUT are the ONLY strings to use! I did and missed out on the GHS Black Nylon Hawaiians until recently. These cheap USA made GHS strings came stock on the latest uke I bought last month and now I know why black nylons have been around over 60 years. No one string is right for everything or everyone but I'm glad I found these and they do have a place.

Yes, Aquila strings do sound louder and more percussive, but the GHS Hawaiians are a pleasant change of pace that I'm enjoying a lot. They have that friendly old island tone heard on countless recordings that the Aquilas frankly do not have. GHS Hawaiians sound precisely like folks expect a uke to sound like! I'll use both the Aquila and GHS Hawaiians, but on different instruments for different things.

If you are looking for a less intense tone in a soft easy playing string with good intonation then the GHS Hawaiians for Soprano/Concert are worth a try. As long as I can play uke I will never will be without at least one uke set up with GHS Hawaiians again.

GHS Hawaiians take a while to settle in and stabilize pitch, but once they do they take a real licking and keep playing like butter. Since they are black they are sort of hard to see on a rosewood board. Those two little things are the only negatives I can think of. They are a cheap and durable set with a relaxing, serotonin inducing tone. It is not a loud tone but it is a very pleasant one. Louder is not always better! Sometimes you want to something soothing and the GHS Hawaiians excel at soothing.

This one set works on soprano or concert ukes and all 4 strings are black nylon. I've also tried the TENOR version of these and I'm not as fond of them because one of the strings is a metal roundwound in that set.
By MattB5
September 23, 2013
Great value, great sound
I was building some DIY ukuleles with my Cub Scout den ( http://goo.gl/HmS9XT ) and was just looking for the cheapest strings I could find, since I needed 10 sets. Once I strung these up I couldn't believe the sound. I wasn't expecting these to be actual playable instruments, but I fell in love with mine & have been playing it constantly. I tried a different set of strings from my local Guitar Center & they cost 3X as much but I liked the sound of these better. Ordering some more.
By Soul Cat Guitars
June 17, 2011
I like them
For the money you can't beat these strings. After installing I tune them up and let them sit for 48 hours and then tune again and I don't have any trouble with them. They are stretchy and are difficult to use right out of the package, but what a value......
By Marshall
September 22, 2010
GHS H-10
You get what you pay for.
By nicatiki.com
August 23, 2010
uke strings
They sound great on my solid wood ukes. You have to wear them in like a lot of nylon strings but after a few shred sessions they stay tuned well enough and all of my friends like the way they sound.
By Dave
June 27, 2010
uke strings
Great price, great strings.
By Michael Dresdner
June 16, 2010
uke strings
They were excellent, as expected.
By Bob Leach
April 27, 2010
Black Nylon H-10 ukulele string
I use black nylon on my classical guitar when I saw that I could put them on my uke I jumped on them and they sound great.
By Dennis Ecklund
January 2, 2010
GHS Hawaiian Black Nylon, H-10
DOn't let the low price fool you -- these are great strings. Nice tone and very stable.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st A

Black Nylon

 .025

 

2nd E

Black Nylon

 .032

 

3rd C

Black Nylon

 .037

 

4th G

Black Nylon

 .028

 



 

GHS Strings

 

"GHS Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high quality strings for fretted instruments. GHS produces strings for electric, acoustic and classic guitar, electric bass, banjo, mandolin, and a wide array of specialty and ethnic instruments. From Battle Creek, Michigan, USA (where GHS was founded in 1964), fresh-from-the-factory strings and music products are delivered direct to retail stores in the USA and to distributors in over 70 countries around the world.

With over 200 standard sets and 700 single strings, GHS has a set that is right for you.

String Design

The string specialists at GHS bring a craftsman-like approach to each aspect of string design. From material selection to such intricate factors as core-to-cover ratio, winding direction, wire tension and alteration of the wire, GHS designs state-of-the-art strings that enhance the sound quality of all playing styles and instruments. And with ongoing research, GHS develops string innovations that anticipate music trends and instrument modifications worldwide.

String Manufacturing

To build a quality product, state-of-the-art equipment is a necessity. At GHS, all strings are made on machinery designed and built in-house. The GHS design engineers utilize the latest technology to develop computer controlled string making machines that monitor such intricate parameters as the number and type of twists on the ball end, winding speed and direction, core and cover wire tension, cover wire angle and wind length. Modern quality control methods ensure that the final product meets GHS's rigid specifications.

Factory Fresh

GHS knows that you want your strings to be as fresh as the day they were made. All GHS facilities are environmentally regulated to control temperatures and humidity. Sensitive raw materials and bulk products are further wrapped in protective bags for storage. Coiled strings are placed in string packets that, in independent laboratory tests, have proven to offer the optimum protection from humidity. Finally, the GHS swift order shipment (usually within 24 hours of order placement) guarantees that GHS strings arrive in your retail store factory-fresh.

How String Material Affects Tone and Feel

The hardness of common materials used in the cover wire of strings affects both the tone and "feel" of a string. Usually, with all else remaining constant, the harder the material the brighter the string. This relationship shows why stainless steel produces a very bright sound and nickel, a softer material, produces a warmer sound. However, a hard material can be abrasive to both fingers and frets. At GHS, our unique "Alloy 52", used in Progressives and White Bronze strings, is softer and less abrasive than a stainless steel but produces a tone almost as bright. Common cover wire materials include (ranked by order of brightness) stainless steel, Alloy 52, nickel plated steel, pure nickel, and for acoustics, brass and bronze.

The core wire for all strings and all plain steel strings (both acoustic and electric) are made from tin plated Swedish steel."

 

 

Quick Links
What Sets Us Apart
Help and Advice