Alright. Let's talk strings, and let's get basic with it.
For starters, ukuleles usually have four strings, with the exception of some ukuleles that have 5, 6, and 8 strings though these are much less common. These variants produce very different sounds than a standard 4-string uke.
It's also important to keep in mind that your strings won't last forever, no matter how well you take care of and clean your ukulele. As you play, your strings start to fray and become more and more stretched out, which affects the sound of the instrument overall.
In fact, you should change your strings out anywhere from every few weeks to every few months depending on how often you play.
We'll be covering the four standard uke sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone.
But what do the strings mean?
Each of the strings, regardless of which type of uke or string instrument you have, represents a music note that can be tuned to a specific tonal value.
Because they're meant to produce different pitches, the strings are crafted differently, with different thicknesses, tensions, and lengths determining the tonal pitch. This brings us to our first point: length.