A warning about Outdoor Ukuleles & Low G Strings

Carbon Tenor Outdoor Ukulele
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I love my Carbon Tenor Outdoor Ukulele and have loved having a wound low G string on it. The instrument and the strings combination have been wonderful and SO ENJOYABLE. I am, however, beginning to have problems. I noticed wear on the frets under the G string. After investigation I discovered in the Outdoor Ukulele warranty this statement:

“Our composite polycarbonate ukuleles are not designed to be used with wound strings; if used, they are not covered by warranty. Strings with fillers, such as copper powder may also wear the frets over time. “

For the whole Outdoor Ukulele warranty, click here.

When I discovered the wear and found the warranty information, I bought a unwound low G. I am having intonation problems with it. It becomes much worse if I try to capo at any fret. It may be that particular unwound string so I am going to try another unwound low G string.

If the second one doesn’t work, I will try a high G string. I don’t want a high G, but if it will save the instrument that is what I will do.

ALL THIS TO SAY, DON’T PUT A WOUND LOW G ON AN OUTDOOR UKULELE.

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