Ukulele strings four years old and still going strong. Classical guitar strings, never kept one long enough to find out, but at least six months.
Ya, my wife's uke still has the original strings on it as well. Must be going on 3 years old now and the thing sounds as good as the day we bought it. I'm curious myself how long these nylon strings are gonna last. They sure outlast anything made from metal, that's for sure.
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Post by Anteriormente Pura Vida! on Mar 9, 2018 12:33:44 GMT -5
I replaced 1yo strings on my daughter's uke. They were still fine, but the new strings sound a little better. Given the relatively low use, I'm sure I can maintain changing them 2x/year, which gives me an opportunity to clean the fretboard, as well.
Back on acoustic guitar strings, I just received two packs of GHS Vintage Bronze strings, which are slightly more mellow than their standard PB and/or Sig Bronze strings. I have one guitar in particular to try them on, but got a second set for another guitar that usually sounds good with anything.
ladyssolo , and anyone else who plays a nylon string instrument, how often do you change the strings? Since there are wound strings on the guitar, it may be more often, but I'm interested in ukulele. I change the strings on my steel string instruments at least once a month, but I have ukuleles and banjoleles that have 4 year old strings on them and they still don't have that dead sound. Any advice here?
Nylon strings seem to last longer, less tension than steel strings. I also find less fret wear with a nylon string guitar. It partially depends on how much I play, but since I don't get as much chance to play as I want, it is usually between 6 months and a year (they don't seem to wear out very fast.)