I am a CBG maker who is going to start my first CBukulele.
Traditionally the G string is higher in pitch than the C. You can get a lower G though, if you prefer that sound.
As for the brand, I'm an Aquila girl myself.
Could I also ask a question relating to this, what if I use guitar strings instead of uke strings, whats the difference?
I wouldn't use guitar strings, but I know some people who use banjo strings. It's a pretty cool sound.
Great info jessicca, stringygbark, ron....thank you all very much.
If y'all (OR ANYBODY ELSE) has more comments of any kind about STRINGS for the Ukulele....I'm all ears.
on cheap ukulele's Aquila strings are hands down the best. also you can tune to a-D-F#-B, to get more sound out of it. also putting on tenor strings on a soprano or concert uke, cranks out more sound.
the high G string is called re-entrant tuning (spelling?) and gives a up strum sound even when you down strum, and gives the ukulele its typical sound, and is why reggae music suits the ukulele so well.
Thanks for posting the question Keith, and thanks everyone also for the info..the banjo strings sound like a good one to try...(I am trying to upload some photos..but me and computers are not a good mix, it doesnt have knobs that you can turn lol) I have made 3 ukeleles, and yes they all have the resonance of a brick, ....back to the drawing board
Bit late into this conversation but here is my 2cents worth string solution. I use fishing line. 50 80 60 and 40 lb test nylon fishing line for standard high g tuning (gCEA).
For a real outlying island sound I use 20 lb fishing line for all strings and Tahitian style tuning where the two middle strings are an octave higher than standard ( gceA). Others use whatever they find washed up on the beach.
I did once try 6 lb line which I took off my fishing rod but the sound was a bit less, they broke easily and they smelled slightly of lake water.