Hey everybody, I am building a concert  scale pot lid reso uke,with a piezo pickup.  My string ends will show thru the tail piece.  So ball end strings may be the ticket.  Can anyone recommend steel wrapped nylon strings that will tune like a uke?  Also, string gauges that will tune like a uke.  I intend to play like a uke but may set it up for slide playing.  All ya'lls thoughts are welcomed.  jh

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For a cbg ukulele with a 15' scale I just used D'Addario's high carbon steel custom singles:

g .012 / c .016 / e .013 / a .011

for a total string length from ball end to tuners of 22' and 23'.

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