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Cotswold Strings offer violins for all abilities and budgets. Please pop in and see us or call today on 01242 584256.
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Ukulele

The ukulele is a fantastic instrument that is popular with both children and adults.   Here at Cotswold Strings, we are passionate about ukuleles.  Whatever the size, shapes or style, we love them.

Ukuleles come in 4 main sizes:

Soprano

The size most people play and what most people picture when they think of the ukulele.  The usual tuning is A, E, C, G (High to low) with the G on the bottom being only a tone below the high A (Called a re-entry string)

Concert

A bigger version of the ukulele, the concert can be tuned the same as the Soprano, but the larger body allows for a more mellow sound with more bass tones.

Tenor

This is larger again but can still have the same tuning as the soprano.  Because of the larger body, it is possible to have the 4th string tuned an octave lower than its smaller companions.  This gives a beautiful lower range than is great for playing melody or accompanying.

Baritone

This is a lot larger and tuned like the first 4 strings of a guitar (E, B, G, D)  This makes the baritone a very popular choice for guitarists who want a different sound.

All of our ukuleles come with a gig bag.  We set them up on arrival to ensure that the action (distance from the neck to the string) is the correct height and there is no fret buzz.