Thanks for visiting our Guide to Tunings and Strings. We feel confident that in coming
here, you will find the finest assortment of strings and accessories and can truly
maximize your instruments potential and your enjoyment in playing it. Our goal is to
become your trusted supplier.
We have a somewhat unique
situation to overcome in
fulfilling that goal, so a bit of
explanation is necessary. We
started out as builders of fine
ukuleles and 4- stringed
guitars. Our string offerings,
in fact, come from that
experience, and are based on
centuries old traditions of
Our enterprise was spread between Central America, where the instruments are rough
built, and Louisiana where fit and finish are done. Because of new restrictions on wood
imports, we had to stop shipping our instruments and develop and prepare practically
an entire new wood inventory. With that done, we are now returning to instrument
What that means is that from time
to time, we’ll need to travel, and
the Louisiana office, where strings
and accessories are shipped, will
periodically be closed. Journeys are
long and arduous, from savage
swampland in the north, to remote
jungles in the south.
We understand the needs of our loyal customers and have therefore come up with a
newsletter: the Southcoast Bulletin.
It will keep everyone up to date on new offerings, but its primary purpose will be to keep
customers advised of any upcoming shipping morataria. In that way, we feel we can
keep our clients well supplied, while attending to our primary business.
Below is a sign-up form for the Bulletin. Issues will be few, as travel will not be all that
frequent, but in addition to the Bulletin, signing up will also give you e-mail editions of
Southcoast String Tips, our second e-mail newsletter.
In the five years we have been supplying strings, it has become evident how many
questions a musician will have on a wide array of topics regarding the stringing of their
instrument. The String Tips newsletter will answer most of those questions, and also
open doors to new avenues you may have never considered.
We think these letters will be a welcome addition to the Ukulele Community, and we are
very pleased to be able to offer them.