Ken is a fantastic player and instructor giving workshops and explaining songs online. Ken is also one of those persons who has high standards when it comes to musical instruments and their complements such as strings so when Living Water Strings were made available I knew it was going to be something wonderful. I quickly popped an email over to Ken in England asking if we might be able to carry the strings at UKE Republic and the next day I received a phone call. Ken and I have known each other for a bit and he told me straight that if he did decide to have dealers carry I would be the first to have the option of stocking them. Well, fast forward to May 2014 and I'm honored to say UKE Republic is currently the only authorized dealer of Living Water Strings outside of England. This is also fantastic for our customers who have been requesting from UKE Republic.
|Ken Middleton and Mike McQueen of UKE Republic - England and US trade agreement|
These strings are 100% Fluorocarbon and lend their bell like finish to an instrument. The strings are also a little less susceptible to environmental changes compared to a nylon string. Living Water strings have been reported to last a long time and have rave reviews from uke players. If you have a chance, please give them a try. If you already have used Living Water Strings you now have another place to order from.
Several sizes to choose from for your ukulele. The Low G and Baritone ukulele string sets are also made from Fluorocarbon.
5 string tenor
Low G sets for concert and tenor
Here is a quote from Living Water. I like how the packaging says made in heaven but Ken lets us know where they are really made.
"Manufactured from hi-tech fluorocarbon, these strings give a wonderfully vibrant, crystal-clear tone to your ukulele. They are made to exacting standards, with a complex polymer structure that is formulated to give both strength and flexibility, whilst maintaining an excellent resistance to abrasion. In other words, they don't break easily, they vibrate well and last a long time."