I tried Radim's Flamenco mando a few years ago at a post gig party- Jam #its built along the lines of a classical guitar/glued on bridge cedar topped #body in roundish flat A style.
it was made by Chris Berkoff, in Benecia Ca. as my memory, spotty as it is, serves me.
I WANTED ONE !
Then I got real and saw I already had something that only required changing strings.
A friend had helped me rescue a few parts of a 20's banjo uke and built it into a useful instrument, which at the time had steel light mandolin strings, which with friction pegs were hard to tune.
so i restrung it with a nylon string assortment.
With #this Wood head rebuilt banjo uke I use The 3 out of Martin Baritone Uke Wound with silvered copper and aluminum over a multifiliment core and the clear ones 1 from that set, and 1 of the 2 that come with the soprano sets, those being clear nylon.
I Tune a step lower F C G D. #F~Cu,.035 C~Alu.034, clear nylon .034;& .022 (bari set is .027, not used , it tunes up much tighter than the other 3 at pitch]
GDAE shortens the wound strings lives, as they break sooner.
writing about music
is like dancing,