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    Default Good non standard string buying advice in UK?

    Hi: I'm trying (in UK) to find the right set of strings for a Cuatro de Puerto Rico strung as a 10 string octave mandolin. The cuatro is a 5 x 2 strung 20.5" scale length guitar style instrument usually tuned in 4ths. As a fiddle player, I want to tune it GDAEB low to high. That's like a GDAE 5ths tuned octave mandolin, but with an added high G4 string pair 3 semitones above the 2nd string. Any higher and strings break, tension gets very high. I think that's also in short scale bouzouki territory?

    I need someone who can sell me the right strings for this scale length and tuning, so they have to understand more than "It says octave mandola on the packet". Any suggestions in UK please?

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    Default Re: Good non standard string buying advice in UK?

    Stringjoy might be a good bet, they don’t specifically make mandolin strings, However their customer service is absolutely amazing, give them a message on Facebook and they’ll be able to tell you exactly the gauges you need. They’ve helped me with tuning a guitar in fifths F C G D A E with the C G D A being the same register as cello with low F and high E. If anyone can help you I’d bet on them.

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