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billten
09-08-2014, 01:38 AM
I have a lovely new Kinnard and i hate to add a ton of nail strum marks and scratches if i can avoid them. Yes i know it's 'been used' and they are natural part of playing but if there is a simple and inexpensive way of stopping them before they arrive i'd like to look into it.

I heard of others adding a scratch plate using a screen protector material, anybody any experience with that, does it affect the sound of the uke at all? I think i'll try it but just looking for any feedback ahead of time...

Bill

Ukejenny
09-08-2014, 03:01 AM
I'd be interested in that information for my uke as well.

Kanaka916
09-08-2014, 05:38 AM
Here are a few of the numerous threads regarding this topic . . .
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?71287-Strumming-scratch-protection
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?56582-New-Ukulele-and-my-pick-guard-protection
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?54007-pick-guard
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?18449-Touchscreen-Protector-as-Clear-Pickguard
http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Pickguard_Materials/

Ukejungle
09-12-2014, 02:25 AM
I have a lovely new Kinnard and i hate to add a ton of nail strum marks and scratches if i can avoid them. Yes i know it's 'been used' and they are natural part of playing but if there is a simple and inexpensive way of stopping them before they arrive i'd like to look into it.

I heard of others adding a scratch plate using a screen protector material, anybody any experience with that, does it affect the sound of the uke at all? I think i'll try it but just looking for any feedback ahead of time...

Bill

David Newton made one for my Griffin Tenor. It's clear like a screen protector. Has held up very well and you really can't see it.


Trey