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generem
03-16-2009, 08:55 PM
Hey all

I've had my kamaka tenor (aka Jenny) for about 6 weeks and I play / practice almost everyday. I started to notice that the part where my forearm rest on gets a little rough / dull. I use Martin Guitar polish about every other day and it does help to bring back the shine but I fear that the gloss is starting to rub off on hat spot :(. I try not to rest my forearm on that location but I kinda have too. Is there anything I can use or do to keep Jenny looking her best..

Bluke
03-17-2009, 06:19 AM
Wear a long sleeved shirt. And keep that area of the body waxed.

swervy jervy
03-17-2009, 06:34 AM
Wear a long sleeved shirt. And keep that area of the body waxed.

Like a Brazilian.

UKISOCIETY
03-17-2009, 06:34 AM
Like a Brazilian.

We 'av a winner!!!!

SuperSecretBETA
03-17-2009, 07:03 AM
Like a Brazilian.

:rofl: + rep for you.

generem
03-17-2009, 07:22 AM
And keep that area of the body waxed.

Things I will do for the love of the Ukulele:nana: I dont know which is gonna be wierder. A guy walking around with 1 very smooth arm or 2 Very Very smooth arms

Oswegan
03-17-2009, 09:41 AM
Hey all

I've had my kamaka tenor (aka Jenny) for about 6 weeks and I play / practice almost everyday. I started to notice that the part where my forearm rest on gets a little rough / dull. I use Martin Guitar polish about every other day and it does help to bring back the shine but I fear that the gloss is starting to rub off on hat spot :(. I try not to rest my forearm on that location but I kinda have too. Is there anything I can use or do to keep Jenny looking her best..

I say you just let go of your inhibitions and get all Willie Nelson on that thing.

upskydowncloud
03-17-2009, 09:53 AM
Hey all

I've had my kamaka tenor (aka Jenny) for about 6 weeks and I play / practice almost everyday. I started to notice that the part where my forearm rest on gets a little rough / dull. I use Martin Guitar polish about every other day and it does help to bring back the shine but I fear that the gloss is starting to rub off on hat spot :(. I try not to rest my forearm on that location but I kinda have too. Is there anything I can use or do to keep Jenny looking her best..

You could try this, a recommendation from Dominator:

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Pickguards/Pickguard_materials/Clear_Pickguard_Materials.html (http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Pickguards/Pickguard_materials/Clear_Pickguard_Materials.html)

P.S. Don't polish too vigorously.

100percenthapa
03-17-2009, 04:55 PM
I say you just let go of your inhibitions and get all Willie Nelson on that thing.

Willie Nelson's guitar scarred me. 4 lyfe!!! lol:D

DoodlesMcDeezleLippy
03-17-2009, 05:52 PM
Willie Nelson's guitar scarred me. 4 lyfe!!! lol:D


Lol yeah man. And Damien Rice's guitar is the same he's had te same one for life 20 years and its crazy.

Oswegan
03-18-2009, 05:40 AM
Lol yeah man. And Damien Rice's guitar is the same he's had te same one for life 20 years and its crazy.

It brings up an interesting point though doesn't it?

I watch all of the buying and selling, building collections and selling off collections, and I've done my fair share (I'm on my third tenor).

But I've always thought that once I found the right instrument and identified my own "sound" (a place I think I have arrived) - I would just wear that thing out. There's something intruiging about that to me (at least this week).

UKISOCIETY
03-18-2009, 06:19 AM
It brings up an interesting point though doesn't it?

I watch all of the buying and selling, building collections and selling off collections, and I've done my fair share (I'm on my third tenor).

But I've always thought that once I found the right instrument and identified my own "sound" (a place I think I have arrived) - I would just wear that thing out. There's something intruiging about that to me (at least this week).

My philosophy is that instruments are like people. Their experiences - nicks, cuts, wrinkles, whatever - result in their unique personality. A worn uke is a loved uke.

That said, I'd fix it if it had wrinkles! :)

generem
03-18-2009, 06:27 AM
You could try this, a recommendation from Dominator:

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Pickguards/Pickguard_materials/Clear_Pickguard_Materials.html (http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Pickguards/Pickguard_materials/Clear_Pickguard_Materials.html)

P.S. Don't polish too vigorously.

I found a similar product on Amazon for $8 shipped so Im gonna give it a try.

BTW... Polishing Vigorously is the only way I know how.:nana:

aggie182
03-18-2009, 07:01 AM
For me, my instruments are tools more so than collectables so I'd wear that baby out. I treat all of my gear with great care, but normal wear and tear from playing is going to happen.