View Full Version : Ukulele Care and Other Questions

05-15-2016, 05:54 PM
Does anyone have a good resource for ukulele care?


Best places to buy parts/strings/replacement saddles
Best tools/products to polish frets, clean/oil fretboard
Best products for different ukulele finishes/wood types

And so on...

It would be great to see all of these resources in one place.

Also...has anyone done research on string preferences? I know there are a lot of opinions, but an actual survey? If not, should I put together a survey? And if so, what strings should be included, and what questions should be asked?

Just some thoughts on this Sunday evening.

05-15-2016, 08:29 PM
Stew-Mac (http://stewmac.com) is a good resource, but just doing a search on eBay for specific items gets a long list of choices. There have been tons of posts about string preferences.

Croaky Keith
05-15-2016, 09:02 PM
Basically, string preference boils down to what kind of sound the player likes to hear, as against 'the best strings'.

Then there's the differences in woods/laminates & uke size.

Likewise, with what to use on the neck/body to clean & refurb it/them.


05-16-2016, 01:18 AM
Numerous threads as far as care goes ... https://www.google.com/search?q=site:forum.ukuleleunderground.com&espv=2&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=ROC1U6fdHYb8oASw1YGwCw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAA&biw=1366&bih=633&dpr=1#q=site:forum.ukuleleunderground.com+ukulele+ care

Same with string preference ... https://www.google.com/search?q=site:forum.ukuleleunderground.com&espv=2&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=ROC1U6fdHYb8oASw1YGwCw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAA&biw=1366&bih=633&dpr=1#q=site:forum.ukuleleunderground.com+string+p references