View Full Version : Edge around the uke body

06-06-2017, 10:18 AM
My islander uke has a pretty sharp edge so when I'm holding it, it leaves an uncomfortable impression on the underside of my forearm. At first it's not bad, but it gets worse the longer I practice and it's been feeling a bit sore.

Is there something I can attach to the edge or do to make it more comfortable to hold while strumming? I've been using a small towel, but it doesn't stay. Will sanding damage a laminated uke? Thanks!

06-06-2017, 11:00 AM
I'd rather fit a strap than sand the body, not that a modicum of sanding is likely to cause a problem other than showing up because the finish has been removed ... you could claim that you've played it so much the wood has worn away ;)

06-06-2017, 06:21 PM
Do an ebay search for ukulele arm rest. Sort by price lowest first.

06-06-2017, 08:51 PM
Awesome! Thanks everyone

Croaky Keith
06-06-2017, 10:35 PM
You may also just be holding on to it too tightly, only needs enough pressure to stop it from moving around. :)

(But if you must, I'd suggest an arm band to spread the pressure point, you will be able to add or remove material under neath it for thickness.)

06-07-2017, 12:10 AM
:agree: Also avoid slippery synthetic fabrics when playing.