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pix.fairydust
09-28-2017, 10:10 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Do ukuleles get woodworm? There's a small hole in the fretboard of my new ukulele. Please tell me this is just an imperfection?

***** Never mind, this has been sorted now, it's all good*****

Rllink
09-29-2017, 05:58 AM
I don't know about wood worms. Do you have wood worm infestations wherever you live? How old is this ukulele? If it is some sort of wood eating worm, why did it pick that particular place to burrow in? Has it been sitting out, or has it been in a case? How far down does the hole go if you stick a toothpick or something down in it? If it is a worm, is the worm still in there? If you stick a toothpick down in there, does it come out with worm guts on it? I would be more inclined to believe that it was there when you got it, but I'm just guessing. I mean, that's all I can do, is guess.

hoosierhiver
09-29-2017, 07:01 AM
Doesn't look like wood worms to me, they usually leave a fairly perfect circular hole.

TjW
09-29-2017, 08:33 AM
Not a knot expert, but judging by the grain around it, that is a teeny knot that did not get filled.

ukantor
09-29-2017, 08:49 AM
I agree with the comment above. It looks to me to be a natural feature of the wood. I wouldn't even call it an imperfection - just part of your uke's character.

Rllink
09-29-2017, 09:06 AM
103356

Hi Everyone,

Do ukuleles get woodworm? There's a small hole in the fretboard of my new ukulele. Please tell me this is just an imperfection?

***** Never mind, this has been sorted now, it's all good*****What was it?

Booli
09-29-2017, 10:34 AM
What was it?

To me it looks like a burn mark left by some dying-out embers/ash, like the kind that would waft up from a bonfire/campfire when unseasoned wood is burned and makes that crackling and popping noise...

pix.fairydust
09-29-2017, 11:14 AM
I was told, mostly probably just a bud that never grew, so just part of the wood feature. And got missed in the filling process

Osprey
09-29-2017, 11:21 AM
I was going to guess it was a small knot that just popped out recently. My guess it's benign.