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OldePhart
01-15-2011, 10:18 AM
Too bad somebody decided to try to repair this Kamaka themselves instead of taking it to a pro... From the looks of the glue slathered on it I doubt that a luthier can get it apart to fix it, now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-KAMAKA-Gold-Label-HAWAIIAN-KOA-Ukulele-CASE-/110635515903?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c263ffff

John

Uncle Leroy
01-15-2011, 12:14 PM
That is too bad, it would really take some work to get it in shape again.

JT_Ukes
01-15-2011, 12:27 PM
That is too bad, it would really take some work to get it in shape again.

...he says as he bids on said uke :)

TCK
01-15-2011, 12:32 PM
Ouch- wonder if, for the right price, one could mill it down a little thinner and have some nice old wood in the body and a new top?
Koa back and sides, new red cedar top double K...hmmmmmmm

BobN
01-15-2011, 01:29 PM
How does a uke like that work?
No place for a saddle.

mm stan
01-15-2011, 02:56 PM
Actually this one is in alot better than the last water soaked one..a little sanding and putty...he he....
or to Kamaka to be revived...MM Stan....

Uncle Leroy
01-15-2011, 03:09 PM
Naw, I just don't the kind of patience it takes to do those type of repairs.

mybote
01-15-2011, 03:26 PM
I wouldn't repair it. I would just play it if it doesn't get any worse. I'ts the ukulele version of Willy Nelsons guitar.

OldePhart
01-15-2011, 03:42 PM
Heh, heh. Except that Willy's got that way 'cause he wore a hole in it playing it - this looks like somebody might have tried to drive nails with it. Maybe the previous owner lived in a rough neighborhood and it saved his life...

John

Teek
01-15-2011, 05:48 PM
Looks like the bridge has been reglued. @ BobN, that's how the earlier ones were made, no saddle. I have an earlier pineapple with the same bridge.

This one doesn't really look like that much glue, it probably plays fine, it just has an extra soundhole, lol, courtesy of termites, or someone stepped on or sat on it.

PS: I like the idea of a new top, cedar would be cool. I'd do a real bridge and saddle if so.