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Huna
07-21-2011, 02:38 PM
this uke looked good but the guy mentioned the glue on the bridge and I thought the bridge looked funny anyways lol

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230650408452#ht_500wt_1203

janeray1940
07-21-2011, 02:44 PM
Um, oops! :)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-21-2011, 02:44 PM
That'll require some clever knot-work to string up. Extremely clever.

RichM
07-21-2011, 02:45 PM
The bridge looks fine, but someone put the body and neck on backwards! :p

hmgberg
07-21-2011, 06:02 PM
yeah, i wrote to him to tell him it's on upside down. who knows whether he'll do anything about it?

mm stan
07-21-2011, 06:42 PM
Those Ukes you can get for 75- 100 depending on condition...sometimes less too...as for taking off the bridge...wonder what type of glue they used..could be a real pain.....
you need to re do it because of the scale lenght..it must sound dull and flat now...Stan

TCK
07-21-2011, 08:47 PM
Probably used titebond to put that bugger on too- OOPS

PoiDog
07-22-2011, 04:05 AM
that's just the Aussie style bridge.

RichM
07-22-2011, 04:13 AM
All credit to the seller, who changed the listing to acknowledge the problem and took very little money for it. It's worth $35 to see if it can be put right.

From the residue in the photo, I'd warrant it is TiteBond, as TCK suggested. TiteBond is pretty tough to get off, but it can be done, with a little heat and a LOT of patience!

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
07-22-2011, 06:15 AM
Titebond is a favorite glue to use for affixing bridges. Strong enough to hold a good bond yet relatively easy to remove with the proper tools and techniques.

TCK
07-22-2011, 07:59 AM
I was repairing a stool and my wife was convinced titebond would not hold it- I grabbed an old saw and glued piece and stood on it so she could see the wood break before the glue joint...but I have also popped it right off with a pot of boiling water and a towel tent