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CoLmes
07-22-2011, 01:19 AM
Just thought this would be a funny thread :D I know there are some good ones out there ;)

Also, what was your reaction? Did you cry, scream, hold your breathe, sneeze?

Nuprin
07-22-2011, 04:26 AM
It's not too peculiar and hardly even noticeable but I have a tiny, tiny ding on my Moore Bettah. I was being careless when taking it out of its case...the lid of the case fell down and the latch hit my uke...lower bout, on the binding/purfling. I cried a little.

Skitzic
07-22-2011, 06:11 AM
I don't really have any interesting stories. My 3 legged cat knocked my 8 string over and now it has a small scuff in the finish on the head stock.

mketom
07-22-2011, 06:42 AM
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This one hurt a bit. No crying, just a lot of dirty words said and trying to kick myself for doing it. But hey, now this 'uke kas a story. The short version ...just a hour or so after getting this sweet Kamaka Pineapple from Ken Cameron at Hilo Guitar's and Ukuleles (great guy, great store!!) I wanted to find a nice quiet spot to play it a bit (pic below) where I could be accompanied by the Pacific. Since this is a short version, let's just say my new Pineapple and a quarter-sized chunk of Madame Pele's best pahoehoe lava met each other awkwardly... Maybe she was trying to tell me something. Another lesson learned.:o

lonsilog
07-22-2011, 06:47 AM
No damage to my uke, but my kamaka survived the latest protest/demonstration in San Francisco. I brought it to work, and fortunately I was carrying it in an Ameritage case (thank goodness). Only the case got scuffed and scratched. The BEST investment I made for my uke.

Note: I was not part of the demonstration. I was just trying to get home, and the protesters decided to stop the BART train I was riding.

sukie
07-22-2011, 07:27 AM
It's not too peculiar and hardly even noticeable but I have a tiny, tiny ding on my Moore Bettah. I was being careless when taking it out of its case...the lid of the case fell down and the latch hit my uke...lower bout, on the binding/purfling. I cried a little.

Chuck -- do NOT read this:

Only one? Good for you. My first ding made me almost cry too. Aldrine made me make a video a couple of weeks ago. Banged my ukulele on the edge of my computer desk. God!!!!!!!!! But it is now considered a war wound. Because Chuck will read this even if I tell him not to, I won't go into any further details.