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dreamer9
09-27-2011, 11:52 AM
Is a tiny pin knot in a uke top okay? On the upper bout. 28413

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
09-27-2011, 12:35 PM
It's wood! Any natural material will have inclusions if you look hard enough. Relax.

Vic D
09-27-2011, 01:04 PM
Sometimes I see a pin knot and say to myself... that's gotta go into the uke somewhere. Adds interest. I actually cut end grafts and headstock veneer sometimes making sure I get the knot worked in. But then I'm from Nashville...

aaronckeim
09-27-2011, 05:23 PM
I agree- I almost always try to include stuff like that. most of the time, a little sawdust and CA glue will fill it in.

Allen
09-27-2011, 10:26 PM
The others have said as much, but I'll chime in as well. It's not plastic laminate. It's wood and should look like wood. Fill it with CA and move on.

Michael N.
09-27-2011, 10:40 PM
That pin knot is effectively 'figure'. That increases the price.

buddhuu
09-27-2011, 10:56 PM
As a user rather than a builder I would expect a handmade instrument to have character. A small "feature" like that would not put me off in the slightest.

ksquine
09-28-2011, 07:33 AM
Its a beauty mark. Fill it with something clear so it will show

Rick Turner
09-28-2011, 10:49 AM
It's-a knot. OK?

Sorry for the mangled Italian-English there...

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Pueo
09-28-2011, 12:12 PM
I have a custom six-string tenor that has a knot on each side in the same place, right on the lower bout. I think it's awesome!