View Full Version : dent in soundboard

01-09-2012, 05:26 AM
hi guys i have just dropped my mobile phone on my soundboard and dented it, is there any thing you luthiers do to get dents out of soundboards?

01-09-2012, 06:57 AM
I'm not sure there is much you can do. Does it affect thing sound? How big is the dent?

01-09-2012, 07:31 AM
was it a ukulele build in progress or a finished uke?

01-09-2012, 07:32 AM
Is the wood unfinished?? You can try steaming it out with a clothes iron. Drop filling with CA or clear epoxy can hide it pretty well too. It will look like part of the grain once finished.
If its on a finished uke.....I'm not sure what you could do.

01-09-2012, 07:55 AM
I've steamed them out of finished instruments but you have to creep up on it slowly. I placed several damp paper towels over the dent and used an iron. Personally, I think dents and scratched give instruments character.

01-09-2012, 08:19 AM
thanx guys it is on my lava fluke, the dent not that big, just wondered if it could be repaired, no problem i'll just have to call it a war wound, thanx for takin the time to reply guys

Liam Ryan
01-09-2012, 09:05 AM
The best resourse for these type of repairs is http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/pagelist.html

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