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Arr3n
01-04-2009, 10:55 AM
Yeah...I have a friend who ended up dropping something on his uke and the neck snapped off the body almost completely. Any tips on how to go about fixing this?

Thanks a bunch

E-Lo Roberts
01-04-2009, 01:13 PM
Yeah...I have a friend who ended up dropping something on his uke and the neck snapped off the body almost completely. Any tips on how to go about fixing this?

Thanks a bunch
Arr, first we will need some detailed pictures and lots of glue before proceeding! e.lo..

MisoHappy
01-04-2009, 01:23 PM
Ya, we can't exactly tell what to do without knowing where it snapped, how screwed up it is exactly......

Ukuleleblues
01-05-2009, 11:16 AM
Look in the phone book or online for someone locally who does instrument repairs or call one of your larger music stores and find out who does their work. You can get an estimate.

freshthreat
01-05-2009, 03:49 PM
Sounds like it's time to make a cigarbox uke;)!

Island_Uke
08-17-2009, 02:08 PM
What I did to mine when my Lanikais neck cracked from the body is super glue. I super glued it and now it's like new

ukulele2544
08-17-2009, 02:41 PM
That happend to my ukulele once. My dad just glued it with wood glue and it worked just fine.

BarryWhiteside
08-17-2009, 05:59 PM
Sounds like it's time to make a cigarbox uke;)!

My thoughts exactly! Some have seen it as a blessing in disguise!

Harold O.
08-17-2009, 08:25 PM
Sometimes [we] get carried away with thinking that a given instrument (in this case) needs to be brought back to "as good as original" condition rather than simply recognizing that stuff happens and it's time to move on.

With that in mind, converting this back to a working machine isn't that hard. Super glue will work. I suggest getting some of the Medium thickness super glue. Or yellow wood glue liberally applied can fill the gaps. Get creative with the clamping and go to town.

While the glue dries, you can come up with a really good bar fight story: "Did I ever tell you ladies about the time this little uke saved my but in Tucumcari?"

RonS
08-18-2009, 03:25 AM
This is an old thread.

Superglue will become brittle in a few years and the joint will fail.

Yellow glue (Titebond I) is the way to go.