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    Advice Wanted on Older Uke Restoration/Cleanup

    Thanks again for all the help folks. This is where I've landed. I'm really happy with it and now just have to wait for strings on Monday.
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    Advice Wanted on Older Uke Restoration/Cleanup

    Thanks for the info - I don't want to mess something up if it's legit valuable. But, this isn't something I'm going to sell, and with all the little dings and marker on the front, I know it's not something I'm going to put a bunch of money into to get it perfect. I simply want it to feel nice...
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    Advice Wanted on Older Uke Restoration/Cleanup

    Quick update and some questions. First of all, the naphtha did do a nice job on the uke itself. You could especially see the difference in the more heavily held areas, and around the trim. Second, the vinegar worked wonders, the hardware looks amazing and I'm sure will tune more consistently...
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    Advice Wanted on Older Uke Restoration/Cleanup

    Thanks for the info all! So sounds like a warm damp cleaning, then a rub in lighter fluid, then just a wipe off/rub with a dry cloth. Take the pegs off, clean the rust off the screws (assuming something like steel wool is ok?) And lighter fluid on the rest. Is that ok to use on the actual...
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    Advice Wanted on Older Uke Restoration/Cleanup

    Someone had tried to string it before me, I think it had three on it when I got it. Then they likely hit the two holes that were filled with dust and gunk and gave up. No structural issues I can find, it's really just feeling like the wood likely needs some better cleaning and protection and I...
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    Advice Wanted on Older Uke Restoration/Cleanup

    Pictured is the ukulele my father recently passed down to me. He thinks his father picked it up somewhere along the years, which means it probably was a dump/swapshop pick or yard sale item at some point (and the marker price on it reaffirms that.) The first picture is simply the before to get...
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    Show us your ukes!

    I've had a username here for a while but never posted. My father mentioned he had an old uke that my grandfather had picked up at some point. It's an 8-string with a sticker that matches the SammoS company in this article...
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