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    Wink Which ukuleles are made entirely without using animal parts?

    Which ukuleles are made entirely without using animal parts in the process and the finished product?

    Of the ukuleles made by the best known companies are there many that are suitable for vegetarians?

    Please appreciate that I do not wish to eat a ukulele.
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    I guess it ain't a Fluke or Dolphin

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    I was watching your other thread.
    The only ukulele/instruments that use hide glue are upper end custom jobs by big name luthiers.
    Any cheap ukulele uses cheap synthetic glue similar to Tite Bond.

    Also, most cheap ukuleles don't use bone nuts or bridges. Generally, this is a more expensive feature.
    All of the Kala ukuleles we own (5) have GraphTech NuBone nuts and saddles, which are synthetic.
    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maki66 View Post
    I was watching your other thread.
    The only ukulele/instruments that use hide glue are upper end custom jobs by big name luthiers.
    Any cheap ukulele uses cheap synthetic glue similar to Tite Bond.

    Also, most cheap ukuleles don't use bone nuts or bridges. Generally, this is a more expensive feature.
    All of the Kala ukuleles we own (5) have GraphTech NuBone nuts and saddles, which are synthetic.
    Good luck.
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    What is the best ukulele for a carnivore?
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    I would imagine the Outdoor Ukulele would fit this description, but I don’t know what would be in their adhesive!
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    Your only issue might be getting strings that are not derived from fishing line; if that sort of thing is off limits. I would suggest Aquilla strings, but not their natural gut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ukeless_ View Post
    What is the best ukulele for a carnivore?
    Snail Ukulele
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ukeless_ View Post
    What is the best ukulele for a carnivore?
    Depends on your appetite... Blackbird or Stagg (which supposedly is a family name derived from the old English stagga... deer). If in error on the origin of the latter, I don't mind being corrected.

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    Well I'm not a Vegan, but I have been a Vegetarian and a Chemist for over 40 years. A high end uke will likely have a bone nut and saddle, and may have been put together with hide glue. So just get a mid level uke, specify Tusk or Nubone for the nut, and you'll be fine.

    HOWEVER, it's a dirty little secret of the chemical industry that animal derivatives (especially tallow) make their way into an amazing variety of products like soap, detergent, shampoo, conditioner, fire extinguishers, money, plastic bags, fabric softener, coatings, you name it. So just opt for a synthetic nut and saddle, and don't worry about the small stuff that you won't be able to tell anyway.

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