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    I like tying the strap off at the headstock myself, no extra button and drilling into the instrument, just a button on the bottom of the body.
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    I use one of these around the headstock, and button the strap to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kissing View Post
    I had considered having my local luthier remove the pin... but it hurts to have a nice useless gaping hole there on a brand new uke.
    Quote Originally Posted by bratsche View Post
    I was kinda miffed that they had these buttons on them, but didn't want to "have a nice useless gaping hole there" either, so I left them on.
    A few years ago I had a strap button moved from position 1 to 4 and the luthier filled the hole with some binding material that made it look like the dot was part of the design.


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    Thanks kohanmike, that is actually a good idea and I'll have to check with my luthier if he'd do that.

    I'm just miffed that this is brand new uke.
    I sold 2 ukes and a guitar to afford it, and waited a long time for a setup and international shipping.
    It finally came, and I am finding it blatantly unplayable, all because an email I sent specifically detailing strap button position was ignored until too late.

    I'm still waiting back to hear what the store says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kissing View Post
    Thanks kohanmike, that is actually a good idea and I'll have to check with my luthier if he'd do that.

    I'm just miffed that this is brand new uke.
    I sold 2 ukes and a guitar to afford it, and waited a long time for a setup and international shipping.
    It finally came, and I am finding it blatantly unplayable, all because an email I sent specifically detailing strap button position was ignored until too late.

    I'm still waiting back to hear what the store says.
    Well, I donít think itís a big deal. A lot of people prefer to have the button there and they are not wrong. But you obviously think itís a huge deal that the button is there. You also are not wrong. NUDs are supposed to be fun happy days. I feel that youíre not going to be satisfied, or content with leaving the button there or having it removed and filled. Youíll always look at it and have a bad feeling and that will prevent you from truly enjoying the instrument, so I would explore sending it back and getting a replacement. Just my $0.02.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrdr View Post
    Well, I donít think itís a big deal. A lot of people prefer to have the button there and they are not wrong. But you obviously think itís a huge deal that the button is there. You also are not wrong. NUDs are supposed to be fun happy days. I feel that youíre not going to be satisfied, or content with leaving the button there or having it removed and filled. Youíll always look at it and have a bad feeling and that will prevent you from truly enjoying the instrument, so I would explore sending it back and getting a replacement. Just my $0.02.



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    Thanks everyone!

    I've been in communication with that online ukulele store.
    They have been absolutely amazing and helpful.

    They credited me back an amount we both deemed fair, and I will use some of it towards having my local luthier remove the strap button and fill the hole.
    I'll probably have the strap button installed on no. 2 position


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    Quote Originally Posted by kissing View Post
    Thanks everyone!

    I've been in communication with that online ukulele store.
    They have been absolutely amazing and helpful.

    They credited me back an amount we both deemed fair, and I will use some of it towards having my local luthier remove the strap button and fill the hole.
    I'll probably have the strap button installed on no. 2 position

    Things usually work out in the end. I'm glad that you are satisfied.
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