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    Default "I'm sure this can easily be restored"

    So he says, in his listing. Maybe...but easily?

    Look at this on eBay
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F383025855354
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    Just a touch of glue should get you up to speed, or you could just consider they are extra sound ports.

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    Oh yeah... that’ll buff right out!


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    Good grief. 12 people have bid already on a ukulele that has major damage to the front and the back. It has so much damage that, once that thing is rebuilt, it won't be a Martin anymore.
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    I literally said "Ouch" out loud when I saw the damage to that poor ukulele.

    Seems like that would take some major work to fix it. Like, start over and build a new ukulele? But, someone who is knowledgeable about fixing instruments and has fun doing it might still think it's worth it for the fun they'd have, if they got it at the right price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
    Just a touch of glue should get you up to speed, or you could just consider they are extra sound ports.
    LOL. Yes, if it plays at all, you could call them sound ports.

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    Looks like the owner stored it on the couch and, late one night, forgot it was there and sat on it.

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    Like a classic car that is “ready for restoration.”

    So... “What have you been doing to get it ready for restoration?”

    ... I’ve been beating the c#*p out of it for that last 50 years.”

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    Wow. I think they need to give you $255 (current bid at time of writing) towards repairs. :-) After repairs of the sides and cracks I wonder how much of the original uke will remain. :-)
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    Don't be sorry, I'm not. Missed out? More like dodged a bullet.

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