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    Quote Originally Posted by Choirguy View Post
    We’re seeing some chatter on this on the Enya Nova thread, too. I would definitely take some pictures and post them. I’ve got 3 Outdoor Ukuleles and I’m not seeing any wear (although my strings have taken a beating on the underside from them...but I consider that normal wear) and the same holds true for my three Enya Novas.

    Well...not 100% true...when I glued the Enya I destroyed back together, I had a high fret on the fretboard and had to sand it down...but this is NOT a normal occurrence. I broke that thing into 5 pieces. Pretty amazing that you can glue it back together with super glue...although I did have to use JB Weld on the neck when the superglue on the neck gave loose with (yet another—but accidental) drop of the ukulele.
    I broke from being dropped? Do you have pictures? I'm glad to hear that super glue worked - and JB Weld.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I broke from being dropped? Do you have pictures? I'm glad to hear that super glue worked - and JB Weld.
    It's all in my initial Nova review video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Choirguy View Post
    It's all in my initial Nova review video.
    Thanks.
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    I've never seen an Outdoor Ukulele in real life. I've seen pictures and videos is all. How do they differ from the Waterman? I ask because my friend wore groove in a fret on her Waterman. We used J.B. Weld to fix it, but it was just a little groove, not clear through. I use J.B. Weld to fix things all the time.

    Note, filled groove, let it dry a day, smoothed it out and shaped it with an emory board.
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    I recently got a used OU Brown Tenor with significant wear on the underside of the 1st (A)
    string which seemed to cause a little buzzing. I know, I know, I could simply change strings
    which may be due, however, I put some aluminum foil under the string at both the Nut and
    the Saddle and it seems to be OK for now.

    I don't remember seeing any wear on the frets themselves, just flattening of the underside
    of the string.

    so, for what it's worth, I use aluminum foil to raise the strings at the nut and saddle. I do this
    because i remember, decades ago, Gordon Mark doing the same on his Martin Tenor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Rod Higuchi View Post
    I recently got a used OU Brown Tenor with significant wear on the underside of the 1st (A)
    string which seemed to cause a little buzzing. I know, I know, I could simply change strings
    which may be due, however, I put some aluminum foil under the string at both the Nut and
    the Saddle and it seems to be OK for now.

    I don't remember seeing any wear on the frets themselves, just flattening of the underside
    of the string.

    so, for what it's worth, I use aluminum foil to raise the strings at the nut and saddle. I do this
    because i remember, decades ago, Gordon Mark doing the same on his Martin Tenor!

    keep uke'in',
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rllink View Post
    I've never seen an Outdoor Ukulele in real life. I've seen pictures and videos is all. How do they differ from the Waterman? I ask because my friend wore groove in a fret on her Waterman. We used J.B. Weld to fix it, but it was just a little groove, not clear through. I use J.B. Weld to fix things all the time.

    Note, filled groove, let it dry a day, smoothed it out and shaped it with an emory board.

    Well, we can rectify the "haven't seen an Outdoor Ukulele" pretty quickly, Rollie!
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    I have an Outdoor tenor on it's way to me (yes, it finally happened!!) and will keep a close eye on fret wear. Their website warranty doesn't actually exclude all fret wear as the OP says though. It's excluded from guitars fully, and the wording suggests it's excluded from the ukes if you use

    1. Wound strings
    2. Strings with carbon powder added (ie Aquila Reds)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bazmaz View Post
    I have an Outdoor tenor on it's way to me (yes, it finally happened!!) and will keep a close eye on fret wear. Their website warranty doesn't actually exclude all fret wear as the OP says though. It's excluded from guitars fully, and the wording suggests it's excluded from the ukes if you use

    1. Wound strings
    2. Strings with carbon powder added (ie Aquila Reds)
    Good eye Baz -- I mis-read that detail of the waranty. Maybe I'll reach out and see what they have to say then.

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