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I was gonna try to play music with this old uke but when I put on standard friction tuners on it the neck didn't seem too stable due to the slimness of the headstock area and it's age. So I took them off and just put back on the original 2 stings and wooden tuners that were found with the instrument.

My little wall hanger from Hawaii

I am working on a new site at https://www.cigar-box-ukulele.com



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Comment by Wade on January 17, 2022 at 4:14pm

Comment by Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans on December 31, 2021 at 10:39am
Very cool! I also dig that headstock! Guessing it started out life as a 4-string?
Comment by Uncle John on December 30, 2021 at 7:56am
Love the head stock and over all look.
Comment by Bernie Edwards on December 30, 2021 at 2:52am

There is a resin compound that instrument makers (violins, lutes etc.) use to solve this problem with old string instruments whose tuning pegs are loose due to wear. I don't know a specific make or source bur some research on the Net will yield something I am sure.

Comment by BrianQ. on December 29, 2021 at 10:29pm

Looks as if the holes are too small for the friction tuners, it happens?

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on December 29, 2021 at 8:53pm

Very cook imho, just 2 strings, you have a basic chord there anyhow!! Enjoy! -Glenn

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