A POOR BROKEN, but still lovely little uke was brought into my shop the other day. The owner said it was her grandfathers uke . she had gone to California to help settle the grandparents estate matters and brought the cute little thing back to see if it could be fixed. It is badly broken but I am going to give it a try just for sentimental reasons. A lovely little koa uke from the twenties.
That double crack on the left is a baaad one. The brace under it is loose. There is another smaller crack on the right. I am going to try to glue a very thin but strong piece of maple veneer across the big crack inside, then superglue in the crack. Anyone with a better idea please email me. I have never tried this kind of a repair before. If I can get this top stabilized again this little soprano can sing again perhaps.
Wish me luck on this project. It is worth doing because this is a really classy little old uke. Proba