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#1 Pianotastic

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 19:36

I found out this afternoon that my Redwood Ukulele is missing a fret entirely. It was bought in a closing down sale ages ago so could well have been like that when I got it - as a complete novice I wouldn't have noticed.

 

I'm going to look a bit more into getting it fixed, although from what I've heard so far it seems unlikely that it will be economical to repair. If it can't be repaired, can anyone suggest what's the best way to get rid of it? Preferably without needing to resort to selling sites etc if possible.

 

Thanks!


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#2 LoneM

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 08:54

Which fret is it? If it is not too close to the heel you could fill the slot with a sliver of hardwood and tie a fret on just like you do on lutes and viols, using an old string.

Otherwise you could offer it for sale on Gumtree, which won’t cost you anything.
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#3 elemimele

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 11:54

there are oodles of videos on youtube about how to replace a missing fret if you're feeling creative...


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