Vintage Harmony Ukulele Repair

I fixed this broken Harmony Ukulele for a friend at work. She has had it since the 1960s and sometime along the way it had developed a few cracks along the top of the body.

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It is tuned A,D,F#,B.  That’s one whole step higher than standard ukulele tuning.

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Here are the cracks in the body.  Someone along the way tried to repair the loose neck with a long metal nail.  (Just in case anyone is wondering, this isn’t a great way to repair a loose instrument neck)

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I carefully pried off the neck and then was able to glue the cracks.  I then glued the neck back on and reassembled the uke.

 

Now this ukulele is playable again.  😀

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