Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Weissenborn ukulele repair - Pt. 4

Part 4 - Setup and completion.

Making the fine reproduction nut. The material is period correct phenolic.

The wonky twelfth fret was removed, straightened and re-inlaid. All the frets were then minimally dressed in the original profile to remove burs, buzzes and ensure smooth playability.

Custom made Ivoroid soundhole 'inset'.

 The original Waverly Patent Pending tuning peg. A near impossible to find tuner, and one of the set was missing! I would like to extend my greatest thanks to Frank Ford at Gryphon for his generosity and help in finding the perfect vintage replacement. 

Original patent.

 Completed ukulele.


  1. Hi Tony,
    What a fantastic work on this little instrument. I've watched a lot of your restoration work on your blog and it's really incredible.
    Keep up the good work man.
    Florian from France.

  2. Ok, any chance you have one more of those tuning pegs! Seriously!

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