How to Fix Broken Ukuleles

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How you will fix a broken ukulele depends on exactly how it was broken in the first place. Fix broken ukuleles with help from a critically acclaimed musician in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name's Jessica Delfino, and I play the ukulele. And, I also teach other people how to play the ukulele. So, I have with me right now kind of an older, very special ukulele. This is called a banjolele, and you can tell because it has sort of a banjo bottom and a ukulele top with the four strings. So, this ukulele had a string that was broken, and somebody very cleverly took a piece of metal, and they wrapped it around and connected it to the string here, and then were able to make it so that they could tune and play the ukulele. That's a really clever example of a way that you might fix a broken ukulele. Now, if you have a ukulele is somehow damaged, the wood is cracked, chipped, broken, something like this, it's probably not a good idea to try to fix it yourself unless you happen to be handy or clever with wood and woodworking. What I suggest you do is take it to a local ukulele shop. If there isn't a ukulele shop in your town, another good place to take it to is a guitar shop, because a lot of guitar shops actually handle all kinds of stringed instruments, and they can help you fix your ukulele. Another option would be to go to a luthier - a guitar maker, because the people who make guitars have also made probably, possibly, ukuleles and know how to fix them, or can at least advise you where to go from there. So, those are some suggestions of how to fix a broken ukulele.

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