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Another Trumpsilvanian refugee

posted 22 Apr 2019, 18:23 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 9 May 2019, 11:37 ]
leonardo nunes california ukulele o hawaii 1920s
What I have offered sanctuary to this time is a Leonardo Nunes Ukulele'o'Hawaii. well Trumpanstein doesn't like Californians; or Hawaiian's 

It's Here!

and it's a lot more beat up than I was expecting! So much so that I'm not sure I can ever get it back to reasonable shape. On the plus side from the front, apart from the 3 missing frets, (not mentioned in the description), it looks pretty good, though if you look up close the soundboard is lifting, (also not mentioned). From the back there is a very noticeable repaired crack, (I knew about), and the tuners are mismatched, (not mentioned). the big issue is on the treble side, there is an old very noticeable repair patch, (which I knew about) and two rather nasty unrepaired recent splits! One on the lower bout, which they mentioned is clearly a bash so there is deformation and bruising as well as the split; which is worse than I was led to believe, and on the upper bout is an even bigger split which was not mentioned!

Oh well I was never going to play it much anyway and it will display reasonably
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