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Here at MayosMusic, in addition to offering great guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo and autoharp lessons, we are also a complete luthier service that includes guitar/bass, all string instruments plus amplifier, studio, stage, sound reinforcement and guitar effect electronics repairs/restorations.

Below are pictures of a Kala Ukulele. The Kala Uke came in with High action, fret buzz, dull notes on most, but not all, frets and tuning problems. Note: dead or dull sounding notes on some, but not all strings/frets is a symptom of loose and or not seated frets. Loose frets absorb the vibration and singing quality of the fretted string.

These are the only pictures I took of this repair.



DURING:

These pictures show the Kala Ukulele before any fret work was performed. Note the "Black Marker" on the frets showing those frets that are loose (About 99% of them).

Note: The non-seated and loose part of the frets were in the middle of the fretboard and not at the fret ends, which is more common. A sign of oversized cut fret slots in the fretboard.

Work Done: Seat and glue frets, top and polish frets, complete set-up: Nut, Saddle. Adjust tuning keys clean and restring. Now it's ready to play. Can we go to Kokomo?




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