My long awaited circa 50's (?) Harmony uke arrived. (see photo above) I'm fortunate to get this fixer upper with no further damage-seller did mark it fragile all over the box,and the box arrived crushed and dented despite the labeling. The Post office also decided to delay delivery by about 4 days-I have no idea as to whether it was due to be box being in such beaten up shape or not.
The uke is a green label harmony with blonde plastic fingerboard-slight small crack on the backside too,the decal is in excellent shape and the paint has this weird rich glow about it- it was set down before the paint completely dried at the factory,so the paint bears some fabric "fingerprints" on the outer curves of the upper & lower bouts. I fell in love with the music note motif,and it was a steal- I got it at the opening bid of $9.99.
Right now I'm humidifying it with a small instrument humidifier and the uke is inside one of those plastic bags that holds two loaves of bread. A week or two of humidifying,and it should be ready for gluing & perhaps a shim or two. Right now I'm shopping for "deep throat" C clamps in shorter lengths to properly repair the cracks.
Synchronicity is working as I discovered a person who makes custom tools using a 3D printer-and I've contacted him about what I'm needing. I will let you know if the response is promising.
Keep bein' plucky!