Hi Nonch! I'm not quite ready to post a video just yet, but I am getting closer and closer each day.
I was thinking of taking Lenny to a professional shop, but I fear that their services may be rather costly. I'm taking a shine to the carefully-applied Krylon idea. I'm testing it out as we speak on some glossy plastic scribbled with Sharpie pen. Sure enough, if you spray and spray and spray, the ink runs like crazy. I sprayed another piece of plastic very lightly, and the ink seems to be holding up. I'll give it a bit more time to dry before touching it. I realize that it may not look perfect on my uke, but I'm not planning on selling it for lots of money one day. Besides, he signed it to me, so unless there's another huge Jake S. fan named Rani, it won't mean as much to them.
By the way, I must say, nothing brings a smile to my face quite like playing the uke! Piano never brought me this much joy. (Perhaps it was the years and years of being forced to practice.) The music also been a blessing to other people, I've brought a couple of people to tears by playing for them. Music is my favorite thing in the world, and I was very sad without it. Lenny has given me a piece of my life back, and for that I am SO grateful.