I would take off that grip and put the karakal PU grip straight onto the wood, overlap it a bit so that feels nice and will protect the wood nicely. For the 1 hour a week you are playing, that grip will last you a few months atleast. As its bright orange, it will start to look grubby before it wears away or so. Karakal PU grips a nice but anything other than black, they look grubby quite quickly. Kindest regards, -Ajay- Quote of the Day Just a word of advice. Whenever you're furious with your parents or you think they're terrible, just remember, you vomited on them and they kept you.