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rappsy
05-29-2015, 06:00 PM
Can anyone post a picture of their KoAloha label showing where the mark that KoAloha uses to show it is a "factory second"?

I thought it was supposed to be on the white label. If it is not there, does it mean it is not a "2nd"?

Thanks in advance.

Bob-in-Alberta
05-29-2015, 06:04 PM
What I have seen is a small black mark on the label inside the sound hole. No black mark, not a second, I would assume.

coolkayaker1
05-29-2015, 06:54 PM
I thought it was a black Sharpie marker mark, about 1cm long, in one of the corners of the label.

Mmstan?

consitter
05-29-2015, 06:56 PM
I thought it was a black Sharpie marker mark, about 1cm long, in one of the corners of the label.

Mmstan?

Not mmstan...

But you are correct. I have two factory seconds, both marked just in that way.

rappsy
05-29-2015, 07:12 PM
Can you post a close up pic of it? I can't see it in mine.Thx.
Not mmstan...

But you are correct. I have two factory seconds, both marked just in that way.

consitter
05-29-2015, 07:49 PM
Can you post a close up pic of it? I can't see it in mine.Thx.

Sorry. I'm at work.

If I remember, I'll post one tomorrow if someone hasn't already done so.

katysax
05-29-2015, 09:34 PM
On the one that I had there was a tiny sharpie marker in the lower right hand corner. It was barely visible.

mm stan
05-29-2015, 11:06 PM
Aloha DS, HA HA YEAH I'M NOT SHAME I GOT A SECOND :) it sounds great and looks great, just a minor finish flaw
Almost un noticable..80070
These koaloha ' s worth every cent and more :)

I thought it was a black Sharpie marker mark, about 1cm long, in one of the corners of the label.

Mmstan?

WCBarnes
05-30-2015, 04:03 AM
They may have changed this recently. I had a factory 2nd that developed a crack running the length of the neck. They, as usual, were awesome in honoring/handling their warranty. I sent the uke back to them (they had not seen this particular defect before) and they sent me a new one that was made in Feb 2015. I thought they had sent me an original because the mark was missing. Upon closer inspection I noticed the words "Factory Special" printed on the label. See I photos of each.

80078

80079

rappsy
05-30-2015, 08:49 AM
Thanks for all the responses. I have always heard about the sharpie marker but then got one from directly from KoAloha that was supposed to be a "2nd" and as with most "2nds" couldn't find the reason for the designation, but it didn't have any marks. It was built 12/14. I guess they hadn't started the Factory special labeling yet, but since it isn't marked, maybe it was not a "2nd" after all.