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MGM
07-22-2010, 10:45 AM
Kala has now started marking the back of the headstock with a burned in 2 if the instrument was sold to a dealer as a second or blemished. This has been instituted as some have been trying to sell theirs as used or new...Just a little help in your buying decisions

dnewton2
07-22-2010, 11:49 AM
Thanks for the info MGM!

mm stan
07-22-2010, 12:58 PM
Aloha Mike,
Thanks for passing along the important info.....Much Mahalo's
BTW- Do you have a local tele# and address??? MM Stan.....

cletus
07-22-2010, 01:06 PM
Thanks MGM!

Ronnie Aloha
07-22-2010, 02:33 PM
Aloha Mike,
Thanks for passing along the important info.....Much Mahalo's
BTW- Do you have a local tele# and address??? MM Stan.....

His shop is off Kahuhipa. Right across the old Windward Press. That is one packed shop!

mds725
07-22-2010, 02:53 PM
Great information! Thanks!

happyslappysoong
07-22-2010, 03:25 PM
Interesting and useful info! Thanks

telebob
07-22-2010, 03:33 PM
Kala has now started marking the back of the headstock with a burned in 2 if the instrument was sold to a dealer as a second or blemished. This has been instituted as some have been trying to sell theirs as used or new...Just a little help in your buying decisions

Mahalo nui loa for da info... much obliged!

P.S. I think Gibson also used to do this on their "seconds" (not first quality) guitars back in the 80s. My old SG had the "2" on back of its headstock.

sukie
07-22-2010, 05:14 PM
Kala has now started marking the back of the headstock with a burned in 2 if the instrument was sold to a dealer as a second or blemished. This has been instituted as some have been trying to sell theirs as used or new...Just a little help in your buying decisions

Dang, you're helpful!

p.s. need any girls working for ya?

GrumpyOldMan
07-24-2010, 06:47 AM
P.S. I think Gibson also used to do this on their "seconds" (not first quality) guitars back in the 80s. My old SG had the "2" on back of its headstock.

A friend of mine had a Gibson Les Paul with the word SECOND stamped into the back of the headstock just under the serial number. We never could see what was wrong with it but he saved a lot of money because of it. I wouldn't be surprised if nowadays it added value due to its scarcity, lol.

Ahnko Honu
07-24-2010, 07:03 AM
"2" looks better than "used" that some manufacturers use. Are you going to start selling #2 Kalas?