View Full Version : uke new day: a Kamaka Pineapple myth (tomorrow)

09-19-2011, 12:27 PM
Tomorrow I'll get one of the most waited ukes in all my life ukulele (almost 2 years): A mint condition Kamaka Pineapple HF-1 made in 2005 with Fremont blacklines strings High G and hard case!
This ukulele has a special story that makes it a myth.
1. I bought it from our dear UU member Roxhum.
2. I live in Brazil, so far...
3. The Pineapple was posted on August 23 via USPS Priority Mail International.
4. The USPS made ​​a unbelievable mistake and sent the Pineapple to Canada. It's stopped at the Customs for days...
5. The error was corrected by the claim with the help of Roxhum and the Pineapple came to Brazil on September 3.
6. The package was released by brazilian Customs on September 9 in Sao Paulo!
7. September 15, when the Pineapple was reaching in my town, the post office went on strike :(
8. Still on strike, I do not know how, Pineapple gave his last step and now is coming to my house tomorrow!

I'll post some photos when it arrives tomorrow!

09-19-2011, 12:34 PM
Wow fabioponta, that is an amazing story. I really, really hope it reaches you safe and sound tomorrow! It will have been worth the wait.

09-19-2011, 12:53 PM
Oh Dear! You will be on tenterhooks until you receive your new uke! It sounds like a beautie!! Well done!

I am awaiting my Kamaka from the US - supposedly shipped on Aug 25th, sat in Customs over there til Sept 15th!! So, sounds like it may be a common event!! :( Also sent USPS International!

Hope you get it soon!!!

09-19-2011, 01:28 PM
Congratulations! I bet the ukulele will be as relieved to arrive as you are to receive it!

09-19-2011, 01:31 PM
Oh the poor Pineapple. I have been so worried about it. Let me know as soon as you get it, I know you will love it!

09-19-2011, 01:48 PM
May it arrive safely and be all you had hoped it would be and more. :)

09-19-2011, 03:59 PM
Damn! Congrats! Don't forget to post us some pics! :p

Uke Republic
09-19-2011, 04:33 PM
What a journey! Viva la ukulele!

09-19-2011, 07:09 PM
So many travels and adventures on the way... my pineapple will be called "Uke Verne". rsrs

09-19-2011, 07:11 PM
I'm so nervous just waiting the sun comes from the night....

Janeary1940, I read your pineapple choice story some months ago, and I really love the sound of your valentine HP-1

Dan Uke
09-19-2011, 07:38 PM
I hope it was well humidified!!

09-21-2011, 05:08 PM
I received my new Kamaka Pineapple today: perfect! I loved the sound and the finish. All mint condition in a great package!
Roxanne, thank you for all the help with the problems in the shipping. You are one of the great friends I have in UU.

Here are some photos:
(I will play at the University Music Festival in my city with my Pineapple tomorrow to 400 people!)

09-21-2011, 05:10 PM
congrats and glad to see this baby arrived without any issue.
good luck to your show tomorrow!

09-21-2011, 05:31 PM
It's beautiful! Glad to hear it arrived safe and sound. Good luck with the show!

09-21-2011, 05:35 PM
I am so relieved it finally arrived and in good condition. Nice pics! Good luck with the show tomorrow and let us know how it goes.

09-21-2011, 06:06 PM
Glad you finally got your Kamaka! Congrats!!

09-21-2011, 06:09 PM
That's one sweet look'n pineapple!

09-21-2011, 08:07 PM
Congrats on a gorgeous new ukulele!

09-22-2011, 02:00 AM
Like the saying goes. Good things come to those who wait. Congrats fabioponta.

09-22-2011, 02:21 AM
Congratulations, Fabio! The International Ukulele Underground strikes again! Best to You!

09-22-2011, 02:23 AM
Wow, congrats. :)

(Where da "envious" smiley at?)

09-22-2011, 03:46 AM
Congrats! Enjoy!

09-22-2011, 04:55 AM
Oh so beautiful! Congrats!

09-22-2011, 05:09 AM
So how did the performance go? Any youtube clips?

09-22-2011, 05:11 AM
the best things in life are worth waiting for. Congrats on being patient and enjoy the rewards of your wait!

09-22-2011, 06:22 AM
So how did the performance go? Any youtube clips?

Yes, I make a video: today at night I will post here. I change the Pineapple for my Koaloha concert pikake for a best captation on the mic.