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fabioponta
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!

janeray1940
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.

arpie
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!!!

mds725
09-19-2011, 01:28 PM
Congratulations! I bet the ukulele will be as relieved to arrive as you are to receive it!

roxhum
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!

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

Trinimon
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!

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

fabioponta
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!!

fabioponta
09-21-2011, 05:08 PM
UPDATE!
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!)
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foxfair
09-21-2011, 05:10 PM
congrats and glad to see this baby arrived without any issue.
good luck to your show tomorrow!

janeray1940
09-21-2011, 05:31 PM
It's beautiful! Glad to hear it arrived safe and sound. Good luck with the show!

roxhum
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Where da "envious" smiley at?)

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

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

Kauai808
09-22-2011, 05:09 AM
So how did the performance go? Any youtube clips?

rem50
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!

fabioponta
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.