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pahu
06-16-2012, 09:30 AM
Not a "K" expert, but considering the part of the World this is from, I wonder...???

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310406899932

whepper
06-16-2012, 09:42 AM
Not a "K" expert, but considering the part of the World this is from, I wonder...???

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310406899932

It's genuine! These kind of ukes have been made by them.

Raygf
06-16-2012, 09:53 AM
http://www.theukulelesite.com/koaloha-gambalele-soprano-ukulele.html

Lori
06-16-2012, 10:01 AM
KoAloha did make a custom "tsunami relief" uke that looks just like that. I don't see it on their website anymore, but they did do some with that flag design on it. I guess the controversy drove it off their website. I expect it might be real, not fake.

–Lori

peewee
06-16-2012, 10:30 AM
Here's MGM with one

http://youtu.be/Gt9dcf6bvsY

pahu
06-16-2012, 10:52 AM
Thanks for all the answers...next time I'll let Google be my friend I guess...
What was the 'controversy'? because of the "Rising Sun" flag??

ksiegel
06-16-2012, 11:04 AM
The one MGM and HMS show has a plastic piece over the sun in the flag; I don't see that on the Thailand uke, nor do I recall it from the KoAloha website.

I figure it was something special HMS added.



-Kurt

haolejohn
06-16-2012, 11:35 AM
Thanks for all the answers...next time I'll let Google be my friend I guess...
What was the 'controversy'? because of the "Rising Sun" flag??

Yep. It really wasn't a controversy. Just some folks made it into one.

But i'm not sure that is why koaloha took it off their site. I was under impression it was a limitedrun to raise money for relief.

As far a Thailand, the ukulele it's very popular there. More so than here.

connor013
06-16-2012, 11:41 AM
Here's another vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgW1QnzwHYA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Thing's pretty sweet.

Lori
06-16-2012, 12:08 PM
Thanks for all the answers...next time I'll let Google be my friend I guess...
What was the 'controversy'? because of the "Rising Sun" flag??
Yes– not everybody sees the same thing when they see that flag. It has history.

tigersister
06-16-2012, 06:17 PM
Alvin Okami explaining the design of these ukes:


http://youtu.be/OUez0jqlenE

coolkayaker1
06-17-2012, 02:51 AM
Funny, it was $749 from HMS, brand spanking new with free shipping and Oahu fine case. And that jazzy red dot and a dash of Corey's mojo.
http://www.theukulelesite.com/koaloha-gambalele-soprano-ukulele.html

Whoever bought the one in Thailand got rooked.