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KaijuEmily
08-23-2014, 07:04 AM
My Ohana SK-21M sopranino has a paper sound hole label, but its labeled SK-28. Why is that?

UkerDanno
08-23-2014, 07:27 AM
It's like one of those misprinted stamps...it's probably worth thousands!!!

kkimura
08-23-2014, 08:21 AM
That plus the lack of serial numbers.

river_driver
08-23-2014, 11:45 AM
um...maybe a dumb answer, but...

Are you sure the seller sent you an SK-21M and not a SK-28? They're very different, be easy enough to determine:
SK-21M: http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/ohana-sk-21m-vintage-style-sopranino
SK-28: http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/pre-order-ohana-sk-28-vintage-styled-soprano

If in fact you do have a 21M with a 28 label, then the answer is quite obvious. Somebody at the factory screwed up.

KaijuEmily
08-23-2014, 11:51 AM
Wow...I only wish I had been sent an SK-28 on accident! Very nice.
But is my SK-21M mislabeled , or is this model just produced without a unique label?

river_driver
08-23-2014, 12:20 PM
I had an SK-21M (traded it to another UUer), and as I recall it had a label printed with a blank for the model number, and SK-21M was handwritten on it.

I think the most likely situation was that somebody at the factory just glued in the wrong label. Ohanas are very nice ukes, but the fact remains that they are mass produced in large numbers in far eastern factories (correct me if I'm wrong, but I think they all come from China). Given the language barrier, the worker who did it probably couldn't even read the label.

Did you buy it from a vendor who is an official Ohana dealer? If so, I doubt it's a counterfeit.

EDIT: Just saw in your other post you got it from Elderly. I think it's legit, just a mistake at the factory.