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    saw this on ebay. My first uke was a KKeiki, but I never saw a fancy one like this. I thought they were just cheap Kamakas. Not that oit wasn't a great little uke, just very plain. I paid $35 for it. needed a little Elmers.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kamaka-Keik...AbIw:rk:7:pf:0
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    Quote Originally Posted by strumsilly View Post
    saw this on ebay. My first uke was a KKeiki, but I never saw a fancy one like this. I thought they were just cheap Kamakas. Not that oit wasn't a great little uke, just very plain. I paid $35 for it. needed a little Elmers.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kamaka-Keik...AbIw:rk:7:pf:0
    Google led me back to UU, and I found this from 2012. "From 1963 to 1970, to compete against unscrupulous ukulele manufacturers who tried to sell fake "Kamaka" ukuleles in Japan, Kamaka & Sons Enterprises collaborated with Tokyo Stringed Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to produce ukuleles for sale in Japan. Called "Keiki Kamaka," the ukuleles were made of mahogany, and were only available in the standard (soprano) size. "Keiki" means "child" in Hawaiian, a fitting name for the lowest-priced, beginner's model."

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...abel-1954-1969

    It looks like you've come out way ahead financially. See recent sales.
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...&LH_Complete=1
    Last edited by Jerryc41; 12-04-2018 at 02:25 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strumsilly View Post
    saw this on ebay. My first uke was a KKeiki, but I never saw a fancy one like this. I thought they were just cheap Kamakas. Not that oit wasn't a great little uke, just very plain. I paid $35 for it. needed a little Elmers.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kamaka-Keik...AbIw:rk:7:pf:0
    Six string but the photo has only four.. deluxe model kamaka keikis
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