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    Question Real or Fake Ukulele? Is it worth anything?

    I have recently bought a Ukulele from someone and I have tried to research the item online to find out more about it.

    It has a sticker inside it and I also bought it in the original cardboard box which has a sticker on the outside that says:
    The Best Quality
    Famous Ukulele
    No. 60
    Kiwaya Co. Ltd.

    I searched and found Kiwaya but the photos they have of the products do not match the one I have... Perhaps it is a vintage one? or perhaps it is fake?

    Can someone help me find out about my new instrument please?

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    I would send a pic of the uke and a good pic of the label to Kiwaya and ask them.

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    "Famous" is Kiwaya's brand in Japan.

    "Founded: 1919, Incorporated: 1953. Number of employees: 8
    Supply lines: Exclusive: ukuleles: Famous, Luna, K.wave, FT, KIWAYA(oveseas),Loprinzi
    Non-exclusive: ukuleles: KoAloha, Seiren, T's, etc.
    Chairman: Ryouji Okamoto. President: Kyoko Hara"

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    Keep your fingers crossed, you have likely snagged a sweet deal.

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    I can state with absolute certainty, that is a real ukulele. I've seen ukuleles before and would recognize them anywhere.

    Dunno if its a real Kiwaya. Out of curiosity, what did you pay for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by river_driver View Post
    Dunno if its a real Kiwaya. Out of curiosity, what did you pay for it?
    It's not a Kiwaya. It's a Famous made by Kiwaya for distribution in Japan

    You can read all about "Famous" and Kiwaya Shokai here http://takumiukulele.com/kiwayajapan.html
    Last edited by Skinny Money McGee; 09-05-2013 at 01:49 PM. Reason: add

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    I have an exactly the same ukulele! I bought it at a music store in Japan a while ago. I dont remember how much I paid for this but probably around $40? I hope you didnt pay too much for this ukulele.

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    I can assure you it is 100% without a doubt a real ukulele.

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