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    Oh! So those are two Ks are they? I can see that, now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janeray1940 View Post
    The musubi sound hole always made me think of... musubi. And then I'd get hungry
    I'm now hungry with you. I can envision strumming a KoAloha on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, eating musubi, Twinkies, and drinking malt liquor, while you take artistic photos with your iPhone.

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    This is on their T-shirt, which shows that they are Christians. It's sorta like In-N-Out Burgers in California, which puts a Bible verse on the bottoms of the cups.

    Koaloha Tshirt.jpg

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    I don't really want any religious symbols on my musical instruments unless I choose to put them there myself. Which I don't. But I believe in tolerance for all religions and beliefs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringy View Post
    I don't really want any religious symbols on my musical instruments unless I choose to put them there myself. Which I don't. But I believe in tolerance for all religions and beliefs.
    Seconding all of that. And I think it's great that we are able to have a civilized discussion about this, and enlighten others who may not be aware of the symbols, so that each person can make an informed buying decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    I'm now hungry with you. I can envision strumming a KoAloha on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, eating musubi, Twinkies, and drinking malt liquor, while you take artistic photos with your iPhone.
    Yeeeeeeah. Sounds like good times! Pass the Twinkies, please.

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    Ha, I always thought the logo was just a cool and clever design using the K from the name to make a little ukulele inside...

    The Christian symbolism is fine but not a plus for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    Even though I was brought up an orthodox Jew and I'm a high priest by lineage, I'm not religious at all (atheist works for me). That being said, I'm a graphic designer and I find the logo and headstock to be excellent from a design point of view, they are beautiful ukes. Most members of the Westside Ukulele Ensemble I play with have one, which to me says a lot about the product, they're all advanced players (I'm still trying to catch up.)
    I find the "high priest by lineage" kind of cool. I agree the headstock is beautiful.
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    I'm looking at my KoAloha longneck soprano which has only five points at the bottom of the fretboard. Any symbolism in that?

    If there was a cross or Jesus fish somewhere on the uke, being an atheist I would have had second thoughts about buying it, though. That "in your face" religiosity is a turn off for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillian View Post
    I'm looking at my KoAloha longneck soprano which has only five points at the bottom of the fretboard. Any symbolism in that?
    There is if you're a follower of the goddess of chaos, Eris... the Principia Discordia sets out the immutable and worldwide Law of Fives...

    Seriously though, I am an atheist too, but still would love a KoAloha... in fact I think I want one more now, as I love it when seemingly 'aesthetic' choices have some sort of deeper meaning to the maker. And even though I'm not a believer, I've still got to give credit to the huge amount of cultural elements, symbols, phrases and traditions all religions have given us. So long as we can all get on and not force our relative beliefs on others I'm fine and happy...

    Now I'm hungry and really want a KoAloha... this thread has strange effects...

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