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    This has been a really interesting thread.

    I'm not religious though perhaps spiritual now and then.

    I like how the Koaloha's are designed and I don't mind the symbolism due to its subtlety.
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    I sorta got "the king" reference, but I always thought it had to do with Elvis.
    Oh well

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    Now THAT'S funny :>)

    Quote Originally Posted by stringy View Post
    I sorta got "the king" reference, but I always thought it had to do with Elvis.
    Oh well
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    I'm surprised at how many respondents to this thread are non-religious.

    I'd imagine that Amish Underground would have a different slant: they'd be more religious and their favorite ukulele would be shop-made Oak plank wood with brass tuners and a tiny heart-shaped cutout on the headstock.

    I have an Amish-made napkin holder like that.

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    Like a few here I don't participate in an organised Christian church but fair to say though that I try to live by something like a "Christian" set of values.

    Having just taken delivery of my first KoAloha, for me this wonderful instrument feels a bit more special because the Okamis have put this little bit more of themselves into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steedy View Post
    Call me a little slow, but I just noticed the inside of the K's forms the outline of a ukulele body. It's like my KoAloha uke has a tiny KoAloha uke on the headstock!
    I never noticed that before, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    I'm surprised at how many respondents to this thread are non-religious.
    OK, I'll take that bait. I am a devout Christian. Part of that belief is that you should strive for excellence in all you set out to do (I can quote Scripture to back that up but probably crossing the line for this discussion), so it does make me glad when I hear that leaders in their field are Christians, whether that be athletes, politicians, or uke makers. Would this knowledge make me more likely to buy a KoAloha now? Hmm, maybe. I like to support fellow believers with my business when I can but that isn't the only factor. Cost, quality, and availability factor way more heavily into purchase decisions than any aspect of faith or lack thereof by the seller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mds725 View Post

    Hmmm, Gobsmacked mds725 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CeeJay View Post
    Hmmm, Gobsmacked mds725 ?
    No religious connotations intended. The KoAloha headstock just reminds me of a certain haircut.

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