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I know the Proverb...

posted 22 Apr 2020, 16:10 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 29 May 2020, 16:07 ]
koa kolane concert long neck soprano hawaii at ukulele corner
If it seems to good to be true, it probably is!!

What I have invited is a hand made, all solid koa, made in Hawaii, Concert scale Supersoprano with paua inlay Honu from a maker called Koa Kolane. Well this is what the maker claims but the price is, even with shipping and import tax, less than a tenth what something like this should cost! I'm more than a little suspicious but it doesn't look like something mass produced from China so I'm feeling optimistic, (and I'm off my meds) so the invite has been sent and I hope it lives up to the hype.

The proverb has proved true again!! The Ukulele hasn't arrived but in researching something else I have found that is is actually made by Yiwu Skyline Musical instrument Co.,Ltd at no.1 catfish creek village, yiwu city, zhejiang province, China. Now I have not checked the atlas but I'm fairly certain that zhejiang province doesn't count as Hawaii? Also whilst ultimately the end product will have been produced by a person, it was mass produced in a factory!

As I was looking for a modern Made in Hawaii and, despite assurances, this clearly isn't, I have said that I don't want it and want my money back. However it is in transit somewhere so I'll have to wait and see what happens...

In the words of David Byrne and the Talking Heads, "I'm still waiting..."