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Plans to Co-operate With Promotion Committee To Put Instrument Where It Belongs
MAINLAND DEALERS ARE TO BE SHOWN ITS MERIT
Quality and Output In Large Numbers Urged To Compete With Manufacturers In States
The Hawaiian ukulele in all its parts was one of the first exhibits of home manufacture to be sent to the Pan-Pacific industrial museum, and the Pan-Pacific Club is now co-operating with the promotion committee to put the Hawaiian ukulele where it belongs in the mainland. The promotion committee has received severe criticism from leading music houses in the mainland, setting forth the advantages of machine-made koa ukuleles manufactured in the mainland from Hawaiian wood, and insinuating that the hand made ukuleles of Hawaii might be greatly improved if up-to-date methods and machinery were used under the supervision of instrumental specialists from the mainland. They point out that as many thousands of ukuleles are sold every month now throughout America, and the little Hawaiian instrument has become recognized and a permanent place made for it, it might be well for the Hawaiian manufacturers to get together and pull together.
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We have taken the agency for the celebrated Kumalae Ukuleles. These instruments are made of genuine Hawaiian Koa wood, are of the standard size and shape, hand-made throughout. A ukulele expert will demonstrate these wonderful little instruments in our sheet music department all week.