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Boyale Concert
Boyale Concert
Better Tenor
Better Tenor
Doraemon Cartoon Pineapple Acoustic Soprano
my Doraemon
Some conflicting information with this, it may be called the Weimei Musical Instrument Factory or the Artiny Guitar Factory, I've seen both names used as well. I have also seen a foundation date of 2005, 2007 and 2011, but the head office address is Huashan Town, Huadu Dist., Guangzhou whatever the name and foundation date you choose, (though they do claim to have 2 factories so it may be that Artiny founded 2005 and Weimei founded 2007 got together in 2011 to found QTE?). I believe one factory produces the lower end instruments and the other produced some high end stuff. The house brands are Artiny and Chard but from the diamond emblem that appears on the more quality Chard Ukuleles I think they make Better, Boyale, Dadar Wood, Hawaiian Heartstrings and Yinon (Arts?) plus some if not all of the Freeman (this is an often occurring name, I have seen it with the diamond emblem, on some very budget ukuleles and on a number of Luthiers made guitars that clearly have nothing to do with QTE), brands as well. In addition to producing their own brands they do OEM work and though it doesn't say it directly I am fairly sure they are an OEM for Ohana, Makai, Clearwater, Mele (Hula Ukes) and Bill Tapia; probably others and I think this is the firm that made my Doraemon too.

Like a lot of these firms, they do wholesale distribution as well as manufacture so it is likely they did not make all of the instruments that are shown in the various catalogues, especially given the breadth of products, some they are just reselling.

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