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Luna Guitars Banjolele 8" Ukulele Tobacco Burst Ulu Design

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Overview
  • Traditional laser etched Ulu design etched on back of resonator
  • 8" soprano mahogany resonator
  • Mahogany neck
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    $403.45
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    - $162.72
  • New Price:
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      An eye-catching combination of banjo and ukulele that'll spike your musical punch.

      The Luna Banjolele 8" Ukulele brings banjo punch to the ukulele party. It features some inspired etchings on its mahogany back. The mahogany neck has a smooth rosewood fingerboard and a 15.5" soprano scale. Tuned like a concert ukulele, this banjolele is sure to add some distinctive tones to your jams.

      The etched patterns on the back of Luna's banjoleles are a tribute to traditional Hawaiian quilt design. In the early 1800's, missionaries brought woven fabrics and steel needles and taught the Hawaiian people how to make patchwork quilts. But the Hawaiians made them uniquely their own. The designs were cut from one piece by folding fabric in the same way that you would fold paper to cut snowflakes and were based on the many plants that surrounded them. Luna has chosen the KALO (taro plant) as inspiration because this plant was a sacred and an essential part of early Hawaiian life.

      Luna is a line of comfortable stringed instruments made for musicians of all ages and beautifully crafted to engage minds and spirits along with talent. Getting a Luna instrument is sort of like joining a tribe. There's a great vibe among "members" and a commitment on the part of Luna to help everyone succeed in fulfilling thier dreams. There's even a Luna University of free guitar lessons online to registered owners of Luna guitars.

      Includes gig bag.

      Features
      • Traditional laser etched Ulu design etched on back of resonator
      • 8" soprano mahogany resonator
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Tortoise binding
      • Maple back
      • 15.5" Concert scale
      • Chrome hardware
      • 12-piece bracket
      • 1-9/16" nut
      • Matte tobacco burst
      • Gig bag included

      Turn your playing experience into one endless Luna de miel. Order today.

       
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      Luna GuitarsBanjolele 8" Ukulele
       
      4.1

      (based on 8 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

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      • 4 Stars

         

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      • 3 Stars

         

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      75%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (7)
      • Well built / quality (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (4)
        • Back-up (3)
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        Reviewed by 8 customers

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        4.0

        Cute, Bright and Fun to play.

        By Jules

        from Purcellville, VA

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Luna Guitars Banjolele 8" Ukulele:

            Yes... It needed to be set up and yes... I have never done that before but I took my time and made a few adjustments and it sounds pretty and bright. The A string is temperamental but a few more adjustments and a little time for string stretching I think it will be just fine. I'm thinking of swapping out the clear head for a coated to give it more of the muted banjo sound but that is my ear preference. I just won't be able to see the pretty hawaiian design. The top of the neck seems a little thicker and rounded but is still very comfortable to play. Frets are smooth and intonation is just fine. Cute and fun.

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            3.0

            Who knew it was a kit?

            By UkeKnowYouWantIt

            from Sacramento, Ca

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Not Consistent

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Luna Guitars Banjolele 8" Ukulele:

            It arrived in pieces, without instructions. I had to experiment with the bridge location to get the proper tone and sound. Frustrating, but after a few hours I had it sounding good.

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            5.0

            I love my Luna Banjolele

            By Anonymous

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere

              Comments about Luna Guitars Banjolele 8" Ukulele:

              This was a Stupid Deal that turned out to be a very Smart Deal! I love my Luna Banjolele. One thing I've noticed though, the D (2nd fret on the C string) seems a little sharp, even after working on tuning and bridge adjustment. I've noticed this on some other ukuleles I've played too, but have never heard anyone else say this is an issue for them. Maybe my ear is too picky! Especially for a ukulele!! Anyway, I am very happy with this instrument (but I think my husband is going to secretly unsubscribe me from the Stupid Deal of the Day emails, lol).

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              5.0

              A fun instrument

              By unodos

              from Finger Lakes of NYS

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              Pros

              • Easy Playing
              • Good Tone
              • Nice Balance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing
                • Ragtime

                Comments about Luna Guitars Banjolele 8" Ukulele:

                On whim, I added this instrument to my uke collection and I am glad I did - at first I was concerned about some fret noise, but that went away after a couple hours of playing - now I love the brightness and tone. - It really lends itself to some of the old ragtime classics (.e.g., Aint she Sweet, 5 foot 2). A welcome addition for variety - only wish i had a pickup - but I probably will mike it as it is loud enough.

                Last thing - it really sits well in your lap when you play - and the head is shaped nicely so you don't run into any problems with funky chords on the 1st couple frets

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                5.0

                Big dose of nostalgia

                By torgh

                from Reno, NV

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Plays Like A Ukulele
                • Quality Construction
                • Sounds Like A Banjo
                • Strong

                Cons

                • None yet

                Best Uses

                • Around The Campfire
                • Backup
                • Practicing
                • Sing Along Parties

                Comments about Luna Guitars Banjolele 8" Ukulele:

                My mother taught me to play the ukulele on an instrument similar to this but of a different brand. Brings back memories of good times. This one has better tone and is more professionally constructed so it makes picking up the ukulele a breeze after 40 years. Lots of fun.

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                2.0

                Glad I didn't pay full price.

                By none

                from Hockessin De.

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Unusual Design

                Cons

                • Poor Workmanship

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Luna Guitars Banjolele 8" Ukulele:

                Grossly overpriced. The bushing on the tuning machine fell out when I changed the string. Rogue would make a better one at a fifth of the price.

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                4.0

                Nicer than I expected...

                By Pelu

                from Augusta, GA

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about Luna Guitars Banjolele 8" Ukulele:

                  Yes....this uke requires banjo set-up.....and I can't find my head tension tool, dammit! I'll probably replace the clear head with fiber skin eventually...just personal preference. I'm not aware of much banjo uke in Hawaiian music but this will work just fine for jug band stuff. My mancave is rapidly becoming the Stupid Deal room.

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                  5.0

                  Amazing Instrument

                  By dbman

                  from Spring Hill, FL

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                  Pros

                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Luna Guitars Banjolele 8" Ukulele:

                      This ukulele is a great instrument. Highly suggest to anyone looking for a banjolele

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