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Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele  Mahogany 

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The Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele boasts decorations inspired from traditional Hawaiian body tattoos. Hawaiian tattoo patterns and layout were st...Read More

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Body design from the islands, with a Hawaiian turtle around the soundhole.

The Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele boasts decorations inspired from traditional Hawaiian body tattoos. Hawaiian tattoo patterns and layout were strongly geometric with many shapes and symbols representing the natural island world: stones, waves, fish, sharks, turtles, rain, sun, birds. This design is based on a Hawaiian turtle (honu), a symbol of longevity and endurance rendered in a Polynesian tattoo style. The fret markers are stylized shark's teeth.

Includes gig bag, tuner, and chord chart.

FEATURES
  • 21" soprano size
  • All mahogany
  • Honu laser-etched design
  • 12 frets
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Mother-of-pearl triangle inlay
  • Nato/mahogany neck
  • Satin finish
  • Aquila strings
  • Uke open style tuner
  • Includes gig bag, tuner, and chord chart

SPECIFICATIONS

Honu Soprano Ukulele

  • 21"L x 7 1/16"W x 2 5/16"D
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Luna GuitarsHonu Soprano Ukulele
 
4.5

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (12)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sounds great but some quality control issues with the cosmetics

Overall I gave it a 7 because the action and sound were good and since I bought it as a beater instrument to lug around to the beach and park where I won't take my...Read complete review

Overall I gave it a 7 because the action and sound were good and since I bought it as a beater instrument to lug around to the beach and park where I won't take my good Ukulele for fear of damage it serves it's purpose well. Great sounding take anywhere Ukulele and a good price.
The Luna Honu Soprano Ukulele doesn't have a lot of features but it wasn't sold as a high feature model. You get what you pay for features wise and this is a no frills Ukulele that feels good, plays well and sounds great. You'd be hard pressed to find a better sounding Ukulele in this price range.
I had to ding it on quality because mine came with some pretty severe cosmetic issues. One of the fret markers has a slight gap along one edge, another had excess glue around it and the top of the headstock was not sanded at all. Seriously the top of the headstck stock was not sanded at all, the saw marks were still there. However the quality control issues seemed to be only with the cosmetics. The action is good and intonation is spot on (after the strings streched and settled). In defense of Luna this model was on back order for some time and mine looks like it was a rush job trying to fill orders but that's not really a good excuse for poor quality control.
As for value it's a pretty decent deal for the price. I would have given it higher marks for value had the headstock been sanded. I can overlook minor cosmetic issues in this price range but to totally miss sanding the headstock in prodction?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent uke for the money

I really love the look of this Ukulele. I feel that for the price it is a decent deal and it has a true Ukulele sound. The quality is alright considering it was made...Read complete review

I really love the look of this Ukulele. I feel that for the price it is a decent deal and it has a true Ukulele sound. The quality is alright considering it was made in China. But I was unwilling to pay more for a practice Uke to drag around with me. I will change the strings right away to Martin strings and it seems to buzz a little at the first fret but all in all, it is quite playable. I do not regret the purchase at all.I am loving the whole Luna Experience!

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4.0

Nice little Uke

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from Oregon

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

    If I don't play my Koa Uke, this sounds good. Nice little practice Uke.

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    4.0

    Love my new uke.

    By 

    from Los Osos

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

      Great looks. Nice sound. Definitely worth the money. Perfect starter ukulele.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      beautiful to look at BUT....

      By 

      from Garberville CA.

      About Me Experienced

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            Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

            I've got a peace concert luna that I love...
            this one I had to return because the action was too high

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            5.0

            Very Nice Ukulele!

            By 

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

              Its a beautiful ukulele! I bought it to learn how to play, but should have probably started out with a cheaper one because it is a lot harder than I thought to learn how to play. I am trying to learn from DVDs and online info, and its just not very easy to learn. I don't have any form of musical background so that's probably why. But the ukulele itself is great and has a very strong sound! So I would recommend it to anyone who already knows how to play at least a little bit.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Honu Soprano Ukulele

              By 

              from Forest Hills, KY

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • It Really Has A Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

                It has a good tone, it sounds much better than the other ukulele I have that is about the same price range. I play for kids at church etc.. and like the tone of this one better. It seems strong and well made.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                SO much more than a pretty uke.

                By 

                from Savannah, GA

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Learning
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

                  Great uke to learn on, great sound. Have picked up and played a multitude of ukes since starting 2 years ago, and love the sound of this the most (well, minus the crazy expensive custom hand made concerts...) Full bodied, happy, great tone.

                  Instrument is stronger than you'd think, too. Accidentally flew across a room and bounced across a hard floor. Expected it to be busted, but only a minor compression mark on the wood - no change of shape and nothing noticed in sound. I don't recommend getting it airborne, but the unexpected strength impressed me. Because of this experience, I plan on purchasing Luna guitars for my son as he grows. This made me a big fan of the brand.

                  Bought it with a bit of hesitation thinking maybe the "pretty" was making up for sound, but it is defintiely a great uke that happens to have some decoration. Design is lighter than pictured. Not subtle, but definitely not bold like the photo.

                  WISH I purchased from Musician's Friend, but this was before I knew they existed - price here is definitely better and MF is always primo with service. Already expanded my collection through MF. Luna is a great brand.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice starter ukulele

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                  from El Cajon, California

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                        Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

                        I play other string instruments so I thought I'd give the ukulele a try. This product is good for what you pay for. The tuners are poor quality. The construction seems pretty good and it is pretty to look at. The sound quality is decent and my fellow musicians have commented on how good it sounds for being so tiny. It stays in tune fairly well. As a first ukulele I think it is a good choice.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Decent uke for the money

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                        from Grants Pass Oregon

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                        Pros

                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                        • Buzzes At The First Fret

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

                          I really love the look of this Ukulele. I feel that for the price it is a decent deal and it has a true Ukulele sound. The quality is alright considering it was made in China. But I was unwilling to pay more for a practice Uke to drag around with me. I will change the strings right away to Martin strings and it seems to buzz a little at the first fret but all in all, it is quite playable. I do not regret the purchase at all.I am loving the whole Luna Experience!

                          Comment on this review

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great uke!

                          By 

                          from Idaho

                          About Me Novice

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

                              Great sound and good looking uke!

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Good Travel Uke

                              By 

                              from Arizona

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                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tone
                              • Looks

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Practicing
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

                                Bought it as a travel uke because I don't want to risk my good uke. Good quality for the sale price, tone improves as I use it (have had it about 3 weeks). Stays in tune after strings stretch, good quality construction. Actually prettier than pictures indicate- carving of turtle is more subtle (not black as in picture). Tuners not best quality but okay for price.

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