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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
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Back-up (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Novice (3)

    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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    5.0

    Honu Soprano Ukulele

    By TAT

    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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      SO much more than a pretty uke.

      By Rooskie

      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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        4.0

        Nice starter ukulele

        By rfkaylor

        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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Decent uke for the money

              By Ukulele lady

              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!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great uke!

                By Fisherman

                from Idaho

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good Travel Uke

                    By Ski

                    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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good quality for the money

                      By Bill L. Jr.

                      from Derby, KS

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Beautiful Construction
                      • Quality Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

                        Beautifully constructed with quality wood, machine head, bridge. Image of turtle carved into the face. Sound is very good for a low-priced soprano uke. Good for both beginner and advanced players.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Honu Soprano Uke

                        By techteacher

                        from Ohio

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Complete Package
                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Nice Look

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

                            I am a classical guitarist who needed a nice uke to work with students. This one is nicely made, all the frets are clear and the action good. The design is fun too. Since I need to be ready to work with students, it was nice to have the bag and tuning pitch pipes and chord sheet. I liked the woman owned company's goal to create instruments with an artistic design and for different sizes.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Looking and Sounding Instrument

                            By RCEMOM

                            from Bethesda MD

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Great for beginners
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Beginners
                              • Practicing
                              • Students

                              Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

                              I bought this for my child to begin taking lessons. It is sturdy and strong and stays in tune well. The tone sounds great. It has a fun pattern and is attractive, so it motivates her to want to play more. We also own other Luna instruments and have found their quality to be good and consistent.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Luna soprano uke

                              By rockinhannah

                              from vicksburg, ms

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                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tone
                              • Long Life
                              • Strong

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

                                  LOVE IT. have a luna concert. Recommend it too. well worth the extra money.

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