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Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele Mahogany

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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
21"L x 7 1/16"W x 2 5/16"D
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Luna GuitarsHonu Soprano Ukulele
 
4.4

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (22)
  • Consistent (16)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Long life (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (11)

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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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sounds great but some quality control issues with the cosmetics

By John Elyea

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

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?

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Ukulele

By Josh Rowson

from Winnipeg, Canada

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Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

Absolutely love this uke. Almost a year back I bought a starter ukulele package to try and learna new instrument and got fed up pretty quick with it never staying in tune and it being very poorly intonated down the neck. I ordered this when it was backordered, waited over a month to get it and I could not be happier with this instrument. The geared tuners hold well and the strings stay in tune no problem. It sounds great even when fretted up high. It looks a lot different from the picture. In reality, the wood is darker and has a nice shiny finish to it. Also, the etched turtle isn't black like the picture lead me to believe, its only slightly darker than the rest of the uke and has a nice natural-looking colour. overall beautiful instrument that sounds great for something priced so affordably

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy

By David Thomas

from Tennessee

Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

I was very pleased with both the quality of the Honu Soprano Ukulele and with Musician's Friend. Although I had experience with stringed instruments, I had none with the ukulele, and even though I am unable to compare it to more expensive instruments, I feel it was an excellent acquisition.
The Honu features geared tuning keys, well balanced action on the neck, and fine woodwork, and includes a pitch pipe, basic chord sheet, and gig bag.
The Honu Ukulele has great tone and action, keeps a tune, and has an accurate fret arrangement.
In shopping for ukuleles, I found a great variation on the price. The Honu is an excellent value as I feel it provides all the quality I sought in a very affordable entry price.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beautiful Uke, Watch Out for Pitchpipe

By Robin Plank

from Indiana

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Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

The Luna Honu Soprano Ukelele we received is beautiful. I see no cosmetic flaws and my teenager, who we bought this for, LOVES the turtle carving around the sound hole. The uke has a very nice tone, and after an afternoon of being tuned and stretched, stayed in tune. The pegs are geared which will make it easy for my daughter to tune, also. Overall, we are very happy with this instrument.

We were very confused at first because the pitchpipe supplied by Luna had the label on upside down, so all the notes were completely off. The label did peel off and reattach in the right direction though.

To add to our confusion we did not know that the 4th string (closest to the chest) is NOT the largest and lowest pitch as on a guitar, violin or cello. Nothing was mentioned about this in the tuning and chord booklet that was included with the uke. (Yes, we are beginners.) Fortunately, I had ordered a separate instructional book along with the ukelele which straightened us out.

Buy an instructional book when you order or at least research it on the Net so you know which G (or A, as a soprano uke can be tuned two ways--see ukele at Wikpedia) to tune that 4th string to. Don't break any strings guessing around!

(6 of 6 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.

    (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Get this uke:)

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

    I just bought this ukulele a week ago:) I love it..I'm a newbie at ukulele and this is an excellent product. It stays in tune very well and the shipping time was great :)My highest recommendations :)

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Uke!

    Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

    I have owned this ukulele for about a year now, and I use it all of the time. Luna offers the most stunning designs on any of their products, and this one is no different. The sound is great for the price of the ukulele. The only probelm I had was, when I first recieved it, it didn't like to stay in tune, but after tightening some screws, it stays in tune perfectly.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Its perfect.... and fun!

    By Brandon and Kallie Harlow

    from Missouri

    Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

    Today is my first day, I've played guitar for years, and wanted something different. I have been playing for 8 hours straight. Extremely easy instrument to learn how to play, especially with prior music experience. if you want something fun to play on with great quality and a even better price, this is it! It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be though, only downfall. It isn't even the length of my arm.When I got received it today, had a cute gig bag, pitch pipe worked great, and great book of "how to play". I had to tune it when I got it... thats about it.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Quality for a small price

    By Drumgods

    from Colorado

    Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

    I've had this uke for several months. It is easily one of my favorites even though I have a few more expensive ones. The neck feels very good. The entire instrument is really light. It comes with a nice gig bag with shoulder straps. It also comes from the factory with Aquila strings, a nice plus. Overall the instrument is very well put together for a really good price. I've also played the High Tide series and those are that much nicer. I haven't picked up a Luna I was disappointed with yet.

    (4 of 4 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.

      (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.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Looking and Sounding Instrument

          By RCEMOM

          from Bethesda MD

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          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.

            (3 of 3 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!

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy again for one of my students

              By David C Greenop

              from Michigan

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Nice Looking Instrument

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

                Purchased for a student. Quite pleased with the
                general appearance. Excellent for the price. I am sure it will more than do the job for the student and will be with her for a long time. For a new instrument, the strings stay in tune quite well.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                  (2 of 2 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!

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good quality for the money

                      By Bill L. Jr.

                      from Derby, KS

                      About Me Experienced

                      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.

                        (2 of 2 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.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Affordable Beginners Level Uke

                            By Spencer

                            from Detroit,MI

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Luna Guitars Honu Soprano Ukulele:

                              Purchased for my Granddaughter as a upgrade from a uke made of plastic so the improvement in tone and sound projection were significantly better of course. It is what it is-an entry level instrument that is sufficient to learn to play on. Decent tone and construction for the price point.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              beautiful to look at BUT....

                              By humboldt toni

                              from Garberville CA.

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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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