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Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele   

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This Tattoo Concert Uke takes its design from traditional Hawaiian body ornamentation. The designs were monochromatic, tattooed in black against brow...Click To Read More About This Product

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Harness the power and mystery of the turtle with this Hawaiian-tattoo-inspired design.

This Tattoo Concert Uke takes its design from traditional Hawaiian body ornamentation. The designs were monochromatic, tattooed in black against brown skin. The patterns and layout were strongly geometric and there were many shapes and symbols representing the natural island world: stones, waves, fish, sharks, turtles, rain, sun, and 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 sharks teeth.

FEATURES
  • Tattoo laser etch
  • Body: Concert
  • Top: Select mahogany
  • Back/Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Nat/Mahogany
  • Fretboard/Bridge: Rosewood
  • Scale: 15"
  • Nut: 1-5/16"
  • Finish: Satin
  • Weight: 1.3 lb.
  • Gig bag included
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Luna GuitarsTattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele
 
4.6

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (37)
  • Consistent (27)
  • Well built / quality (14)
  • Long life (5)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (31)
  • Back-up (8)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (20), Experienced (17), Professional musician (5), Child (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Sound at a Great Price

As I said, I've been able to compare this uke side by side with another concert uke of comparable price and materials, and this one is clearly superior and a better buy. The...Read complete review

As I said, I've been able to compare this uke side by side with another concert uke of comparable price and materials, and this one is clearly superior and a better buy. The cleaner fretwork, the slightly larger body and the better tone all surprised me; I really didn't think I'd be happy with a laminated wood instrument. (I spent a few minutes in one store playing an all solid wood koa uke, and this one is not far behind that one in tone.) This is an excellent instrument to start on, and you might decide you'll never need to move up the food chain (although gas strikes all of us musicians sooner or later!).
I'm rating this based on price and on comparison side by side with another uke of similar price, a Kohala KP-C model. I received that model for my birthday (picked out by my wife and daughter), and my daughter decided she wanted one too, so we went back adn she picked this one out for herself. Good choice!

The features on this are minimal, the most noticeable being the tattoo design on the top, which looks much better in person than it does in the photos I've seen. The woods look nice (all laminates) with even coloring, and the fingerboard and bridge also both look good. No body binding, which the Kohala has, but it doesn't take away from the design; I actually like it's minimal design (beyond the "tattoo"). There are no side dots on the neck, but the fret markers on the fingerboard are large and easy to see. And since I'm a lefty player, not having the dots on the "wrong" side of the neck is a plus!
This low end uke is very well made from good materials, even though there are no solid woods in the body (top sides back). I don't see any glue residue inside the body, and all the seams and linings are tight with no gaps. The fretwork is very good - no sharp edges - much better than the Kohala, which is rough on the fingers! Plays nicely, stays in tune well, even though it's new. Tunes up easily with a Snark tuner, btw.
Having played this Luna side by side with the Kohala, I can say that it has a much richer, more pleasing tone! Part of that is no doubt the better strings, but the Luna also has a slighty larger body (about 3/8" wider on the lower bout and 1/8" thicker sides). My daughter is very happy with this uke, and I'm planning on taking my Kohala back and exchanging it for one of these (I have my wife's permission!).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do not order if this is on backorder.

To be clear, this is not a review on the instrument itself. That is because even though I ordered it over 5 weeks ago, I still have not received it. When I ordered...Read complete review

To be clear, this is not a review on the instrument itself. That is because even though I ordered it over 5 weeks ago, I still have not received it. When I ordered it on Jan 15, the website said that it was on backorder, but that the ship date would be Jan 25. I decided it was worth the wait and ordered it. Then on Feb 5, after reaching out to customer service, I was told that the new ship date was Feb 15. Now I have gone back to the website and the current ship date is March 11. This is getting ridiculous. At this point I have no faith that the instrument will ever come. Anyway, the only point of this review is a warning to anyone considering ordering this instrument that if it's on backorder, do not trust the estimated ship date. At all.

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5.0

Pretty good

By Eb

from Michigan

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

    The sound is good and its strong

     
    5.0

    What a beauty

    By Nikkolosso Dikkolosso

    from New York, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

      Beautiful and sounds great- Cheap enough to be affordable but decent enough to put out a good sound

       
      5.0

      Would buy again!

      By Kiana C.

      from Phoenix, Arizona

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to play
      • Good Tone
      • Sturdy Gig Bag
      • Warm Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Beginner Learning
        • Practicing

        Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

        I've been playing ukulele for 3 years. I bought this one because my younger sister wanted to learn and this ukulele has great tone and the strings are strong. The gig bag, it comes with a gig bag, is pretty sturdy as well.

         
        5.0

        Really beautiful piece of art!

        By Jim

        from Douglas City Ca

        About Me Child

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

          I actually bought this for my granddaughter and if she decides not to play it I will.

           
          4.0

          This product worked well, and especially for the price.

          By Mcmusic

          from Hbg, PA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

              I already had a concert you set up, but my sister one of the fancy one. And this tattoo uke filled the bill.

               
              5.0

              Perfect

              By steelmagnolias03

              from Nashville TN

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

                  Bought this for my 14 year old and we were both playing songs that day. Super cute and fun!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very nice instrument

                  By Madjammer

                  from Flushing, NY

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

                    This is a really nice ukulele. I was looking for an instrument with a decent sound, and the cheaper units just didn't cut it. This uke has a decent sound and didn't cost a fortune. The instrument is crafted nicely and looks beautiful with the tattoo. Definitely not a cheaply built instrument.
                    I like the fact that the instrument does come with a carry case so I can bring it around. It's not a gig bag as you would need with a much larger guitar, but it's good enough for me to carry the ukulele so that it doesn't get dirty.

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent! Good quality and price.

                    By Ed Kihm The Guitar Teacher

                    from Quakertown PA

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good quality entry level instrument

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • For fun and serious play.

                      Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

                      I always recommend these Luna Ukulele's to my students, they're very good quality at a great price.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Ukulele!

                      By Your dude

                      from Dallas, TX

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

                        This is a professional ukulele. Great tone quality, great everything all around. Great instrument to start on if you don't play already.

                         
                        5.0

                        Really fun

                        By DF

                        from RI, USA

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

                          Very pleased with this purchase. I suspect there's a slight intonation issue, but it's uniform. And it sounds fine to me - I have not even replaced the strings yet. There is no problem staying in tune.

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