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Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele

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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 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (44)
  • Consistent (31)
  • Well built / quality (17)
  • Long life (6)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (39)
  • Back-up (9)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (25), Experienced (21), 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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(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Addictive

By Roger Stice

from Mount Vernon, WA

Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

I've messing around with music instruments from the age of nine, I am now sixtyfour. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass and now this sweet little uke (my first). It is gorgeous and to swipe a line from Epiphone Master Built, "rings like a bell". I am inspired daily to pick it up and learn more, the sound keeps me coming back for more and more. I love it, get one and you will too!

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love my Tattoo uke.

By John Conner

from New mexico

Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

I have the electric version with the cutout and it sounds amazing. I play it everyday and have recorded with it. Check out my video for a taste of the sound.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gVSun4aLuY

Luna makes great ukes. I would recommend them yo anyone. I only wish they were made in Hawaii instead of China.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best uke ever!

By Ukelover69

from Las vegas, nv

Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

This was my third ukulele, and I thought because of the low price, I was going to get a decent ukulele. I was wrong, I got one of the best ukuleles ever! My first ukulele is the Ibanez electric ukulele, and in my opinion, this ukulele sounded way better. And the best part; cheaper. It sounds amazing! you get more than you pay for. And the designs are beautiful, everyone was wondering if I carved it, or did it professionally. It was fun seeing everyones reactions. If you want a great, affordable ukulele, that will last you a long time. Buy this luna concert ukulele. I just hope they come out with electric ukuleles with the same designs! (:

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Luna Uke!

By Derrick Auten

from Afghanistan/NC

Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

I have two Luna Guitars so a Luna Ukulele seemed like the rite choice, I did hours of research before I bought it, covered price differences, models, designs so on and so forth... Decided that I would give it a try and I am glad I did, I opened the box at work and got nothing but ohhs and ahhs from the the shear beauty of this well crafted and unique looking Uke, tuned her up, got on line and with in minutes I was playing as if i was in Hawaii instead of Afghanistan... I love the sound and the action as well as I can tell is good for Uke standards, i would (and have) recommend this Uke as well as any Luna product to any one and everyone!
Well built in comparison to the lower priced Uke's would recommend for any level of player.
I would buy another

(9 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Do not order if this is on backorder.

By Nathan

from New York, NY

Pros

    Cons

    • Never Ships If Backorder

    Best Uses

      Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

      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.

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Sound at a Great Price

      By SouthpawinOmahaw

      from Omaha, NE

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

      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!).

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BRILLIANCE!

      By travis briggs

      from Upstate New York

      Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

      I waited a month and ten days to get this product, which was very frustrating," but as my mom always says ""delayed gratification is the best gratification"" and man was she right. the ukulele that I previously had", I bought in a gift shop in San Diego California off of an impulse buy, so it was a bit crappy. But as soon as I opened the box and foam, I saw this shimmering ukulele that was ten times better than the pictures. The resonance is brilliant and the overall appearance of the ukulele is amazing. I'm not sure of the strings, wether they are good or not but they seem pretty good. I would recommend this to everyone.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love mine - Bought another as a Gift

      By Barb18

      from Northern Michigan

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      Pros

      • Flawless Construction
      • Good Tone
      • Holds Its Tuning
      • Looks Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

          After playing a Uke in college, as a senior citizen now, I wanted to get back to it, so I bought the Luna Tattoo Concert after reading LOTS of reviews. I have been so happy with it that I bought a second one as a gift for my daughter-in-law who saw it and really liked it. If you are undecided, consider this one very seriously. You won't be disappointed. The tone is mellow, the fit and finish are flawless, the strings are high quality, and it's easy to play.

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Christmas present

          By Bob-ugSbt

          from Salt Lake City, Utah

          Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

          I own several guiters and love to play. so at christmas I asked Santa for another one she said I had to many. I was somewhat in schock when I opened up this package and dscovered an instermunt i had never cnsidered. i am amazed of the sound that it prjects it is clear and sharp.I have not put it down since it is fun to play and can easally be learned the price doe not serve justice to the product.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow!

          By elgee50

          from Louisa, VA

          Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

          I've played guitar for 4 decades and own way too many to claim sanity...Martins, Taylors, Guilds and on, so when I got the itch to buy a ukulele I was pretty choosy and ready to spend a bit. When I tried the Luna concert, I was blown away at the playing ease, look, intonation, you name it. Felt like I'd gotten away with robbery. People are asking me where they can get one.

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sweet!

          By Chuck Costolo

          from Erie PA

          Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

          Nice Uke... this is my first, and I looked at a couple at my music store. They have Martins at one end of the spectrum and cheaply made toys at the other. I read the reviews online and this one kept showing up with lots of stars. I now know why. If your looking for a great Ukulele and don't want to drop some big buck this is a great place to start.
          It's a good solid instrument. The Tatoo isn't as dark as it shows in the catalog... I actually like its subtlety.
          Well finished... very nice finish and no glue squeezed out of the joints. Fretwork is solid and smooth. It feels good in the hand and it has a sweet bright tone. Luna did a great job!
          I feel that I got more than I paid for.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tattoo U

          By notsmokin54

          from high point NC

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

              I bought this instrument based on reviews. It took over a month to fill my order due to it being back order. tells me a few things , either the company is un reliable, or their product is so good M F can`t keep it on the shelf. Im inclined to believe the latter. I was pleased with the way this instrument looks out of the box. and the included gig bag is a plus. The workmanship was very good. not a blemish on it. The Aquila strings was a plus too. Im very new to the UKE but have been playing guitars all my life. This one has a great sound and very easy to play. Im sure there will be many great times to be had playing this around the camp fire. Buy this one folks

              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              When I play it, makes me feel Hawaiian!

              By thenomad

              from Los Angeles, California

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Travel With
              • Good Investment
              • Great sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

                I've been wanting to learn the Ukulele, for a while and my girlfriend surprised me by getting me one for our anniversary. Love it to death, and hard to put down. Any chance I get I play it no matter what time of the day. Coming from a musician that thinks guitarist are on another planet this was pretty easy to pick up. Even though it's way different than guitar, I still had no problem learning it. Definitely recommend it, a good investment in my opinion. Plus the artwork on it is rad!

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Buy

                By Jef

                from Chicago

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

                  I would say this uke is a good buy, it looks great, nice sound. It came with great strings also. I am just starting to play the uke so I cannot compare it to any others although I do hear from other players that it is typical to have to retune them often. If you are just starting out or thinking about learning to play the uke, do yourself a favor and purchase a tuner with whatever your choice is.

                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good value

                  By bonnie f.

                  from Punta Gorda,FL

                  See all my reviews

                  Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

                  This is my fourth uke. I mainly play baritone and occasionally soprano, but wanted to try an in-between size, so I didn't want to make a big investment. This uke was a very nice value. For such a modest price, it had an interesting appearance (tat design was very well done), good strings (Aquilla) were a nice surprise, and gig bag was a plus. My Lanikai and Eddy Finn have better sound (both in quality and projection) but I'm not disappointed for the price point.
                  This is my fourth uke. I mainly play baritone and occasionally soprano, but wanted to try an in-between size, so I didn't want to make a big investment. This uke was a very nice value. For such a modest price, it had an interesting appearance (tat design was very well done), good strings (Aquilla) were a nice surprise, and gig bag was a plus. My Lanikai and Eddy Finn have better sound (both in quality and projection) but I'm not disappointed for the price point.

                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very Satisfied

                  By Richard Law

                  from Washington

                  See all my reviews

                  Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

                  This is the first uke that I have purchased. Seems to have good tone and projection. Does not sound like a lot of the "toy" ukes you see out there. It is a lot of fun to play!
                  The wood is pleasing to look at and the hardware is adequate. The lazer etching is clean and accurate.
                  I own several guitars and the construction seems to be quality. Clean edges and easy to play.
                  Good value for the money.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Do it, do it now!

                  By Jrblockhead

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Great value
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong
                  • War Horse

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

                    I bought this because my little brother had the same one and it's beautiful and it sounds so so good. I had this ukulele with me in Afghanistan, and it was not always treated very gently. But it held up and it still sounds as amazing as when I bought it, I can't think of a single negative about this uke. It just puts out happiness vibes

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent!

                    By Bananarang93

                    from Spring Valley IL

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

                        This was my first ukulele and it was extremely easy to learn and the condition of this is really good! It's light and the detailing on the design is very well done. I highly recommend this instrument the price is totally worth it!

                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        tattoo ukulele

                        By heidi jewell

                        from houston

                        Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

                        I bought this for my 12 year old daughter ...this is her 2nd ukulele and she loves it! The sound is very pretty and it stays in tune. We are very happy with this purchase ! Thank you musicians friend....i have purchased several item form you and have always been pleased with the product and speed of delivery !!!

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great starter or traveling ukulele

                        By Nbonsi

                        from NJ

                        About Me Experienced

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Playability
                        • Good Tone
                        • Great value

                        Cons

                        • Slight Intonation Issues

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Practicing
                        • Starter

                        Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

                        Picked this up as the price was right for a mahogany veneered ukulele. It's absolutely perfect as a very good beginner or 2nd/traveling instrument. Not as bright as a solid (example: KOA) model, but so worth the price was it has a nice warm tone.

                        The tattoo design is a love / hate thing,... But I personally was drawn to it, as I think it gives it a unique character. It also comes with good strings that you can use till they actually require changing. The soft case it comes with is of value, but this ukulele is so nice, you'll want to pick up a good hard case.

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