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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...Read More

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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 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (24)
  • Consistent (16)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Long life (4)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (18)
  • Back-up (6)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (11)

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.

Reviewed by 45 customers

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5.0

Love this uke !

By pee tee

from orcas wa

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

    easy to play.. stays in tune .made in china but for the price it is a great deal.

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    5.0

    Great choice!

    By Skip

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good looking and well made.
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Playing at home, as a uke beginner.
      • Practicing

      Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

      Just wanted a Ukelele fir my wife to learn on and for me to noodle around on. This one is well constructed, good looking and has classic tone.

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      4.0

      Great

      By Tom

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

      It's great

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      5.0

      Ukulele

      By Patricia

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

      Enjoying this a lot

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      5.0

      Excellent ukele for the money

      By Niteowl

      from Louisiana

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Looks good and sounds good
      • The etching on the face is beautiful

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

        Beautiful uke. I bought it for a teenage grandson and he loves it.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Got this for Christmas, i LOVE it.

        By T-Swizzle

        from Southern IN

        About Me Novice

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Great sound
        • Keeps a tune
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

            It's a great product and i have loved every second i have played it.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            An actual musical instrument, not a toy. Great value.

            By 59burst

            from San Francisco, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

            I purchased this as a gift. The instrument is well built with no manufacturing flaws, tunes up and holds its tuning, and sounds great. It is also easy to play even at the low registers - the nut and bridge seem to be well cut. I'd recommend this ukulele for any musician wanting one, but not wanting to get a toy uke.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Super Uke!!!

            By Evacska

            from CT

            About Me Child

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

              Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

              I bought this for my daughter who is a budding musician and she absolutely LOVES her uke!! Superior quality, tone and beautiful detailed woodwork. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone seriously wanting to learn the ukulele. Thank you!!!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Do it, do it now!

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              By Jrblockhead

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Experienced

              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

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                (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Love it

                By MiaT

                from Tyler, Tx

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Mahogany Ukulele:

                    I love it!

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