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Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp Mahogany with Tattoo laser etch and Satin Finish 

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This traditional concert uke takes its design from traditional hawaiian body ornamentation. Those designs were monochromatic, tattooed in black again...Read More

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Mahogany woods, traditional size, and hawaiian body ornamentation.

This traditional concert uke takes its design from traditional hawaiian body ornamentation. Those designs were monochromatic, tattooed in black against brown skin, with strongly geometric patterns, and many shapes and symbols inspired by the natural island world: stones, waves, fish, sharks, turtles, rain, sun, birds. The design is primarily based on waves and sharks teeth which are also echoed as fret markers. This electric model adds the advantage of an onboard preamp.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Tattoo laser etch
  • Body: Concert
  • Select mahogany top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Neck: Nat/ Mahogany
  • Fretboard/ Bridge: Rosewood
  • Onboard Preamp
  • Scale:15"
  • Nut: 1-5/16
  • Finish: Satin
  • 24 x 8-1/8 x 2-3/4
  • 1.3lb.
  • Gig bag included

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Luna GuitarsTattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Back-up (3)
    • Concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Tone and Playablity

    I've been using this for several months now. This is a great uke! Probably one of the best bang-for-the-buck ukes you can find. It plays very nice. The neck is comfortable and the...Read complete review

    I've been using this for several months now. This is a great uke! Probably one of the best bang-for-the-buck ukes you can find. It plays very nice. The neck is comfortable and the frets were perfectly finished right out of the box. Acoustically it has a strong and pleasant voice. The tattoo is much better looking in person than in the photos. The finish is as near perfect as you can expect and looks like it should stand up to years of playing. The overall appearance is very appealing without looking over-the-top or foo-foo. The Aquila strings are a nice touch and save the added expense of needing new strings the minute it arrives.

    I was a little disappointed with the output of the electronics. They sound good, but the output is closer to a passive system than any active acoustic systems I've experienced. It works and sounds fine, just needs a little more boost from the amp. The battery is easy to change, available everywhere and takes very little space in the gigbag. I like the fact that it does not have a built in tuner since IME they tend to be somewhat inaccurate. A clip on tune works fine and is easy to replace when it fails (and the one I have uses the same battery as the preamp).
    The gig bag is a nice extra. The padding is thin, but the bag is well constructed and does its job when hauling the uke around town, but I wouldn't suggest using it for checked luggage if traveling.

    All in all this is a marvelous instrument, better than several I've looked at costing quite a bit more and not sounding as good.
    Bottom line: I'd recommend to Ukulele players of all skill levels.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Luna Guitar Tattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp, Model #H74415000001000

    I rate it a 4 overall because the preamp does not work well.
    The ukulele itself has a nice sound, but the preamp does not work well. I've ordered one I hope...Read complete review

    I rate it a 4 overall because the preamp does not work well.
    The ukulele itself has a nice sound, but the preamp does not work well. I've ordered one I hope will work better and returning this one.

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    5.0

    Ukulele

    By Jas

    from Clarkston, Wa.

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp:

      Tattoo concert Ukulele is awesome. I love it.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      UKULELE FOR THE AGES

      By Maui Bo Jams

      from Colorado Springs

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Big Bang For The Buck
      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • No Comments At This Time

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Special Gigs

      Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp:

      I must say Hat's off to everyone involved in the creation of this Ukulele!The Instrument sings out like I want it to w/ my voice.I played w/the most expensive ukulele's on this planet, this one is as close as it gets to them,Not bad !!The frets w/the the symbol of the sharks tooth would of been nicer if it was inlaied w/mother of pearl.The reinforced ribs on the inside has structural integrity.The laser etched Hawaiian Tattoo design is more impressive in real time than in the picture!The feel of the neck and action is a plus in my books.I am very satisfied w/this Ukulele. Play it,Sing it,Feel it from the Heart!I will enjoy playing music in front of my audience and in the studio.The music will resonate around the world !! Oh Yeah the new Nylgut strings makes this Ukulele stand out from the rest!Yes I would recommend this to all my Ukulele jammin' friends.

      Comment on this review

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Tone and Playablity

      By greybeard

      from US

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Looks nice
      • Plays Great
      • Well built

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Having Fun
        • Practicing

        Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp:

        I've been using this for several months now. This is a great uke! Probably one of the best bang-for-the-buck ukes you can find. It plays very nice. The neck is comfortable and the frets were perfectly finished right out of the box. Acoustically it has a strong and pleasant voice. The tattoo is much better looking in person than in the photos. The finish is as near perfect as you can expect and looks like it should stand up to years of playing. The overall appearance is very appealing without looking over-the-top or foo-foo. The Aquila strings are a nice touch and save the added expense of needing new strings the minute it arrives.

        I was a little disappointed with the output of the electronics. They sound good, but the output is closer to a passive system than any active acoustic systems I've experienced. It works and sounds fine, just needs a little more boost from the amp. The battery is easy to change, available everywhere and takes very little space in the gigbag. I like the fact that it does not have a built in tuner since IME they tend to be somewhat inaccurate. A clip on tune works fine and is easy to replace when it fails (and the one I have uses the same battery as the preamp).
        The gig bag is a nice extra. The padding is thin, but the bag is well constructed and does its job when hauling the uke around town, but I wouldn't suggest using it for checked luggage if traveling.

        All in all this is a marvelous instrument, better than several I've looked at costing quite a bit more and not sounding as good.
        Bottom line: I'd recommend to Ukulele players of all skill levels.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I am not disapppointed!

        By Teresa-g44RC

        from TX

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp:

          This is my second Ukulele. I've had it just two days and am having trouble putting it down.
          I have played several high priced ukes and while they are fantastic, this one certainly gives you great quality for the money.
          It is gorgeous to look at, great intonation, projects well and has a very pretty sound.
          It is sturdy and well built. When plugged in it is heaven!
          I am not disappointed!

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Super nice uke!

          By jimco

          from Isle of Palms

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp:

              It looks way better than the pictures and feels warm & friendly when holding it. It has plenty of resonance and depth to the tone and is the best sounding of my 3 ukes. It produces the classic chunky-but-lively uke sound. The only drawback is that the intonation of the C string is sharp so it loses a star for that. The pre-amp is okay but I must reduce the treble all the way on the uke and on the amps to get a true chunky sound when plugged in. I have performed with it a couple of times so far. All of the uke players who try it want one.

              The average rating on this uke should be higher than it is but a couple of the reviewers clicked the wrong number of stars (based on what they said in their text). One gave it a 5 star review but entered 1 star, and one said she rated it 4 stars but entered 2 stars.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice Quality Instrument

              By Scott

              from Maine

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp:

                We've made several instrumnet purchases from Musian's Friend over the past several years. Always packed properly and received with no damage. This Luna Tatoo Uke seems well made and sounds great.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                No complaints on tattoo uke

                By KGH

                from West River, Md

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Nice Looking Good Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp:

                  Looked better than pics, decent sound given the low price and laminate wood. sounds nice through amp, good projection without amp. Would be nice if preamp had onboard tuner, otherwise good value for the money. I'm a guitarist but enjoy noodling with it.

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Luna Guitar Tattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp, Model #H74415000001000

                  By karen macivor

                  from Washington

                  Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp:

                  I rate it a 4 overall because the preamp does not work well.
                  The ukulele itself has a nice sound, but the preamp does not work well. I've ordered one I hope will work better and returning this one.

                  Comment on this review

                  (14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A highly recommended uke

                  By Robert Shaw

                  from West Virginia

                  Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp:

                  I have been playing stringed instruments for 45 years, and I own four ukes, including a rare Gibson baritone. I didnt own a concert-size, so I read the reviews, looked at the pictures, and ordered a Luna acoustic/electric TEC MAH. After an inch-by-inch visual inspection and hours of playing, I am completely satisfied. In pictures, the tattoo engravings intrigued me, but I was concerned the overall effect might be tourist cheap. Not at all. They are lovely. The headstock is eye-catching. The body is well-built, with the joints a smooth fit and no sloppy glue work seen. The frets feel fine. The cutaway body puts the whole neck within easy reach. I love the sound. There is a traditional snap to the chords that is more pronounced than my larger ukes, and the body seems sized to bring out beautiful highs. I dont expect to use the electronics often, but the pickup seems sensitive (the 3 controls may be a little too sensitive, but I dont plan to do much adjusting on the fly) and the sound out of the amp is the same sweet music that goes in. Even if you are willing to spend more, I highly recommend this instrument.

                  Comment on this review

                  (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Joyful Sound

                  By Mark Logullo

                  from Idaho

                  Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp:

                  Very pleased with the product
                  I belong to Camp Rainbow Gold; a camp for kids with cancer in Idaho and we have a small Ukulele Guild. while at our anual training in May I got the ukulel bug and started looking around for one that would fit my big hand and sound good. I like the Idea of the Tattoo on the uke so I gave it a try.
                  No I'm not a very good player but I have some skills and while at camp fire I played a little melody strum for everyone.
                  Now my words can't match what a young camp said about the Uke, she said, "it sounds like angels singing"
                  I found the price to be easy on the pocket, comfortable to play, keeps in tune for some time unlike others I have played in the past, it is well put together and the preamp rocked it at camp fire...
                  Wont konw until you give it a try...So go on try one on for fun and a joyful sound...

                  MLP in Idaho
                  Spot On
                  Easy on the pocket for what comes in the box

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