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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
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Back-up (3)
    • Concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    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.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    It's true what they're saying...

    By dwhob

    from Midwest

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Concert Ukulele with Preamp:

        I agree that this is a fine uke. I don't have any complaints about the pre-amp. Played first gig with it last week and it performed flawlessly, although I didn't. Looks great, sounds very good, plays well and stays in tune.

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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.

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                  (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.

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