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Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele Mahogany with Tattoo Laser Etching and Satin Finish

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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 Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (16)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (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

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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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(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A highly recommended uke

By Robert Shaw

from West Virginia

Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

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.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Joyful Sound

By Mark Logullo

from Idaho

Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

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

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tone and Playablity

By greybeard

from US

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Having Fun
    • Practicing

    Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I am not disapppointed!

    By Teresa-g44RC

    from TX

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

      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!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Super nice uke!

      By jimco

      from Isle of Palms, SC

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      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

          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.

          (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 Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

            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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Yeeas, That's what I call a UKE!

            By Randy the Player

            from Clinton, Ar

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

              Grace Vanderwaal plays this exact same Ukulele!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Worth a million ?

              By DaveTrumpet

              from Hollywood, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                  This is the one Grace VanderWaal used to win America's Got Talent. It's worth a million to her.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice Quality Instrument

                  By Scott

                  from Maine

                  About Me Novice

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                    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.

                     
                    5.0

                    Good quality and excellent sound

                    By Kuma

                    from Frisco, TX

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                      Better quality than my expectation. High pitch tone is accurate. Sound quality is excellent. Excellent ukulele with the reasonable price.

                       
                      5.0

                      Nice Uke!

                      By Isom

                      from Jacksonville, Florida

                      About Me Experienced

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Design
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Open Mic
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                        I love how Luna incorporates art into the design of their instruments and the tattoo design is one of the endearing qualities of this Ukulele. I've played it now for a couple of months and have observed no obvious flaws in the workmanship and set up. Plays easy and has a very nice amplified tone. As others have noted, you have to take some time to dial in the tone to your liking but that is to be expected with any amplified instrument. Sounds nice unamplified as well. Overall very happy with this Uke at the price I paid. Sure, there are better quality Ukuleles out there but for the price this one compares favorably.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        As usual, excellent service from Musician's Friend. Fast shipping, good prices and a nice extra having the backstage pass points

                         
                        5.0

                        Good looking uke

                        By Wanderlost

                        from Kelsey, CA

                        About Me Novice

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                          Very nice for practicing and fun.

                           
                          4.0

                          A fun, well-made ukulele.

                          By Guitarzan

                          from Northern Idaho

                          About Me Experienced

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Can be amplified
                          • Comes with Aquila strings
                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                          • No solid tone woods

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                          This ukulele appears to be well-built. No glue blobs, rough edges or wonky binding. While I'm no ukulele expert I think the tone unplugged was pretty good. My wife has a solid top Koa wood concert ukulele and it seems to be a bit brighter, this one's more mellow which I personally like. The first uke we got had electronics that were doa. Musician's Friend were excellent in facilitating a quick return of the first ukulele and super fast to ship out the new one. The new one works great. Amplified it took some tweaking both on the amp and the onboard electronics to get the tone I wanted but once dialed in it sounds nice. At this price point buying this is a no-brainer, especially with the MF return policy. Try it, you'll like it!

                           
                          5.0

                          Very solid instrument and an outstanding value

                          By Chad

                          from Portland, OR

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                            This is an exceptional instrument for the price. I purchased it for my son, who is new to music and he can't stop playing it.

                             
                            4.0

                            My wife loves it

                            By Haywire

                            from Lubbock, Texas

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            See all my reviews

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • it's pretty

                            Cons

                            • It should have a case

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                            It's just what my dear wife wanted

                             
                            4.0

                            Tattoo Concert Ukulele with preamp

                            By nolahorserider

                            from Chiefland, FL

                            About Me Novice

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Nice Design

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                              I got this Ukulele because I wanted an electric one. Although there is nothing wrong with it per se, the sound is not what I thought it would be. It is beautiful with the etched artwork and I really enjoy playing it! It stays tuned quite well for being new.

                              This is my third Ukulele. I am teaching myself to play. My first two Ukuleles were much less in cost than this one and I can sure tell the difference. I like being able to hook up to my amp and play.

                               
                              5.0

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

                              By dwhob

                              from Savoy, IL

                              About Me Experienced

                              See all my reviews

                              Pros

                              • Good Tone

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Luna Guitars Tattoo Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                                  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.

                                   
                                  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 Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                                    Tattoo concert Ukulele is awesome. I love it.

                                     
                                    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 Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                                    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.

                                    (0 of 6 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 Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                                    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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