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Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele Review : Luna Ukulele Review

Design

Features

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The Luna honu Concert Ukulele (or Alto Ukulele), is the slightly bigger than the soprano uke. With a longer profile and a fuller tone than the soprano uke, the people who with larger hands tend to move toward this instrument.

Also, for guitar players making their mind divert to the Ukulele, is a little easier access to the upper fret registry. As a beginner, anyone can expect great playability and quality sound with this uke. It's an excellent selection for pros, beginners or children.​

Behind our acoustic guitar line, Luna Guitars has modeled the encouragement, and the result is now world recognized Luna Ukulele. Since 2005 Luna has been manufacturing guitars and there are some guitar companies who started and headed by a woman, Yvonne de Villiers. Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele is the best ukulele of luna brand. 

Anyway, I have come across several luna ukulele reviews and it seems to me like myself and other players are saying almost the same thing about the brand.

Specification & Features of Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele

Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele

Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele

Expert Rating

5/5

No.

Description

Details

1

Size

23" ( Concert )

2

Frets

15

3

Body Wood

Mahogany ( Gorgeous)

4

Sound

Outstanding

5

Scale length

15"

6

Best for

Beginners & multi-level players

7

Neck, sides and back

Mahogany

8

Fret and bridge

Rosewood

9

10

Strings

Shape

Aquila nylgut

Standard

Before I proceed to show you some features of the Luna Concert ukulele that really attracted me, let me share with you some facts about the design and shape of the Luna uke.

Design and shape of the Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele

Even as you sit by the seaside to enjoy the rhythmic sound of your precious ukulele with your friends or loved ones, you still want them to appreciate the beauty of your ukulele. Unlike other Concert ukuleles, the Luna Honu Concert ukulele’s design and shape make it irresistible.

Luna concert ukulele measurement

Luna concert ukulele measurement

In fact, it is a perfect representation of the traditional Hawaiian body ornamentation, with monochromatic designs, tattooed in black ink color against the brown skin.

There is more to the design, but I will like to show you the most important feature. What about the shape of this ukulele? Yes, the Luna uke is guitar shaped.

So, if you like to seat and hold your ukulele like a classical guitar, this shape will make more sense. In this position, the guitar shaped ukulele will “lock in” better than other shapes of a ukulele. Well, different players may have their own opinion but from experience, this is the best for newbies.

Are there any other unique features of this ukulele brand?

Oh yes, I can’t forget to tell you my experience with other features like the body, bag, and fretboard of this ukulele. I will share with you what I found out about each of them. Let’s get to business.

Body of Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele

Everybody wants to buy a product that is durable. In fact, the quality of your ukulele’s body matters a lot. That’s why you must check carefully to see the type of material used to construct its body.

Luna Honu Mahogany Concert-Ukulele body

Luna Honu Mahogany Concert-Ukulele body

Apart from its durability, the quality of sound produced by your ukulele brand is also determined by the quality of the material used for constructing the product.

That is why you must choose your material carefully. However, the back, top, sides and neck of the luna concert ukulele is made of a solid mahogany material which is known to produce great sound when used for constructing ukulele.

However, if you check other luna guitars review, you will see a lot of positive comments about mahogany wood. It doesn’t crack like other wood and it resonates well.

Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele bag

Okay, I know someone would laugh at this but it is obviously part of the reason my own luna ukulele lasted for quite a long time. You see, although I was always careful but I wasn’t always there to protect my ukulele but the bag did it for me.

Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele body

Well, the good thing about this is that I didn’t have to pay an extra to get the bag it came with the product just like that.

However, everyone needs a Concert ukulele case and I must say this Luna ukulele case was amazing. It is made of quality fabric material that is stiff enough to protect the ukulele.

In fact, this Concert ukulele cover is priceless I must say. If you consider the Luna ukulele price, you will wonder while the product still comes with a cover.

Also, if you are thinking of traveling with your ukulele always, then you have nothing to worry about. This brand of the ukulele is very easy to transport because of its lightweight. Your gig back can also be used to carry your ukulele conveniently.

Fretboard of Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele

Topping the neck is a washy rosewood fingerboard of a marvelous quality. Amazing for strumming and playing chords. 

Throughout the years I played this ukulele, I notice that the sound quality it produces is always consistent. I was thinking a different thing until I did research and found out some unique features about the material “rosewood.”

Ukuleles that are made of rosewood fretboards always deliver great sound. So, since the luna honu mahogany ukulele is made of similar material, your guess is as good as mine.

luna honu mahogany concert ukulele fret board

luna honu mahogany concert ukulele fret board

Pros and Cons of the Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Comes with a bag
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Solid mahogany wood used for constructing top, neck, body and sides.

Cons

  • Available in its natural brown color, may not suit people looking for other ukulele colors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is this product sold with a gig bag? Because I noticed some ukulele brands don’t have this.

Answer: Yes, it is.

Question: What kind of strings does this ukulele brand have?​

Answer: The Luna Honu Mahogany Concert ukulele comes with the Aquila nygut strings. These strings are good. In fact, I used mine for quite a long time before I finally decided to change them. They are not slippery and also very easy to play.​

Question: Is this ukulele brand also made of mahogany material?​

Answer: Yes, it is made of solid mahogany material​

Question: I am a beginner will this ukulele brand be conducive for me?​

Answer: The Luna Honu concert ukulele can be played by beginners and professionals. Even if you have large fingers, it will still be easy for you to play.​

In Summary

The Luna Honu Mahogany Concert ukulele is the best concert ukulele in the market. This brand of ukulele comes with quality Aquila nylgut strings, rosewood fretboard, mahogany top, body, sides and other unique features.

And also Fabulous for strumming and playing chords. However, this is one ukulele brand I will strongly recommend for beginners and professionals who want a portable, lightweight and better for play ukulele.

The Perfect uke for travel. Perfect for pros, beginners or children and also for small handed. Make something beautiful with this ukulele.​

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Richard L Walker - January 8, 2017

More and More than happy with my Luna Peace Concert Uke!
when I opened the box!, I was really surprised! Mostly a good thing. I have never owned a Uke but thought it would be really easy and fun to play. I Have own high end guitars and was not expecting such a great finely made instrument at this low price. Precisely made, beautiful wood and I just falling love the etched Peace motif. As I said, am not familiar with ukuleles so I really didn’t know what to expect it to sound like, but as it relates to guitars,I am very well pleased. To me it sounds very well rich, mellow and load for such a little thing.

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Danielle - January 16, 2017

Two months ago I bought this Luna concert honu ukulele. Almost everyday i play my this uke. At first strings are need to be broken in but after that it hold their tunes very well.The Honu has a laser etched turtle and also it is Hawaiian for turtle.I choose this uke bcz of the laser etched and its really a very fantastic instrument.The perfect uke for beginners and also for who looking for a low budget instrument with quality sounds.I didn’t face any problem with this uke.It was perfectly playable after tuning and take out of the box.My one came with a nice gig bag. Finally i got this ukulele that is everything i was hardly looking for.

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