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“E Komo Mai” Welcome to the Big Island of Hawaii

“Honu” is Hawaiian for turtle and like the HONU ukulele, the Hawaiian sea turtle is a creature of emotion, grace, and longevity. Playing your honu ukulele will take you to the shores of the Islands of Hawaii where the HONU can be seen swimming to the sweet music of the ukulele.

** Many people ask, "Is the Honu ukulele made in Hawaii?" The current line of Big Island Ukuleles is not made in Hawaii. The Koa wood is harvested, cut, and milled on the Big Island of Hawaii by our parent company and sent overseas to be manufactured into a high quality instrument.

Where is it made, you might ask... As suppliers of koa to ukulele makers around the world, we have a special insight to each one's skill level.

We've found a special factory in Vietnam to work with to provide the attention-to-detail and excellent sound that makes this a high-quality instrument that rivals the best ukulele makers in the world. We hope you will appreciate the value of this high-quality instrument!

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The Island of Hawaii is also known as “The Big Island” because it is the largest of the Hawaiian Island chain.   The owner of the company, having grown up on the Big Island, wishes to share with you the music and Aloha of Hawaii.

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All the models may or may not be available in your country. Please check with your local dealer or distributor.
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HONU Special Premium Koa Series

Special Premium Solid 5A Hawaiian Koa Ukulele

CT-KXXX

K5A-CTU
Concert K5A
w/ GOTOH
UPTL Tuners


TRC-KXXX

K5A-TRU
Tenor K5A
w/ GOTOH
UPTL Tuners

Spec

Top, Back, & Solid 5A Premium Curly Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Ebony - Paua dot

Bridge : Ebony

Nut & Saddle:Bone

Tuner :Gotoh Chrome White UPTL w/ Koa Buttons

Rosette & Binding : Paua abalone / Maple+4ply

Finish : Gloss

with Hard Case

Headstock Inlay

MOP and Paua combination HONU inlay

Tuning gear

GOTOH planetary ukulele tuner, chrome white finish with koa buttons


Rosette

Paua abalone single rosette

Cutaway

Venetian cutaway


Body Binding

Maple binding with 4ply B/W/B/W purfling

Body Material

5A selected premium Hawaiian solid koa

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HONU KX Koa Series

KX Special solid koa Ukulele

SP-KX

KX-SPG
Soprano Solid Koa w/Special UK-700 Gold


CT-KX

KX-CTG
Concert Solid Koa Delux w/Special UK-700 Gold

TRC-KX

KX-TRG
Temor Solid Koa Delux w/Special UK-700 Gold


KX-TRCG
Tenor Cutaway Solid Koa Delux w/Special UK-700 Gold


KXE-TRG
Temor Solid Koa Delux w/Fishman Pickup w/Special UK-700


KXE-TRCG
Tenor Cutaway Solid Koa Delux w/Fishman Pickup p w/Special UK-700 Gold

Spec

Top, Back, & Sides : Solid Premium Curly Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Ebony

Rosette, Puafling, Headstock Inlay : Abalone

Bridge : Ebony Honu Style with Ebony Pins

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner : Original Gotoh tuners Gold with Special Koa Buttons

Scale length : 350mm(Soprano), 379mm(Concert), 430mm(Tenor)

Finish : Gloss

with Hard Case

Tuning gear

with Gotoh UK700 Gold tuners with Koa buttons

Soundhole

Abalone Rosette Inlay


Bridge

Ebony Bridge

Fingerboard

Ebony A-grade Black with abalone HONU position markers

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HONU Rope Koa Series

KR Rope style solid curly koa Ukulele

SP-RP

KR-SPG
Soprano Solid Koa Rope w/Special UK-700 Nickel


CT-RP

KR-CTG
Concert Solid Koa Rope w/Special UK-700 Nickel

TRC-RP

KR-TRG
Temor Solid Koa Rope w/Special UK-700 Nickel


Spec

Top, Back, & Sides : Solid Curly Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Ebony

Rossete, Puafling : Rope

Bridge : Ebony

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner : Original Gotoh tuners Nickel with Special Koa Buttons

Scale length : 350mm(Soprano), 379mm(Concert), 430mm(Tenor)

Finish : Gloss

with Hard Case

Tuning gear

with Gotoh UK700 Nickel tuners with Koa buttons

Body

Rope Style Puafling


Soundhole

Rope Style Rosette

Bridge

Ebony Bridge

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Traditional Series

Koa solid traditional style

SP-KRGT

KT-SPF
Soprano Traditional


KT-SPS
Soprano Traditional w/ Side Geared Tuners

CT-KRGT

KT-CTS
Concert Traditional W/ Side Geared Tuners

TR-KRGT

KT-TR
Tenor Traditional


KTE-TR
Tenor w/ Pickup


KTE-TRC
Tenor Cutaway w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, & Sides : Solid Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Rosewood - Abalone Dot

Bridge : Indian Rosewood

Tuner Soprano: Custom Nickel Friction with Koa Button

Tuner (CT & TR) : Sealed Chrome 14:1 with Koa Button

Finish : Gloss

with Hard Case

Head

Koa Headplate with genuine Mother of Pearl HONU logo

Tuning gear

SILVER Custom with Solid koa buttons; Tenor uses side; sealed 14:1 ratio


Bridge

East Indian Rosewood with genuine bone compensated saddle

Butt and Back

Bookmatched solid koa

Fingerboard

East Indian Rosewood A-grade with abalone position markers

Soundhole

Traditional style for the original sound of the ukulele

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HONU Hawiian Mango Series

HONU Hawiian Mango Ukulele

U-MO-SPS

U-MO-SPS
Soprano Mango w/ Side Geared Tuners



U-MO-CTS

U-MO-CTS
Concert Mango w/ Side Geared Tuners

U-MO-TR

U-MO-TR
Tenor Mango


U-MO-TRC
Tenor Cutaway


Spec

Top, Back, & Sides : Solid Hawaiian Mango

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Rosewood - Abalone Dot

Bridge : Rosewood

Nut & Saddle:Bone

Tuner :Mango Buttons

Binding : Koa

Finish : Gloss

with Hard Case

Head

Hawaiian Mango Headplate with abalone HONU inlay

Tuning gear

Chrome Custom with Solid Mango buttons; sealed 1:14 ratio


Bridge

Rosewood with genuine bone compensated saddle

Butt and Back

Bookmatched Hawaiian Mango with Hawaiian Koa binding

Fingerboard

Rosewood with abalone position markers

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HONU Electric Series

HONU Electric Ukulele

EU-ACA-N

EU-ACA-N
Acacia Top

TRC-KXXX

EU-SMP-N
Spalted Maple Top

EU-ACA-N

EUL-ACA-N
Acacia Top
(Long Neck)

TRC-KXXX

EUL-SMP-N
Spalted Maple Top
(Long Neck)

Spec

Body & Back; Semi Hollow body, Mahogany Back

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Rosewood with 400 Radius

Bridge : Rosewood

Nut & Saddle:Bone

Tuner :Open Gear Side Peg

Pickup :Fishman AG-UKE

Strings :Aquila Nylgut

Finish : Gloss

Scale length : 382mm (Long Neck : 430mm)

with Gig Bag

Pickup

Fishman AG undersaddle pickup, made in USA

Knob

Original Chrome metal knob with fancy wood cap


Cutaway

Original symmetrical cutaway

Neckjoint

Set-neck joint for playability and long sustain


Tuning gear

Open gear style tuners with black buttons

Fingerboard

400 radius rosewood fingerboard

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HONU Electric Bass Series

HONU Electric Bass Ukulele

CT-KXXX

EBU-ACA-N
Acacia Top



CT-KXXX

EBU-SMP-N
Spalted Maple Top

Spec

Back; Mahogany Back

Neck : Maple

Fingerboard : Rosewood with 400 Radius

Bridge : Chrome plated adjustable bridge

Pickup :Special Magnetic Pickup

Strings : Special Steel Strings

Tuning : E A D G ( Same as Ele. Bass )

Finish : Gloss

with Gig Bag

Pickup

8 pole piece single pick up

Control

1 Volume+1 Tone, Japan made potentiometers w/ original wooden cap metal knobs


Bridge

Chrome plated adjustable bridge

Cutaway

Original symmetrical cutaway

Fingerboard

400 radius rosewood fingerboard

Trussrod

Adjustable trussrod with rosewood trussrod cover

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Option Parts & Accessories

AQUILA Strings

Italian-made strings created specifically for the ukulele; made of patented material NYGLUT, a synthetic material that feels, sounds, and resonates like gut strings while offering a longer lifespan and minimal affects to climate. You’ll rediscover the true sound of the ukulele with AQUILA strings.

Pickup

FISHMAN brand pickups made in the USA are used as our standard pickup in the various models. The Fishman Active Matrix Infinity Pickup can be special ordered as an upgrade for any ukulele. This is the same pickup used on the Kamaka “Jake Shimabukuro” signature model. Please ask your local dealer for availability and pricing.

Finish

The Big Island Ukulele Company uses a multiple-coat glossy finish.   A glossy finish is the most difficult to make and still achieve an excellent sound.  Our ukuleles are made with the utmost care to provide a wonderful looking instrument, but most important, an excellent sounding ukulele!   A matte or satin finish is sometimes available- please inquire with your dealer.

Big Island Ukulele Co.

HONU UKULELE

Famous Hawaiian Koa Wood supplier from the Big Island uses expertise in tonewoods to create the HONU series ukulele by Big Island Ukulele Co. that are suited for every level of player, from recreational to paid professional. Finely handcrafted, one-by-one, for those who are price-conscious but unwilling to sacrifice quality, looks, or feel.