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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!

Trademark

Trademark

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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KSA Artist Series

Highest quality Hawaiian Koa, Original Tuners by Gotoh with Koa Buttons, Bluish Paua inlays.
Slotted Head makes big and clear sound with an optimum string tension.

ksa-ctg

KSA-CTG
Concert Cutaway



ksa-trg

KSA-TRG
Tenor Cutaway

KSAE-TRG
Tenor Cutaway
w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, Side : Solid High-grade Curly Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Ebony

Headstock : Slotted 3 point

Rosette / Purfling : Paua Shell / Multi (B/W/B)

Bridge : Ebony

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner : Original Tuners by Gotoh Based on SEP700 Gold with Koa Buttons

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

Finish : Gloss

Case : Hard Case

Head

Slotted 3 Pointed

Headstock Inlay

HONU Inlay (Back)


Rosette

Paua abalone single rosette


Body Binding

Maple binding with 3ply B/W/B purfling


Tuner

Original Tuners by Gotoh

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KSX Deluxe Series

Solid Curly Koa, Original Tuners by Gotoh with Koa Buttons, Beautiful Abalone Inlay.
Slotted Head makes big and clear sound with an optimum string tension.

ksx-ctg

KSX-CTG
Concert Cutaway



ksx-trg

KSX-TRG
Tenor Cutaway

KSXE-TRG
Tenor Cutaway
w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, Side : Solid Curly Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Ebony

Headstock : Slotted 3 point

Rosette / Purfling : Abalone / Abalone

Bridge : Ebony Honu Style with Ebony Pins

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner : Original Tuners by Gotoh Based on SEP700 Gold with Koa Buttons

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

Finish : Gloss

Case : Hard Case

Head

Slotted 3 Pointed


Diamond Volute

Soundhole

Abalone Rosette Inlay


Bridge

Ebony HONU Style with Ebony Pins

Fingerboard

Ebony A-grade Black with abalone HONU position markers

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KSR Rope Series

Solid Koa, Original Tuners by Gotoh with Koa Buttons, Classical Rope Purfling.
Slotted Head makes big and clear sound with an optimum string tension.

ksr-ctg

KSR-CTG
Concert Cutaway



ksr-trg

KSR-TRG
Tenor Cutaway

KSRE-TRG
Tenor Cutaway
w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, Side : Solid Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Ebony

Headstock : Slotted 3 point

Rosette / Purfling : Rope / Rope

Bridge : Ebony

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner : Original Tuners by Gotoh Based on SEP700 Gold with Koa Buttons

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

Finish : Gloss

Case : Hard Case

Head

Slotted 3 Pointed

Body

Rope Style Puafling


Soundhole

Rope Style Rosette

Bridge

Ebony Bridge


Cutaway

Venetian cutaway

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HONU Special Premium Koa Series

Highest quality 5A Hawaiian Koa, Gotoh UPTL Tuners with Koa Buttons, Bluish Paua Inlays.

CT-KXXX

K5A-CTU
Concert Cutaway



TRC-KXXX

K5A-TRU
Tenor Cutaway


Spec

Top, Back, Side : Solid 5A Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Ebony

Headstock : HONU Original, Paua Inlay

Rosette / Purfling : Paua Shell / Multi (B/W/B)

Bridge : Ebony

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner : Original Tuners by Gotoh Based on UPTL Chrome White with Koa Buttons

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

Finish : Gloss

Case : 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

Solid Curly Koa, Original Tuners by Gotoh with Koa Buttons, Beautiful Abalone Inlay.

SP-KX

KX-SPG
Soprano


CT-KX

KX-CTG
Concert

TRC-KX

KX-TRG
Tenor


KX-TRCG
Tenor Cutaway


KXE-TRG
Tenor w/ Pickup


KXE-TRCG
Tenor Cutaway w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, Side : Solid Curly Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Ebony

Headstock : HONU Original, Abalone Inlay

Rosette / Purfling : Abalone / Abalone

Bridge : Ebony Honu Style with Ebony Pins

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner : Original Tuners by Gotoh Based on SE700 Gold with Koa Buttons

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

Finish : Gloss

Case : 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

Solid Koa, Original Tuners by Gotoh with Koa Buttons, Classical Rope Purfling.

SP-RP

KR-SPG
Soprano


CT-RP

KR-CTG
Concert

TRC-RP

KR-TRG
Tenor


KRE-TRCG
Tenor Cutaway
w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, Side : Solid Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Ebony

Headstock : HONU Original, Abalone Inlay

Rosette / Purfling : Rope / Rope

Bridge : Ebony

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner : Original Tuners by Gotoh Based on SE700 Nickel with Koa Buttons

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

Finish : Gloss

Case : Hard Case

Tuning gear

with Gotoh UK700 Nickel tuners with Koa buttons

Body

Rope Style Purfling


Soundhole

Rope Style Rosette

Bridge

Ebony Bridge

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Traditional Series

Basic specification of Solid Koa Ukulele series.

SP-KRGT

KT-SPS
Soprano


CT-KRGT

KT-CTS
Concert

TR-KRGT

KT-TR
Tenor


KTE-TR
Tenor
w/ Pickup


KTE-TRC
Tenor Cutaway
w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, Side : Solid Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Rosewood

Headstock : HONU Original, Abalone Inlay

Rosette / Purfling : None / None

Bridge : Rosewood

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner : Sealed Chrome with Koa Buttons

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

Finish : Gloss

Case : Hard Case

 *Upgrade option for fingerboard and bridge changing rosewood to ebony is available.

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

Solid Hawaiian Mango with distinctive grain. It makes sweet sound.

U-MO-SPS

U-MO-SPS
Soprano



U-MO-CTS

U-MO-CTS
Concert

U-MO-TR

U-MO-TR
Tenor


U-MOE-TRC
Tenor Cutaway
w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, Side : Solid Hawaiian Mango

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Rosewood

Headstock : HONU Original, Abalone Inlay

Rosette / Purfling : Koa / None

Bridge : Rosewood

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner : Sealed Chrome with Mango Buttons

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

Finish : Gloss

Case : Hard Case

 *Upgrade option for fingerboard and bridge changing rosewood to ebony is available.

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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hard case

○Wooden hard case / black plush interior / 1 handle, 1 strap






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HONU Electric Series

Radiused fingerboard and light-weighted semi-hollow body.

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 : Semi Hollow body, Acacia Top or Spalted Maple Top

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood With 400mm Radius

Bridge : Rosewood

Tuner : Open Gear Side Peg

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

Finish : Gloss

Pickup : Fishman AG0-UKE

Control : 1 Volume

Strings : Aquila Nylgut

Weight : 1.0 kg (Long Neck : 1.05kg)

Case : Gig Bag

 *Upgrade option for fingerboard and bridge changing rosewood to ebony is available.

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

Steel strings for a genuine bass sound.

CT-KXXX

EBU-ACA-N
Acacia Top



CT-KXXX

EBU-SMP-N
Spalted Maple Top

Spec

Body : Mahogany Back, Acacia Top or Spalted Maple Top

Neck : Maple

Fingerboard: Rosewood With 400mm Radius

Bridge : Chrome Finished Steel

Tuner : Side Peg Chrome

Scale length : 520mm

Finish : Gloss

Pickup : Special Magnetic Pickup

Control : 1 Volume + 1 Tone

Strings : Special Steel Srtrings

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

Weight : 2.35 kg

Case : Gig Bag

 *Upgrade option for fingerboard changing rosewood to ebony is available.

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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hard case

○#1680Nylon / 20mm padding / 1 handle, 2 straps





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.