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    Question Want to Buy an ukulele But theres a problem! Please help :)

    Hi, I really want this concert ukulele from Lunaguitars.com: http://www.lunaguitars.com/query?upc=819998115746

    It is the most beautiful ukulele ive ever Seen in my opinion and I really want it, but the problem is that Lunaguitars isnt selling it internationally at the moment due to rosewood regulations. (I live in Europe, and i think Lunaguitars is american) The ukulele's bridge and fretboard are made out of rosewood. Does anybody know when They will start shipping it internationally again?

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    As a newbie, buying based upon looks, without playing it first and testing it, and taking into consideration, build quality, playability, and tone is bascially a trap, that will force you to either give up the uke completely OR force you to upgrade.
    Last edited by Booli; 09-15-2017 at 10:28 PM.
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    My first ukulele was a Luna concert. Still play it - sounds fine with a nice ringing tone. Learning with it brought me joy as a new player. I don't know if Luna will start manufacturing without rosewood, but I wish the OP well in his quest.
    - Laura

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    I, too, have had a Luna "Peace" ukulele for a long time. It's the ukulele that I usually play when I get the urge to chord and sing. It plays well and sounds good enough to me. I have absolutely no complaints about it at all--bottom-rung or not.

    I hope you get the one you like, Ibxn. It's really sharp looking.
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    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booli View Post
    Luna ukes are really bottom-rung on the ladder
    I have to point out Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots played a High Tide Koa (by Luna) for years…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rbX0sjc4AA

    …and AFAIK, one was used to record "House of Gold":
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDyxykpYeu8

    They might not be up to the standards of the 4 K's, but Lunas have their place.

    To the OP: try ebay. A seller there might be willing to ship outside the USA.
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    Why not just contact Luna and ask them? They're the only ones who can say for sure if or when they will. I hope you find something you're happy with.

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    Luna has a form on their website to ask them about international dealers. If you have a dealer in your country (or within the EU), then they might be able to order one for you:

    http://www.lunaguitars.com/international-dealers

    Ordering one internationally via ebay might work, too. I don't think customs are out to flag every cheap ukulele that is shipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibxn View Post
    Hi, I really want this concert ukulele from Lunaguitars.com: http://www.lunaguitars.com/query?upc=819998115746

    It is the most beautiful ukulele ive ever Seen in my opinion and I really want it, but the problem is that Lunaguitars isnt selling it internationally at the moment due to rosewood regulations. (I live in Europe, and i think Lunaguitars is american) The ukulele's bridge and fretboard are made out of rosewood. Does anybody know when They will start shipping it internationally again?
    You might be in luck with this UK seller, see: http://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and...d-Gig-Bag/1505

    I've no idea how good a player you are, etc. and would agree with Booli's comments on buying a Uke blind - but there is value in what inspires you to play.

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    Sorry folks, if I have offended with a part of my previous comment, which I have now edited.

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    Thomann.de in Germany had them in stock earlier this year. Currently it's marked "on request", so asking them if they can order one for you or when it will be back in stock may be worth a try: https://www.thomann.de/gb/luna_guita...lele_418271_16

    (I'm quite happy with my Luna Firefly, btw. And not everybody lives near a store with a nice selection of ukes to try.)

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