View Full Version : big island ukulele co.

10-24-2009, 05:55 PM
im plannin on buying one of their ukuleles.anyone here own one?i wanna know the pros and cons before buyin one ya know.


10-24-2009, 06:16 PM
Pretty decent ukulele. I think they are a little high in price b/c you can get a Mele for a little less but the koa is great quality. They are made in vietnam and I think the headstocks are pretty neat looking. You shouldn't be disappointed. They are light and sound pretty good. One of the better imports.

10-25-2009, 02:16 AM
I have a Big Island concert that I love. When I first got it I thought it sounded a little thin but it has since really grown on me. I got mine from MGM and it plays great. I liked it enough to buy myself a tenor (which should arrive on Wednesday!!!!!!!).

To add to John's post, I also have a Mele tenor (thanks again John!) and I love it as well. It's got a really thin neck which took a little getting used to but it sounds great. I think you would be happy with either of these ukes.

10-25-2009, 02:33 AM
I too have a Honu concert (just the traditional one) that I absolutely love. I was and still am very impressed by how well made it is and how great it sounds. Especially for the price, which I think it far exceeds.

10-25-2009, 06:58 AM
Another Honu traditional concert here....I love it. I took the advice of some members here and switched out the Aquila strings for Worth CD's and it's a huge improvement.

Here's a link to my initial review on UU.


Toucan Mango
10-25-2009, 07:07 AM
I have the deluxe concert, you wont get buyers remorse if you decide to buy a Honu. I believe it ranks right up there with the k brands in sound and quality.