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silveraven
05-08-2013, 08:00 PM
I know most people on here have better ukes. :p But I am so excited with my first ukulele and I want to share!

There are quite a few UUers who own a Luna Honu soprano, but I'm not sure how many people have posted pics of them. I got mine from HMS (EXCELLENT service!) and it travelled across the world in a week. Good thing is, Malaysia doesn't tax musical instruments. ;) It ended up being cheaper than getting an un-setup-ed uke locally.

I got a hard case along with it as well because it's also cheaper getting them together then getting a case here locally. Will be using it when I have to travel around.

Not sure if Andrew and/or his wife will ever see this, but my sincere thanks for being so patient with all my emails and the awful PayPal confusion. I'm so glad that I went with HMS in the end. :D

Newportlocal
05-08-2013, 08:21 PM
Looks fantastic! Congratulations on your new uke.

RyanMFT
05-08-2013, 08:21 PM
Congrats, a good choice! Looks great!

kvehe
05-08-2013, 09:04 PM
Congratulations! Have fun with your new friend!

Gillian
05-08-2013, 09:10 PM
What a lovely little uke!

tigersister
05-08-2013, 09:17 PM
Silveraven, congrats on your Luna! Well wishes for much merry music making!

Kyle23
05-08-2013, 10:05 PM
Awesome. My first Uke was also a Luna. Great little ukes.

SonSprinter
05-08-2013, 10:29 PM
Congratulations. It is funny ... your sequenced pictures of opening the parcel reminds me of a father photographing memorable moments of the birth of his first born child. You should pass out cigars or somethig. Congratulations! !!

silveraven
05-08-2013, 10:52 PM
Congratulations. It is funny ... your sequenced pictures of opening the parcel reminds me of a father photographing memorable moments of the birth of his first born child. You should pass out cigars or somethig. Congratulations! !!

Haha! Just felt like I must show everyone how well packed it was! Not sure if I would enjoy pictures of moments of birth. They're kinda messy... :-/

Lexxy
05-08-2013, 11:50 PM
Congrats on the beauty! Malaysia really doesn't tax music instruments? Damn if only I knew... terbazir! :(

silveraven
05-09-2013, 12:10 AM
Congrats on the beauty! Malaysia really doesn't tax music instruments? Damn if only I knew... terbazir! :(

Yeap! I was worried, then I came across this: http://www.customs.gov.my/index.php/en/component/content/article/45-perihal-am-perkastaman-/96-entry-points

TL;DR Non-dutiable goods include: All musical instruments (excluding upright piano)

mm stan
05-09-2013, 12:30 AM
Aloha Silverraven
Congratulations on your new Luna....You know when I did go to HMS, I really thought the luna ukes sounded good and almost got one...they are a good value.
have fun and enjoy....Happy Strummings...

7warriorlion
05-09-2013, 12:41 AM
"This design is based on a Hawaiian turtle (honu), a symbol of longevity and endurance rendered in a Polynesian tattoo style."
Nice looking uke!

dismount
05-09-2013, 01:04 AM
love the graphics on the sound hole! very cute uke and very nice case. Congradulations, its a fun ride and the people here on UU make it that much more enjoyable!

teruterubouzu
05-09-2013, 01:07 AM
Congratulations! I love the unboxing photos.

BlueLatitude
05-09-2013, 01:39 AM
HMS is wonderful to buy from. And your new uke is so pretty -- I know you will love playing it for a long time to come. Congratulations!

The Big Kahuna
05-09-2013, 01:55 AM
Congratulations on your new Uke dude. The first of many, I'm sure.

My Luna Honu:

http://www.thebigkahuna.co.uk/uke.jpg

And my "other" Honu:

http://www.thebigkahuna.co.uk/tat_h.jpg

silveraven
05-09-2013, 02:44 AM
Congratulations on your new Uke dude. The first of many, I'm sure.

My Luna Honu:

http://www.thebigkahuna.co.uk/uke.jpg

And my "other" Honu:

http://www.thebigkahuna.co.uk/tat_h.jpg

Super cool! I also have another honu:

52854

roxhum
05-09-2013, 03:14 AM
Congratulations! The first uke is something special, you will have such fun together.

vanflynn
05-09-2013, 03:23 AM
Woo Hoo! Congrats! That new uke thrill is something.

Hope you two make much happy music together

The Big Kahuna
05-09-2013, 03:24 AM
Super cool! I also have another honu:

52854

Like that one m8, where'd you have it done ? (geographically that is...I can identify a wrist)

Lexxy
05-09-2013, 03:28 AM
Yeap! I was worried, then I came across this: http://www.customs.gov.my/index.php/en/component/content/article/45-perihal-am-perkastaman-/96-entry-points

TL;DR Non-dutiable goods include: All musical instruments (excluding upright piano)

..Well I'll be damned. Coulda got a really high end uke.