Japanese

Discontinued Models

Deluxe HONU XXX Series

XXX Special solid premium curly koa Ukulele

SP-KXXX

KXXX-SPF
Soprano XXX


KXXX-SPS
Soprano xxx W/ Side Geared Tuners

CT-KXXX

KXXX-CTS
Concert XXX w/ Side Geared Tuners

TRC-KXXX

KXXX-TR
Tenor XXX


KXXXE-TR
Tenor XXX w/ Pickup


KXXX-TRC
Tenor Cutaway


KXXXE-TRC
Tenor Cutaway w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, & Sides : Solid Premium Curly Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Ebony - Abalone HONU

Bridge : Ebony HONU with Ebony Peg

Nut & Saddle:Bone

Tuner Soprano : Custom Gold Friction with Koa Button

Tuner (CT & TR) : Sealed Gold with Koa Buttons

Rosette & Binding : Abalone & Maple

Finish : Gloss

with Hard Case

Head

Koa Headplate with genuine Mother of Pearl HONU logo

Tuning gear

GOLD Custom with Solid koa buttons and laser Hawaiian motif; Tenor uses side; sealed 14:1 ratio


Bridge

Hand-carved ebony HONU bridge with ebony & mother of pearl dot pins

Butt and Back

Abalone & Maple binding

Fingerboard

Ebony A-grade Black with abalone HONU position markers

Soundhole

Abalone Double Rosette

Limited Availability and / or custom order

KXXXE-TRC-INF
Tenor Cutaway with FISHMAN
ACTIVE MATRIX INFINITY PICKUP

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Rope Series

Rope style solid curly koa Ukulele

SP-KRP

KRP-SPF
Soprano Rope


KRP-SPS
Soprano Rope W/ Side Geared Tuners

CT-KRP

KRP-CTS
Concert Rope w/ Side Geared Tuners

TR-KRP

KRP-TR
Tenor Rope


KRPE-TR
Tenor w/ Pickup


KRPE-TRC
Tenor Cutaway w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, & Sides : Solid Curly Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Ebony - Abalone Dot

Bridge : Ebony

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner Soprano: Custom Nickel Friction with Koa Button

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

Rosette & Binding : Maple & Mahogany Rope

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

Ebony with genuine bone compensated saddle

Butt and Back

Bookmatched koa with Maple binding

Fingerboard

Ebony A-grade Black with abalone position markers

Soundhole

Mahogany and Maple Rope Rosette

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Big Island Series

Big Island Series solid Koa, Mango and Khaya Mahogany are made with the same quality construction as the Honu series but with a few slight differences.

They are made with a more traditional three-point head and tie-style bridge. Concert and Tenor models have a slightly bigger body depth and width. The Koa tortoise series uses a combination wood rope and faux tortoise (made in Japan) binding. The Mango series uses Koa binding and extra-large rosette.

Trademark

Big Island Series Head Stock

Traditional three-point head stock with Big Island Ukulele Co. logo with abalone inlay standard on all models except the standard mahogany. Koa series come standard with custom-carved koa buttons for both the friction tuner on theTraditional three-point head stock with Big Island Ukulele Co. logo with abalone inlay standard on all models except the standard mahogany. Koa series come standard with custom-carved koa buttons (Mango series uses mango buttons) for both the friction tuner on the Soprano and the geared side tuners on the Concert and Tenor models.

BiG Island Koa Tortoise Rope Series

Tortoise Rope style solid curly koa Ukulele

BI-KTO-SP

BI-KTO-SPF
Soprano Tortoise Rope

BI-KTO-CTS

BI-KTO-CTS
Concert Tortoise Rope w/ Side Geared Tuners

BI-KTO-TRC

BI-KTO-TR
Tenor Tortoise Rope


BI-KTOE-TRC
Tenor Tortoise Rope Cutaway w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, & Sides : Solid Curly Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Ebony - Abalone Dot

Bridge : Ebony

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner Soprano : Custom Nickel Friction with Koa Button

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

Rosette & Binding : Maple & Mahogany Rope + Tortoise

Finish : Gloss

with Hard Case

Head

Traditional three-point head with Abalone Big Island logo

Tuning gear

SILVER Custom with solid koa buttons; ALL Concert & Tenor uses side; sealed 14:1 ratio


Bridge

Ebony with genuine bone compensated saddle

Butt and Back

Bookmatched koa with Tortoise & Mahogany/ Maple rope binding

Fingerboard

Ebony A-grade Black with abalone position markers

Soundhole

Mahogany and Maple Rope Rosette

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Big Island Koa Traditional Series

Solid Koa traditional style

SP-KRGT

BI-K-SPF
Soprano Traditional

CT-KRGT

BI-K-CTS
Concert Traditional w/ side geared Tuners

TR-KRGT

BI-K-TR
Tenor Traditional


BI-KE-TRC
Tenor Cutaway w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, & Sides : Solid Koa

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Rosewood - Abalone Dot

Bridge : Rosewood

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner Soprano : Custom Nickel Friction with Koa Button

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

Finish : Gloss

with Hard Case

Head

Traditional three-point head with Abalone Big island logo

Tuning gear

SILVER Custom with solid koa buttons; ALL Concert and 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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Big Island Mango Series

Solid Hawaiian Mango Ukulele

BI-KTO-SP

BI-MO-SPF
Soprano Mango

BI-KTO-CTS

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

BI-KTO-TRC

BI-MO-TR
Tenor Mango


BI-MOE-TRC
Tenor Mango Cutaway w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, & Sides : Solid Mango

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Rosewood - Abalone Dot

Bridge : Rosewood

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner Soprano : Custom Nickel Friction with Mango Button

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

Rosette & Binding : Hawaiian Koa

Finish : Gloss

with Hard Case

Head

Traditional three-point head with Abalone Big Island logo

Bridge

Rosewood with genuine bone compensated saddle


Heel and Back

Bookmatched Mango with Hawaiian Koa binding

Fingerboard

Rosewood A-grade with abalone position markers

Soundhole

Hawaiian Koa Rosette

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Khaya Deluxe BiG Island Series

Solid Khaya Mahogany Ukulele

BI-KTO-SP

BI-MX-SP
Soprano Khaya Deluxe

BI-KTO-CTS

BI-MX-CTS
Concert Khaya Deluxe w/ Side Geared Tuners

BI-KTO-TRC

BI-MX-TR
Tenor Khaya Deluxe w/pickup


BI-MXE-TRC
Tenor Khaya Deluxe Cutaway w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, & Sides : Solid Khaya Mahogany

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Rosewood - Abalone Dot

Bridge : Rosewood

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner Soprano : Custom Nickel Friction Style

Tuner (CT & TR) : Sealed Chrome 14:1 Ratio

Rosette & Binding : Maple & Mahogany Rope

Finish : Gloss

Head

Traditional three-point head with Abalone Big Island logo

Tuning gear

Custom Nickel Friction; Tenor uses side; sealed 14:1 ratio


Bridge

Rosewood with genuine bone compensated saddle

Fingerboard

East Indian Rosewood A-grade with abalone position markers

Soundhole

Genuine Abalone Rosette

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Khaya Traditional BiG Island Series

Solid Khaya Mahogany Traditional Style

BI-KTO-SP

BI-M-SP
Soprano Khaya Traditional

BI-KTO-CTS

BI-M-CTS
Concert Khaya Traditional w/ Side Geared Tuners

BI-KTO-TRC

BI-M-TR
Tenor Khaya Traditional


BI-ME-TRC
Tenor Khaya Traditional Cutaway w/ Pickup

Spec

Top, Back, & Sides : Solid Khaya Mahogany

Neck : Mahogany

Fingerboard : Rosewood - Abalone Dot

Bridge : Rosewood

Nut & Saddle : Bone

Tuner : Custom Nickel Friction Style

Tuner on Tenor : Sealed Chrome 14:1 Ratio

Finish : Satin

Head

Traditional three-point head with laser-engraved Big Island logo

Tuning gear

All Concert And Tenor models uses side; sealed 14:1 ratio


Bridge

Indian Rosewood with genuine bone compensated saddle

Fingerboard

East Indian Rosewood A-grade with abalone position markers

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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.