Luna Guitars - 8" Ulu Concert Banjolele

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The etched patterns on the back of Luna's banjoleles are a tribute to traditional Hawaiian quilt design. In the early 1800's, missionaries brought woven fabrics and steel needles and taught the Hawaiian people how to make patchwork quilts. But the Hawaiians made them uniquely their own. The designs were cut from one piece by folding fabric in the same way that you would fold paper to cut snowflakes and were based on the many plants that surrounded them. The old legends say a breadfruit pattern (called ULU in Hawaiian) was the first truly Hawaiian Quilt design and is the first design traditionally used when beginning the craft.

Traditional laser etched Ulu design
etched at back of resonator
Resonator: 8" soprano mahogany
Mahogany Neck
Rosewood Fretboard
Tortoise Binding
Maple Back
15.5" Concert Scale
Chrome Hardware
12 Piece Bracket
1 9/16 nut
Matte Tobacco Burst