"Honu" is Hawaiian for turtle and like the HONU ukulele, the Hawaiian sea turtle is a creature of emotion, grace, and longevity. Playing your honu ukulele will take you to the shores of the Islands of Hawaii where the HONU can be seen swimming to the sweet music of the ukulele. The Koa wood is harvested, cut, and milled on the Big Island of Hawaii and sent overseas to be manufactured into a high quality instrument. Working with a highly qualified factory in Vietnam, Big Island Ukulele Co. provides the attention-to-detail and excellent sound that makes this a high-quality instrument that rivals the best ukulele makers in the world. We hope you will appreciate the value of this high-quality instrument!