Honu Ukuleles is moving to Hawai'i! Over the next year or so we will be moving our operations from Connecticut and will not be taking custom orders until we're set up on the Big Island of Hawaii
What's a Basselele® (pronounced bass eh lay lay)?
It'a a 30 inch ukulele with special metal wound nylon strings that produce the same pitches as a standard bass guitar and is tuned in traditional bass tuning (EADG). So you can play it instead of a full size bass.
You get less frets, so keep that in mind, but it's easier to carry, lighter on the shoulders at only 3.5 lbs and sounds just like a full size bass guitar.
Did Honu Ukuleles invent the Basselele®?
No, we just came up with a better name. Short scale (21") basses have been around for a while and have been made popular by several different manufacturers
So why should I buy a Honu Basselele®?
A Honu Basselele™ has the same build quality and care of build as a Honu Ukulele. Always made with solid Koa and a mahogany neck
We designed the Basselele™ around the concept of metal strings, unlike others that use sticky, stretchy, hard to play plastic strings. Those strings won't fit a Basselele™.
Can I get one without electronics
No, since this is a small scale instrument, it's quite quiet without an amp, so we won't make one without electronics.