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Lanikai Curly Koa Series CK-TEK Tenor Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics  
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      Ready for the beach or the stage with a crisp tone and Fishman electronics.

      Used to make ukuleles for over a century, rare Hawaiian koa wood is especially prized for its distinctive curly grain. Grown mostly on the big island of Hawaii, these woods have a crisp tone unlike any other. The Lanikai Curly Koa Series CK-TEK Tenor Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics features this Hawaiian wood for its top, back and sides. The neck has a rosewood fingerboard with 19 frets that are fully accessable thanks to the cutaway body of this tenor ukulele. The CK-TEK comes with die-cast tuners and the Fishman Kula pickup/preamp system.

      Fishman Kula preamp
      This upgraded electronics system is perfect for the professional player. The sleek design of this preamp lends itself well to the ukulele and fits everything you could ask for in a preamp. With a three-band EQ, you’ll be prepared to please any crowd by adjusting the low mid and high range to your liking. Never search for your clip-on tuner again. The Kula preamp features an onboard chromatic tuner so you can tune up wherever you go.

      Features
      • Tenor-size body with cutaway
      • Hawaiian curly koa top, back and sides
      • Rosewood fingerboard
      • Die-cast tuners

      Choose a ukulele that's ready for any venue. Order today.

       

      Curly Koa Series CK-TEK Tenor Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics Specifications:

      • Size: Tenor
      • Scale Length: 17.25″
      • Width at Nut: 35mm
      • Top: Curly Koa
      • Back/Sides: Curly Koa
      • Fretboard: Rosewood
      • Electronics: Fishman Kula Electronics
      • # of Frets: 19
      • Machines: Chrome Die-Cast
      • Binding: Maple
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      LanikaiCurly Koa Series CK-TEK Tenor Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics
       
      4.4

      (based on 8 reviews)

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      • Good tone (7)

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        Best Uses

        • Practicing (6)
        • Concerts (5)
        • Back-up (3)
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        4.0

        Sweet!

        By DesertFall

        from Sunny AZ

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Lanikai Curly Koa Series CK-TEK Tenor Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

          Grabbed one on a SDOD, glad I did. This is a great sounding Uke, and the built in Fishman Aura sounds fantastic. Haven't gigged with it yet, but I expect it will work out fine. Really sweet tone, the Koa is beautiful, and the tenor size is a little easier to manage for a guitar player. Action is a bit high out of the box, but certainly playable. Nice build quality for the price.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Better than Average...

          By MadPiper

          from Southern New Hampshire, USA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • High Quality Materials
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Doesn't Stay In Tune
          • High Action At Soundhole
          • Not Consistent

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Lanikai Curly Koa Series CK-TEK Tenor Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

          Very beautiful and high quality Curly Koa wood top, back, and sides. Nice hardwood neck with rosewood fretboard. Very mellow tone and a lot of fun to play, even when amplified. For the most part, the workmanship is very good throughout and it comes with top-of-the-line strings. I'm constantly having to tune the high string, but this may be because it takes a long time for these strings to break in, so this aside, the only real problem I have with this Uke is the setup of the action; it is perfect for open chords, but it is too high as you get closer to the soundhole. This is a consistency problem during setup at the factory, and they should know better. The fretboard setup is definitely the low point, but I suppose you'd have to pay a lot more for a Uke to get "everything" right... Other than the action issue, I love this little Uke. It's a lot of fun to play around friends and family - perhaps even at non-professional gatherings - but I wouldn't be comfortable playing this for paying gigs unless you first pay someone who knows what they're doing to shave a little material off of the bridge to correct the action. For the high-low to middle price range of similar Ukelele's, I don't think you will find one significantly superior to the Lanikai CK-TEK.

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          3.0

          Quality control concern

          By Cron

          from Portland Oregon

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Lanikai Curly Koa Series CK-TEK Tenor Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

            Just what I expected, except has a crack near electric tuner. My guess is that this was a "blem" or "second" not revealed by the seller. It was purchased at a great price as 'Stupid Deal Of The Day".
            Set up ok, sounds good, very good quality except for split. I am just in hopes that the split does not get worse.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very nice Uke, with great tone!

            By Collin County Drummer

            from Plano, TX

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Beautiful Inlays
            • Good Tone
            • Nice Construction
            • Solid Feel

            Cons

            • Strings Not So Good
            • Top Not That Exotic

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Live With A Pa
            • Practicing

            Comments about Lanikai Curly Koa Series CK-TEK Tenor Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

            This is a very nice Uke, my second. I have bigger hands so the size of the tenor is right for me. The strings need replacement right out of the box, the factory ones won't hold a tuning. The electronics are nice, great sound, minimal feedback. I like the tone shaping controls of the 3-band EQ, very sensitive. Nice volume overall even unplugged. Great tone for a Uke in this price range. I found only 2 rough spots in the binding, but nothing horrible. The only slight dissapointment is that the figuring on the top is not nearly as exotic or pronounced as the one pictured in the ad online. I know all wood is different, but I was hoping for a more exotic piece of wood on the top than I got. Otherwise no complaints.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect for Beginner to Pro

            By Ron

            from CT

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Ease Of Playing
            • Good Tone
            • Strong
            • Very Responsive Action

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing
              • Solo

              Comments about Lanikai Curly Koa Series CK-TEK Tenor Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

              I own several Ukulele's as well as guitars and other instruments. I'm always looking for quality when I purchase any instrument. This is the whole package for your buck. The woods tone and looks, the pre-amp, the built in tuner, and Fisher electronics, great strings and nice selection of cases to choose from. I'm not done, I will be purchasing more of Lanikai's products in the future and highly recommend them to everyone.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect for a beginner who plays guitar

              By Riversandmountains

              from United States

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful
              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Lanikai Curly Koa Series CK-TEK Tenor Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

              I play guitar and piano and have been wanting a ukulele for a while now. I considered a cheaper uke for my first, but after much research I decided this was the one for me. The fact that it's a tenor is great because its slightly larger which eases in playing if transitioning from guitar, and it also has a fuller sound than the smaller types. The pickup is amazing because there is no need to mic it while performing. Also, it's beautiful and bottom line a great beginner ukulele.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great buy!

              By MBM Grand

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Professional Musician

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                Cons

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                    Comments about Lanikai Curly Koa Series CK-TEK Tenor Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                    Gorgeous wood. Very striking appearance as the tone of the wood changes with the angle that you look at it. The tone quality and volume of this uke are outstanding. Very well built in indonesia, surprised to say that but I am amazed at the quality of this uke for the price. Nice smooth seams, straight neck, perfect action. The electronics are very nice as well. tuner works great. If you're thinking about buying this, don't hesitate, you will not be disappointed!

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Gorgeous uke!

                    By MBM Grand

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Lanikai Curly Koa Series CK-TEK Tenor Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                        Great uke. Built very well and beautiful wood. All the seams are tight and smooth and the neck is nice and straight. Action is just right for a uke. Will replace tuners however because i put grovers on everything. Very nice tone and all the electronics work great. This uke has good volume as well. Much more than my other ukes. Buy it!

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