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Lanikai SM-CEK Spalted Mango Concert Ukulele with Fishman Kula Preamp  

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        Mellow tone in a striking spalted mango body and Fishman electronics.

        Lanikai now offers the SM-CEK Spalted Mango Concert Ukulele with a Fishman Kula Preamp. This acoustic-electric ukulele is constructed from gorgeous woods with exotic figuring and highly contrasting tones due to special construction techniques and a meticulous process used for selection.

        The SM (Spalted Mango) ukuleles illustrate Lanikai's spirit of experimentation by bringing exciting, new developments to the ukulele world. The SM-CE uke offers exquisite beauty and a very mellow tone, thanks to the solid spalted mango construction. Spalted mango has a unique tonal characteristic that has the midrange of mahogany but the roundness of spruce. The difficulties in crafting an instrument with spalted mango are greatly outweighed by the resulting tone and striking appearance.

        Fishman Kula Electronics
        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 on-board chromatic tuner so you can tune.

        Features

        • Concert body size
        • Solid Spalted Mango top
        • Solid Spalted Mango back & sides
        • Rosewood fingerboard
        • Fishman Kula Electronics
        • Gold Kluson Vintage tuners
        • Multiple binding
        • Scale Length: 15.00″
        • Width at Nut: 35mm

        Make yourself happy with the beauty and sound of this special ukulele. Order today.

         
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        LanikaiSM-CEK Spalted Mango Concert Ukulele with Fishman Kula Preamp
         
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              4.0

              Lanikai Spalted Mango Uke

              By groucho0259

              from Senoia, GA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Lanikai SM-CEK Spalted Mango Concert Ukulele with Fishman Kula Preamp:

                This ukulele has very good tone quality, probably due in part to solid woods versus laminates. The sound is somewhat diminished due to, I believe, the electronics taking up space and interfering with the sound space within the body. Otherwise it sounds as nice as my Oscar Schmidt solid Koa wood concert size uke. Any deficiencies in volume can be made up for by plugging in to an amp. Using a Fender Frontman amp the sound quality is very good and natural sounding. This may be due to quality Fishman electronics.

                I bought this uke on sale recently for about half the normal asking price at most on-line establishments and ¼ the list price from the manufacturer.

                Almost as important as the sound quality is the styling. The Spalted Mango is downright gorgeous! Each instrument is unique and attractive.

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                4.0

                Beautiful instrument

                By kdmd

                from Corvallis, OR

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Beautiful Aesthetics
                • Good Electronics
                • Strong

                Cons

                • Good But Not Great Tone

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lanikai SM-CEK Spalted Mango Concert Ukulele with Fishman Kula Preamp:

                  I picked this up about a week ago as a stupid deal of the day. I was looking for a second uke as I wanted to string my other with a low G and I wanted something with a preamp as well. Enter this beauty. It's a gorgeous instrument and the one I got has a much prettier grain than the listed image. The tone is good, but my other uke (a Kala KA-ATP-CTG tenor) certainly sounds richer. I know comparing a concert to a tenor isn't exactly an apples to apples comparison, but the spalted mango seems a bit stiffer as a tone wood and this slightly thins the tone out compared to the cedar top on the Kala. Mind you, it's not bad and is well worth the price I paid. The feel of the neck is very nice and the finish on mine is excellent. Plugged in, it has a very nice tone, perhaps even better than unplugged. It's definitely a keeper and will make a nice addition to my instrument collection.

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                  5.0

                  So pretty, and it sounds good too!

                  By Cotton Tuner

                  from Fort Worth, TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful Wood
                  • Good Tone
                  • Sounds great

                  Cons

                  • Plastic Tuning Pegs

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Lanikai SM-CEK Spalted Mango Concert Ukulele with Fishman Kula Preamp:

                  Has platic tuning pegs but I have no problems with them.

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